8 Infused Detox Water Recipes

Unless you woke up thirsty at 2:00 a.m. after a night of binging on Chinese takeout, you are probably not excited about drinking water. I’m not either but I’m working on it!

But seriously, if you want to drink more water, at least make it taste good. Give yourself a fighting chance. It’s the end of summer and you still have time to latch on to one more resolution: Staying hydrated!

What can I use to make Infused water?

Fresh fruit, herbs, and some vegetables make great flavors for water. While any combination can be tasty, I turned to my go-to resource for flavor pairings: The Flavor Bible.

The Flavor Bible is an encyclopedic listing of ingredients and the flavors that pair best with them as decided by a group of chefs. So it’s one set of opinions, but it’s a good set of opinions (at least in my opinion). If you need culinary inspiration, it’s a place to start.

Citrus, berries, melons, fresh ginger, and mint are all good choices. You can float the ingredients freely in water or use an infusion pitcher.

Stay hydrated with these 8 Infused Water recipes! Inspired by The Flavor Bible, these fruit and herb combinations will encourage you to drink more water.

Stay hydrated with these 8 Infused Water recipes! Inspired by The Flavor Bible, these fruit and herb combinations will encourage you to drink more water.

Can you eat the fruit after infusing water?

Yes! You might be disappointed, though. As the fruit infuses the water with flavor, the fruit itself has less flavor and more water. So it might taste watery and less flavorful than what you’d expect.

How long can you keep fruit infused water in the fridge?

Infused water is best 2 to 4 hours after you’ve made it. Or, you can let it infuse overnight in the refrigerator.

Some ingredients last better than others. With herbs, for example, fresh basil lasts 2 to 3 days but rosemary can last up to a week.

Stay hydrated with these 8 Infused Water recipes! Inspired by The Flavor Bible, these fruit and herb combinations will encourage you to drink more water.

Is fruit infused water healthy?

I personally feel better when I drink more water and there is a good chance you will, too. And depending one what you’ve used to infuse the water, you could be setting yourself up for bonus nutrients!

However, the only time you will hear me talk about “flushing toxins” is when I say it in a sarcastic or ironical way with a wry smile on my face. I’m just not that person.

Here are some of my favorite drinks to make!

Instructions

  • In a large pitcher, place the desired combination of fruit or herbs. Add ice and fill container with water. Add additional fruit or herbs to garnish, if desired.

Ingredients

For Strawberry, Basil and Lemon:

1/2 cup strawberries stemmed and sliced, fresh or frozen

5 large fresh basil leaves torn

lemon thinly sliced

For Honeydew, Cucumber, and Mint:

1/2 cup honeydew cubes

1 cucumber thinly sliced

10 fresh mint leaves torn

Blackberries, Orange, and Ginger:

1/2 pint blackberries

1 orange thinly sliced

1 (2-inch) piece ginger peeled and thinly sliced

Blueberry, Lemon, and Rosemary:

1/2 pint blueberries

1 lemon thinly sliced

4 sprigs fresh rosemary

Pineapple, Coconut, and Lime:

1 cup pineapple chunks, fresh or frozen

1 cup coconut chunks, fresh or frozen

1 lime thinly sliced

Watermelon, Kiwi, and Lime:

1 cup watermelon cubes

1 kiwi diced or cut into circles

1 lime sliced into circles

Grapefruit, Pomegranate, and Mint:

1 grapefruit thinly sliced

1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

10 mint leaves torn

Mango, Raspberry, and Ginger:

1 mango peeled and cubed

1/2 pint raspberries

1 (2-inch) piece ginger peeled and thinly sliced

Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

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