Everybody knows they should probably drink fewer sodas and sugary drinks, but drinking water by itself can be just too boring. Flavors are the easiest way to add a kick to water to make it taste just a little bit more exciting. Add some flavor and nutrients without extra calories by infusing it with fresh herbs, fruits, and flowers. Flavored water! Now that's something I can get behind.
With no added sugar or sweeteners, fruit-infused water is a great way to make sure you are drinking enough water without relying on plain water. Mix it up in a mason jar, an infuser water bottle, or pitcher and enjoy the health benefits of this yummy beverage. Just think of all the flavor combinations you can make!
1. Autumn-Infused Water
This appropriately named autumn-infused water combines apple, pear, plum, and cinnamon to make a refreshing drink that will have you wishing for falling leaves.
Find the recipe from Self Proclaimed Foodie here.
2. Watermelon Infusion
Watermelon and rosemary sprigs combine in this infusion to make a nutrient-dense drink that packs a healthy punch while maintaining a nice sweetness. Skip the rind on this one!
Find the recipe from Lose Weight by Eating here.
3. Jalapeño and Pineapple Water
With the seeds removed to prevent excess heat, the spicy kick from this jalapeño and pineapple infused water makes for a warming water recipe that will have you dreaming of your next tropical vacation. Adding mint or even cilantro is a great option for this filtered water.
Find the recipe from Infused Waters here.
4. Lavender Lemonade
Although this recipe is more of an enhanced lemonade than a pure infusion, you won't hear me complaining when I hydrate. This lavender lemonade is refreshing, fun, and beautiful with the edible flower accents.
Find the recipe from Eat Yourself Skinny here.
5. Berry, Peach, and Coconut Water
Not only is this berry, peach, coconut-infused water with wild orange essential oil a lot to say, it's also incredibly tasty, super hydrating, and energy-boosting thanks to all the fresh fruit.
Find the recipe from A Harmony Healing here.
6. Strawberry, Basil, and Lemon Infusion
This strawberry lemon basil infusion combo is a flavor powerhouse, combining citrus, fruity, and herbal notes. This nutritional treat is sure to get you drinking more water--thankfully you can refill the pitcher for multiple infusions!
Find the recipe from Natasha's Kitchen here.
7. Mandarin Orange and Blueberry Water
With sweet mandarin oranges and ripe blueberries, this recipe is sure to please anyone with a sweet tooth. Try it with sparkling water to really quell those soda cravings, and perhaps discover a new all time favorite drink.
Find the recipe from The Peach Kitchen here.
8. Rosemary, Thyme, and Mint Water
Fresh herbs are the star ingredient in this infusion. The blend of rosemary, thyme, and mint pair wonderfully with the refreshing cucumber and tart lemon to make a uniquely refreshing drink.
Find the recipe from A Couple Cooks here.
9. Cherry Mint Water
Mint and cherries bring together a wonderful sweet, tart, and minty flavor combo in this refreshing infusion. And with the superfood qualities of cherries and mint, expect this drink to be exceptionally calming and soothing.
Find the recipe from Little House Living here.
10. Jamaica Hibiscus Iced Tea
Hibiscus flowers make fore an incredibly tart drink that's sure to please anyone who loves sour flavors. Experiment with blending it with lime or mint, maybe even add a little local honey, and enjoy!
Find the recipe from Counter Dog here.
11. Turmeric Tea
Turmeric has numerous body boosting qualities under it's belt. Starting your day off with this turmeric tea, or using it as the base of an infusion is a great way to sneak more nutrient dense drinks into your daily routine.
Find the recipe from Fresh Bites Daily here.
12. Jasmine-Infused Water
Jasmine-infused water is a key ingredient in Thai recipes, but it's also wonderfully refreshing and delightful as a drink in it's own right.
Find the recipe from Tes at Home here.
13. Orange and Violet Water
This violent and orange infusion provides a one two punch of immune boosting and heart healthy nutrients, plus it's adorable (can drinks be adorable?).
Find the recipe from What's Cooking America here.