10 Fruit-Infused Water Recipes for Summer

10 Fruit-Infused Water Recipes for Summer

Water is one of the best ways to stay hydrated.

And staying hydrated is important to help your body work efficiently and perform its best in your workouts, and to help you lose weight.

In fact, did you know that when you feel hungry you may actually be thirsty?

Still, drinking half your body weight in ounces every day might seem like a lot, so we came up with these 10 refreshing flavored water recipes using just fruits and herbs.

Each of the recipes below is for one serving and takes approximately five minutes to make.

If you want your fruit-infused water to be super clear, strain it through a cheesecloth. To make a pitcher of flavored water, just increase the amounts by four or eight or more.

1. Blackberry Mojito Water

Ingredients:
1 cup ice
½ cup fresh blackberries
3 slices fresh lime
4 fresh mint leaves
1¼ cups cold water

Preparation:
1. Place ice in a tall glass. Set aside.
2. Combine blackberries, lime, and mint in a large cocktail shaker. Mash well with back of a wooden spoon or muddler.
3. Add water; cover and shake.
4. Strain into ice-filled glass and enjoy.

2. Orange Vanilla Cinnamon Water

Ingredients:
1 cup ice
3 slices fresh orange
¼ tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
1¼ cups cold water

Preparation:
1. Place ice in tall glass; set aside.
2. Combine orange, vanilla, and cinnamon stick in large cocktail shaker. Mash well with back of a wooden spoon or muddler.
3. Stir in water; cover and shake.
4. Strain into ice-filled glass and enjoy.

3. Blueberry Vanilla Lime Water

Ingredients:
1 cup ice
½ cup blueberries
3 slices fresh lime
¼ tsp. pure vanilla extract
1¼ cups cold water

Preparation:
1. Place ice in tall glass; set aside.
2. Combine blueberries, lime, and vanilla in large cocktail shaker. Mash well with back of a wooden spoon or muddler.
3. Stir in water; cover and shake.
4. Strain into ice-filled glass and enjoy.

4. Minty Watermelon Lime Water

Ingredients:
1 cup ice
½ cup diced watermelon
3 slices fresh lime
4 fresh mint leaves
1¼ cups cold water

Preparation:
1. Place ice in tall glass; set aside.
2. Combine watermelon, lime, and mint in large cocktail shaker. Mash well with back of a wooden spoon or muddler.
3. Stir in water; cover and shake.
4. Strain into ice-filled glass and enjoy.

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5. Honeydew Basil Water

Ingredients:
1 cup ice
½ cup diced honeydew melon
4 fresh basil leaves
1¼ cups cold water

Preparation:
1. Place ice in tall glass; set aside.
2. Combine honeydew melon and basil in large cocktail shaker. Mash well with back of a wooden spoon or muddler.
3. Stir in water; cover and shake.
4. Strain into ice-filled glass and enjoy.

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6. Tropical Lime Water

Ingredients:
1 cup ice
¼ cup diced pineapple
¼ cup diced fresh mango
3 slices fresh lime
1¼ cups cold water

Preparation:
1. Place ice in tall glass; set aside.
2. Combine pineapple, mango, and lime in large cocktail shaker. Mash well with back of a wooden spoon or muddler.
3. Stir in water; cover and shake.
4. Strain into ice-filled glass and enjoy.

7. Rosemary Grapefruit Water

Ingredients:
1 cup ice
3 slices fresh grapefruit
1 sprig fresh rosemary
1¼ cups cold water

Preparation:
1. Place ice in tall glass; set aside.
2. Combine grapefruit and rosemary in large cocktail shaker. Mash well with back of a wooden spoon or muddler.
3. Stir in water; cover and shake.
4. Strain into ice-filled glass and enjoy.

8. Cucumber Anise Water

Ingredients:
1¼ cups water
1 Tbsp. anise seeds (or 3 anise star pods)
1 cup ice
4 slices fresh cucumber

Preparation:
1. Combine water and anise seeds in small saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and steep for 10 minutes. Cool completely in refrigerator.
2. Place ice in tall glass; set aside.
3. Place anise mixture into cocktail shaker; add cucumbers.
4. Mash well with back of a wooden spoon or muddler; cover and shake.
5. Strain into ice-filled glass and enjoy.

9. Minty Citrus Ginger Water

Ingredients:
1 cup ice
2 slices fresh orange
2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
4 fresh mint leaves
1¼ cups cold water

Preparation:
1. Place ice in tall glass; set aside.
2. Combine orange, ginger, and mint in large cocktail shaker. Mash well with back of a wooden spoon or muddler.
3. Stir in water; cover and shake.
4. Strain into ice-filled glass and enjoy.

10. Strawberry Kiwi Water

Ingredients:
1 cup ice
½ cup chopped fresh strawberries
1 medium kiwifruit, peeled, chopped
1¼ cups cold water

Preparation:
1. Place ice in a tall glass. Set aside.
2. Combine strawberries and kiwi in a large cocktail shaker. Mash well with back of a wooden spoon or muddler.
3. Add water; cover and shake.
4. Strain into ice-filled glass and enjoy.

 

Fruit-infused water recipes