Make Your Own Infused Water

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Make Your Own Fruit Infused Water

What Is Infused Water?

Infusing water involves steeping fruits, veggies, and/or herbs with water until the flavors fuse together. Infused water is a perfect substitute for sugary beverages such as fruit juices, pre-made iced tea, soda, and energy drinks.

Balanced BrunetteΒ Pick: CamelBak Eddy {Glass}

Infusing water is incredibly easy! I bring infused water with me everywhere I go.

Grab your favorite reusable water container (preferably glass or clear plastic – it’s a much more beautiful display) and add water, ice, and any combination mentioned below (or create your own.)

Leave the fruit, veggies, and/or herbs in the bottle all day and refill the bottleΒ with water and ice as needed.

How To Make Infused Water

For a large batch of infused water, fill a pitcher with water, mix in some chopped up fruits, veggies, and/or herbs and let it sit in the fridge for 2 – 8 hours (depending on how strong you want the flavor to be.)

Another method is to take your ingredients (fruit, veggies, herbs) and puree them. Use a sieve to strain the pulp, dilute with water and sip with a straw.

Tried and True Combinations

  • Cucumber & Fresh Mint
  • Apple & Cinnamon Sticks
  • Blueberry & Strawberry
  • Orange, Cucumber, Lime, & Lemon
  • Lemon, Cucumber, Fresh Mint, & Fresh Rosemary
  • Frozen Grapes, Frozen Strawberries, & Fresh Mint
  • Watermelon, Pineapple, & Apple
  • Honey Dew, Cantaloupe, & Watermelon
  • Peach, Honey Dew, & Cantaloupe
  • Watermelon & Peach
  • Strawberry & Fresh Mint
  • Fresh Mint, Fresh Lavender, & Lemon
  • Peach, Strawberry, & Raspberry/Blackberry
  • Kiwi, Raspberry, & Peach
  • Blackberry & Fresh Sage
  • Strawberry & Orange

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44 responses to “Make Your Own Infused Water

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    • Matilda,

      I’ve never really had a problem! Each week I break apart my Camelbak and toss it in the dishwasher. I’m sure that helps. Mason jars are also easily deep cleaned in the dishwasher, as well as reusable glass bottles. I would suggest not keeping infused water for more than a week. If you are drinking it regularly, it shouldn’t be an issue.

      I swap out my mint leaves in my bottle every couple of days as well. I only keep fruit slices for the day. Fresh is best!


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    • Andie,

      I am a mint leaf girl, personally.

      I don’t float fruit often. When I do, I compost it (Boulder ;) ) when I am done. I’m not a fan of soggy fruit. :) Delicious in water though!

      – A



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  16. Hi Amanda,
    Just wondering how long can you “re-use” the same fruit? Is it better to cut the fruits in piece (small fruits like strawberries) or you just throw them in the water whole?
    Thanks :)


    • I tend to only use my fruit for one day then pop it into a smoothie the next am. I find it gets a little too mushy for my liking after 24 hours. ;)

      I also cut my fruit (ex: strawberry in half, lemons, cucumbers, oranges, or limes into slices, etc) For some reason, I feel like the flavors are released better. I leave berries whole and float a sprig of mint.

      – Amanda


    • You can even try doing it with tea, mineral water or coconut water! I just saw a recipe with with blueberry and coconut water and it turned out so good :)


  17. This is the future of water consumption in my opinion! omg so many creative ideas! , could still have clear mineral water from a clean lake as well ontop of this just for added bonus!


  18. can babies drink this?… I have a 8 month baby girl and is already having table food I wouldnt want to give her any type of surgery drinks .


  19. Do we eat the fruit after we finish drinking the water or we don’t have to? And if we can only drink the water, are there any added benefits in the water or is it just for flavor?


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  22. Was wondering if anyone knows if this has carbs??? Would it be the same as eating the fruit? My son is type 1 diabetic and he loves flavored water, we normally use the Mio flavors but this seems healthier except I would need to no carb content or have a way of figuring out carb content before I could try it :/


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