These fruit infused water recipes will show you how to make fruit flavored water at home. Therefore, solving the problem of how to drink more water when you don’t like it. Then, you can stay hydrated all day while saving money and improving your health.
I know I should be drinking more water. Even during the summer, I have a hard time drinking plain water. I don’t know why. Unless I’ve just worked out or been outside in the heat, water is not normally the first drink I choose. I like juice, Gatorade, and fizzy juice drinks, but I know I shouldn’t drink those all of the time. I wanted to know how to drink more water when you don’t like the taste of plain water. To help solve this problem, I’ve been making fruit infused water at home to help me drink more water every day.
How to drink more water every day
I know of many people that don’t like the taste of plain water. So, they want to find easy ways to drink more water ever day. Because of this, I’ve been experimenting with different fruits and herbs. I have been having fun making fruit infused water recipes at home. If you want to try making your own fruit infused water, then start with different combinations of fruit for your flavored water (bananas don’t work so well). In addition, you can add a variety of spices and herbs.
Fruit Infused Water Recipes – How to Make Fruit Flavored Water at Home
First, to make your fruit infused water recipes, you’ll need some jars. I bought a bunch of Mason jars online that I use to make my fruity water. On Amazon, there’s a deal on this 9 pack of Ball Wide-Mouth Mason Jars with Lids and Bands.
What fruits and vegetables are good to put in water?
Start experimenting with your favorite fruits and veggies. Yes, vegetables make good infused water too. Some of the best fruits and vegetables for making infused water are lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, raspberries, cucumbers, and carrots.
Preparing Fruits and Vegetables for Flavored Water Recipes
Before you use the fruits and vegetables, be sure they are thoroughly cleaned. Wash your fruits and veggies before cutting them because cut foods can lose more vitamins and minerals during soaking and cleaning.
How to Add Fruits and Vegetables to Water
To make your infused water, you will want some type of containers for brewing and storage. I like to make and store my flavored water in Mason jars. Although, there are also infuser water bottles and infuser water pitchers that make the process a little easier.
Infuser Water Bottles and Infuser Water Pitchers
In these infuser water bottles and infuser pitchers, there are compartments to keep the fruit separate from the water. Because of this, it is easier to remove the fruit and fruit particles after use. Now, they even make fruit infuser sport water bottles you can take with you along to workouts.
How long should infused water sit?
Infuse your water anywhere from 2 hours to overnight. After your water has been infused, removed the fruits and vegetables. Then, store in an airtight container, in the refrigerator for 3-7 days.
For best results, drink your infused water within about a day or two.
If you would like some examples of fruit infused water, then here are a few of my fruit and vegetable combinations.
Strawberries and Lime infused water.
Watermelon, Cucumber, and Lime infused water.
Cherries, Strawberries, and Lemons infused water.
More Fruity Water Recipes
For more, check out these recipes for fruit infused water.
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- 12 Fruit-Infused Water Combos To Keep You Hydrated All Summer from Rodale’s Organic Life
- Fruit-Infused Water – 6 ways! From berries, to citrus, to cucumber and herbs on She Uncovered
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- 6 simple delicious infused water recipes from Earth 911
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