It’s no secret that as a mom of three, I basically require at least 3 cups of coffee a day just for survival. In between the coffees, espressos and lattes I try to stay hydrated with lots and lots of water. In fact, I never drink anything besides coffee and water- unless it comes in the form of a cocktail of course ;). Brett is always amazed at how much water I consume, but I actually enjoy it- especially when I infuse it with fruits. I’ve always added things like lemons and cucumber to enhance the flavor of my water, but I began adding even more when I realized that fruit infused water had so many health benefits. Who knew that lemon in water actually helps strengthen the immune system and clear up skin? And adding mint to water can improve sleep quality and fight stress? There are so many amazing benefits of fruit infused water, and the combinations are endless…so we’ve included ten of our favorite DIY fruit water solutions for combating with everyday problems!
10 ‘Cure All’ Fruit Infused Water Recipes [including health benefits]
For best results when infusing water, we recommend soaking the fruits in 24- 36 ounces of chilled water. You can make any of these recipes in large batches and chill in the fridge overnight for a deeper infusion!
Fruit Infused Water Recipe: Detox & Cleanse
Feeling like you could use a refreshing cleanse? Infusing your water with blueberries, lime and mint will leave you feeling brighter and healthier! Blueberries and lime both work to flush away toxins, clear skin and boost your immune system, while the mint works as a natural muscle relaxant, decongestant, and stress reliever!
Bonus: Blueberries are also packed with cancer fighting properties!
Fruit Infused Water Recipe: Burn Fat
Looking to shed a few? Infuse your water with this fat burning combo of watermelon, cucumber and mint to help speed up your metabolism and reduce inflammation. Cucumber and watermelon both aid in digestion and work as natural laxatives which flush out excess toxins; while mint invigorates and helps boost fat burning potential.
Fruit Infused Water Recipe: Elevate Mood and Fight Depression
Elevate your mood by infusing your water with strawberries, lemon and basil. Lemon and strawberries revive and refresh by flushing toxins and boosting immunities; while the natural properties in basil work to elevate your mood and combat depression.
Bonus: Strawberries are also packed with cancer fighting properties!
Fruit Infused Water Recipe: Banish Bloat + Flatten Tummy
Overate? Banish bloat and flatten your tummy by infusing your water with cucumber, lemon, lime and mint. Cucumber is a natural laxative, which helps aid in digestion, flush toxins and fight inflammation. Lemon and lime work together with the cucumber to strengthen the immune system and rid the body of toxins. The mint works as a natural decongestant, muscle relaxant, and even helps improve skin quality.
Fruit Infused Water Recipe: De-stress + Calm Nerves
Feeling anxious? Infuse your water with lemon, ginger and mint to help relax & calm your nerves. Lemon and mint invigorate the senses and clear the mind, while the natural properties in ginger help relieve headaches, calm nerves & combat depression.
Note: When infusing with ginger, we recommend peeling, slicing it into thin wedges and allowing it to sit overnight in the water. Ginger takes a bit longer to seep into the water than other fruits.
Fruit Infused Water Recipe: Improve Digestive + Heart Health
Improve your heart & digestive health by infusing your water with apple slices, ginger and cinnamon. Apples and cinnamon work together to aid in digestion and improve circulation of blood to the heart. Ginger works as a natural antioxidant, cleansing the body of harmful toxins.
Fruit Infused Water Recipe: Fight Illness + Strengthen Immunity
Feeling under the weather? Fight colds, flus and strengthen your immune system by infusing your water with orange, raspberries and ginger. Oranges are packed with vitamin C which helps protect from illness & fend off colds; while raspberries and ginger work together to expel phlegm, flush out toxins, boost immune system and relieve headaches.
Fruit Infused Water Recipe: Boost Energy + Speed up Metabolism
Looking for an energy boost? Infuse your water with apples, oranges and cinnamon. Apples and cinnamon work together to increase circulation and speed up metabolism, while the orange invigorates the senses and elevates energy levels.
Fruit Infused Water Recipe: Cure an Upset Stomach
Upset stomach? Infuse your water with cucumber, ginger and mint. Ginger and mint work together to aid in digestion, fight inflammation and regulate stomach acids; while cucumber works as a natural laxative, flushing out harmful toxins.
Fruit Infused Water Recipe: Improve Sleep Quality
Can’t sleep? Infuse your water with diced dark cherries, mint and a touch of honey. Dark cherries work as a natural sleep aid, while honey and mint work together to sooth, and improve sleep quality.
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