The summer is the perfect time for you to start enjoying infused water. Infused water is a great way to stay hydrated and satisfy your sweet craving. Drop the juice and soda and start to step up your infused water game.
Here are some fruits, vegetables, and herbs that can be added to your water.
Fruits and Vegetables
apples • beets • bell peppers • blackberries • blueberries • cantaloupe • carrots • celery • cherries • cucumbers • fennel • grapefruit • grapes • honeydew • jalapenos • kiwi • lemons • limes • mangos • nectarines • oranges • peaches • pears • pineapples • plums • raspberries • strawberries • tangerines • watermelon
Herbs, Spices, and Florals
basil • cardamom • cilantro • cinnamon • cloves • ginger root • lavender • lemon verbena • lemongrass • mint • rosemary • thyme • parsley • rose petals • star anise • vanilla bean
Here are five of my favorite fruit and herb infused water recipes that will keep you cool this summer.
Cucumber lemon Cilantro Water (Clean light taste)
Cilantro with the stems
Infuse for 4-8 hours and serve cold
Grape, Pineapple, and Orange Water (Sweet and energizing go for physical activities)
Orange (cut in slices)
Infuse 4-24 hours
Grapefruit Rosemary (Detoxifying and Vitamin C boost)
Rosemary (1 sprig)
Infuse up to 24 hours but remove rosemary after 5 hours
Green Tea and Watermelon (Good for metabolism, and rehydration)
2 tea bags
Infuse 4 hours and remove tea bag
Berry, Peach, and Coconut
1 cup of blueberries
1 cup of blackberries
Unsweetened organic coconut water
Infuse for 4-6 hours
Written by: Shantae Kemp
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