10 Delicious Fruit-Infused Water Recipes
Most people are chronically dehydrated and they don’t even realize it. Low water intake affects your organs, your skin and your state of mind, but many people are turned off by the taste of regular H2O. So, we found some healthy ways to infuse flavor into water without the high sugar and calorie content that soda and juice offer. If you’re missing the fizz of soda, use sparkling water instead of filtered. Refrigerate all of the following overnight to let the flavors fully soak in.
Rainbow Infused Water
This is the prettiest, most vibrant water of them all, so we had to give it some love first. If you can’t get enough of fruit salad, this vitamin-packed liquid alternative will hydrate you from the inside out, without all the sugar. A medley of fruits is balanced by mint and cucumber, resulting in the most refreshing, all-year-round drink that should live in your fridge.
Watermelon Cucumber Mint Water
Watermelon is one of our favorite infusing fruits, but sometimes it can be a little too sweet for our liking. Cucumber and mint cut that sweetness perfectly and almost taste like a virgin cocktail, with way fewer calories! In our opinion, this is the tastiest way to up your water intake.
Vanilla Bean Rose Water
Forget tea time – this beverage will impress the gals at your next get-together (special occasion or casual). This drink has the most delicate taste that just blooms perfectly in your mouth due to the infusion of fresh vanilla beans, raspberries and rose petals. And it’s the most Instagram-worthy by far.
Turmeric Ginger “Lemonade”
This one is a nutritious powerhouse as well as a delicious, sugar-free alternative to ginger beer or lemonade. You can go for turmeric power or a fresh root, and same goes for the ginger. If you have a sweet tooth but still want the health benefits, add a drop of honey or stevia for taste.
Coconut Pineapple Mango Water
For some reason, coconut water is pretty expensive. You could be making your own version at home that tastes way better and hasn’t been sitting on a shelf. With the addition of pineapple and mango, you’ll be transported to a beach in the Bahamas upon first sip. It’s a bit on the sweet side, though, so beware.
Mango Lime Basil Water
Mango and lime are the ultimate wake-up flavors, and basil has an irresistible way of infusing the taste of summer. It’s like a tropical juice, with a healthy twist. The author of the recipe decided to add blackberries, but we’re not fans of the seeds so we opted out for that one.
Orange Grapefruit Rosemary Water
Get your daily dose of vitamin C with this chic infused recipe, featuring an elegant dash of rosemary. We actually prefer grapefruit in an infused water, since in pure juiced form it can be a little too acidic for our liking. Throw in an orange peel, and you have the most enviable brunch pitcher.
Blueberry Orange Water
Lemon water is so yesterday, and this infusion combo proves that. Zesty mandarin orange slices combine with blueberry (buy frozen if they’re out of season) to infuse water with a delicately delectable flavor. Squeeze a bit of the orange’s juice in to intensify the flavor. Plus, it looks nice in a mason jar.
Skin-Clearing Detox Water
If you’re looking for an infused water with a more focused detox, this one has positively glowing results on your skin, and the reason is thanks to this gorgeous, nutrient-loaded water. It’s filled with blackberries, strawberries, cilantro and lemon. If you’re not a cilantro fan, avoid. If you are, indulge!
Herb Infused Water
The concept behind this recipe thinks outside the box, and can actually be applied to the rest of the ones on this list. Freeze fruits or herbs like mint, lavender and rosemary in ice cubes to enhance the flavor of already infused water or as a quick replacement if you don’t have time to let a full pitcher soak overnight.