Whether you’re dieting, detoxing, or simply want to live healthier, drinking plenty of water is always an essential part of it. Water makes you feel energised, helps expel harmful wastes, curbs hunger and food cravings, and has many other healthy benefits. However, plain water isn’t always very tasty. How about infusing your water with the delicious goodness of fruits, herbs, and spices? Add a flavourful touch to your water with our list of top 10 fruit water recipes!
Making fruit or herb-infused water is simple. All you need is a good pitcher. A high-quality glass pitcher can really improve the flavour of your fruit water, so you shouldn’t cheap-out with one made from plastic.
A glass water pitcher with an infusing lid would be the best choice. The steel lid allows you to keep the fruit in the pitcher, so it is easier to pour. You can then simply keep the pitcher in your fridge to enjoy your nicely chilled fruit water whenever you want.
Alternatively, you can also use a large Mason jar for the infusion. This may not be fancy, but it’s cheap and gets the job done.
Use only the best fresh fruits and herbs for your infused water. If you can, choose organic fruits that are free of pesticides and other chemicals. The quality of the fruits, herbs, and spices can make a big difference in the flavour and benefits of your water.
Infusing water takes some time, so be patient. It’s best when you allow the contents to infuse overnight in your fridge.
A nice flavour combo of sweet and delicious pineapple with a refreshingly minty note! Peel and thinly slice about ¼ of a pineapple. Slice the pineapple as thin as you can for maximum flavour. Put the slices in a large 2l pitcher or jar together with a dozen fresh mint leaves. Add water, stir, then put the mix in your fridge to allow the water to infuse.
Not just for salsas and salads, watermelon and basil make for very tasty fruit water as well! Cut melon pieces into small wedges, including the rind. Add fresh basil to taste and stir the mix well. Keep in the fridge overnight for the best flavour.
Super-delicious, sweet, and very simple: Just finely slice some strawberries and put them in your mix together with a few fresh mint leaves. For an even mintier flavour, tear the mint leaves a bit before you add them.
Take one fresh mango and slice it in as thinly as you can. Add the pieces to about 2l of water in your pitcher or Mason jar. Add one cup of finely chopped pineapple to the mix. Add water and allow to infuse in the fridge overnight.
Cut a cucumber into very thin slices. Put the slices into your pitcher or Mason jar. Add about 8 fresh mint leaves and then add water to your mix. Stir gently and allow to infuse overnight in your fridge.
Sweet cherries and tangy lime make for a deliciously sweet and refreshing water flavour! Take two handfuls of fresh cherries and cut them in half. Cut one lime into thin slices and put the fruit mix into your pitcher. Add water to fill. Stir the mix and have it infuse for several hours, best overnight.
Take 2 handfuls of fresh grapes, slice them in half, and add to a large Mason jar or your pitcher. Take one large orange and slice it thinly with the rind on. Put in your fridge for several hours.
Minty and tart like a mojito, but without the hangover. Take fresh limes, cut them into small cubes or slices, and add fresh mint leaves to the mix. If you want, you can add some stevia to tame the tart flavour a bit.
A superb taste, and not just for fall! Thinly slice some fresh organic apples and add a few cinnamon sticks to enhance the flavour. The cinnamon also helps with digestion for an added health benefit. Leave to infuse overnight.
This flavour combo doesn’t just taste delicious, it can really help unclog your sinuses, which makes it a great fruit water to fight a cold. Thinly slice some strawberries and fresh jalapeno peppers. The strawberry sweetness nicely balances out the slight kick from the jalapenos. Allow to infuse overnight for richer flavour.