Fruit-infused water is a great option if you want to increase your water intake. As it’s made with only water and some fruits, so it’s the best substitute for soda or other artificially sweetened drinks, such as store-bought juice.
Besides, it’s a super refreshing drink and it feels so good when you drink it on a hot summer day. I like to add some ice cubes to it to make it even more refreshing and it’s perfect to serve when you have guests!
Fruit-infused water, a delicious and healthy drink made with only 4 easy-to-find ingredients in just 5 minutes.
- Place the sliced fruits and any herbs in a glass jar.
- Pour the water and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Drink your fruit-infused water cold.
A few pro tips:
Use a Good Pitcher. Using a high-quality glass pitcher really does improve the flavor of infused water. This also makes it much easier to serve and enjoy! There are several great options for pitchers or jars:
- Glass Pitcher with Infusing Lid – This pitcher is my absolute favorite because it is all glass with a stainless steel lid that keeps the fruit in the pitcher so it is easier to pour. It stores easily in the fridge for infused water on demand.
- A half-gallon glass mason jar – A cheaper option is a half-gallon mason jar. I always have these around the house and use them for infused water and dozens of other things.
Use High-Quality Fruits and Herbs. The fruit and herbs are adding flavor to the water. But if they are not organic, they might be adding some unintended pesticides or chemicals. I always try to choose high-quality fresh organic produce for making infused waters to avoid the pesticides in much conventional produce.
Frozen Fruit Will Also Work Great. Especially during summer, as it will make your water even more refreshing.
Give It Time. For best flavor, it takes at least 4 hours or overnight in the refrigerator to let the flavors of the fruit infuse into the water. If you drink the water within the first day, you can add more filtered water and re-infuse to get a second use out of the fruits and herbs.
As a fun variation, use sparkling mineral water!
Infused Water Recipes
Cucumber Mint. Thinly slice one cucumber. Peel if it isn’t organic! Add the sliced cucumbers to a ½ gallon glass jar, add 8 muddled fresh mint leaves, and fill with filtered water. Stir gently and place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Citrus Blueberry. Slice two organic 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.
Pineapple Mint. One of my favorites! Peel and thinly slice about 1/4 of a pineapple. The more thinly sliced the pineapple, the more flavor it will infuse. Add to a ½ gallon size glass jar with 10-12 leaves of muddled fresh mint. Add filtered water to fill and stir gently. Store in refrigerator and allow at least 4 hours to infuse.
Watermelon Basil. Add about 2 cups of finely chopped fresh watermelon (without rind) to a gallon-size glass jar. Add 15 leaves of muddled basil and filtered water to fill. Store in refrigerator and allow at least 4 hours to infuse.
Strawberry Lemon. Like strawberry lemonade, but better! Add 15 fresh strawberries, washed and finely sliced to a ½ gallon glass jar. Add one sliced lemon with rind on. Fill with water. Stir gently and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight in refrigerator and enjoy.
Mango Pineapple. Peel and thinly slice one fresh mango. Add to ½ 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.
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