10 Infused water Recipes: A gift for your Health

Infused Water Recipes

Mankind’s relationship with water has known no bounds up until now and probably will not in the future as well. No matter how advanced mankind becomes, our dependence on water for survival is highly unlikely to change. While water on its own is quite a refreshing drink, people have always looked for ways to spice it up, true to the adage ‘Variety is the spice of life’. Of all the transformations that drinks have undergone over the years, infused water veritably deserves a special mention.

Infused water is perhaps the only drink which is amazingly tasty, in spite of being free from all those unhealthy additives that most other drinks are full of nowadays, such as added sugar and artificial flavors. To those who do not know what infused water is all about, it is just water in which fruits, veggies and/or herbs are kept in for some amount of time. As the fruits and/or other ingredients soak in the water, its flavor and nutrients permeate into it, transforming plain drinking water into the delectable infused water. Since infused water can be easily made at home by anyone, people are finally free to choose the intensity of flavor and sweetness that they want in their drink. All in all infused water is just what the doctor ordered for people to get through these stifling summer days.

Why are people going gaga over infused water?

For most people, infused water is the tastiest detoxifier that they can lay their hands on. While water itself is a boon to people’s health, infused water takes it a step further thanks to the assortment of vitamins and minerals that it comes with. What this means is that those who consume infused water on a regular basis, not only enjoy youthful skin but also can observe a dramatic boost in their energy levels. In additions to this, infused water streamlines bowel movements like clockwork. With fast food joints becoming commonplace, the number of people looking to lose weight has grown massively. Fortunately, infused water is a godsend for such people, as it satiates appetite while jumpstarting the metabolism. With so much going for infused water, it is not surprising that lots of people are now switching over to it from caffeine based beverages and other drinks.

What goes into making infused water?

For all the good that infused water does, making it is surprisingly simple. While any food grade container will do in a pinch, glass containers such as mason jars are highly recommended.

All people will have to do is just fill the container with some drinking water and toss in cut pieces of fruits or vegetables and herbs as needed. Once this is done, the container is set aside undisturbed for some amount of time, based on the ingredients added and the strength of the flavor desired. Once the soaking period has passed, the infused water should be ready for consumption. While there are no hard and fast rules for the cutting of vegetables or fruits for soaking, citrus fruits are an exception. Citrus fruits are found to impart their flavor best when they are peeled and sliced before soaking. Additionally, herbs must be pulverized before putting them into the container, so that they can infuse properly into the water.

What are these Infused Bottles?

Owing to the growing popularity of infused water among people, there are ample numbers of infuser bottles available in the market right now. These implements are handy in size and come with infuser tubes to facilitate the infusion process.

Now we shall look at some salubrious infused water recipes that everyone must know-

  1. Minty lemon infused water:

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    This citrus-infused water is the perfect drink for those who are not morning people. It will make anyone bright eyed and bushy tailed in no time. The combination of lime and mint makes for the perfect drink to begin the day with. Lemon, mint and ginger infusions are good for digestion and ensure that digestive problems stay at bay with regular consumption. Basil complements the herbal sweetness imparted by the mint in this drink. Infusing mint is great for sweetening drinks without adding any sugar.

Things needed:

      • Lemon
      • Mint leaves
      • Basil leaves
      • Ginger
      • Drinking water

Preparation:

      • The ingredients can be taken in any ratio as per the drinker’s preference, ideally, fruits or vegetables should be more than the herbs.
      • A lemon is first peeled and sliced into thin slices. After that, the slices are tossed into the container.
      • Ginger is washed thoroughly and sliced into thin pieces. Once the slicing is complete, these too are added to the container.
      • Mint and basil leaves are washed and crushed before tossing into the container.
      • The container is filled with water and set aside. For this recipe, the soaking period should not exceed twenty to thirty minutes. Once the soaking period has passed, the drink is ready to be savored.

 

  1. Minty cucumber infused water:

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Mint and cucumber infusions are so energizing that, people will forget what grogginess feels like the moment they consume this drink. This energizing infusion is perfect for those people who are trying to stick to a diet while detoxifying their body. As an added bonus, it ensures that the body stays hydrated. While cucumber detoxifies the body, mint imparts a distinct sweetness to the drink and invigorates the digestive system.

     Things needed:

        • Cucumber
        • Mint leaves
        • Drinking water

Preparation:

        • As with all infused drinks, there is no specific ratio of ingredients to be followed in this recipe.
        • More mint can be added for greater sweetness.
        • The cucumber is peeled first and then sliced. The thin slices of cucumber are then tossed into a container.
        • The mint leaves are washed and crushed before being added into the container.
        • The container is finally filled with water and set aside to soak overnight. If lighter flavors are desired the soaking period can be cut short to a few hours. For best results, overnight soaking is recommended.
  1. Watermelon infused water:

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Many people are unaware of the detoxifying properties of watermelon. Watermelon is a good source of coralline, a potent amino acid which invigorates both the kidneys and the liver. And Basil amps up the nutritive value of the drink while giving it a distinct flavor.

         Things needed:

  • A portion of watermelon
  • Mint leaves
  • Drinking water
  • Ice cubes (Optional)

Preparation:

  • The watermelon is cut into small cubes so that there is the maximum surface area available for infusion. The cubes are then added to a container.
  • Mint leaves are washed first and then crushed by hand before being added to the container.
  • Water is then added to the container. The filled container is then set aside overnight for the infusion to occur completely. The soaking period can be cut short if milder flavors are desired.
  • Once the soaking period has passed, the drink should be ready to be savored. This particular infused water tastes best when chilled.
  1. Cardamom rose-infused water:

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    Cardamom and rose infused water is one of the best natural detoxifiers known to mankind. Additionally, rose infused water is also known for its miraculous healing powers over the digestive system. People will love this drink’s unique floral spicy flavor.

Things needed:

          • Quarter teaspoon of pulverized cardamom
          • Rose petals, ideally free from pesticides
          • Drinking water

Preparation:

          • Some cardamom is taken and grounded finely into a powder. A quarter teaspoon of freshly grounded cardamom is taken and put into a container. More of grounded cardamom can be used if a stronger flavor is desired.
          • Rose petals are thoroughly washed to get rid of any dirt and pesticides. It is then crushed and added into the container.
          • The container is filled with drinking water and set aside overnight for the infusion to take place.
          • Once the soaking period is over, the drink is sieved to filter the petals. After the sieving, the drink is ready to be savored.
  1. Tangy strawberry infused water:
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    This unique infused water drink packs a punch of vitamins and minerals required for good health. Strawberries are the best natural source of minerals like manganese and potassium. Additionally, it also provides other important vitamins to the body such as vitamin C, K, and folic acid. Basil amps up the nutritive content of this drink even further, especially with respect to magnesium. And lemon gives an interesting taste to this fruity drink while acting as an energizer and digestive enhancer.

Things needed:

          • Some strawberries (Five per glass)
          • Basil leaves
          • Lemon
          • Drinking water

Preparation:

          • Strawberries are sliced into fine pieces and put into the container.
          • Lemon is first peeled and then sliced. Sliced lemons are added to the container.
          • Basil leaves are washed and then crushed before adding to the container.
          • The container is filled with water and set aside undisturbed for some time. For best results, four hours of soaking is recommended.

 

  1. Kiwi n cherry infused water:

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For those people who want to consume a good dose of antioxidants in the form of drinks, this kiwi n cherry infused water fits the bill perfectly. Both the cherries and pomegranate are chock full of antioxidants. In fact, pomegranate is one of those rare fruits which have the highest quantity of much-needed antioxidants in them. Kiwi infusions help improve the health of the heart apart from eliminating the toxins responsible for colon cancer.

Things needed:

          • One naturally ripened kiwi (average size)
          • A small cup of pomegranate arils
          • A small cup of cherries
          • Drinking water

Preparation:

          • The cherries and pomegranate arils are put into the container and muddled to let their juices out.
          • The ripe kiwi is peeled and cut into fine slices. Then they are put into the container. It is imperative that the kiwi is ripe or else it will not infuse properly.
          • The container is filled with water and set aside overnight for soaking.

 

  1. Strawberry green tea:

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Green tea and cinnamon infusions are ideal for those who are looking to lose weight naturally. They both boost the metabolism and aid the fat burning process in the body. Strawberries, as discussed before, are a great source of much-needed vitamins and minerals for the body.

Things needed:

          • Some strawberries (Five per glass)
          • Two sticks of cinnamon (More thinner the better)
          • One tablespoon of green tea (Powder/dried leaves)
          • Drinking water

Preparation:

          • Strawberries are cut into slices and put into the container
          • Add the cinnamon stick into the container
          • Add a teaspoon of green tea powder or dried leaves into the container
          • Fill the container with water and set it aside for soaking. After four hours, the drink should be ready for consumption.
 
  1. Tangy cucumber n ginger infused water:

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This lemon and ginger infusion is one of the most powerful natural weight loss elixirs that can be made at home. Additionally, ginger cleanses the body of toxins while invigorating the immune system. Cucumber, as discussed before, is an excellent detoxifier which keeps the body well hydrated.

Things needed:

          • Cucumber
          • Lemon
          • Ginger
          • Drinking water

Preparation:

          • The cucumber is peeled and sliced into thin pieces. Then they are added into the container.
          • Next, the lemon is peeled and sliced into thin pieces. Then they are added to the container.
          • The ginger is washed thoroughly to get rid of all the dirt on it. Then it is sliced into pieces and put into the container.
          • The container is filled with water and set aside for one or two hours depending on the strength of the flavor desired. After the soaking period, the drink should be ready to savor.

             

    1. Grapes, cucumber and raspberry infused water:

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      Grapes invigorate the vascular system of the body, thereby giving the overall health a boost. Raspberry infusion rejuvenates the liver by cleansing toxins off of it. And cucumber rehydrates the body while imparting a soothing flavor to the drink.

     

    Things needed:

            • A small cup of raspberries
            • A small cup of grapes
            • Cucumber
            • Drinking water

    Preparation:

            • The cucumber is peeled and sliced into thin pieces. It is then added into the container.
            • The grapes are cut in half and squeezed gently to let its juices ooze into the container. The cut pieces of grapes are then added into the container.
            • The raspberries are added into the container and then gently crushed.
            • The container is filled with water and set aside overnight to allow the infusion to happen.
    1. Minty tangy orange infused water:

      [Image Courtesy: http://www.infusedwaters.com/meyer-lemon-mandarin-orange-water-winter-fruits]

      Mint gives this citrus drink a unique twist, making it the ideal drink to get through those hot summer days. All the three ingredients in this drink streamline the digestive system by curing constipation. Additionally, orange infusion invigorates the circulatory system of the body apart from giving this drink a strong citrusy flavor.

    Things needed:

            • Orange
            • Mint leaves
            • Lemon
            • Drinking water

    Preparation:

            • The orange is peeled first and then sliced into thin pieces. The sliced orange is then added into the container.
            • Next, the lemon is peeled and sliced. Then the lemon slices are added into the container.
            • The mint leaves are thoroughly washed and crushed before adding into the container.
            • The container is filled with water and is set aside for about one to two hours to allow the infusion to happen.

Preetham B. P. is an engineer by degree and a writer by passion. He loves to write in all niches ranging from life advice to technology. He believes that the process of learning never ends in one’s life and wants to make the best of everything that comes into his life, whether good or bad. He has a Master’s degree in engineering specializing in Digital Communication and Networking.

7 Replies to “10 Infused water Recipes: A gift for your Health

  1. I am guilty of not drinking enough water for the bland taste and not eating fruits just because I was a vegetarian for a long time. I know it’s bad but after reading your article, I have a better idea to hit two birds in one stone. 😊

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