Beat the summer heat with these delicious fruit infused water recipes.

The perfect way to stay hydrated without adding excess calories, sugar, and artificial flavorings.

  • Wash all produce and herbs before using
  • Use cold or room temperature filtered water
  • Mix in glass containers or fruit infusing pitchers or bottles
  • Choose softer fruits like citrus and strawberries
  • Crush or tear herbs to release their flavors
  • Infuse water at room temperature for 2 hours, then store in refrigerator
  • If you don’t drink within 24 hours, strain out the solids and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
  • The longer it sits, the more flavorful it will be. Some fruits or herbs will infuse more quickly than others. Citrus is pretty instant, but herbs may take a little longer.

Here are some of our favorite combinations to get you started:

  • Cucumber, lime, strawberry, mint
  • Lemon, raspberry, rosemary
  • Orange, blueberry, basil
  • Lime, ginger root, basil
  • Watermelon, honeydew, mint
  • Cucumber, mint, jalapeno
  • Lemon, thyme
  • Orange, hibiscus, star anise
  • Orange, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves
  • Pear, fennel

Infused water contains so much flavor you won’t even miss all the extra sugar traditional fruit juices have. A great way to add variety to your daily water intake.

Edna Cox Rice, Founder of Carolina Nutrition Consultants, is a well-known Nutrition and Fitness Expert in Lexington, SC. Edna shares reliable and practical advice on how to incorporate healthier food and smarter lifestyle choices for a healthier YOU. 

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