Summertime is coming which means lots of fresh fruits and herbs to enjoy. It also means lots of heat so hydration is important. I’m not one that likes to drink water just plain… I need some taste to my water. One of the best ways to add taste to my water is by infusing it with fruits, veggies and herbs.
When Summer comes so does all of those delicious fruits, veggies and herbs. Plus, when our local grocery stores put some of the fresh fruits on sale I will stock up and freeze them for my waters. Last week, our local grocery store had a super coupon which I had to use… 2 pounds of strawberries for $1.99! I bought 4 pounds which Danyella ate just about 2 pounds herself. The other 2 pounds were cut and frozen. Plus, the best part of freezing the strawberries is they double as ice cubes.
Everyone talks about how the infused waters are great for detoxing your body and other health benefits. I am focusing more on the taste with my infused waters because just drinking water helps to detox the body and gives so many health benefits. I a bottle from a tea company because it has an infuser built into the lid so the leaves don’t get out while I am drinking the water. I use 2 bottles because while I am drinking one then the other one is infusing.
These are my 2 favorite strawberry infused water recipes for the summer:
Strawberry Lemon Basil Infused Water:
1 cup strawberries; sliced or cut
1/2 lemon; sliced or cut
3-4 basil leaves, fresh
16+ ounces of water
Add the strawberries, lemon and basil to the water jug of your choice. Add your water over the fruit then store in the fridge until you are ready to drink it. I will continue to add water to my bottle through the day while I am switching between my 2 bottles. The fruit continues to infuse the water throughout the day and still tastes yummy.
Strawberry Mint Infused Water:
1 cup strawberries; sliced or cut
3-4 mint leaves; fresh
Add the strawberries and mint to the water jug of your choice. Add your water over the fruit then store in the fridge until you are ready to drink it. I will continue to add water to my bottle through the day while I am switching between my 2 bottles. The fruit continues to infuse the water throughout the day and still tastes yummy.
*Another alternative to the mint is using chocolate mint, which I plan I finding a chocolate mint plant soon so I can try it. Chocolate Mint Strawberry water sounds divine!
I love hearing new ideas so what are your favorite infused waters to drink?
12 thoughts on “2 Strawberry Infused Water Recipes for the Summer”
ah I’m with you on this. When I do infuse my water, I definitely do it for the taste and not for other reasons. My personal fav has got to be cucumber with mint or lemon with mint – they’re both so refreshing!
I love fruit infused water. This are great recipes that I need to try.
Oh my, this looks sooo refreshing! What a perfect summer beverage! I have to make this at home!
This post is good timing for me. I just bought a bottle with a tunnel to infuse it today!
Oooh this looks so good! especially the one with mint! So refreshing and perfect for summer !
I love anything strawberry and this is super healthy! Great idea 🙂
These sounds so refreshing! I really enjoy all things strawberry infused.
I currently don’t drink any flavor-infused waters. This definitely inspires me to start. I love anything with strawberry and mint.
I love fruit infused water. I need to make some soon!
What a nice recipe! This is the perfect summer drink, thanks for sharing! 🙂
I cant wait to try this recipe!!!! Woot woot.
I currently don’t drink any flavor-infused waters but I love fruit infused water. I need to make some soon!