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Thank You and Welcome! Thank you for purchasing the Savvy Infusion Water Bottle! Please enjoy this complimentary eBook, your go-to source for information and recipes to use with your new Savvy Infusion Water Bottle. At One Savvy Life, we’re 100% dedicated to our customers. If you’re less than completely satisfied, we’ll work with you until you’re happy! This is supported by our full money back/ replacement guarantee. Email us with any questions or comments at [email protected] How often do you hear yourself saying, “I need to drink more water, but plain water is just so boring!” The Savvy Infusion Water Bottle is the best new flavor-infuser bottle to make drinking water fun and delicious! We’ve all heard that we need to drink at least eight glasses of water a day, and that fruit is an important part of a healthy diet. Now there’s a surprisingly simple way you can enjoy both by creating your own unique fruit-infused thirst-quenching beverage. Save money! No more buying expensive bottled sports drinks or vitamin-enhanced flavored water, which are full of added sugars and empty calories. Learn to infuse seasonally! Add your own fresh fruit and herbs to create taste sensations that are uniquely yours. Flavor combinations are endless and limited only by your imagination!

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Quick Tips and User Guide The Savvy Infusion Water Bottle is the ultimate healthy hydration experience, at home or on the go. Bring it with you everywhere, using the easy-carry handle. Don’t worry about tossing it in your bag or purse… our bottle is leak-proof! It’s a must-have for hydrating at the gym, or while playing team sports. Bring it with you to yoga class or on hikes, camping trips or bike rides. Even bring it along in the car—the Savvy Infusion Water Bottle fits perfectly in most car cup holders. It holds 24 fluid ounces, so you’ll be able to enjoy delicious flavor-infused water throughout that long commute. The Savvy Infusion Water Bottle is eco-friendly, meaning it’s reusable and recyclable. It’s made of premium, impact-resistant Eastman Tritan™ safe plastic, and it’s also 100% BPAand EA-free. The Savvy Infusion Water Bottle is so easy to use. Simply place fruit in infuser, add water and ice, and shake. The twist-on lid screws on tight, preventing spills and leaks. It’s easy to clean (hand washing recommended). The bottle’s double-walled construction provides insulation for hot or cold liquids, reducing condensation and eliminating the need for coasters. Use it to make a restorative cup of herbal tea, or keep your cold fruit-infused beverages chilled for longer periods than those other water bottles.

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Here are a few quick tips to start using your Savvy Infusion Water Bottle right away: • Wash the bottle and infuser with warm water and mild dish soap before the first use (hand washing is recommended). • Fill the water bottle about 3/4 full with water, or a combination of water and ice. Hot water and carbonated water work too. • Then add your favorite fruit, herbs, or other natural ingredients to the infuser. Let your imagination guide you to create new taste sensations. • Place the infuser into the top opening of the bottle. • If the bottle is not completely full, top off with a little more water if you choose. • Twist the lid on tight, shake, and voilà—you’re ready to drink! Enjoy!

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Troubleshooting, Special Diets, and What to Avoid Note: • There is a tight seal surrounding the top of the infuser and the opening of the water bottle to prevent spills and leaking. • To remove the infuser, simply grab the center tab firmly between your thumb, index and middle fingers, and pull up firmly without twisting. The Savvy Infusion Water Bottle is special-diet-friendly. Whether you’re gluten-free or diabetic, fructose intolerant or prone to certain allergies, this product will work for you. You’re in control, so that means you get to decide what your personal drink infusions will contain. Maybe you’re wondering, are there any ingredients that won’t work? In general, you want to avoid anything that is solid when cold or completely water insoluble, as well as items that lack a juicy or aromatic quality. A few examples are nuts, peanut butter, chocolate, cocoa powder, flax seed, and wheat germ. You’ll be the most successful if you stick with fresh herbs and fruit. You also want to avoid ingredients that turn brown quickly or break down easily, such as apples, avocado and bananas. The addition of a little citrus juice can help to prevent browning, but these ingredients will still break down significantly over time.

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Why Drink More Water? The standard advice to drink eight glasses of water per day may not in fact be the perfect ratio for you. Everyone is different, and the amount of water that you personally need depends on size, age, activity level, and other factors. Despite these individual differences, our bodies are about 60% water, and most of us need to drink way more water than we actually do to maintain our health. Generally speaking, water intake should equal output, meaning water lost through respiration, sweat and waste. Though water is not nutrient-dense, it is crucial for maintaining essential bodily functions. When you’re feeling thirsty, water is the absolute best option for hydration. With the Savvy Infusion Water Bottle, water can taste great, too! Water not only serves as a calorie-free way to hydrate our bodies, it can help us to lose weight! How, you ask? Mostly by replacing that nagging urge to reach for unhealthy, calorie-dense beverages like soda, sports drinks and energy drinks. Remember: sugar equals calories, completely devoid of nutrients. Think of each gulp of corn-syrup-sweetened beverage as a serving of liquid candy. Even vitamin-enhanced drinks are lacking, as nutrients that are not derived from plants and other natural sources tend to be less bioavailable. This means our bodies have difficulty absorbing them. More often than not, you won’t actually need the excessive quantities of vitamins found in these drinks, so you will expel them as waste. That’s going to be some expensive pee! Water, on the other hand, is much more affordable.

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Drinking water also helps to curb your appetite and increases metabolism. A few glasses of flavor-infused water before meals can help you to feel more full, decreasing the urge to snack between meals and lowering your total calorie intake. Less calories consumed, plus an active lifestyle, and you’re on the road to weight loss! Hydration also helps the body to process waste and toxins, essentially expelling the bad stuff as efficiently as possible. If you’re well hydrated, the kidneys are able to do their job. If not, your liver might end up picking up the slack. Rather than breaking down fat like it does when you’re hydrated, the liver needs to filter out toxins instead. In the long run, less fat breakdown means excess weight. What a great reason to stay hydrated!

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Health, Environment, and $$$ Why go to the trouble of obtaining and filling a Savvy Infusion Water Bottle when you could just purchase calorie-free, fruit-flavored bottled water at the gas station or convenience store? There are several reasons, taking into consideration the health of our bodies, the health of the environment, and the health of our wallets. First, that flavored bottled water is probably filled with artificial chemicals, dyes and additives. Blue, green or purple water might be pretty to look at, but it’s not nutritious. Would you rather drink delicious fruit-infused water that’s pure and natural, or something that was engineered in a lab, and injected with preservatives and ingredients that you can’t even pronounce? We’re thinking the former. Secondly, bottled water tends to be less pure than you may have hoped, and it’s harsh on the environment. Most “purified” bottled water comes straight from municipal water sources. This is tap water. Regulations regarding this water are often less strict than those governing many public water systems. The bottles themselves are also a problem. They require a lot of water and energy to manufacture and distribute, and they create a huge amount of waste. The plastic contained in most water bottles is not biodegradable, and most empty water bottles are not recycled. As the plastic does eventually begin to break down, toxins leach into the earth, and potentially back into our water supply. If you happen to leave one of these bottles in a hot car on a sunny day, they begin to release harmful chemicals into your water. Do you really want to drink that?

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Finally, bottled water is tougher on our wallets than water poured straight from the tap. Though the occasional purchase of a bottled sports drink won’t break the bank, you may be surprised by the true cost of these drinks. You may be paying up to 10,000 times as much as you would for tap water (yes, that’s a one followed by four zeros) for an inferior product. The Savvy Infusion Water Bottle addresses all of these problems. It’s reusable, ecofriendly, and BPA- and EA-free (meaning those nasty chemicals that leach out of other water bottles aren’t going to be a problem). You get to decide exactly what you’re putting into your body, choosing fresh fruit over artificial chemicals. If you don’t like the taste of tap water, consider a pitcher-style water purifier or home filtration system. In the long run, this option is still far more affordable and environmentally-friendly than investing in a near-constant resupply of the bottled stuff. We’re sure you’ll discover water tastes great, thanks to the Savvy Infusion Water Bottle.

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Discover What’s in Season for Inspiration When it comes to creating delicious water creations in your Savvy Infusion Water Bottle, try exploring the farmer’s market for inspiration. Eating what’s in season enables you to make fresh, healthy choices.You’ll be delighted by the flavorful experience of ripe, justpicked ingredients, something you simply could not get from a bottled, preservative-filled drink. For many, spring means strawberries. Summer brings other tastes— watermelon and cucumber, sun-ripened cherries and blueberries. In the fall, chances are you’ll find pears and stone fruit—fuzzy peaches, smooth-skinned nectarines and deep-hued plums. Winter brings a variety of citrus—grapefruit, limes, lemons, and tangerines. And don’t forget those zesty and refreshing herbs, like rosemary, spearmint, lemon balm and basil. Check out what’s in season in your area. There are so many options to choose from! Locate a farmer’s market where you live. Talk to the farmers, and find out about their favorites. Learn what’s the best that week, and what you have to look forward to in the coming months. Look towards the growers for suggested flavor combinations, and let your nose guide you. If you don’t have a farmer’s market in your area, the produce section at your favorite grocery store is another fantastic place to start exploring. Whether you’re trying to decrease your calorie intake, kick the soda habit, or simply drink more water, you’ll find its easiest when you have something to look forward to a refreshing drink catered to YOUR personal tastes. Maybe you prefer the bitter astringency of unsweetened black tea, the energizing freshness of lemon, or the sweetness of juicy watermelon. You may prefer carbonated water to still, herbs to fruit, or maybe even vegetables. Let your imagination come alive with the Savvy Infusion Water Bottle. The following recipes and flavor combinations are just suggestions. It’s time to have a little fun. Check out what’s available near you and start experimenting. Mix and match flavors and create new combinations. You’ll be drinking morewater in no time, and loving it!

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Create an Inspired Flavor Sensation In order to create the best flavor combinations using your Savvy Infusion Water Bottle, a little planning and prep work can go a long way. Make a list of your favorite fruits, and your best-loved flavor combinations. Think about your goals, and what you may be using the Savvy Infusion Water Bottle to replace. Do you crave a lemon-lime beverage with fizz? The Savvy Infusion Water Bottle is carbonated water friendly. Give your drink some extra zing with this healthy alternative to soda. If you don’t have the ability to carbonate your own tap water, add unflavored sparkling water to your shopping list. Consider the structure and makeup of your selection of fruits, herbs and spices. If you can simply place the item on your tongue as is, and instantly be overwhelmed by that ingredient’s flavor, it probably won’t require much coaxing. If, on the other hand, your chosen ingredient is particularly hard, or has a thick peel or a tough outer membrane, you’ll need to do a little prep work before tossing that particular item into your Savvy Infusion Water Bottle. Say you’re working with watermelon. Obviously, the whole fruit just isn’t going to fit in the infuser! Remove the rind from a slice, and cut a few appropriately-sized chunks to fit inside the infuser. Think about a cut piece of watermelon—it’s juicy, and you can taste that summery sweetness as soon as it hits your tongue. Beyond some simple slicing, this particular fruit requires little additional manipulation.

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But what about a blueberry? Before you bite into it, there’s very little going on there. Remember to cut berries into pieces, or macerate them lightly in a small bowl, using the back of a spoon. Herbs could also use a little extra help. When torn or lightly bruised, herbs like mint and basil begin to release their oils, increasing the flavor sensation that you will experience upon adding them to your Savvy Infusion Water Bottle. Adding to the infusion time by placing your filled water bottle in the refrigerator for a few hours before drinking can also boost the flavor. To get the most out of dried spices, you can take a few extra steps to get the flavors working before adding them to your infuser. You probably don’t want to add the powdered variety (unless it is contained securely within a teabag,) because it will just float to the top of your water. Whole cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, star anise and other spices yield little flavor when added to cold water. Make a simple tea by infusing whole spices in hot water, or check out the following recipes for Flavored Simple Syrup or No-Cal Flavored Simple Syrup. Just a little goes a long way! Essential oils and flavor extracts are another delicious water-enhancing option. After adding your water, fruit and herbs to the infuser, top it off with just a few drops of alcohol-free vanilla extract, lavender essential oil, or orange blossom water. Are your favorite ingredients out of season? No problem! Winter is a great time to try these flavor-boosting tricks. These natural additions can also be combined with fresh fruit and herbs to make surprising flavor combinations. In addition to water’s unbeatable ability to hydrate, as well as added benefits like helping to cut down on your calorie intake, the Savvy Infusion Water Bottle can also be filled with water meant to soothe and relax, energize and boost metabolism, or even help with digestion and weight loss!

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For digestion or to energize, try: ginger, cinnamon, fennel, cardamom, dill, cumin, caraway, or mint. For relaxation, to promote sleep or to de-stress, try: basil, lavender, lemon balm, or chamomile. For weight loss, to boost metabolism or to burn fat, try: ginseng, red chili or cayenne pepper, cinnamon, black pepper, ginger, cardamom, cumin, acai berry, green tea, or yerba mate. Mix and match and find what’s right for you, whether it’s sleepy time or time to get up and dance. And as always, flavor rules! (The Savvy Infusion Water Bottle is in no way a medical device, and the results of consuming specific ingredients, though passed down by noted herbalists for generations, are in no way guaranteed.) Hot beverages aid relaxation, so try adding a simple herbal teabag to your Savvy Infusion Water Bottle, and fill with hot water. Looking for something a little more savory? Try fennel or beets, cilantro or cucumber, celery, cumin, caraway, a few peppercorns, or even horseradish. All of these vegetables, herbs and spices are simply DELICIOUS options for the Savvy Infusion Water Bottle! Keep in mind— strong-flavored spicy or aromatic ingredients should be added to the infuser in small amounts, because they may become overpowering. Try mixing one or two of the savory ingredients with fruit for a unique taste sensation.

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A Few Recipes… Lime Watermint • ½ lime, sliced thin • 1 slice watermelon, rind removed, sliced into thin strips • 2-3 sprigs fresh mint Lightly macerate the mint leaves using a mortar and pestle, or the back of a spoon against the side of a bowl. This will help to release the essential oils, adding to the flavor of your water. Add mint, lime and watermelon to the infuser, and add cold water and ice to the water bottle. Twist the lid on tight, shake and enjoy!

Sweet and Savory • 3 strawberries, sliced thin • 10 basil leaves • 4-5 peppercorns Lightly macerate the basil leaves using a mortar and pestle, or the back of a spoon against the side of a bowl. This will help to release the essential oils, adding to the flavor of your water. Add the strawberries, basil and peppercorns to the infuser, and fill the water bottle with cold water and ice. Shake, and enjoy! For an extra flavor boost, add a splash of balsamic vinegar!

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Pear Vanilla Cardamom • ½ fresh, ripe pear, sliced thin • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract • 2-3 green cardamom pods -or• ½ tsp. vanilla bean and cardamom Flavored Simple Syrup (see basic recipe below) Add water, ice, and vanilla extract or flavored syrup to the water bottle. Add remaining ingredients to the infuser, and twist the lid on tight. Shake, and enjoy! If using cardamom pods, place filled water bottle in the refrigerator for a few hours before drinking for the most flavorful infusion.

Weight-loss Yum Water • Get that metabolism going, and reach for fewer snacks! • ½-1” knob of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced thin • 1-2 tsp. No-Cal cardamom and cinnamon Flavored Simple Syrup (see

basic recipe

below) Add ginger to the infuser and fill with water and ice. Top with flavored syrup, shake and enjoy! Try adding a few thin slices of lemon or lime for extra punch.

Low-Cal Cooler

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Low-Cal Cooler • Tastes just like summer! • 10-20 concord grapes, lightly macerated • 4-5 thin slices lemon Add ingredients to the infuser, and fill water bottle with cold water and ice. Shake, and enjoy!

Blueberry Green Tea • 10-20 fresh blueberries, cut in half or lightly macerated • 1 green teabag Add ingredients to infuser and fill water bottle with water and ice. Shake, and enjoy!

MangoMetabo-boost • ½ fresh ripe mango, peeled and sliced thin • ½-1” knob fresh ginger, peeled and sliced thin • 1-2 red whole dried chili peppers Add all ingredients to the infuser and fill water bottle with water and ice. Shake, and enjoy! Allow to infuse in the refrigerator for a few hours for best results, or substitute the dried pepper with chili pepper Flavored Simple Syrup (see basic Flavored Syrup recipe below).

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Cucumber and Rosewater Fizz • So refreshing! • 10 thin slices of cucumber • 2 tsp. rosewater (can be found online, or in Middle Eastern markets) Add cucumber slices to the infuser, fill water bottle with plain carbonated water, and top with rosewater. Shake, and enjoy!

Yuzu and Shiso • Check your local Asian market for a zesty alternative to everyday citrus and herbs. • 1 fresh yuzu, sliced thin • 5-10 shiso leaves Lightly macerate the shiso leaves leavesusing using aa mortar mortar and and pestle, pestle, or or the the back of a spoon against the side of a bowl. This will help to release the essential oils, adding to the flavor of your water. Add yuzu and shiso to the infuser, and fill the water bottle with water and ice. Shake, and enjoy!

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Grapefruit Tarragon Twist • An herbal-citrus burst with just a hint of licorice. • ½ grapefruit, sliced thin • 2-3 sprigs fresh tarragon Lightly macerate the tarragon using a mortar and pestle, or the back of a spoon against the side of a bowl. This will help to release the essential oils, adding to the flavor of your water. Add tarragon and grapefruit to the infuser. Fill water bottle with cold carbonated water, shake and enjoy!

Cooling Cucumber Fennel • ¼ fresh fennel bulb, stalk and outer pieces removed, sliced thin • 6 thin slices cucumber Add ingredients to the infuser, fill water bottle with water and ice, shake and enjoy!

Hibiscus Lime • 5 thin slices lime • 3 tbsp. jamaica (these dried hibiscus flowers may be found online or in Mexican markets) Add ingredients to the infuser, fill water bottle with water and ice, shake and enjoy!

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Sparkling Vanilla Peachberry • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract or ½ tsp. vanilla bean Flavored Simple Syrup (see basic recipe below) • ½ ripe peach, sliced thin (may choose to peel first, if you prefer) • 10-20 ripe raspberries, lightly macerated Add peaches and raspberries to the infuser. Fill water bottle with unflavored carbonated water, shake and enjoy!

Relaxing Refreshment • 2-3 drops lavender essential oil • 4-5 thin slices orange or lemon Add orange or lemon slices (or a combination of the two) to the infuser. Fill water bottle with water and ice, and top with lavender essential oil. Shake, and enjoy! Or, try using with hot water instead, and add a chamomile teabag to the infuser as well.

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Savory Sips • 2 sticks celery, cut into thin, long slices • 2 baby carrots, cut into thin, long slices • 5 thin slices cucumber • 1-2 tsp. caraway seed Flavored Simple Syrup or No-Cal Flavored Simple Syrup (see basic recipe below) Add the celery, carrots and cucumber to the infuser. Fill water bottle with water and ice, and top with caraway syrup. Shake, and enjoy!

Wake-Up Zinger • 1 yerba mate teabag • 3 sprigs fresh spearmint, or 2 drops spearmint extract • 3 thin slices of lemon Lightly macerate the spearmint leaves using a mortar and pestle, or the back of a spoon against the side of a bowl. This will help to release the essential oils, adding to the flavor of your water. Add the yerba mate teabag, fresh spearmint and lemon slices to the infuser, and fill the water bottle with water and ice, or cold carbonated water. Add spearmint extract to the water as well, if using. Shake, and allow to infuse for at least 10 minutes before drinking.

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Classic Cleanse • Clear out those cobwebs! This drink is sure to energize, and get that metabolism going. • ½-1” knob fresh ginger, peeled and sliced thin • 1 clove garlic, peeled and cut in half, or sliced thin for more flavor • 1 dried red chili pepper • 1 tbsp. honey • ½ lemon, sliced thin Add the ginger, garlic, dried chili and lemon to the infuser. Fill water bottle with water, and top with the honey. Shake, and enjoy! May also be made with hot water for a stronger infusion.

Basic Flavored Simple Syrup • ½ cup unrefined sugar, or other natural sugar alternative like honey • ½ cup water • One small handful of whole dried spices or dried fruit In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine ½ cup turbinado sugar, jaggery, maple sugar, honey, or other natural sweetener with ½ cup water. Add your dried spices or dried fruit and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat when the sugar has dissolved completely, and the liquid has started to reduce in volume. Allow your syrup to cool completely, and pour into a small, lidded glass pitcher or mason jar. Flavored simple syrup may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

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This is a basic simple syrup recipe, meant to serve as a guide that will allow you to make a variety of flavors. Try using dried sour cherries or blueberries, a vanilla bean that you’ve sliced down the middle, green cardamom pods, star anise, or cinnamon sticks. You may choose to make a concentrated single-ingredient syrup, or you could create more elaborate flavor combinations using multiple ingredients. Your options are truly limitless! If your finished product is less flavorful than you had hoped, add more of the flavoring ingredients to the mix next time. You may choose to strain out your flavoring ingredients before storing, or keep whole spices and dried ingredients in the syrup to intensify their flavors. Sweeteners should be used in moderation, but making your own flavor syrups allows you to choose exactly how much you’re adding to your beverage. Honey is a fantastic choice, since it offers some nutritive value in addition to sweetness.

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Basic No-Cal Flavored Simple Syrup Stevia is a calorie-free natural sweetener that’s derived from an herb of the same name. In powdered form, it’s actually 300 times sweeter than sugar! Use it to create sweet, flavored syrups that that can be added on their own or with fruit to the Savvy Infusion™ Water Bottle, creating the potential for infinite flavor combinations. Though popping a cinnamon stick in the infuser and adding cold water may yield just a hint of flavor, (totally fine if this is what you’re after!) adding a spice-flavored syrup to your water gives you the ability to intensify that taste sensation. Follow the basic recipe for Flavored Simple Syrup, just replace the sweetener with 3 tbsp. of powdered stevia. The consistency of the resulting syrup will be a little thinner than what you’ll get using other types of sweeteners. No-Cal Flavored Simple Syrup also has a shorter shelf life, because it’s more likely to separate. Keep in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Inspired Invigorating Hydration Again, thank you so much for your purchase! A healthy lifestyle starts with you. The Savvy Infusion™ Water Bottle will help you down the path towards Inspired Invigorating Hydration with fewer calories,no artificial ingredients, and less added sugar. Not only will you drink more water, you’ll find yourself snacking less, and seeking out new and exciting natural flavor combinations. Happy hydrating!

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