Infused Water

PlatedColor.com-InfusedWater-10Long weekends spent with friends and wine and cocktails and high altitude. Upon my return home from a Colorado girls weekend, for the first time in my life I felt the need to detox a bit from alcohol. While this lasted only 2 days after a hellish Wednesday at work, I did gain a love for infused water. I think it's also timely to stay hydrated this 4th of July holiday weekend. Drinking water is on my list of least favorite things to do. While I know and recognize how important it is and vital to my health, I can’t seem to swallow it down. But after experimenting with infusing fruits and herbs, I actually crave water (this water tricks you into thinking it’s a cocktail!).

PlatedColor.com-InfusedWater-11I infused 3 varieties of water using local rosemary from Bloomsbury Farms, strawberries from Delvin Farms, and organic limes, cucumbers, and blood oranges from Whole Foods. Beautiful afternoon light showing off these pops of color, I sure had a blast arranging & styling this little shoot. I used locally made coasters from Rock Paper Scissors in downtown Franklin and vases from West Elm and World Market. I hope you’ll explore infusing water. In addition to to your water looking super pretty, there are also great health benefits.

Strawberry & Rosemary Water: While at first it feels strange to put rosemary in water, it is truly a natural complement to the sweet taste of a strawberry. Rosemary is a great source of iron and calcium. Strawberries are high in antioxidants & Vitamin C.

PlatedColor.com-InfusedWater-1 PlatedColor.com-InfusedWater-2 PlatedColor.com-InfusedWater-3Blood Orange, Lime, and Rosemary Water: Oranges help with blood circulation and are a natural immune system booster while limes help with digestion and boost vitamin C levels!

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