I have been trying to kick my soda habit for some time now and it’s been rough. I’ve tried all kinds of different drinks and none of them filled the void that soda left. I had always heard about people infusing their water with fruit, but I had no idea how easy it is! All you need are mason jars, water and fruit of your choice! That’s it! No fancy water bottle or pitcher needed. My Mother-in-Law started making them and I had to try it. I LOVE mason jars (who doesn’t) and honestly, I really do enjoy just drinking plain old water. But sometimes I want something with a little flavor. These are super delicious and so good for you. If you breastfeed, it will help increase your milk production as well. I noticed an increase in my supply the day after I started drinking a few of these a day!
All you have to do is wash and cut up the fruit, put it in the mason jar and fill with water. If you want to the flavors to be stronger, try muddling the fruit at the bottom of the jar before adding the water. You can drink it right away, but it’s much more flavorful if you leave it in the fridge for a few hours or better yet, overnight. After 24 hours, I suggest straining the fruit out, but the water itself can last a couple of days after that. It’s never lasted long enough to go bad in my house!
I have tried just about every fruit and herb combination you can think of, and these 13 infused waters are the best. It was difficult to rank every single one, so I listed them all below, with a top 5 list at the end.
– Rosemary Strawberry Lime –
*Unless you’re completely in love with lime, go a little lighter on the lime than you think. It’s pretty overpowering.*
– Cucumber Mint –
– Strawberry Lemon Basil –
– Raspberry Mint Lime –
– Blueberry Strawberry Cantaloupe –
*Not the prettiest one, but it tasted wonderful!*
– Blueberry Blackberry Cucumber Lime –
– Pineapple Blueberry Mint –
– Strawberry Lime Cucumber Mint –
TOP 5 INFUSED WATER RECIPES
5. Orange Mango
This orange mango water was so good! It was so flavorful, it practically tasted like juice.
4. Cucumber Blackberry Sage
SO GOOD. The cucumber and sage go very well together, and I love blackberries, so this one was a hit.
3. Strawberry Cucumber Basil
This one is surprisingly awesome. I wouldn’t have thought that basil would be good in a drink, but I was pleasantly surprised.
2. Apple Mint Sage
I love anything with mint, and the apples gave it a hint of sweetness that I wished the cucumber mint one had. Definitely give this one a try.
1. Rosemary Blueberry Lemon
Here it is after sitting in the fridge for about 16 hours:
This one was the obvious winner! My husband, my Mother-in-Law and I were fighting over this one! The rosemary and lemon compliment each other so well, and the blueberries add the perfect amount of sweetness.
There are so many different combinations you can do, so have fun with it! Hope you enjoy!