Refreshing fruit infused water

Drinking fruit infused water is an easy way to increase your water intake.  It has only a few calories and it’s full of flavour so it will delight your senses.

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Fruit infused water has lots of health benefits:

  • It boosts your metabolism.
  • It helps with weight loss – it fills you up so you don’t eat as much junk.
  • It flushes toxins from your system.
  • It’s a refreshing drink that keeps you hydrated all day long.
  • It helps your skin look healthy and young.

It’s great to have a boost of flavour to keep water interesting. These are some of the delicious and healthy recipes I tried in the last few weeks:

Strawberry and basil infused water

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2 cups of water or sparkling water

Ice

1 cup strawberries, sliced

Handful basil

Add desired fruits to a large jug and then fill with water.  Stir to begin the infusion process. You can add as much or as little fruit as you’d prefer. Add more fruit for more flavour and sweetness for your waters. Drink immediately or let sit in fridge for 1-4 hours to infuse and then enjoy!

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Orange and kiwi infused Water

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2 cups of water or sparkling water

Ice

1 orange, sliced

2 kiwis, peeled and sliced

Add desired fruits to a large jug and then fill with water.  Stir to begin the infusion process. You can add as much or as little fruit as you’d prefer. Add more fruit for more flavour and sweetness for your waters. Drink immediately or let sit in fridge for 1-4 hours to infuse and then enjoy!

Raspberry and mint infused water

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2 cups of water or sparkling water

Ice

1 cup raspberries, whole

Handful of mint

Add desired fruits to a large jug and then fill with water.  Stir to begin the infusion process. You can add as much or as little fruit as you’d prefer. Add more fruit for more flavour and sweetness for your waters. Drink immediately or let sit in fridge for 1-4 hours to infuse and then enjoy!

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Watermelon, kiwi and strawberry infused water

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2 cups of water or sparkling water

2 cups of ice

1 cup watermelon, sliced

1 kiwi, peeled and sliced

1 cup strawberries, sliced

Add desired fruits to a large jug and then fill with water.  Stir to begin the infusion process. You can add as much or as little fruit as you’d prefer. Add more fruit for more flavour and sweetness for your waters. Drink immediately or let sit in fridge for 1-4 hours to infuse and then enjoy!

Orange, lemon and lime infused water

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2 cups of water or sparkling water

Ice

1 orange, sliced

1 lemon, sliced

1 lime, sliced

Add desired fruits to a large jug and then fill with water.  Stir to begin the infusion process. You can add as much or as little fruit as you’d prefer. Add more fruit for more flavour and sweetness for your waters. Drink immediately or let sit in fridge for 1-4 hours to infuse and then enjoy!

Other fruit infused water combinations that I will be trying in the future:

Pineapple and orange

Cucumber and lemon

Mango and ginger

Strawberries, lemon, and basil

Orange and blueberry

Lime, cucumber and mint

Raspberries and lemon

Lemon, blueberries and mint

Watermelon and mint

Strawberries and tangerine

Lemon, lime, orange and cucumber

Strawberries and lime

Peach and mint

Pineapple, grapefruit and apple

Strawberries, lime, and cucumber

Rosemary and strawberries

Strawberries, orange, and mint

Tangerine, cucumber, and strawberries

Strawberries, mint, and lemon

Apple and cinnamon

Ginger and orange

Strawberries, lime, cucumber and mint

Blueberry and orange

Try fruit infused water to keep you feeling refreshed and healthy!

Keep smiling 🙂

Claire

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12 Responses to Refreshing fruit infused water

  1. dailymomtivity1 says:

    Oh those look so good! I want one right now. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I’ve been thinking of making a pitcher of fruit-infused water every day for my water intake. I usually drink plenty of water anyway, but I’d like to add the benefits of the fruit as well. Thanks for the suggestion of the Strawberry/Basil blend, as we have a Basil plant that is doing too good and despite the fact that we all like and use the basil in our home, it is still multiplying! This will give us something else to try it with. In the post it says 2 cups water…I’m guessing a whole pitcher would just have more fruit added? For instance, 1 lemon for 2 cups…

  3. Domesticated Wild Child says:

    Those sound delicious, I would defiantly drink more water this way.

  4. stephanie says:

    I never knew that it raised your metabolism – that’s a great reason for doing it. I’ve had cucumber water, and that’s well quite cucumbery !

  5. I love infused water! It’s such a healthy alternative to juice 🙂 I’m pinning this

  6. www.theapartmentcure.com says:

    Great post! I see a lot of people drinking fruit infused water nowadays. I should get on the boat as well. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. Sarah Bailey says:

    I keep meaning to try something like this – it sounds like a fantastic way to refresh yourself. x

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