I have here refreshing and delicious collection of 14 flavor packed fruit infused water recipes for weight loss and better health.
You’ve heard it before: One of the easiest tricks to feel energized and reach your weight loss goals is water, water and more water. Science says just one extra glass per meal can help you consume over 1,000 fewer calories per week! That’s because water is a great way to curb hunger, plus odds are good you’re passing up more caloric beverages like sugary juices.
But plain old H2O could use a little oomph, right? Luckily, infusing that glass of agua with ingredients like fruit, herbs and spices will make a big difference in the flavor department. From strawberry mint to ginger peach, here are 14 fruit infused water recipes that go so far beyond adding a lemon wedge.
14 Flavor Packed Fruit Infused Water Recipes
1. Lavender Lemonade
Nothing beats lemonade on a hot summer day, right? But instead of syrupy concentrate, make it homemade with fresh ingredients. Lavender adds a uniquely sweet twist that tastes a good as it looks. Plus, this recipe substitutes in raw agave nectar for a portion of the sugar so you can feel OK about downing a glass or two. Photo and recipe: Kelly Gellner / Eat Yourself Skinny
2. Strawberry Mint Water
Put this fruity water in a pitcher at your next party, or fill up a water bottle for the next time you hit the gym. Simply slice a few berries and drop in a few mint leaves. Expert tip: Tear the leaves before you add them to the mix to release even more robust flavor. Photo: Kylie Chevalier; Recipe: Ally / Inspired by This
3. Citrus Mint Water
This recipe features thick slices of antioxidant-rich grapefruit. Snack on the slices while you hydrate and you’ll get a dose of immunity-boosting lycopene. Lemon rounds out the citrusy taste, while mint and cucumber deliver a note of freshness. Photo and recipe: Leigh Ann Chatagnier / My Diary of Us