The Best Fruit Infused Water

 

Fruit Infused Water

We all know that we need to drink more water, especially in the summer when it’s hot and muggy. Sometimes I get really bored drinking plain ole water every day.  I’ve seen the flavored drinks at the grocery store, but those alternatives provide no benefit from the vitamins added and, in fact, can actually be harming your health due to all the chemicals and sugar. (see ingredients in NestlesVitamin Water and Propel)

The good news is (yes, there is always good news when looking for a real food option!) you can make your own fruit water at home. It’s the BEST summer drink and even kid approved! The combinations are limited only by your imagination, but here are a few of our favorites to get you started.

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Watermelon Basil Infused Water
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Recipe type: Drinks
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Serves: 12 oz
 
Ingredients
  • Watermelon chunks
  • Small handful of fresh basil
  • Filtered water
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a glass mug or container with a lid. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. The longer it sits the stronger the flavor. Let it infuse overnight for maximum flavor.
Notes
Note: You can refill these waters a few times after drinking until it has no flavor left. I usually refill mine 2-3 times.

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Orange Mint Infused Water
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Serves: 12 oz
 
Ingredients
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • Small handful of fresh mint leaves
  • Filtered water
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a glass mug or container with a lid. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. The longer it sits the stronger the flavor. Let it infuse overnight for maximum flavor.

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Cucmber Lemon Infused Water
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Serves: 12 oz
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lemon sliced in rounds
  • ¼-1/2 of a cucumber sliced in rounds
  • Filtered water
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a glass mug or container with a lid. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. The longer it sits the stronger the flavor. Let it infuse overnight for maximum flavor.

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Strawberry Blueberry Infused Water
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Serves: 12 oz
 
Ingredients
  • 2-3 strawberries cut into rounds
  • Handful of blueberries
  • Filtered water
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a glass mug or container with a lid. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. The longer it sits the stronger the flavor. Let it infuse overnight for maximum flavor.

We decided the orange mint is our favorite flavor thus far. What’s your favorite summertime drink?

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and tag us @realfood_life or hashtag it #realfoodlife. I’d love to see what you make!

Until next time, keep it real.

Try these cute glasses to drink out of!

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