3 Fruit Infused Water Recipes

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Drinking plenty of water is pretty much the number one go-to tip when it comes to staying healthy. We all know we should drink it instead of sugary sodas and juices, but that doesn’t mean we actually do. However, with the arrival of spring and fresh fruit now in season, it got us thinking about a new trend we’ve been hearing about called fruit infused water.

Adding slices of fresh fruit to your water is an easy and healthy way to curb your sweet tooth when it comes to choosing your beverages. Switching to water instead of your usual drinks, whether it be soda or sports drinks, can actually play a big role in helping you lose weight. On top of that, regularly drinking water improves your skin and overall health, energizes your muscles, and naturally flushes out toxins in your body. Not to mention, the fruit adds some much needed vitamins and antioxidants!

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1. Simply Citrus

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Citrus fruits are loaded with vitamin C, which protects your immune system and improves your skin. This drink is a perfect alternative to sugary orange juices or citrus-y sodas.

Steps

  1. Thinly slice an orange, lemon, and lime and add to a pitcher or bottle. For a sweeter flavor, add extra oranges.
  2. Lightly muddle fruit with a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon. You’ll want to muddle enough to release some juice and flavor, but not too much where the slices become destroyed.
  3. Add ice cubes and then fill with water.
  4. Allow to chill in refrigerator for about 2 hours.

 

2. Cool & Refreshing

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If you’re just looking to make your water more crisp and refreshing, this recipe is perfect. The cucumber and mint work wonders at adding a refreshing touch, while the lemon adds some extra flavor.

Steps

  1. Peel and thinly slice cucumber and add to pitcher or bottle
  2. Add one thinly sliced lemon
  3. Add roughly 10 mint leaves, lightly muddled to release the flavor
  4. Fill with ice cubes and water
  5. Allow to chill for a few hours or overnight

 

3. Sweet Strawberry Kiwi

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If you’re a sucker for sweetness, this recipe is a MUST! Kiwi and strawberry are already well-known delicious companions, and the cucumber makes the water extra crisp. Because kiwi doesn’t have a strong flavor, this recipe will have to chill slightly longer than the others.

Steps

  1. Peel and thinly slice cucumber and add to pitcher or bottle
  2. Peel and thinly slice 2 kiwis, then muddle and add to pitcher. Kiwi does not have a strong flavor when it’s infused in water, so muddling it is necessary. Feel free to add more kiwi if you feel the flavor isn’t strong enough.
  3. Thinly slice a handful of strawberries and add to pitcher.
  4. Fill with ice cubes and water
  5. Allow to chill overnight

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Infusing your water with fruit is a simple and healthy way to curb your sweet tooth. Did you love any of these recipes? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter!

 

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