Add Tropical Flavor to Your Everyday Drinking Water
Looking for a great way to stay healthy and hydrated this summer? Try adding pineapple to your everyday drinking water! Pineapples provide a multitude of health benefits including supporting the immune system, improving eye health, and promoting heart function. Tossing some fruit into your everyday water is a simple way to obtain extra vitamins and give your drink a sweet taste and tropical flavor! With just a few ingredients, pineapple-infused water is easy to make and can be enjoyed during any time of the day. Read on for some of our favorites to try for yourself.
Why Hydration is Key to Health
Without enough water, our bodies will struggle to break down the food we eat and to absorb the nutrients it contains. Although this water can be obtained through different foods and beverages, including sodas and juices, plain water is the most hydrating and, because it doesn’t contain calories, is least likely to lead to other negative side effects. Unfortunately, other options are often more appealing: a study from the CDC found that American adults get only between 30 and 34 percent of their daily water intake from plain water.
Luckily, adding fresh fruits (and vegetables!) to our plain water is a simple way to give it a boost of flavor and keep our drink selection interesting. With its sweet and tangy tropical flavor, pineapple is the perfect addition to water to keep your body hydrated and healthy.
The Secret to Pineapple Power
Pineapples are a great source of Vitamin C, which the body uses to build and repair tissue. One cup of chopped pineapple contains 78.9 mg of Vitamin C – more than oranges and most other fruits! Pineapples are also packed with enzymes like bromelain and antioxidants that help with digestion and cleansing the body.
Much like green juice, fruit-infused water is a great way to add some extra nutrients to your daily diet. However, remember that the whole fruit will always contain greater nutritional benefit. Pineapple-infused water should be an addition to your fruit intake – not a substitute.
Mango, Pineapple, and Mint-Infused Water
Though pineapple and mint alone are a deliciously refreshing combination (even Dr. Oz is a fan of this pairing), we love the addition of mango here for an extra tropical twist. It’s the perfect drink for summer!
Chestnut Hill Farms Tip: The addition of mint can help with improving digestion and avoiding headaches!
- 2 slices of Chestnut Hill Farms Pineapple, cut into quarters
- 1 mango, peeled and sliced
- 4 cups water (1 liter)
- 5-6 mint leaves, crushed
- Slice mango and cut pineapple into quarters.
- Add all ingredients to a pitcher with a wide mouth.
- Mix to combine and let sit overnight.
Ginger Pineapple Water
Let your pineapple-infused water do superfood double-time with the addition of grated ginger, which is packed with nutritional value and gives the drink a delicious, spicy kick.
- 32 oz fresh, filter water
- 2 cups Chestnut Hill Farms Pineapple, diced
- 2 cups cucumber, sliced
- 1 cup strawberries, halved
- 2 lemons, sliced
- 1”-1.5” ginger, grated
- Add all of the fruits, cucumber, and ginger to a large pitcher.
- Pour the water over the fruit and mix well.
- Allow chilling in the fridge for 2-4 hours before serving.
- Mix well and serve with a large ladle or spoon to scoop out the fruit and ginger into glasses. Add ice if needed.
Tropical Pineapple-Infused Limeade
For a recipe that will instantly transport you to the summertime, try tropical pineapple-infused limeade. You’ll be sipping this drink beneath swaying palm trees before you know it!
- 2-3 Chestnut Hill Farms pineapple wedges
- 2 strawberries, sliced
- 1 lime wedge
- 1 lime slice
- Ice cubes
- Water or sparkling water
- Add ice, strawberries, lime slice and pineapple wedges to a glass. Pour water over.
- Squeeze lime wedge and stir.
- Serve chilled.
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