We all know that drinking enough water is important, but sometimes we just get bored with plain old water. That is where fruit infused water comes in. Just place sliced fruit into an infuser pitcher or fruit infuser water bottle and give it some time to sit and absorb the flavor. The result will be a delicious fruit flavored water, sans the added sugars typical of store bought fruit flavored beverages and juices.
You can use virtually any fruit (well maybe not bananas…) your little heart desires, but here are some flavor ideas to get your started:
- Pink grapefruit
- Strawberry Lemon
- Strawberry Cucumber
- Lemon Lime
- Raspberry Lemon
- Blueberry Peach
- Blueberry Orange
- Cantaloupe Pink Grapefruit
- Strawberry, Lime, & Cucumber
Feel free to play around with these and make your own combinations. You can play around with some fresh herbs like basil and cilantro as well for some yummy combinations. Let me know what you guys come up with in the comments 🙂
When I want a drink for on the go I use an infuser water bottle. I fill it with sliced fruit and water and pop it in the fridge until I am ready to go. It should sit for at least 10 minutes, but the longer it sits the stronger the flavor, so making the night before or a few hours ahead would be ideal.
My new favorite infuser water bottle is the Infusion8er from Chef’s Mate. The Infusion8er is made of strong, BPA-Free, Tritan plastic which is virtually unbreakable. It’s lid has a loop making it easy to carry, and the lid secures tightly and will not leak even if I toss it in my bag. The bottle’s infusion chamber is a nice size, and is easy to fill. Plus the bottle is dishwasher safe, which makes cleaning a breeze. I just take the lid and chamber off and toss them all in the dishwasher.
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