One of the top regime in losing weight is the advice that we should drink a lot of water. However, let’s admit this, drinking water is boring sometimes. We all know that drinking eight glasses of water per day is ideal to maintain proper hydration. But it’s kind of hard to do if you think about it. Yes, water is very good for your diet, health, and overall existence, but it seems as if the tasteless factor of water isn’t compelling enough for most people to drink it often throughout the day. Making your own fruit-infused water recipe is quick and easy! Experiment with different combinations and flavors to suit your taste and goals.
Below are a few recipes, some tips for infusing your water and a list of ingredients to help with more specific goals. List down below are the Top 10 Do-It-Yourself fruit infused water recipes that you can actually do at home. I hope you enjoy! 🙂
1. Lemon Fruit-Infused Water Recipe for Weight Loss
Make lemon water by adding a 1/4 of lemon, sliced, to an 8 to 16-ounce glass and then filling the rest with filtered water. You can allow it to sit for 12-24 hours or just squeeze the lemon juice right into the glass. If you choose to infuse it, remove the pith (the whitish part underneath the colored outer portion) before placing the lemon in the glass to prevent it from becoming bitter. Add a small slice of peeled ginger for a spicy kick.
2. Cucumber Lemon Fruit-Infused Water Recipe
To make this cucumber lemon water, add the following ingredients to an 8-16 ounce glass:
- 6 slices of cucumber
- 1 lemon slice, cut in half.
- A very small piece of dill weed.
Fill the rest of the glass with filtered water. Place it in the fridge, covered, for 12 to 24 hours.
Notes: Removing the pith of the lemon (the white part below the outer bright yellow skin) before infusing the lemon will prevent the water from becoming bitter.
3. Orange and Mint Water
To make orange mint water, place the following ingredients in a glass or cup:
- 2 slices of peeled orange
- 2 mint leaves
The pith (the white part under the orange peel) tastes bitter, so be sure to remove it. Fill it with water and put it in the fridge, covered, for 12-24 hours.
4. Pear, Ginger, and Lime Water
To make pear, ginger, and lime water, add the following ingredients to a glass:
- 2 slices of pear, cut into smaller pieces
- 1 slice of lime, cut in half
- 1/4 inch thin slice of ginger
If you would like to bring out the gingery taste, try scoring the ginger piece to release the juice.
Add the ingredients to a glass and fill it with water. Let it sit for 12-24 hours before drinking it.
Use a firm pear, as a ripe pear will get mushy when soaked in water.
5. Cucumber with Melon Fruit-Infused Water Recipe
This SkinnyMs fruit-infused water recipe is a detox drink, but that doesn’t mean that it’s loaded with ingredients or filled with powders. This detox drink calls for a total of six ingredients, and they’re all natural. Plus, the melon part of the recipe is kind of up for interpretation. If you want to use cantaloupe, go for it. You can also use honeydew or watermelon.
6. Strawberry- Basil Water
Alright, you might already know this by now, but berries are my favorite fruit. Blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, strawberries, raspberries…I can’t just pick one. They’re all too good! With that being said, you could probably put any berry in water for me to like it, but this Strawberry-Basil Water recipe of ours is actually AMAZING.
7. Strawberry, Basil & Lemon Infused Water
This recipe is packed with flavor that is sure to please your taste buds.
- 2 Strawberries, cut into slices
- ½ Lemon, cut into slices
- 5 Basil Leaves, torn
- Sparkling or regular water
Fill a glass, bottle, or pitcher with ice, strawberries, lemon, and basil. Fill it to the top with water. Let it rest until the desired flavor is reached and enjoy!
8. Watermelon & Basil Infused Water
Nothing says summer like watermelon! Use fresh watermelon for the best flavor. Try replacing the watermelon with honeydew or cantaloupe for a twist to this recipe.
- 3-4 Small Watermelon Slices
- ¼ Cup of Basil Leaves, torn
- Sparkling or regular water
Fill a glass, bottle, or pitcher with ice, watermelon, and basil. Fill it to the top with water. Let it rest until the desired flavor is reached and enjoy!
9. Apple and Cinnamon Fruit-Infused Water Recipe
Love the earthy taste of cinnamon? Add food-grade cinnamon sticks and slices of apple in your iced water. If you’d like a stronger flavor, you can even let this drink sit overnight in the fridge.
- 2 apples
- 2 cinnamon sticks
Step 1: Cut the apples into chunks.
Step 2: Place the cut up apples, cinnamon sticks, and water in a pitcher. Let this chill overnight.
Step 3: Add ice and serve.
10. Lemon Ginger Turmeric
This 5-ingredient recipe packs digestive system boosters in the form of natural herbs and lemons. Lemon adds a shot of vitamin C and a dose of antioxidants.
Ginger, which helps relieve nausea, is an anti-inflammatory root that gives gentle relief to your stomach. Eliminating gas and bloating goes a long way in making your weight loss visible!
The addition of turmeric, cayenne, and cinnamon not only contributes deeper flavor to the tea, but these spices also contribute immune system support and additional antioxidants.
With zero milligrams of caffeine per serving, this lemon ginger turmeric blend is one you can enjoy throughout the day and at night too. Make a large concentrated batch, then dilute with hot water.
If you are not sure where to start, get a group of people together at work to infuse with you. Encourage them to participate by bringing in their favorite infused water ingredients. Combine ingredients to come up with several infused water flavors. Place the different infused waters in the refrigerator for everyone to try and enjoy.