Staying Healthy and Hydrated with Infused Water

Infused Water

Infusing water with fruits, vegetables, and herbs, is an easy way to stay hydrated during the summer months, and year-round.  I stay away from sugary drinks, but I still find it hard to drink a lot of plain water, and I know a lot of people who feel the same.  It is much easier and enjoyable to drink infused water.

Adding flavorful elements to your water makes it more appetizing!  This is a great alternative to drinks like soda, juice, and tea.  And it is so easy to do.  If you have ever purchased flavored water, the cost adds up quickly, you will find yourself going through lots of plastic bottles, and often these products have artificial ingredients.

Infused Water with Fruit

And adding slices of various fruits, etc. makes it more visually appealing and attractive!  This is a nice way to serve water in the summer when you are entertaining.  As a water drinker myself, I sometimes find it difficult to find something healthy and non-sugary to drink when I go to events like a BBQ.

Infused Water

Mint is an easy herb to grow, and is a versatile herb to go along with so many different fruits and vegetables.  Some ideas include lemon mint, cucumber mint, and raspberry mint.

Mint Infused Water

Another fresh herb you may want to try is thyme.  Thyme is also very easy to grow, and goes nicely with things like lemon.

Infused Water

Infusing water is very simple:

  • Select a fruit, vegetable, herb, or combination that you think sounds good!
  • Ideally, you should use organic produce, but regardless, be sure to wash carefully to remove any dirt, residues, and so on.
  • Fruits and vegetables can be cut up – e.g. slice lemons, strawberries, cantaloupe, cucumbers.  These can also be “muddled”, or slightly mashed to allow the flavor to be released.
  • Herbs should also be “bruised” to help release flavor.  I usually do this with a spoon, after I have added the water.
  • After placing fruits, vegetables, and/or herbs in water, allow to sit for several hours to allow the flavor to fully infuse.

Infused Water

 

 

 

Comments

  1. 1
    Robin Wilson says:

    Due to acute kidney failure a year ago I am supposed to drink water, water, water. But I don’t care for the taste of even bottled water and the drops are so expensive when using all the time. I never thought of infusing water before, duh, but I will trying today. Lemon and mint and perhaps orange will be the first. I have both thyme and mint in the herb garden! Thanks for the post!

  2. 2

    mmm how great! they look beautiful, too. I think I’d add a tiny bit of Stevia or something like that, I want to try this as soon as possible! It is 100 degrees out all week!

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    Janet W. says:

    I like your ideas! You can never have enough water!

  4. 4

    This is actually quite a simple but enjoyable way to keep myself hydrated that I’ve discovered over the years. I like the idea of adding other herbs to the water, like mint and thyme! I’ve only used limes, lemons and a bit of salt so far, but adding other herbs might add even more flavor. Thanks for the post!

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    Kitty Iecvan says:

    I love lemon infused water! I’ve gotta try it with herbs!

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  7. 7

    Infused water is great, I think it is so much better than just plain water. Thank you for sharing!

  8. 8

    I love lemon in my water. Pinned!

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    Sherri Lewis says:

    I am pretty bad about drinking water…. maybe these tips will help me to increase my water intake

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