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Infused Water Recipes

Infused water recipes

Looking for a new and tasty way to get your daily dose of H20? Try infusing your water!

Infused water is simply water with an appropriate fruit, vegetable, or fresh herb added to it. Throw in some fresh fruit or herbs and allow the water to sit in the refrigerator for an hour or so to let the flavor seep out. There’s nothing complicated about it, but it adds a lot to your dining experience – especially if you’re entertaining. This is a cheap way to add impact to a dinner party, appetizer party, summer picnic, or any other get-together.

Suggested Infused Water Add-Ins

Try adding any of these individual edibles to water, or try a combination of two or more (such as strawberry-basil or lemon-cucumber):

  • Fruits and vegetables – Cucumbers, grapes, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, watermelon, oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit
  • Herbs – Mint, rosemary, basil, parsley, cilantro

I like to use organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs when infusing water. Any chemicals or pesticides that are in the food item will make their way into the water. Play it safe by choosing certified organic or low-pesticide produce.

Infusion pitcher for infused water

 Get An Infusion Pitcher

Ever wondered how to make infused water the easy way? My mom recently bought an infusion pitcher for me, which I absolutely love. I use it not only for water, but also when making sangria, lemonade, and other drinks. It allows you to add extra flavor to your drink, but keeps the flavoring agent contained in a handy removable tube.

To purchase infusion pitcher: Prodyne Fruit Infusion 93-Ounce Natural Fruit Flavor Pitcher

Citrus water and an infusion pitcher

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2 Responses to “Infused Water Recipes”

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    amanda — June 25, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

    Wonderful post, and lovely blog! I found your blog doing a google search for arugula: serendipity at its finest!

    One note about infusing water- be sure to use organic or low-pesticide fruits & veggies. Fruits like strawberries & blueberries contain very high level of pesticides, and should be purchased organically, while cantaloupe & mangoes, thanks to their thick rinds, are naturally very low in pesticides.

    http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary/

    Happy Eating!

    • Haley replied: — June 25th, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

      You are absolutely right, Amanda. Thanks for the suggestion!

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