Is it getting harder for you to drink up your H2O or are you just bored of it being so tasteless? Whoever thought of chucking fruits, herbs and even flowers (edible, of course) in water should get a medal! Not only is infused water more appealing to drink, but it also provides you vitamins and helps in weight loss – all while bringing the benefits of drinking water!
So you may be a bit lost if you’re totally new to this – I mean fruits, herbs and flowers… In water? Mixing these might seem a bit weird at first, but once you get into the habit of infusing your water, you’ll be mixing and matching all kinds of stuff!
Slice up half of a cucumber along with two lemons and 10-12 mint leaves. Mix in 3 liters (101.44 fl oz) of water.
Note: This is a powerful detox drink and is also one of the best combinations for weight loss.
Slice a whole apple then add a cinnamon stick to 1 liter (33.81 fl oz) of water. Infuse 2-4 hours for best results.
Take 1 quart of strawberries (make sure they’re hulled and sliced) and 8 sprigs of fresh thyme. Toss them into 1 liter (33.81 fl oz) of water and let it infuse for a few hours in the fridge.
Take halves of each fruit (as in half of a grapefruit, lemon, and lime) and slice them up. Add all of them into 2 liters (67.63 fl oz) of water and let the citrus flavors infuse for at least 2 hours.
Remember: If you plan on storing this for a longer period of time, make sure to remove the skin to avoid getting a bitter taste.
Slice up ¼ of a pineapple and take 15 leaves of muddled basil. Add these into 2 liters (67.63 fl oz) of water and leave overnight in the refrigerator for a flavorful taste.
Slice a grapefruit into 6 and add several sprigs of rosemary. Toss into half a liter (16.90 fl oz) of water and add ice for a refreshing drink.
Take ½ of a mango and scoop out the pulp, thinly slice up the ginger root and crush slightly to allow the flavors to infuse properly. Chuck into 1 liter (33.81 fl oz) of water. Refrigerate overnight for great results!
Slice 2 oranges into circles then take a half cup of blueberries and a handful of mint. Toss into 2 liters (67.63 fl oz) of water and infuse for at least an hour.
Thinly slice up one apricot and slice 15 raspberries in half after deseeding. Add these into 1 liter (33.81 fl oz) of water and give it time to infuse in the fridge for a few hours for strong flavors.
Finely chop about 2 cups of fresh watermelon, removing the rind. Take 15 leaves of muddled basil and mix everything into 2 liters (67.63 fl oz) of water. Allow flavors to infuse for at least 4 hours.
Here are some things to keep in mind while making infused water: