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Fruit Infused Water

Naturally flavored fruit infused water that’s not only easy to make, but healthy and delicious! It has a sweet and refreshing taste and has a cleansing effect on the body. Say goodbye to soda, juice and sugary drinks with this tasty fruit water!

There’s something about enjoying fruity and refreshing drinks in the Summer that’s so satisfying. I love to make different fruit infused water combinations to drink throughout the day and stay hydrated. I also like to make all types of smoothies, family friendly sangria and blueberry mint lemonade.

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To me, fruit infused water just screams SUMMER! I’m so happy that it’s warming up outside. Now we just need to remember to stay hydrated. And this fruit water is the perfect way to do that!

All that you need to make your own fruit infused water is fresh fruit, herbs and water, of course. The fruit and herbs add amazing flavor and taste super refreshing. If you have a hard time drinking enough water, this is a great way to stay hydrated and enjoy a healthy drink!

Best fruit to use

I’ve found that citrus fruits and fresh berries hold up really nicely. I’ll also add in some tropical fruits like coconut or mango sometimes too. And you can’t forget the fresh veggies and herbs! Cucumber, mint and basil are some of my favorites that add amazing flavor.

  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Orange
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Pineapple
  • Mango

how to make infused water

Favorite combinations

  • Pineapple coconut: pineapple, coconut water, 2 Tablespoons fresh pineapple juice, 2 mint leaves
  • Citrus detox: lemon, lime, orange, cucumber, 2 mint leaves
  • Strawberry lemon: lemon, strawberry, 2 mint leaves
  • Berry: strawberry, blueberry, muddled raspberry, 2 mint leaves

How to make fruit infused water

  1. Add fruit to bottom of jar. Place fruit in bottom of jar and pour water in. Stir fruit around.
  2. Press lightly on fruit to release flavors. Press on the fruit lightly with a spoon to release some of the flavors. Add mint leaves if desired.
  3. Refrigerate, then serve! Refrigerate for at least one hour (can even do overnight). Add ice just before serving. Enjoy!

fruit infused water recipes

FAQ’s

How long does it take to infuse? To get a strong, fruity taste, I’d recommend refrigerating the water for at least an hour. You can even let it chill overnight, which really helps bring out the fresh flavors.

How long does it last? I’d recommend enjoying within 3 days of making it. I’ve found that the fruit and herbs lose a bit of their freshness any longer than that.

Can you eat the fruit in infused water? Sure. The fruit typically isn’t as flavorful because the juices leak into the water over time, but it can’t hurt to try it! :)

What do you make it in? I love to use mason jar mugs, but you could use an infused water bottle as well. You could even double or triple the recipe in an infusion pitcher.

fruit infused water

Fruit Infused Water

5 from 6 votes
Naturally flavored fruit infused water that's not only easy to make, but healthy and delicious! It has a sweet and refreshing taste and has a cleansing effect on the body.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 1

Ingredients 

  • 16 ounce mason jar
  • 1/2 cup fruit
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 mint leaves , optional
  • 1/4 cup ice

Instructions

  • Place fruit in the bottom of your jar. Pour water in and stir fruit around. Press on the fruit lightly with a spoon to release some of the flavors. Add mint leaves if desired. Refrigerate for at least one hour (can even do overnight). Add ice just before serving. Enjoy!

Notes

Combinations: 
  • Pineapple coconut: pineapple, coconut water, 2 TB fresh pineapple juice, 2 mint leaves
  • Citrus detox: lemon, lime, orange, cucumber, 2 mint leaves
  • Strawberry lemon: lemon, strawberry, 2 mint leaves
  • Berry: strawberry, blueberry, muddled raspberry, 2 mint leaves

Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Author: Jamielyn Nye

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