During the hot summer we should all be drinking more liquids, but plain water gets boring. Other options like soda and various juices all are full of sugar and chemicals which actually dehydrate you more. To make sure you stay hydrated in the summer and treat your body with kindness, try these 5 fruit infused water recipes. These are super simple to make and transform your water into something healthy and flavorful. Plus, they are super aesthetically pleasing in a clear water bottle.
Mint, Cucumber, & Strawberry
One of the most refreshing combinations is mint and cucumber. The strawberries in the mix add a touch of sweetness and flair. Cucumber also has benefits of boosting energy, hydration, and aiding digestion. If you are hosting parties these are also great to make in pitchers for an easy crowd pleaser. Also, this acts as a natural “de-bloater”.
Lemon, Lime, & Orange
This all citrus blend is so refreshing and energizing. The lemon and lime create a tart taste, so if you like your drink to be a bit on the sweeter side, add more oranges to the mix. It has such a sharp taste to it, while supporting appetite balance and acting as a natural detoxant.
Strawberry, Lemon, & Basil
Strawberry and lemon are a natural combination, but the basil adds a nice touch. This is the perfect healthy alternative to sugary strawberry lemonades. Tip – slice your fruit thin so it infuses faster into your waterFor the basil, you can just throw in the individual leaves without chopping them up.
Raspberry, Peach, & Blueberry
This all fruit blend is super unique and creates a sweet juice blend. Blueberries have natural antioxidants, while raspberries work to promote anti-inflammation. Plus, the peach is an added touch of sweetness that pairs perfectly with the tartness of raspberries. You can just throw in the whole raspberries and blueberries, and if you want them to infuse better, leave in the fridge overnight.
Grapefruit, Orange, & Rosemary
Grapefruit and orange are perfectly paired citrus for this blend. The rosemary is definitely a unique taste. Also, the fruit pack a great source of vitamins and sweetness to this mix. I recommend letting any of these waters sit for a few hours in the fruit before drinking as well and make sure to add ice because these are best served super chilled.
Make sure you try out these 5 fruit infused water recipes to beat the summer heat. These make such a healthy alternative to sugary drinks while giving you many benefits. You can also create your own mixtures of fruits, veggies, and herbs. To spice things up further, replace water with plain club soda if you like the carbonation from soda! Another bonus is to freeze the sliced fruit into DIY ice cubes for added infusion.
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