How to Make Infused Water

May 17, 2022

fruits and berries for infused water

Do you struggle to stay properly hydrated because you're not excited about the taste of plain water? Luckily, there is a fast, delicious, and healthy way to make your water more interesting.

Making infused water is a great way to give your taste buds a treat, boost your vitamin intake, and get all the thirst-quenching, health-supporting hydration your body needs. 

Making Fruit Infused Water is Fun and Easy

It’s loads of fun and incredibly easy to make fruit infused water, especially if you use a Live Infinitely Fruit Infuser water bottle! Our Fruit Infusers feature a full-length infuser rod that you can pack full of your favorite fruit.Our 32oz infusion bottles are BPA-free, leak-proof, dishwasher safe, and designed specifically to make infusing water super simple.

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Once you’ve got your Live Infinitely Fruit Infuser bottle, you’re ready to start planning which of the endless recipes to try first!  

What Ingredients to Use and Where to Find Them 

Choosing the right ingredients for your infused water depends on two things:

  • What health benefits are you trying to achieve?
  • What taste do you like the most?  

There are two main health goals that people aim for when making infusions. First, many people make infused water to help them detox their bodies. Second, lots of people drink infused water to provide them with an extra boost of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Take the time to think about what health goals you want to achieve when choosing your ingredients. Of course, you can always just go for what tastes the best! 

You can use a huge variety of fruits, herbs, and even vegetables to make infused water. Fresh produce will add extra zing and pep to your water, while frozen fruits and berries add a more subtle flavor. It is also possible to infuse your water using dried herbs or fruit. Always make sure you thoroughly wash any fruit or herbs before adding them to your water.  

It’s always a good idea to buy organic produce if you can, but if this is not an option, just try and get the best produce available to you. Always make sure you thoroughly wash any fruit or herbs before adding them to your water.  

You can find ingredients for infused water at your local supermarket, organic produce stores, farmers’ markets, or health food shops. If you have the space, you can even grow your own!  

Some common ingredients for infused water

  • Fresh ingredients: Lemons, oranges, apples, strawberries, melons, cucumbers, mint, rosemary, and thyme. 
  • Dried ingredients: Lavender, hibiscus, rose petals, herbs, fruits such as apples or apricots. 
  • Frozen ingredients: Frozen blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. 

How to Make Fruit Infused Water 

Next, you’ll need to decide on how long the infusion time should be. Generally, you can leave your water to infuse at room temperature for 1-2 hours or 3-4 hours in the fridge. The longer you leave your water, the more potent the infusion will be.  

If you plan on infusing for a long time, be sure to take all the ingredients out of the bottle after 4 hours. This will prevent them from making the water taste bitter.  When using citrus you should remove the rind/peel because they also have a bitter taste.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

• How many times can you re-use the fruit in an infused water?

You can reuse the fruit for as long as the fruit isn’t turning bad. Each time you re-use the fruit in your infused water, you are going to lose flavor. The big trick is to add more water to your container when the water is half way down. That way, you mix the flavorful water with the new water.
Fruits with strong flavors, such as lemon, pineapple, and orange, are best for multiple infusions. Berries, melons, and fleshy fruits are not ideal because they decompose quickly.

• Can you eat the fruit after infusing water?

It is possible to eat the fruit after you’ve taken it out of the bottle, but it may taste a little bland and watery.

• How long can you keep fruit infused water in the fridge?

Once you’ve made your infusion, it will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days or you can freeze your infused water and enjoy a tasty treat weeks later.  

 

And that’s all there is to it! Are you ready to try making your own infused water? Have a look at a few of our favorite recipes below! 

 

Infused Water Recipes 

Lemon detox water in a practical Live Infinitely Water Bottle

Simple Lemon Detox Water 

Ingredients: 1/2 Lemon

Cut 1/2 of a lemon into small pieces.

Infuse for 1-2 hours or longer. If you plan on allowing this to infuse longer than 4 hours, remove the rind. If not, you can leave the rind on.

 

 

Mangos for a yummy infused water

Refreshing Mango Mint

Ingredients: 1/3 Mango + 5 Mint Leaves

Peel and cut 1/3 fresh mango and into small pieces. Add mint leaves to boost the flavor! Allow water to infuse for several hours for stronger flavor.

 

 

 

Raspberry Limeade

woman enjoying raspberry infused water

Ingredients: 6-10 Raspberries + 1/2 Lime

Cut 1/2 a of a lime into pieces & throw in a handful of raspberries.

Infuse for 1-3 hours. Enjoy cold for a delicious summer drink! 

 

 

 

 

Cinnamon and Apples for infused water

Cinnamon Apple Delight

Ingredients: 1 cinnamon stick + 2/3 apple

This is one of those comfortdrinks!

Just add one cinnamonstick & 2/3rds of an apple thinly sliced. (Thinly sliced is key)

 

 

 

 

Cranberry Orange Treat

Use organic oranges for infused water

Ingredients: Handful of cranberries + 3-4 orange slices

Add 3-4 slices of orange with the rind still on. Make sure to use organic oranges for this recipe.

Fill the remaining space with a handful of cranberries. Infuse for 3-4 hours. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Cherry infused water

Cherry Limeade

Ingredients: 3 pitted cherries + 1/2 lime

Cut the cherries in half to allow them to infuse better. Then slice up 1/2 of your lime for a refreshing cherry limeade!

Get organic limes if you want to leave the rind on.

 

 

Mint Berry Blast

Blackberries for infused water

Ingredients: 5 Mint Leaves + 6-10 Blackberries

This one is simple. Just add your mint leaves & blackberries for a refreshing minty drink!

(Hello good breath!)

 

 

 

Live Infinitely Water Bottle

Tangerine & Strawberry

Ingredients: 2-3 Tangerine Slices + 4 Strawberries

Slice 4 strawberries into wedges, then add 2-3 slices of tangerine.

For a sweet, tangy treat!

 

 

 

Pineapple & Blueberry 

Bowl with blueberries

Ingredients: 1/2 cup pineapple + 1/2 cup blueberries

For those tropical lovers like myself! Simply add a cup of cubed pineapple & 1/2 cup blueberries.

You’re welcome!

 

 

 

Live Infinitely fruit infuser bottle

Cantaloupe & Strawberry

Ingredients: 1/2 cup Cantaloupe + 4 Strawberries

Slice 4 strawberries into wedges, then add 1/2 cup of diced cantaloupe for a sweet, juicy drink!

Best served ice-cold in a Live Infinitely infuser bottle!


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