Make Your Own Infused Water

 

Make Your Own Fruit Infused Water

What Is Infused Water?

Infusing water involves steeping fruits, veggies, and/or herbs with water until the flavors fuse together. Infused water is a perfect substitute for sugary beverages such as fruit juices, pre-made iced tea, soda, and energy drinks.

Toned & Fit Choice: CambelBak Eddy {Glass}

Infusing water is incredibly easy! I bring infused water with me everywhere I go.

Grab your favorite reusable water container (preferably glass or clear plastic – it’s a much more beautiful display) and add water, ice, and any combination mentioned below (or create your own.)

Leave the fruit, veggies, and/or herbs in the bottle all day and refill the bottle with water and ice as needed.

How To Make Infused Water

For a large batch of infused water, fill a pitcher with water, mix in some chopped up fruits, veggies, and/or herbs and let it sit in the fridge for 2 – 8 hours (depending on how strong you want the flavor to be.)

Another method is to take your ingredients (fruit, veggies, herbs) and puree them. Use a sieve to strain the pulp, dilute with water and sip with a straw.

Tried and True Combinations

  • Cucumber & Fresh Mint
  • Apple & Cinnamon Sticks
  • Blueberry & Strawberry
  • Orange, Cucumber, Lime, & Lemon
  • Lemon, Cucumber, Fresh Mint, & Fresh Rosemary
  • Frozen Grapes, Frozen Strawberries, & Fresh Mint
  • Watermelon, Pineapple, & Apple
  • Honey Dew, Cantaloupe, & Watermelon
  • Peach, Honey Dew, & Cantaloupe
  • Watermelon & Peach
  • Strawberry & Fresh Mint
  • Fresh Mint, Fresh Lavender, & Lemon
  • Peach, Strawberry, & Raspberry/Blackberry
  • Kiwi, Raspberry, & Peach
  • Blackberry & Fresh Sage
  • Strawberry & Orange

 

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    • Matilda,

      I’ve never really had a problem! Each week I break apart my Camelbak and toss it in the dishwasher. I’m sure that helps. Mason jars are also easily deep cleaned in the dishwasher, as well as reusable glass bottles. I would suggest not keeping infused water for more than a week. If you are drinking it regularly, it shouldn’t be an issue.

      I swap out my mint leaves in my bottle every couple of days as well. I only keep fruit slices for the day. Fresh is best!
      :)

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    • Andie,

      I am a mint leaf girl, personally.

      I don’t float fruit often. When I do, I compost it (Boulder ;) ) when I am done. I’m not a fan of soggy fruit. :) Delicious in water though!

      - A

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  16. Hi Amanda,
    Just wondering how long can you “re-use” the same fruit? Is it better to cut the fruits in piece (small fruits like strawberries) or you just throw them in the water whole?
    Thanks :)

    • I tend to only use my fruit for one day then pop it into a smoothie the next am. I find it gets a little too mushy for my liking after 24 hours. ;)

      I also cut my fruit (ex: strawberry in half, lemons, cucumbers, oranges, or limes into slices, etc) For some reason, I feel like the flavors are released better. I leave berries whole and float a sprig of mint.

      - Amanda

  17. How much fruit per 30 oz container? Say cucumber and strawberrys? How many strawberrys, how much of a cucumber? Thank you

    • You can even try doing it with tea, mineral water or coconut water! I just saw a recipe with with blueberry and coconut water and it turned out so good :)

  18. This is the future of water consumption in my opinion! omg so many creative ideas! , could still have clear mineral water from a clean lake as well ontop of this just for added bonus!

  19. can babies drink this?… I have a 8 month baby girl and is already having table food I wouldnt want to give her any type of surgery drinks .

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