How to Infuse Water with Fresh Produce + Refreshing Combinations
Feeling tired and sluggish? The cause could be mild dehydration. Water keeps our minds alert and our bodies healthy. From circulatory to digestive, all systems in our bodies rely on water to function.
While the majority of us understand that staying hydrated is vital to good health, many of us fall short of our daily recommended water intake. Forget 8 glasses a day, the Institute of Medicine recommends at least 9 cups for women and 13 cups for men. The recommended number increases if you are very active, tend to perspire a lot, or live in a hot climate.
If you are one of the many that find it difficult to choose water because of it’s taste (or lack thereof), infused water is a great option. It’s also a great option if you’re looking to change things up a bit. There’s also the added benefit of getting some extra vitamins and antioxidants with your water from the fruits and veggies.
Infusing water with fresh produce is easy! The first step is to wash the fruits, veggies, or herbs that you plan to use. You can peel the produce, but it’s not necessary. Slice up the produce items and keep in mind that thinner slices will infuse the water quicker. Next, add the produce to a pitcher, water bottle, or drinking glass and fill it with water. Let the water sit in the refrigerator for a few hours to infuse, then enjoy!
PRODUCE MOMS TIP: More produce equals more flavor. For a more subtle flavor, use less produce. Some items, like citrus, have a stronger flavor so less is needed. These items also take less time to infuse.
Once you drink your infused water, you can add more water to the same produce items and infuse again. Just be aware that each time you do this, the flavor will lessen. After a couple of days, it’s best to start over with new produce items.
We’ve gathered together our favorite infused water combinations using fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. There are no wrong combinations though, so we encourage you to get creative, experiment, and find your favorite.
Do you have a favorite infused water recipe? Please share!
21 responses to “How to Infuse Water with Fresh Produce + Refreshing Combinations”
Really informative infographic. I’ve found a few combinations I haven’t tried yet. I like those waters that contain herbs, especially mint.
Thank you James! Let us know if you have any favorite recipes that we can try!
Good material on healthy eating and delicious drinks. Thanks – I found some interesting information.
How long does one batch of water last? If I make a pitcher can it stay for up to a week? Can I reuse the produce to make another batch of water?
I love Refreshing Combinations, thanks for the post.
Definitely i will try all combinations of juices. After hard workout routine it would be really tasty and healthy! Thx for sharing!
Let us know what your favorites are!
This is great. Good thought-out combinations. Thanks a lot.
Great post and infographic. I pinned this for later! Watermelon Mint sounds like an excellent combo! Thanks for the share!
Very Good material on healthy eating and delicious drinks. Thanks – I found some interesting information.
So interesting combinations I have not met. I think that you should definitely try. Thanks for sharing
Have already tried a few of the combination you have mentioned. Love to see more, would surely try. Lovely infographics.
How do I know how much of each to use?
If you want a stronger flavor, you add more. It is completely up to you to make it your own and how you like it!
Thank you these all are amazing recipes you shared I will try this soon.
thanks sharing this article about the infuse water
Unique and different recipe.
I’ll have to buy water bottles to use on our trip. My wife is a Diet Coke person. I could try to convert her. I didn’t realize I should be drinking so much H2O! Thanks fort the tips.
This is going to be fit for my abs
This is going to be amazing for my abs
I love the watermelon mint but I add a little lime. Deelish.
I also juice a watermelon and freeze juice in small cubes.