Infused Water Recipes

SOURCE: https://www.culinaryhill.com/8-infused-water-recipes/

If you’re not familiar with infused water, it’s any water flavored with fruit, vegetables, herbs, and spices. The added ingredients can add a nutritional boost—for instance, revving up your metabolism—but the main beneficial ingredient is water.

Ingredients

For All Options:

  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup ice cubes optional

For Strawberry, Basil and Lemon:

  • 1/2 cup strawberries stemmed and sliced, fresh or frozen
  • 5 large fresh basil leaves torn
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced

For Honeydew, Cucumber, and Mint:

  • 1/2 cup honeydew cubes
  • 1 cucumber thinly sliced
  • 10 fresh mint leaves torn

Blackberries, Orange, and Ginger:

  • 1/2 pint blackberries
  • 1 orange thinly sliced
  • 1 (2-inch) piece ginger peeled and thinly sliced

Blueberry, Lemon, and Rosemary:

  • 1/2 pint blueberries
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary

Pineapple, Coconut, and Lime:

  • 1 cup pineapple chunks, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup coconut chunks, fresh or frozen
  • 1 lime thinly sliced

Watermelon, Kiwi, and Lime:

  • 1 cup watermelon cubes
  • 1 kiwi diced or cut into circles
  • 1 lime sliced into circles

Grapefruit, Pomegranate, and Mint:

  • 1 grapefruit thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 10 mint leaves torn

Mango, Raspberry, and Ginger:

  • 1 mango peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 pint raspberries
  • 1 (2-inch) piece ginger peeled and thinly sliced
SOURCE: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/3-infused-waters-for-a-metabolism-boost-and-optimal-hydration

Apple Cinnamon Detox

  • 1 apple, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cups or more of ice, enough to fill a pitcher halfway
  • Enough purified water to fill a 2‑quart (½-gallon) pitcher

Strawberry Lemon Basil Detox

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • ½ lemon, sliced
  • A small handful of basil, 6 to 8 leaves, scrunched in your hand (to release the aromatic oils)
  • 3 cups or more of ice, enough to fill a pitcher halfway
  • Enough purified water to fill a 2‑quart (½-gallon) pitcher

Grapefruit & Rosemary Detox

  • ½ unpeeled grapefruit, sliced
  • 2 to 4 sprigs rosemary
  • 3 cups or more of ice, enough to fill a pitcher halfway
  • Enough purified water to fill a 2‑quart (½-gallon) pitcher

Instructions

  1. Place the grapefruit and rosemary in a pitcher and top with the ice (this will keep the fruit submerged).
  2. Fill the pitcher with the purified water. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours so the flavors can meld.
  3. The flavors will continue to develop over time. As you drink the detox water, you can continue to add water to the pitcher until the fruit no longer infuses the water with flavor.
  4. Note: Rosemary also works well with pears. Swap out the grapefruit for 1 thinly sliced pear (my favorites are red pears).

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