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Infused water in pitcher and glasses with fruit and citrus on the side
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5 from 12 votes

Infused Water with Herbs, Citrus, + Fruit

This quick and easy infused water is made with fresh ingredients from the garden or market. Add herbs, citrus, and fruit to your water for a refreshing, healthy, and delicious drink!
Serving size is easily adjustable.  Use ingredients and measurements as a suggestion, and adjust to your personal preferences.
Organic produce is preferred.
Prep Time2 mins
Infusing Time1 hr
Total Time2 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 0.01kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water Use good tasting tap water or bottled water

Citrus, Fruit, + Vegetable Infusing Ingredients: (Choose 1 or Mix + Match), Check Recipe Notes for Suggestions

  • 1 orange OR 2 mandarins, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup pineapple, very thinly sliced
  • 1 cup strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries (these will take longer to infuse than sliced fruit)

Herb Infusing Ingredients: (Choose 1 or Mix + Match)

  • 5 basil leaves (any variety)
  • 5 mint leaves (any variety)
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 2 sprigs rosemary

Instructions

  • Add water to a pitcher, and add desired infusing ingredients.
    Tip: If you have a special water infusing pitcher or infusing ball, it will keep the infusing ingredients from spilling out of the pitcher.  This is totally optional.
  • Chill water for at least an hour for the best flavor infusion.
  • For extended usage:  Add more water to the pitcher as it needs refilling, and replace the infusing ingredients when the flavor is becoming too strong, or when the ingredients look wilted or no longer fresh.  (Usually every 2 days, depending on ingredients used.)

Notes

Suggested Water Infusion Combinations:
  • Lemon + Basil or Mint
  • Cucumber + Basil or Mint
  • Strawberry + Thyme
  • Pineapple + Mint
  • Strawberry + Mint
  • Lemon + Orange
  • Orange + Rosemary
  • Berries + Mint
Nutrition information is based on water, basil, and mint only, because there are too many combinations to list accurately.  Sugar + calorie content may vary when adding berries or other fruit.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 0.01kcal | Sodium: 12mg | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 8mg