This and that: Fruit Infused Water

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Fruit Infused Water

Do you have trouble getting all your water in?
I usually do very good at work, but at home it seems to be a hardship and I am not sure why...
So, I decided to get on the bandwagon of doing drink fruit infused waters.
They are simple to do and you can use any fruits or even vegetables to get the flavour you want.
Put in herbs...
Stick the container in the fridge for a few hours and
Voila you have......

Fruit Infused Water

The water is refreshing and much easier to drink when it has some flavour.  I have been using fruits that are starting to wilt and not as fresh and crisp as I like.  Instead of throwing them in the freezer, I throw them in a pitcher, fill with water and drink them.  I also have the benefit that my fridge likes to freeze things so they last longer.  I continue to add water until I think the fruit needs to be tossed out.  I add water for about 4 -5 days.  You might not use them that long.

My first try was with citrus fruits.  I cut up one lemon, one orange and 1/4 grapefruit and fill the pitcher with water.  My pitcher holds about a gallon.  The result refreshing tasting water. 

My second attempt was strawberry lemon.  My strawberries were starting to get spots on them and they were starting to get soft.  So I cut off the spots, threw them in my pitcher, added a lemon and a few sprigs of  thyme.  Let it sit in the fridge for a few hours and yum.. Some great tasting water.

You can use water ever fruit you want... peaches, pears, citrus, berries and some vegetables would be good like cucumbers.  Add herbs like mint, basil, thyme, rosemary and you won't find it so difficult to drink the water you need.  You can also eat the fruit if you would like, but I find that it doesn't have very much taste left after it has been sitting in water for a few days. 

Use your imaginations
Drink your water
I would love to hear what you have used to make your water taste better.  What is your favorite fruit, vegetable or herb? 


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  1. The photo is lovely and i do enjoy the refreshing flavored waters.


    1. Thanks Joanne. They are so good. I am planning on doing a few more flavours.

  2. I really should do this more often since I have trouble drinking tons of water.

  3. I tried my first one today that was strawberry, blackberries, blueberries, lemon, lime. I will be honest, I can only taste the lemon and lime and a hint of strawberry. I can't taste the blueberries and blackberries. I think maybe because I didn't mush up or cut up the blueberries and blackberries. That would be my suggestion because they really don't fuse into the water If they aren't cut.


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