You’ve probably enjoyed the refreshing zing of adding a slice of lemon to your water. Lemon water aids the liver and alkalizes the body. Its incredible! But did you know there are so many other ‘vitamin waters’ out there to enjoy? And NO I’m not talking about the chemical laced, pre-packaged vitamin waters you find at the store.

I’m talking about colorful, bright, beautiful, nutrient-rich detox water you can make right in your own home! We know that each fruit and vegetable has unique properties that help support our health and well-being. So why not get a variety of these powerhouse foods in your water?

Ideally we want to drink around 3 liters of water per day. This varies based on the time of year, how active you are and your height/weight. In the summer months consuming enough water is very important. Dehydration is very dangerous and often we don’t know we require more water because we’ve trained our body to survive on less. Rather than wait until you’re thirsty and drink a full liter at once, we recommend sipping on water throughout the day (away from meal time).

Dehydration can lead to weight gain, bladder/kidney problems, digestive disorders, constipation, skin disorders, rapid aging, asthma, joint/muscle pain and fatigue.

Unfortunately we’ll often see people reaching for things like juice, pop, and alcoholic beverages when they are thirsty (especially in the summertime). This furthers the dehydration issue and increases the amount of sugar-based calories a person is consuming … ultimately leading to poor body function and weight gain.

Here are 4 of our favorite Detox Vitamin Water Recipes!

Prep your favorites in the morning and let them sit to enjoy throughout the day. You can also keep adding water to them for 1 – 2 days.

Strawberry Mint With A Zing
1/2 Cup Strawberries, sliced thin
1 Orange, chopped into half moons
1/8 Cup Mint, full leaves
dash of sea salt

Raspberry, Lime & Cucumber Blast
1/2 Cup Raspberries, whole or muddled
1 Lime, chopped into half moons
1/2 Cup Cucumber, chopped into half moons
dash of sea salt

Grapefruit Cucumber For A Happy Belly
1/2 Grapefruit, cut into half moons
3/4 Cucumber, cut into half moons
dash of sea salt

Antioxidant Rich Blueberry Blast
3/4 Cup Blueberries, whole
1/2 Orange, cut into half moons
dash of sea salt

Krystal Vrba

Co-Founder & Whole Food Nutrition Coach at Refresh Natural Health
Krystal Vrba is a Whole-Food Nutrition Coach co-founder of Refresh Natural Health. She is the creator of the 3-Day Glowing Skin Diet and the 14-Day Liver Reset Program. After spending years battling her own health challenges, including multiple autoimmune diseases and chronic fatigue, Krystal works with clients and develops programs to make healthy living easy and fun. Please visit www.liverreset.com for more information on Krystal and her healing journey.