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Fruit infused water

Fruit infused water in golden Dropp bottleToday it’s again 30 degrees here in Munich and this post is about how to enjoy such summer days in a new and creative way :)

We all know that about 60% of our bodies are made from water and that we should always keep ourselves hydrated to be healthy and youthful but most people still drink way too less water. I think our social conditioning really does us a disservice here- rarely are we told from childhood to drink pure water while coffee, tea or sodas are always encouraged… The other reason I think is that even those who know that they should drink water often find plain water to be well, plain and boring. I already drink a lot of water or water with lemon but when one day I saw this product on Instagram I was suddenly so freaking excited! How much fun it can be to mix your own tastes for the water, plus it just looks SO good! A health-nut and design-lover in me were equally excited :)

Of course you can find many different brands selling water bottles to make infused water or easily make a DIY solution, but I always love having beautiful & high-quality things. So when I saw bottles from “Drop Bottle” I knew I needed one (or not one…). These minimalistic, elegant bottles come in 4 different colours and are made from glass and stainless steel making them BPA-free (free from Bisphenol A, a known endocrine disruptor, a chemical commonly used to harden plastics).

Fruit infused water in matte balck Dropp bottle

Besides the design & quality materials I also loved the company’s vision:

“DROP Bottle is a functional bottle company with a goal: to revolutionise the way people drink water and stay hydrated while leading the way for socially conscious businesses.

At DROP Bottle the customer, the community and our shared environment are at the centre of everything we do. We’re proud to support our charity partners with a small percentage of sales going toward bringing clean water to the world’s poorest communities and helping to protect the environment.

I always have a soft-spot for Australian brands, in my opinion they somehow always make the best (most beautiful, intentional, inspiring) products and this brand was one more confirmation :)…

Fruit infused water in matte balck Dropp bottleSo how do you make infused water and what are the benefits?

Actually very simply. Select a combination of fruits, fresh herbs, berries or spices like fresh ginger, cut them in pieces and fill the bottle with water. Let them infuse for a t least few hours or over-night. Enjoy your own tasty water :) And the benefits are obviously hydration itself (we need to drink around 2L of water a day to allow our bodies to function well, keep the skin youthful and flush out the toxins) and you can have a drink which is tasty and chemical-free (not like the store-bought sodas). The added fruits, berries and herbs are alkalising and full of vitamins, anti-oxidants and make the water detoxifying. And lastly, I think it’s just such a creative and playful process to make them!

Fruit infused water in Dropp bottleSome of my favorite combinations:

Fresh mint, strawberries & currants (squeeze them before adding)
Fresh mint, lime & cucumber
Oranges, nectarines & fresh mint or basil
Cherries, oranges & fresh mint or basil
Fresh ginger & lime

Fruit infused water in Dropp bottleHave you tried making fruit-infused water? What is your favourite combination? Let me know in the comments below :)

With love and inspiration,

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