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We’ve heard it time and time again: Most Americans are chronically dehydrated without even noticing. Hydration is key for survival—and if you ask me, it’s more important than ever when facing the wrath of summer’s heat. So, you’re probably asking yourself, “How can I beat the season’s rising temps?” It’s simple, really.

Trade in the juice box and fizzy soda for the ultimate calorie-free thirst-quencher. With no added sugar and virtually no calories, infused waters are an easy way to kick off the summer with an increase in water intake.

Here at Cooking Light, we’ve soaked a pitcher or two (or three)—and now, it’s your turn to try. Jazz up your H20 flow by adding a berry-citrus mix of raspberry and lime.

Raspberries make for luscious summer desserts and jams, but they're also delicious to soak. As a great source of vitamins and minerals like folate and Vitamins C, A and K, red raspberries can lower the risk for heart disease and treat upset stomachs. Bonus: 1 cup is packed with 8 grams of fiber! When your glass runs dry, refill, or eat the remaining berries to make the best of its nutritional benefits.

Raspberry-Lime Infused Water

Ingredients:1/3 cup raspberries4 lime slices

Directions:1. Place the raspberries and lime slices in a 32-ounce Mason jar, and fill with 22 oz. filtered water.

2. Stir, cover, and let it sit in the refrigerator for 1 hour, or overnight for more flavor.

3. Add ice, stick a straw in, and enjoy!

New to infused waters? For additional tips and tricks, check out the first post in this series.

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Raspberry Lime Infused Water

Does anyone else love a good spa day? With work, blogging and life being as time consuming as they are I haven’t had time to pencil in spa time for a while, but boy do I love it. One of my favorite parts is the infused water you get, so I’ve been making my own and had to share one of my favorite recipes with you all!

For starters, let me just say that making your own infused water makes you really feel like you have your life figured out. I love having it on hand to serve guests and even just to spoil myself. Apart from it being delicious, it has so many health benefits. I’ve found it can be really helpful when it comes to getting fit and staying in shape. Water has zero calories, so whenever I’m craving something more than just regular bottled water I reach for fruit infused H2O and it completely satisfies my craving. Goodbye sugary juices and soda pop!

I have a few favorite recipes, but this raspberry lime water I made is by far one of the best. It’s sweet with a punch of flavor thanks to the lime. I like to let the lime and raspberry soak in the water for about 45 min to an hour before I drink it. You can easily just add 2 handfuls of raspberries and 2-3 limes to your Brita and let it sit. Hope you all enjoy!


Fruit Infused Water Recipes That Will Help You Stay Hydrated All Summer Long

These fruit infused water recipes are the perfect way to stay hydrated, especially during the long hot days of summer.

If you struggle drinking enough water throughout the day, today’s your lucky day because fruit-infused water is so refreshing and packed with fruit flavor. You won’t even realize your drinking water!

I drink a lot of water. My 8 year old daughter…not so much! If you have kids, you can probably relate to the struggle. But I have to tell you, keeping fruit-infused water in the fridge has been a godsend and the key to keeping her hydrated. I’ve noticed that I haven’t even needed to encourage her to drink water because she loves the fruity flavors.

There are certainly so may delicious things you can make with fruit: fresh fruit salsa , homemade lemonade , (my favorite) Crazy Good Sangria . And who knew that adding fresh cut fruit to your water could take your drink to a whole new level.

Have you ever had fruit-infused water? There are a ton of recipes floating around and if you’ve never made one before then today is your day.

Fruit-infused water is so simple to make and the flavor combinations are unlimited. You can use any fruits or herbs you like, but these are three of the best recipes I’ve ever tried and are loved by my whole family.

To make fruit infused water all you have to do is place all of your ingredients into a tall pitcher fill with water and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours (or even overnight). The longer it sits, the more flavorful your water will be.

We make a big pitcher and keep it in the fridge but you can also make your infused water in mason jars. Using individual jars is a great way to test different combinations and see which you like best.

Here are 3 of our FAVORITE fruit infused water recipes to get you started:

Blueberry Lemon Mint Infused Water

2 cups of water or sparkling water
2 cups of ice
1 cup blueberries, whole
1 lemon, washed and sliced

*Combine all ingredients in a pitcher or 2 large mason jars and set in fridge for 2-3 hours to infuse fruit flavors.


Raspberry Orange Mint Infused Water

2 cups of water or sparkling water
2 cups of ice
1 cup fresh raspberries, whole
1 orange, washed and sliced

*Combine all ingredients in a pitcher or 2 large mason jars and set in fridge for 2-3 hours to infuse fruit flavors.

Lemon Lime Thyme Infused Water

2 cups of water or sparkling water
2 cups of ice
1 large lemon, washed and sliced
2 limes, washed and sliced
1 large sprig of fresh thyme

*Combine all ingredients in a pitcher or 2 large mason jars and set in fridge for 2-3 hours to infuse fruit flavors

I actually have this infuser water bottle and I love it! It’s a great way to customize my favorite flavor combinations and take it on the go. The water bottle has an special center chamber that attaches to the bottom of the lid and submerges that fruit into the water. Check it out…I think you’ll love it as much as I do:)

For more AMAZING fruit infused water combinations, check out this infographic for more ideas.

Do you have a favorite fruit infused water combination? I’d love to see your favorite flavor combination, please comment or tag a picture #ezebreezy on Instagram.

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Top 7 Favorite Fruit Infuser Recipes

Below are our top 7 favorite fruit infuser recipes. Quantities required will differ depending on which fruit infuser water bottle you are using.

As a general rule, we like to fill the chamber with equal amounts of the different fruits required for each recipe. This helps create a balanced taste.

After adding all the ingredients, we recommend letting the water chill and infuse in the fridge for at least half-an-hour (30 minutes).

1. Lemon, Lime Water

2. Kiwi, Orange Water

3. Raspberry, Watermelon Water

4. Strawberry, Cucumber Water

5. Blueberry, Orange Water

6. Mint, Blackberry Water

7. Strawberry, Pineapple Water


Favorite Infused Water Thirst Quenchers

Here is a list of some of my favorites:

1. Strawberry, Lime, Cucumber, and Mint

Cassie over at Wholefully came up with this thirst quencher and it’s on my list first for a reason. One, I am a big fan of strawberries, especially during the beginning of the summer when they come right from my garden.

I also love the other flavors she has added to this recipe. Mint? Um, yes. Especially if you can find the smaller chocolate mint. I could eat those as they come. Cucumber? One it’s mostly water anyway, and two it really enhances this water. Delicious!

2. Vitamin Water

This recipe, created by Karen over at Soup Addict, has oranges, watermelons, and grapefruits in the drink to name a few.

What I really like about her post is that she guides you through what each of the added ingredients will do for you. For example, the watermelon is “rich in vitamins A and C, plus phytonutrients including anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatories, and cucurbitacins”. Not to mention it tastes better and it looks beautiful.

Like cucumber, watermelon is named after its main ingredient – water. Adding these ingredients gives us a tart flavor that really makes me think it’s not water and yet still satisfies my thirst.

3. Pressure Cooker Infused Water

Marci over at Tidbits came up with this interesting way to make infused water. Most of us here are canners, so what could be easier?

What makes this article even better is she gives us ideas for more unique ingredients such as Blueberry Lime, Mango Ginger, Apple Cinnamon, and Peach Raspberry Lemonade.

Plus it only really needs to cook for about five minutes and then frozen which, depending on the size of the ice cube tray you use, could only take about an hour.

Then you can pop them into any water and make a delicious, cold treat for your self and your loved ones. Added bonus? There is more for later.

4. Orange Basil Infused Water

Julia over at Happy Foods Tube came up with this delicious early morning thirst quencher. I guess it doesn’t have to be in the morning but I see orange as a morning thing.

She gives some great tips on how to make infused water as well, including to squeeze the softer fruits in order to get the most flavor out of them.

She also talks about how much she likes adding ginger and turmeric. I don’t know about turmeric but I am really beginning to see the benefits of using ginger in so many different aspects.

Be sure to check out her post for a great recipe and some equally great tips.

5. Lemon, Thyme, and Rosemary Infused Water

If you are a gardener you know that rosemary grows like crazy. This recipe is delicious and does a good job of using up a plant you will probably never run out of.

Lemon is a good ingredient in many different infused water recipes. People often ask for lemon in their water at a restaurant and there is a reason for this. Many of the recipes I have will include lemon in the water simply because it’s probably the most used and the most loved, though don’t give up on the others- they are pretty good themselves!

Sarah over at Very. Sarie came up with this recipe.

6. Blackberry and Sage

Blackberries are one of my favorite fruits. They have a tartness that cannot be beaten with something a little sweeter. Delicious.

Sage has a bit of a sweet taste to it since it is in the mint family.

Evermine Occasions came up with this delicious recipe. There are several others on the site as well, as seen in the picture.

I chose this one though because it has the hint of color that is added to the water, making it look pretty. Sometimes we eat with our eyes and nose before we ever take a bite.

This drink gives you the opportunity to enjoy several different senses in one cold mug!

7. Cherry Lime Infused Water

Sara at Budget Savvy Diva makes me wonder if I can create my own cherry limeade without the sugar.

You could do one of two things here- add purified water into a soda maker and make bubbles or pick up club soda. I would choose the first of the two because with a good soda maker, you can determine how many bubbles you want.

How great is it to taste a healthier version of what is seen as an American classic? To know that your family and friends are enjoying the healthier alternative is such a great feeling. Try this beauty for try!

8. Apple Cinnamon Spa Water

Chris Johns over at Fruit Infused Waters wrote this recipe and I love it because it is the only one that really screams fall.

I think you could make this drink hot or cold. Perfect for a day when it’s cold in the morning and hot in the afternoon!

They note that both apples and cinnamon boost our metabolism and that if you want more flavor out of the apples, cut them smaller and add more to the drink.

Added benefit? You can refill the water two or three times before throwing away the fruit and cinnamon! Getting to use the ingredients means saving money and getting a delicious drink. Win-win.

9. Tangerine and Strawberry Infused Water

The founder of this recipe, Lose Weight by Eating, did a great job coming up with another early morning winner in my opinion. Tangerines are a good option for infused water because the fruit has a stronger taste and is considered sweeter than oranges.

Another thing that she notes, which I have never thought of, is using dried fruit in the water in order to be able to use fruits all year round. She came up with this when seeing dehydrated strawberries.

She chooses to use a coffee filter or strainer in order to keep them from falling apart in her drink, though I would be okay with that. It’s a matter of personal preference.

10. Kiwi Blackberry Infused Water

Angie over at The Country Chic Cottage developed this recipe and made it extra cute! I love the use of the mason jar and the background being very rustic.

It just goes to show that not everyone reading this is a bodybuilder. Instead, we are regular people looking to get more water in our system because we know it’s better.

She also opts to mash her fruits up a bit to give them more flavor. This is a good idea if you are wanting to drink the recipe sooner than a few hours from now or if you are wanting more flavor.

11. Lemon Blackberry Infused Water

I’m getting excited already. I told you all how much I love lemons and blackberries. Combining the two sounds delicious! I think this is another recipe that would do well with carbonation.

Britonalo.com also encourages you to mush some of the ingredients to get a richer flavor. Also, towards the end of the post, she has a recipe for a pineapple jalapeno recipe. I guess if you like spicy, you could give that one a try!

12. Ginger Lime Infused Water

The crew over at Fabletics came up with this recipe. If the taste of this water doesn’t get you going- the Instagram pictures just might!

This reminds me of ginger ale and sprite being fused together… with a light, refreshing taste it is perfect to quench someone’s thirst and give them the energy boost they need!

Not to mention that ginger gives an energy boost and helps relieve motion sickness. Limes help even our body’s pH balance, making for a happy, healthy human being all around.

13. Tropical Pineapple and Orange Infused Water

Yet another one from Chris over at Fruit Infused Waters this tropical drink will take you by storm. The feel of the sand touching your toes almost happens if you close your eyes.

I like the fact that it is supposed to help with your immune system as well. I have an auto-immune disorder so I am always looking for a way to give my body a boost. Here’s one way that fulfills many different qualities that are needed: helps my body stay hydrated, helps my body stay healthy, and helps me get a tasty drink.

14. Recovery Drink

This drink was created by Zain and is found on Zain Saraswati Jamal. She gives several different recipes for if you need water to do something beyond hydrate you- like recovery after a workout.

I chose this one because she has so many different flavors in one drink: cherries, pomegranate, and blackberries make up this tasty drink. She also adds glutamine which promotes athletic performance.

15. Watermelon Mint Infused Water

Stephanie over at Eat Drink Love created this tasty recipe, though she doesn’t get into too much detail. Instead she says to play with it and have fun. Which has been my theory all along. I’m just easing you into this wonderful transition.

16. Blueberry Lavendar Infused Water

You can find this recipe over at Melissa’s which also has a stock of different produce you can purchase.

I chose this one because it breaks out of the norm by adding flowers to the mixture. There are also people who swear by drinking rose water as well. I have had lavender coffee and didn’t care for it much but I think lavender water might be better. The flower has a nice, sweet taste to it but a hint that just didn’t work with the coffee vibes.

17. Chia Seed Infused Water

Made by Katie over at The Casual Craftlete, this water is definitely unique. The lime would go good with the chia seeds. Just be sure to shake up the water and let it sit for ten minutes in order to get full impact. Ten minutes sure beats the several hours, so there is a plus to that too!

18. Blueberry Cilantro

First off, I don’t like very spicy food. Second off, I think cilantro is one of the best herbs there is out there. It is a bit spicy but well worth it. Having lived in Texas long enough, I feel cilantro has become a good friend of mine.

Add to that the arms raised, all-mighty greatness of lemons in water and fresh blueberries off the vine and you might now have one of the best drinks on this list.

Super big shout out to Tasty Yummies for channeling my inner spice girl.

19. Lemon Lime Infused Water

I think of the song, “You go and save the best for last”. Lene from House of Treats thought of adding the hint of flavor into her water. This is the hint that is sitting right next to me at the moment. Yet, mine is carbonated.

Another aspect I will attribute to my love of all things Texas is how I have fallen for carbonated water with a hint of flavor.

This brings it all out and brings this post to a close. I hope you’ve enjoyed the recipes and are not afraid to mix and combine as you see fit.


FRUIT IN WATER RECIPES & VEGETABLES IN WATER RECIPES

Let’s talk about infused water recipes and benefits! If you and your kids have never tried water with fruit or water with vegetables, you’re in for a refreshing treat (especially if you’re looking for summer drinks!).

What fruit can you put in water to flavor it?

What fruits are good to flavor water:

  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Limes
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple
  • Grapefruit
  • Watermelon
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherries
  • Kiwi
  • Raspberry
  • Blackberry
  • Pomegranate seeds ( here’s how to cut pomegranates !)
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Coconut

Also include other items like basil, mint, cucumber and more! Try out different combinations to see what your family enjoys. Infused water is only limited by your imagination!

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Benefits of Infused Water Recipes

  • Gets kids to hydrate in a fun way
  • Healthy alternative to processed juices and sodas
  • Easy to make
  • Cheap drink source
  • Can make ahead of time
  • Easily scales from a large drink dispenser for party drinks to individual water bottles
  • Engages kids to learn more about nutrition and healthy living
  • Easy recipes for kids to make on their own
  • Creates a novelty to entice kids to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables (especially if they don’t normally like eating them!

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Can you eat the fruit after infusing water?

Yes! Especially if you plan on eating it within a couple of hours. Just know that fruits and vegetables will be less flavorful after sitting in water because their juices have been released into the water. Also, the consistency will be softer. Also be aware that after a couple of hours at room temperature (without ice), fruit in water can start to form bacteria.

Can you freeze fruit for infused water?

Yes! You can use frozen fruit in infused water. It will keep your water cold and slowly release the flavors into the water. Your infused water won’t be as flavorful as using fresh fruit, so try a mix of frozen and fresh.

What fruits and vegetables should NOT be used for flavored water?

Stay away from naturally soft (mushy) fruits and vegetables like bananas. Also, the peel and rind of citrus will become more bitter the longer that it sits in water. If you are making infused water for a party that will sit out for a couple of hours, peel and cut off the rind of citrus to avoid the bitterness.

Can we drink infused water everyday?

Yes! Your entire family can drink infused water everyday. Just make sure you switch up the fruits and vegetables you are using each day so you get different nutrients and also aren’t getting a high amount of acids from just citrus water, which can affect teeth and also give some people heartburn.

How long does it take to infuse water?

How long it takes to infuse water will vary based on the ingredients you use. Strong herbs like mint, and melons or citrus will infuse water more quickly, while blueberries, or other more mild ingredients will take longer, like overnight, to infuse. Fruit water recipes can be made a couple of hours ahead of time in order to have time to create flavored water. If you can, make it the night before and place it in the refrigerator.

How long should infused water sit?

How long infused water will be good will depend on the ingredients you use. Infused water in the refrigerator will last longer, while water infused with fruit or vegetables sitting out (without ice) will only last for around 2 hours before the fruits or vegetables start to get mushy or slimy and may start to form bacteria. Infused herb water will last a lot longer (sometimes up to a week) than fruit water or vegetable water.

Because you are adding fresh fruits or vegetables, the infused water is perishable. When serving infused water at a party or on a buffet table, treat it like other perishable foods. Add ice to the water and remember that perishable foods should not be left at room temperature for more than two hours. After two hours at room temperature, the food can enter the ‘danger zone,’ a range of temperatures between 40 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit at which bacteria grows most rapidly.

So, if you are making infused water recipes for a party or a large amount, make sure you are changing out the water every couple of hours or are adding ice regularly to help prolong the water use.

You can also use individual water bottles and make each serving fresh.

TIP: There are infuser water bottles that keep the fruit and water separate. That way your kids can get the benefits of fruit in water, but then also eat the fruit when the water is gone! CHECK THEM OUT


Refreshing Infused Water Recipes And Their Benefits

1. Green Tea, Mint And Lime

These three things when mixed in water helps in better digestion, provides relief from congestion, headaches, aids in fat burning and also acts as a breath freshener. Plus, there is nothing that boosts your metabolism as efficiently as this particular drink.

2. Strawberry And Kiwi Infused Water Recipe

Strawberry and kiwi infused water works on one’s cardiovascular health, regulates blood sugar levels, gives immune system protection and improves digestion.

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3. Cucumber, Lime And Lemon

This is probably one of the most refreshing drinks you can ever consume. In addition to this, it helps in water weight management, controls your appetite, hydrates, reduces bloating and improves digestion.

4. Lemon, Lime And Orange – Infused Water Recipes

Vitamin C is considered to be the best thing for people who are suffering from indigestion and this drink does the same. It also helps in treating heartburn and improves the immune system.

5. Lemon, Raspberry, Peach And Watermelon

This is a complete fruity drink which is best consumed in the morning to keep you going throughout the day. Plus, these fruits help to keep your blood sugar stable whereas the lemon and peach helps you in feeling energized.

6. Watermelon, Blueberry And Mint

This particular infused water recipe is known as an excellent muscle recovery drink which can be consumed both before or after a long workout session. Mint has some amazing anti-inflammatory properties whereas, watermelon is known for being an excellent fruit to eliminate soreness.

These were some of the easiest to make and combine infused water recipes that can offer you a ton of benefits. In addition to all of these benefits, these drinks are known to be excellent detoxifiers that work on getting rid of toxins from your body. They also give your body the hydration it craves.

Try these drinks out and remember to cut the fruits into small chunks and let them sit in the water for almost 30 minutes before consuming them. Try them once and you would never want to go back to the plain boring water life.


Raspberry and Basil Infused Water: #Whole30 H20

So every time I do this Whole30 thing, one of my strongest cravings is for an ice cold can of pop. Cola is my preferred poison, but just about anything sweet and bubbly will do. Any form of added sugar is out for 30 days though, so pop is not an option. This is definitely one habit I’d like to break.

But I still haven’t developed a taste for plain water, so I’ve been trying to mix it up with herbal teas and with my newly discovered love for infused water. Today I want to share my current favourite recipe: raspberry and basil infused water. The raspberries add flavour, colour, and a hint of sweetness, and the basil leaves add freshness. I like to add a couple of slices of lime for a touch of tartness too, and the citric acid also acts as a natural preservative. Together, they make a delicious, refreshing drink that’s so much better for you than any sugary drink. Now there’s no reason not to drink your water!

(I really wish it were a sunny summer day so I could take a picture of this in the sun on my patio, but it’s a wet and gray January day instead, and this is the best I could do.)

Infused water is simple, delicious, and so much fun to make! Just drop some fruit and/or herbs into a water pitcher, smush the flavourings up a bit with the end of a wooden spoon (the fancy term for this is “muddling”), and pour in fresh, filtered water. Allow it to steep in the fridge overnight. The fun part is coming up with your own combos – the only limit here is your imagination!


Easy and Refreshing Infused Water Ideas

In our Your Health Tuber – meetings, we often drink infused waters and everyone has its favorite flavor. In this article, we present you some of our favorite infused water drinks:

Aromatic herbs add a great flair to this detoxifying water. Consume it first thing in the morning to be ready to get your day off to the right start! It’s especially helpful for people who exercise a lot – just like Claudio from our team does.

You will need:

  • 1 lemon
  • ½ cucumber
  • 2 springs rosemary
  • 1 handful mint
  • 1 handful thyme
  • Spring water

Instructions:

  • Wash and thinly slice 1 lemon and ½ cucumber.
  • Fill a jug with water. Add cucumber slices, lemon slices, and all the herbs.
  • Refrigerate for an hour before serving. Enjoy!
  1. Belly Slimming Detox Water

Veggies and fruit are paired in this water, which will help fight craving and slim you down. Served over ice, it’s a refreshingly satisfying treat. This is my favorite combination: cucumber is refreshing, strawberries are a real energy booster and basil curb appetite. I have been drinking this infused water for about a month and a half now and I have lost around 5 pounds — my diet is pretty much the same — therefore, it’s working.

You will need:

  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 handful strawberries
  • A few leaves of basil
  • Spring water

Instructions:

  • Wash and thinly slice a handful of strawberries and ½ cucumber.
  • Fill a jug with water. Add all the slices and the basil leaves.
  • Refrigerate for an hour before serving. Enjoy!
  1. Detox Lime and Lemon Water

Citrus fruits are really refreshing and energizing! Enjoy this citrus-infused water in order to cut calories without missing out on anything.

You will need:

Instructions:

  • Wash and thinly slice the lemon and the limes.
  • Fill a jug with water.
  • Refrigerate for an hour before serving. Add a few ice cubes and enjoy!
  1. Blackberry Mint Infused Water

Ideal for summers when you have a lot of both mint and blackberries, this fruity delicious water has a bit of bite. This is very simple and lovely infused water – especially for people who don’t have much time and/or like simple and delicious flavors – just like our collaborator Andrea does.

You will need:

Instructions:

  • Wash the blackberries and the mint leaves.
  • Fill a jug with water.
  • Refrigerate for an hour before serving. Enjoy!
  1. Lemon Raspberry Water

Lemon and bright berries make a drink worthy of the hot summer days. Just a few mint leaves add greenery along with freshness.

Yesterday, while my husband (some of you probably know him as Your Health Tuber –Dragan), worked in the garden, I surprised him with his favorite infused water with lemon, raspberries and mint straight from our garden – minus the lemon – we don’t have a lemon tree anymore, unfortunately…

You will need:

  • 1 handful raspberries
  • 1 lemon
  • A few mint leaves
  • A few ice cubes
  • Spring water

Instructions:

  • Wash the raspberries, the lemon, and the mint leaves. Thinly slice the lemon.
  • Fill a jug with water. Add lemon slices, raspberries, and the mint leaves.
  • Add a few ice cubes. Enjoy!
  1. Blueberry Orange Water

Fiery oranges provide Vitamin C, while dark blueberries provide antioxidants. The final result is infused water that is wonderful to look at and fun to consume.

You will need:

Instructions:

  • Wash the blueberries and thinly slice an orange.
  • Fill a jug with water. Add orange slices and the blueberries.
  • Refrigerate for an hour before serving. Enjoy!
  1. Watermelon Basil Water

Savory basil leaves and crisp watermelon are an ideal pair when the temperature rises and you want to cool off. This infused water is a perfect way to use up leftover melon from the weekend cookout.

You will need:

Instructions:

  • Fill a jug with water. Add the basil leaves and the watermelon cubes.
  • Refrigerate for an hour before serving. Enjoy!
  1. Strawberry, Lemon and Ginger Water

This is a great combination full of vitamins. For its preparation, you can use frozen strawberries and enjoy this drink throughout the whole year.

You will need:

  • 4 lemon slices
  • 1/2 cup of sliced strawberries
  • 2 to 3-inch piece peeled and sliced ginger
  • Spring water

Instructions:

  • Wash the strawberries. Thinly slice the lemon. Peel and slice the ginger.
  • Fill a jug with water. Add the lemon, ginger, and strawberries slices.
  • Refrigerate for an hour before serving. Enjoy!
  1. Cinnamon Pear Ginger Water

This spicy drink is ideal for the end of the summer days when you want to beat the heat, and you are also itching for fall.

You will need:

  • 1 sliced pear
  • fresh grated ginger
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • Vanilla (optional)
  • Spring water

Instructions:

  • Wash and thinly slice the pear.
  • Fill a jug with water. Add the pear slices, the cinnamon sticks, and some fresh grated ginger.
  • Refrigerate for an hour before serving. Enjoy!
  1. Apple Detox Water

Infusing the water with apples makes it taste like real apple juice, but even better – without all the extra sugar you get from commercial juice. Plus, a pinch of cinnamon adds a pleasant spiciness that rounds out the taste nicely.

You will need:

  • 4 – 6 apple slices
  • A pinch of Cinnamon (optional)
  • A few ice cubes (optional)
  • Spring water

Instructions:

  • Wash and thinly slice the apple.
  • Fill a jug with water. Add the apple slices and a pinch of cinnamon.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. Add a few ice cubes. Enjoy!
  1. Cherry Lime Infused Water

Tart lime and sweet cherries make for an amazing calorie-free water. This drink tastes like your favorite cherry limeade, but better – without sugar, chemicals, and preservatives.

You will need:

Instructions:

  • Wash and thinly slice a lime and a handful of cherries.
  • Fill a jug with water. Add the slices of line and cherries.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving. Add a few ice cubes. Enjoy!
  1. Mango Pineapple Infused Water

This is a delicious tropical drink that you can have in the hottest summer days. Mango and pineapples have unique health benefits that you can get from consuming this refreshing water.

You will need:

Instructions:

  • Wash and thinly slice one mango. Chop the pineapple.
  • Fill a jug with water. Add all the ingredients.
  • Refrigerate for 4-6 hours before serving. Enjoy!

You can start drinking the water straight away, but the flavors will get stronger the longer you allow the ingredients to combine. The infused water will stay good for 3 days in the refrigerator.

Drinking water is vital, especially through the summer. We all know this. However, sometimes, it’s just plain boring. Luckily that’s not the case anymore with these refreshing infused water recipes. Fruits and vegetables are great nutrients to use for the preparation of infused water. They can provide you the recommended daily dose of essential vitamins and minerals. Check out the list of the most important nutrients (vitamins and minerals): https://yourhealthtube.com/important-nutrients-vitamins-minerals/

What combination of flavors sounds the best to you? You can leave your comments below!


Fruit-Infused Water Recipes

Why Fruit-Infused Water Recipes? Not just because water may be bland, but because fruit-infused water gives you the benefits of fruit but without the insulin-spiking sugar. Naturopathic Earth has another article on 9 Mind-Blowing Fruit-Infused Water Recipes. In it we cover some classics as Strawberry Lemonade, Mint Pineapple, Cherry Lime, and more. Check it out again.

Use Toxin-Free H2O

Fruit-Infused Water is so easy to make. First off, start out with filtered water if you can. And preferably distilled to avoid the neurologic, hormone disrupting chemical, fluoride, which is in the majority of municipal water systems in the country.

Fluoride lowers IQ points by 20 points. (If you don’t believe me, check out the Harvard study.) We think it is so important for NPE readers to be aware of fluoride that we have two articles (History of How Fluoride Got Into Our Water & How Fluoride Destroys Our Body) and two Holistic Health News podcast episodes on it for those who love aural stimulation more than sight.

So yes, fluoride is pretty bad. We recommend you buy a filtration system that removes fluoride not just from your drinking water but from your shower. Our fluoride exposure is greater from showers than ingestion. Also these filters will take out other harmful chemicals like chlorine and radon 222. So the best Fruit-Infused Water Recipes will use distilled water (which is fluoride-free) or water than has been purified by a fluoride-filter (regular filters do NOT remove fluoride).

No Insulin Spike

One of the benefits of fruit-infused water recipes is that you are getting the phytonutrient benefits of fruits and herbs but not the actual juice. Fruit juice is one of the biggest shams of nutritional science. We are inculcated from an early age that apple, orange, or grape juices are “good” for us. We extrapolate from the fact that since fruits are good for us, so must the juice.

If Seinfeld had a fruit Nazi, he would say “No fruit for you!” Fruit juice is loaded with fructose sugar. Once ingested, your body will release insulin to try to control the insane amount of pure sugar you just put in your body. And it is a pure unadulterated sugar-spike because there is no fiber with the juice.

When we eat fruits, the beneficial fiber in it slows down the release of sugar thus allow the body to handle it better. With juice there is no fiber at all, so loads of insulin is released quickly. The insulin will do its best to shunt this blood sugar into the liver and organs, but in general it can’t, resulting in an eventual sugar crash and possible long-term insulin resistance and diabetes. So stay away from store-bought fruit juices. Green juices are another story. Check out one of our recipes.

Pesticide Issue

Not all produce is created equal vis-a-vis nutrients. The same may be said about their pesticide load. Some fruits & vegetables absorb more of the toxic, carcinogenic, hormone-disrupting pesticides we spray on them constantly than others. For example, apple, the berries, spinach absorb more and thus should be purchased organic. Bananas, avocados, citrus fruits don’t. Buy those regular.

So for these fruit-infused water recipes try to either use organic produce or those that don’t absorb a lot. How do you know? Check out our article on the EWG’s Annual Dirty Dozen list which enumerates the fruits and veggies that you must buy organic and those that you don’t. (We have a Holistic Health New episode on it as well.) Or go to EWG directly. Great resource.

“Break” Fast?

These fruit-infused water recipes don’t break your fast. Fasting is a great biohack to maintain optimal health as well as lose weight quickly. Since there in minute amount of sugar infused into the water, you do not fall out of the fasting state when drinking these fruit-infused water recipes. Now if you add honey to them, you WILL break your fast. This why the recipes below do NOT include honey. They are au natural.

Fasting is very important in the NPE world. I have been daily fasting for over 4 years. It is a great way to starve out tumors and improve mental cognition, testosterone levels in the body and more. Click HERE to learn more about intermittent fasting.

To review, fruit-infused water recipes are great. They bring subtle flavor to our otherwise bland water while also allowing us to enjoy the phytonutrients, electrolytes, enzymes, and vitamins found in the fruit. They hydrate, they don’t break our fast, and they don’t spike our sugar.

Remember, use filtered water and produce that is either organic or doesn’t absorb pesticides at a high rate. Enjoy!

For the lavender fruit-infused water recipe, use culinary lavender like the one shown above. (More info below.)



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