A delicious detox water should be on your personal drink menu if you’re looking to get in shape or adapt a healthier diet.
My detox water recipes are fun, healthy, and easy to make.
6 Fruit-Infused Detox Water Recipes
By: Naimah Qazi
Some people hold the opinion that water tastes great, while others feel it’s too plain. We can all agree that a little more water can do the body good, especially when the temperature begins to rise. Whoever you are, there is no denying that fruit-infused detox water is absolutely tasty.
Because plain water can be boring, adults and children alike make a habit of turning to soda, juices, or other sugary drinks for hydration. This is a big no-no when it comes to your health.
A fruit-infused detox water can satisfy your sweet tooth and encourage you to drink more water during hot summer days. This is also a great way to get natural sugar into your body and eat the remaining fruit!
I found keeping that water infused with fruit overnight in the refrigerator really helps to settle the flavors in.
Once you begin to get familiar with your favorite flavors the possibility for infusions is endless! I recently played around with a few infusions. Here are some of my favorites:
Lemon Mint Detox Water Recipe
This is one of the most simple yet beneficial infusions! Lemon helps detox because its juice is similar to the digestive juice found in your liver. Lemon tricks your body into kick-starting digestion which is why it also great to eat or drink lemon water in the morning before you start your day. Read “How to Detox for the Perfect Summer Body” for more detox tips!
With lemon-infused water, get rid of the rind and peel before dropping into your drink! Although the skin of fruit floating around in your water looks pretty and adds to it aesthetically, it contributes to making your water taste bitter.
To make this infusion, pour 8 ounces of water into a glass or small pitcher. Squeeze 2-3 lemons into the water. Be sure not to let seeds go in. Add a few mint leaves for flavor and garnish. Add sugar or sweetener if you must, but it’s definitely not needed.
Blueberry Mint Lemon Detox Water Recipe
If you like a tart flavor, this infusion is for you. Blueberries are subtle while the mint gets stronger as the day goes on. Lemon will be the dominant flavor but the blueberries will add a natural sweetness to the drink. You can also substitute blueberries with blackberries.
To make this infusion, add 2 tablespoons of blueberries to 8 ounces of water. Squeeze 1 to 2 lemons into the drink. Add a few mint leaves for flavor and garnish.
Strawberry Mint Water Recipe
Want to trick your little ones into drinking more water? Kids LOVE strawberries! This mix is quite subtle, as it’s the most like natural water with a hint of strawberry and a light mint taste. Plus, from my experience, my niece loves to eat the strawberries at the end! To make this drink, take 4-6 whole strawberries, cut off the top and slice the strawberries either down the middle or into circles. Use 6 fresh mint leaves. I usually make this concoction in a bottle of water.
Watermelon Blueberry Detox Water Recipe
If you want an infused water packed with tons of flavor, try this watermelon blueberry detox water recipe. The water takes well to the watermelon immersing in it’s sweetness.
Take 2 slices of watermelon and cut them into chunks that are almost too large to fit in a water bottle. Chunks this big won’t float into your mouth as you drink the water. Throw in 8-10 blueberries.
Orange Peach Basil Infused Water
The orange peach basil infused water tastes like a delicious virgin margarita! To make it, squeeze an orange into 8 ounces of water, dispose the orange, slice up the peach (without the skin), and dunk it in your water with 4 basil leaves. Let your water sit in the fridge overnight and drink the following morning or afternoon.
Strawberry Lemon Basil Detox Water Recipe
This one is so yummy and is reminiscent of strawberry lemonade. Anything with basil will make you feel like you’re on vacation. This infusion is best with Meyer lemons as a few slices will really add to the mixture! Cut up 4-6 strawberries and add to 8 ounces of water. Squeeze 1-2 lemons and add fresh basil.
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About The Writer:
Naimah Qazi is a foodie, public service volunteer, and southern California native. Through her work with non-profit organizations, she hopes to bring joy and spiritual food into the lives of others.