How to Make Fruit-Infused Water
Staying hydrated doesn’t have to be a bore. Give your water some pizazz with fruit infusion. Water is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Hydration helps to deliver oxygen throughout the body, aids in digestion, suppresses our appetites, and boosts skin health. But for some, drinking plain water tastes bland.
Adding fresh berries, citrus, and herbs to your water will allow you to extract the flavors of the ingredients while also adding restorative properties which makes it a great alternative to ordinary H2O. Get ready because we’re going to show you how to make fruit-infused water in a variety of combinations.
Servings: 8 cups
Prep Time: 5 mins.
Chill Time: 1 hour
Step #1. Prepare Ingredients
Step #2. Pick a Fruit Combination
VERSION 1: Mixed Berry Fruit-Infused Water
VERSION 2: Pineapple, Mint and Cucumber-Infused Water
VERSION 3: Citrus-Infused Water
Step #3. Fill the Pitcher or Jar With Ice & Fruit
Fill a big jar or pitcher with ice (leaving some room for the fruit). Add your favorite fruit combination from above.
Step #4. Add Water & Stir
Fill with water and use a wooden spoon to stir the water and fruit together.
Step #5. Add Sweetener - OPTIONAL
Add sugar or Stevia to taste, and mix it well until dissolved (this is also great without any sugar added!).
Step #6. Chill the Fruit-Infused Water & Serve
Let it chill for 1 hour in the refrigerator - serve with more ice.
How long does fruit infused water last? Your infused water can last up to 3 days depending on the type of ingredients you’re using. However, if you plan on storing it longer than 24 hours, be sure to remove the fruit from the water. Removing the fruit will help prevent the fruit from decomposing and giving the water an unpleasant taste.
Don’t settle for store bought “vitamin water,” which can contain artificial ingredients. Adding fruits, herbs, and even some vegetables to your water means you’ll get amazing benefits with little to no calories. Pitchers and to-go cups designed specifically for infusing water make hydrating convenient and enjoyable.
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How to Make Fruit-Infused Water
- 8 cups water
- Fruit - see combinations below
- Sugar (or Stevia for sugar-free) - Optional
Fruit Combination 1: Mixed Berry
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 cup strawberries - sliced
Fruit Combination 2: Minty
- 1 cup pineapple chunks
- 1/2 cucumber - sliced thinly
- 1 bunch mint leaves
Fruit Combination 3: Citrus
- 1 orange - in wedges
- 1 lemon - in wedges
- 1 tangerine - in wedges
- Orange and/or lemon juice - to taste, OPTIONAL
- Fill a big jar or pitcher with ice (leaving some room for the fruit). Add your favorite fruit combination from above.
- Fill with water and use a wooden spoon to stir the water and fruit together.
- Add sugar or Stevia to taste, and mix it well until dissolved (this is also great without any sugar added!).
- Let it chill for 1 hour in the refrigerator - serve with more ice.
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