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9 Delicious fruit infused water recipes to help you drink more water

So you want to start drinking more water but you absolutely do not like the taste of it! You are not alone! So many people avoid the wonderful benefits of drinking water because they can not stand the taste of it!

Being that I have lived in several different spaces, I absolutely understand this! The drinking water in Alaska.. Impeccable. The water in MS… Bleh! This post I will share a few of my favorite fruit infused water recipes.

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What is infused water?

In simple terms, infused water refers to a mixture or combination of fruits, sometimes the combination of herbs or vegetables that is immersed in water and makes a solution. This solution of fruits and plain water combination is what is called infused water. Infused water is excellent for people who tend to avoid drinking plain water because of the taste.

What are the benefits of fruit infused water?

There are many science backed benefits of fruit infused water. Not only is this water beneficial for the person who really doesn’t appreciate the taste of tap water, it has been reported that water infusions can help with several physiologic functions and even weight loss! Here are a few of the benefits of DIY fruit flavored water.

It’s an excellent source of hydration

Fruit infused water is at its core plain water with a touch of spice! Because of this it has the same hyrdration effect as regular water. What may make it more hydrating is the fac that people may drink more of it due to the fact that they enjoy the flavor.

Proper hydration is important for the general function of nearly every cell in our body and so this benefit is the most important!

The skin glowing benefits of infused water

Being that infused water is a great hydrator the next benefit makes total sense. If you have every wondered what you need to do to get that gorgeous youthful glow of the stars, look no farther than a cool glass or two of a refreshing water infusion.

Fruits and herbs have amazing hydrating effects and these vitamins and minerals get infiltrated into the fruit infused water and play a key role in supporting and nourishing skin cells which makes the skin exceptional in terms of texture and looks thus the glowing nature.

Weight loss benefits of infused water

Today, the increase of people looking to lose extra pounds is steadily growing. We may have all heard that weight loss starts in the kitchen, and a huge effect on that is what we are drinking. Drinking more water is one of the single most important first steps many of us take in our weight loss journey.

Today’s drinks often contain a LOT of hidden sugars, and calories that we don’t even think of. Considering replacing our highly sugary drinks with infused water especially waters that contain weight loss supporting fruits such as lemons and pineapples can be a great kickstart to our weight loss journeys.

Infused water can boost immunity

So many fruits have tons of vitamin C! Infusing your water with these fruits as well as those with antioxidant properties can help improve your immune response and perhaps get your through winter seasons only mildly affected. Infused waters also act by flushing toxins and removing waste from your body.

Infused water improves energy levels and mood

According to many studies, a mild dehydration can be a serious cause of decreased concentration, energy levels and mood.  According to these reports, dehyration significantly decreases mood and reduces concentration abilities which lead to headaches and frustration.

The bottom line here is this:  If you drink enough infused water daily, you will have a great chance of improving your mood and energy thus boosting your memory and concentration levels.

Simple Fruit Infused Water Recipes to Start With

Now that we know the ins and outs of the benefits of infused water. Let’s jump right into making a few combinations to get you started!

What You’ll Need

The best thing about making these fruit infused water recipes is that it requires very little to get started. The first thing you will need a good container that seals. If you are going to make a single dose having a good mason jar container is great to infused and then drink over time.

If you are looking at making a batch then using an infusing pitcher is an amazing investment.

After you have your container you simply need to select your ingredients and start infusing! Try out some of my personal favorites below or get creative and try some of your own.

Citrus and Mint herb and fruit infused water

Here is an awesome recipe that will refresh and cool you down.


  • 1 of your favorite citrus fruit
  • Small bunch of Mint
  • 6 cups of water

Slice the citrus fruit into quarters and then slice each quarter into 1 centimeter slices. Roughly cut the mint leaves (its okay to leave them whole) and put all ingredients in the water. Let the infused water sit in the refrigerator for at least 4 – 5 hours before drinking because mint will take some time to absorb completely. Ice can be optional.

Kiwi Blackberry fruit infused water

This is a great recipe full of powerful antioxidants.


  • 2 kiwis
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • 4 cups water
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Peel 2 kiwis and slice them into coins that are about half a centimeter each. Cut blackberries in half. Place the kiwi slices and blueberries into the water. Place in refrigerator and allow to sit until the water takes on the color of the berries.

Water infused with Pineapple Cucumber

This refreshing infused water with tropical notes is perfect when you want to be transported to island life.


  • 1/3 pineapple
  • 1 cucumber
  • 6 cups of water
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Slice the pineapple into about 3 – 4 rings that are about a centimeter wide. Each ring can then be cut into chunks. The cucumber can then be cut into ¼ inch coins. Place all ingredients into water and allow to sit about 4 hours in the refrigerator.

Watermelon Basil water infused

Basil is a powerful antioxidant and antimicrobial herb. This makes it a great herb for the infusion process.


  • Small bunch of basil
  • 1.5 cups cut watermelon
  • 6 cups of water
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Place roughly torn fresh basil and watermelon chunks into water. Let sit overnight in the refrigerator for best results.

Mint Cucumber infused water

This infused water recipe is great for elimination and inflammation.


  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 small bunch of mint
  • 6 cups of water
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Cut the cucumber up into ½ inch chunks and roughly tear mint. Place both ingredients into the water and let sit in the refrigerator for 3 hours. Pro-Tip: Try out different types of mint (a few favorites – lemon mint, chocolate mint, and sweet mint)

Lavender Blueberry

Get better sleep and increased antioxidants with this fruit infused water.


  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • Fresh lavender
  • 6 cups of water
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Place all ingredients into a pitcher of water and allow to sit overnight in the refrigerator. Drink it with some ice or keep it chilled in the refrigerator for healthier skin and better sleep!

Sage Blackberry Mood lifting infused water

Sage is well known for its positive effects on digestion and appetite, as well as depression.


  • 1 cup of blackberries
  • Small bunch of sage
  • 6 cups of water
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Cut blackberries in half and place both ingredients into the water. Let it sit in the water overnight for best results. When it is ready it should take on a darker color. Serve it up with or without ice for a deliciously powerful infused water.

Strawberry Lime Cucumber Infused Water

This super yummy recipe is reminscent of the spa experience. Combining cucumbers, limes which provide excellent hydration and vitamin C source.


  • 5-6 Strawberries
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 lime
  • 8 cups of water
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Cut strawberries into quarters. Slice cucumber and lime into ¼ inch slices. Place all ingredients into water and infuse for 3-4 hours. Consider removing lime slices after infusion to decrease potential bitterness of water.

Cucumber Lemon Watermelon

If you need serious vasodilation, watermelon is a good thing to put in your infused drinks. Lemons are high in vitamin C, so they can help you to strengthen your immune system.


  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 cups watermelon
  • 8 cups of water

To make this drink, cut the cucumber and lemon into 1/2 inch slices. Place in water with cubed watermelon (ring on or off is okay) Allow to infuse for 6 hours and enjoy.

Frequently asked questions

There are many questions people ask about fruit infused water. Here are the answers to the most common ones:

How long can you keep fruit in water?

For most, people the answer is- it’s your choice. But if you’re looking for the best time, a homemade infused-water process can take up to 12-hours. Many often leave the fruit in the water overnight for maximum flavor.

Is infused water bad for your teeth?

Well, honestly, this depends. There is nothing as good for your teeth as plain water. Citrus infused waters are more acidic than normal water and if you are sipping this water over a prolonged amount of time this could be detrimental to oral health. My best dental advice would be to drink infused water over a short period of time. To minimize any detrimental affects.  

How many times can you reuse fruit in infused water?

If you place your fruits in the water at the beginning of the day and drink on it throughout the day, you could affectively add more water to your fruit. The infusion may be lass potent however with subsequent additions of water. Fruits can be reused up to a maximum of three times based on their freshness.

How long does it take for fruit to infuse in water?

At room temperature, it takes about 2 hours. Citrus fruits you may want to remove after the initial infusion, for other fruits you can leave them in the water while you drink.

Can you use frozen fruit in infused water?

You can use froze fruits, but the potency of the infused water may change. Also, frozen fruits may break apart as they thaw leaving the water harder to drink because of small floating fruit pieces.

Excellent source of hydration

Fruit infused water is an excellent way to stay hydrated, especially for those who do not always enjoy the taste of fresh water. This is also a fun way to practice this practical physical self-care activity on a mental health day. Be transported to the spa at home or a faraway vacation destination with each glass.

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