Infused water is the best way to spice up your daily hydration and ditch the sugary drinks that might be tasty, but are not so good for you. With these amazing infused water recipes, you’ll stay hydrated and reap the benefits of vitamin-filled fruits and veggies!

 

What are the benefits of drinking infused water?

  • Improves the quality of your hair, skin, and nails — no need for serums!

Hydration is extremely important for your health and every function in your body, but it’s also the easiest way to hydrate your skin and give it that nice, healthy glow!

  • Helps your muscles and joints work better — enhance the effects of your exercise!

In order for your joints to function properly, they need to be lubricated. Most of your body’s natural lubricant comes from water! That’s why it’s so important to drink enough.

  • Increases energy levels and brain function — get the most out of your every day!

Do you remember the last time you had issues concentrating? The culprit may be dehydration itself! Our brain needs water to properly function and whenever we may feel like we’re losing focus, we may just need to take a few sips of water!

In case we’ve convinced you to up your water intake — high five! — we also decided to create a few infused water combinations that will make your hydration efforts absolutely delicious (and refreshing!).

 

How to make infused water?

Making infused water is easy-peasy!

Simply prepare a pitch of water, add some ice, and your choice of ingredients based on the flavor you want to achieve — stir well, and let it rest a bit so the water absorbs the flavor. That’s it!

It’s best to leave it in the fridge for 1-2 hours to fully cool, but make sure to use it within 24 hours!

 

What is the best thing to infuse in water?

You can choose between most fruits and veggies, depending on your preferences.

Some of the most common ingredients include:

  • Fruits: strawberry, lemon, orange, watermelon, pineapple, apple, blueberry, kiwi, grapefruit
  • Vegetables: cucumber, tomato
  • Roots & Spices: ginger, mint, cilantro, rosemary, cinnamon, turmeric

 

Can you eat the fruit in infused water?

Yes! The fruit is still completely safe to eat, but be careful, you might not like it. As the fruit infuses the water with the taste, it might have less flavor and be less flavorful than usual!

 

10 Infused Water Recipes

1. Strawberry & Cucumber

This refreshing flavored water combo will give you some serious summer vibes while nourishing your body with healthy goodness.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup cucumbers
  • 5 cups of water

Strawberry benefits: rich in antioxidants and plant compounds, improves heart health, regulates blood sugar and blood pressure, helps keep teeth and gums healthy

Cucumber benefits: Contains antioxidants, aids in weight loss, high and nutrients while low in calories, helps reduce blood sugar levels, has anti-inflammatory properties, and can help strengthen bones.

 

 

2. Lemon & Lime

Nothing is better than some citrus-flavored water! Packed with health benefits, this water combo will rejuvenate your body and cleans any toxins.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lime, sliced
  • 3 basil leafs
  • 5 cups of water

Lemon benefits: Helps digestion, anti-inflammatory, detoxifies, helps with heartburn, helps with weight loss, boosts brain function.

Lime benefits: Improves skin quality and immune system, reduces the risk of heart disease, helps lower blood sugar levels, has anti-inflammatory properties, helps prevent kidney stones.

 

3. Pineapple & Pomegranate

Super refreshing, these fruits are incredibly healthy and infused with water helps you stay hydrated, and will help you recharge after an intense activity session.

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of pineapple, diced
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds, crushed
  • 5 cups of water

Pineapple benefits: Helps sore throat, aids in digestion, has anti-inflammatory properties, boosts the immune system, helps recover after strenuous exercise.

Pomegranate benefits: Boosts the immune system, has anti-inflammatory properties, aids digestion.

 

4. Raspberries & Watermelon

Add some sweet raspberries and refreshing watermelon to your water as a pre-workout drink, add some ice and watch your metabolism increase as you work out.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup watermelon
  • 5 cups of water

Raspberry benefits: Has anti-aging effects on the skin, contains anti-inflammatory properties, helps regulate blood pressure, and speeds up metabolism.

Watermelon benefits: aids in hydration, promotes healthy digestion, has antioxidative properties, filled with vitamin C.

 

5. Blueberries & Mint

If you’re stuck at work and need a mental boost, this fruit combo will save the day! It recharges your brain and will reduce any stress you might be under.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 5 cups of water

Blueberry benefits: Lowers cholesterol, prevents bladder infections, promotes bowel movement, has anti-inflammatory properties.

Mint benefits: helps improve digestion, treats headaches and nausea, reduces depression, helps reduce stress, improves mental awareness and focus.

 

6. Cinnamon & Ginger

You’ll love this combination even during the cold winter days — it’s perfect for any time of year due to how effective it is at helping detox your body and increase your metabolism.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 5 cups of water

Cinnamon benefits: High source of antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties, boosts the immune system, works as a natural breath freshener, helps with digestion, helps with weight loss.

Ginger benefits: Treats nausea, has anti-inflammatory purposes, helps chronic indigestion, fights infections, energizes the body

 

7. Turmeric, Orange & Grapefruit

This vitamin C-infused water is a perfect immunity booster thanks to the immense benefits of turmeric. Whether you choose to drink it in the morning or as a mid-day energy boost, it’s sure to lift your mood (and energy levels)!

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 grapefruit, thinly sliced
  • 5 cups of water

Turmeric benefits: aids in healthy aging, can boost your mood, lowers the risk of heart-related disease, improves brain function, has antioxidative properties, anti-inflammatory.

Orange benefits: high in Vitamin C, boosts immunity, prevents skin damage, help to regulate blood pressure, aid in regulating blood sugar levels.

Grapefruit benefits: high in antioxidants, helps regulate appetite, promotes healthy digestion, high in vitamin C.

 

8. Mint & Lime

This infused water is as close to mojito as possible! Fresh mint combined with tasty lime is sure to relax you and prepare for the day!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • 10-15 mint leaves, crushed
  • 5 cups of water

Lime benefits: good source of antioxidants, boosts immunity, promotes glowy skin, increases iron absorption.

Mint benefits: rich in nutrients, helps with digestion, reduces bad breath, can boost productivity.

 

9. Lemon, Strawberry & Ginger

This spicy ginger combo is sure to wake you up in the morning and boost your immunity. Citrusy lemon and sweet strawberries, combined with powerful ginger are the solutions for your morning fatigue!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 5 cups of water

Lemon benefits: Filled with vitamin C, lemon is a perfect choice to boost immunity!

Strawberry benefits: regulates blood sugar, high in antioxidants and vitamin C.

Ginger benefits: anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, reduces nausea, helps reduce oxidative stress, aids in weight loss, helps manage blood sugar levels.

 

10. Tomato & Basil

Once you’ve tried all the fruity combinations, here’s a slightly different alternative to infused water — but equally as beneficial to your health! This combo is extremely nourishing for both your body and mind.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tomato thinly sliced
  • 10-15 basil leafs
  • 5 cups of water

Basil benefits: Helps detoxify your system, is a high source of antioxidants, has antibacterial properties, works well for anti-stress, boosts the immune system.

Tomato benefits: Reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer, an amazing source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.

 

Conclusion

Infused water is a great drink for all seasons. Packed with vitamins from fruits and vegetables, it makes a great immunity boost and helps reduce dehydration. These recipes can help you feel better and bring a plethora of benefits to your body.

We hope you’ll find your new summer drink on this list and take your hydration game to the next level! Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below.