Recipe: Cucumber and Blackberry Infused Water

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As the weather warms up, staying hydrated becomes essential and Overlake's registered dietitian Daisy Wan has the perfect solution: infuse your water with a refreshing blend of cool cucumber, sweet blackberries and zesty lime. Follow this easy overnight recipe for a revitalizing wake-up callensuring you start your day refreshed and hydrated. 

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Blackberry infused water.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced cucumber.
  • 1/2 cup blackberries.
  • 4 thin slices of lime.
  • 4 cups water.

For garnish:

  • 4 slices cucumber.
  • 4 blackberries.
  • 4 lime wedges.

Directions

Place cucumber, blackberries, and lime into the infuser of an infusing pitcher (for flavoring water) or the bottom of a 6-cup tea or coffee press. Fill pitcher or press with 4 cups of water. Put infuser in place. Let pitcher sit for at least three hours or overnight in the refrigerator. Remove fruit and vegetables. Divide water into four glasses. Garnish each glass with a slice of cucumber, a blackberry, and a lime wedge.

Serves four; a serving is 1 cup water plus garnish. Each serving contains about 4 calories, 0 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 mg sodium, 0 g carbohydrates, 0 g sugars, 0 g fiber, and 0 g protein.

Note: The water itself doesn’t have any calories; the calories come from the garnish. To add carbonation, place infused water into a soda maker.

Need help developing and maintaining healthy dietary habits? Overlake Nutrition Services offers nutrition counseling from registered nutritionists and dietitians. Contact Nutrition Services today to make an appointment. Or sign up for our free "Eating for Optimal Brain Health" class to learn which diets can optimize brain health and prevent diseases.

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