When the heat gets too hard to handle, water is the best resource to reach for. To make hydration a little more exciting, try these recipes for fruit infused refreshment:
Thinly slice one cucumber. Add the sliced cucumbers to a 1/2 gallon glass jar. Add 8 fresh mint leaves, and fill with filtered water. Stir gently and place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Slice two oranges into thin slices (leave the rind on for better flavor). Add sliced oranges and 1 cup of blueberries to a gallon-size glass jar. Add filtered water to fill the jar and stir gently. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours and store in refrigerator.
Peel and thinly slice about 1/4 of a pineapple. Add to a 1/2 gallon-size glass jar with 10-12 leaves of fresh mint. Add water to fill and stir until well mixed. Store in refrigerator.
Add about 2 cups of finely chopped fresh watermelon (without rind) to a gallon-size glass jar. Add 15 leaves of basil leaves and filtered water to fill. Store in fridge and allow at least 4 hours to infuse.
Add 15 fresh strawberries, washed and finely sliced to a 1/2 gallon glass jar. Add one sliced lemon with rind on. Fill with water. Let sit 4 hours (to overnight) in fridge and enjoy.
Peel and thinly slice one fresh mango. Add to 1/2 gallon glass jar. Add 1 cup of finely chopped pineapple and filtered water. Allow to infuse in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours before drinking.