Get excited about drinking more water with these flavorful infused water recipes! Not only will the infused water keep you refreshed and hydrated, but you’ll also load up on the health-benefits offered by the fruit, veggies and herbs.
We all know that we should be drinking plenty of water each day. My recommendation is half your body weight in ounces, but even more if you’re exercising intensely or sweating a lot. Plain water is great, but sometimes it can get a wee bit boring. For this reason I lean on sparkling water (I have a La Croix obsession) and homemade infused water. Both are great options when you’re craving something with a little flavor, but want to skip the added sugar and/or artificial sweeteners.
There are so many different infused water combos you can make, but today we’re highlighting six of our current favorites and sharing our best tips for infused water sipping.
Let’s start with the basics, shall we?
How to Make Infused Water
The great part about infused water is that it’s so easy to make. All you need is fresh produce (fruit, veggies and herbs) along with cold water. Start by choosing what flavor you want, wash and chop your produce and simply add it to your water.
The amount of produce you use is up to you based on how much water you’re infusing and how much flavor you want to add. Obviously, the more produce you add, the more intense the flavor will be. The intensity will also depend on how long you let the ingredients soak/infuse. Some items (like cucumber, melon, citrus fruits and mint) will add flavor almost…