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Infused Water: Adding Flavor and Fun to H2O - Recipes Inside

Is it getting harder for you to drink up your H2O, or are you just bored with 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 with vitamins and helps with weight loss—all while bringing the benefits of drinking water!

infuse 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!

While you’re here, we’ve got a few infused water combinations to try:

  • Lemon, cucumber, and mint.
lemon cucumber mint

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.

  • Apple and cinnamon. 


apple and cinnamon


Slice a whole apple, then add a cinnamon stick to 1 liter (33.81 fl oz) of water. Infuse for 2-4 hours for best results.

  • Strawberry and thyme.



grapefruit rosemary

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.

  • Grapefruit, lemon, and lime. 


grapefruit lemon lime

Take halves of each fruit (as in half of a grapefruit, lemon, and lime) and slice them up. Add all of them to 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.

  • Pineapple and basil. 


Pineapple & Basil


Slice up ¼ of a pineapple and take 15 leaves of muddled basil. Add these to 2 liters (67.63 fl oz) of water and leave overnight in the refrigerator for a flavorful taste.

  • Grapefruit and rosemary.



Grapefruit & Rosemary

Slice a grapefruit into six pieces and add several sprigs of rosemary. Toss into half a liter (16.90 fl oz) of water and add ice for a refreshing drink.

  • Mango and ginger. 


Pineapple & Ginger infuse water


Take ½ of a mango and scoop out the pulp. Thinly slice up the ginger root and crush it slightly to allow the flavors to infuse properly. Chuck into 1 liter (33.81 fl oz) of water. Refrigerate overnight for great results!

  • Orange, blueberry, and mint. 


Orange Blueberry and Mint Infuse Water


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.

  • Apricot, raspberry, and mint. 
Apricot, raspberry and mint.  infuse water


Thinly slice up one apricot and slice 15 raspberries in half after deseeding. Add these to 1 liter (33.81 fl oz) of water and give it time to infuse in the fridge for a few hours for strong flavors.

  • Watermelon and basil.
Watermelon and basil. infuse water


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:

  • Use a good container. Using glass pitchers or mason jars actually improves the taste of your infused water. Glass containers keep the flavors fresh (especially in the refrigerator), plus they're easier to serve and enjoy.
  • Use high-quality, organic ingredients. Using conventional fruits may add unwanted pesticides and chemicals to your water. It’s always better to choose fresh, organic produce, but if you decide to use otherwise, make sure to peel or cut off the rind (skin) of your fruits.
  • Give your fruits time to infuse. Some fruits will infuse quicker than others, but it’s best to leave them in the fridge for 2-4 hours to achieve the flavor and watercolor. You can even infuse for up to 12 hours for a stronger flavor!
  • Experiment! There is no right or wrong when combining fruits, herbs, and edible flowers. You don’t have to know your way around recipes and certain amounts of ingredients to make infused water. If you prefer a certain flavor to overpower another, change up the ratio and create it to your liking.
  • Last but not least, enjoy hydrating. Infusing your water with such flavors makes drinking water less of a burden while taking in its many benefits. It’s definitely a win-win situation!
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