Fruit Infused Water - What is it? Plus some recipes.

Simply put fruit infused water is just fruit soaked in water. I know that doesn't sound as appealing however, it can be rather tasty and good for you in many ways.

Fruit Infused Water

Preparation

We want to get the best out of our water, therefore I suggest selecting organic in season produce when possible.

Wash your produce to remove as much "stuff" as possible, like wax, chemicals, and pesticides.

Stick with cool or room temperature filtered water. No hot water - we're not making soup today. If you want a little sparkle than try it with sparkling water.

Use glass containers if you can, however it's not a requirement or anything.

Crush or rip herbs, like mint, cilantro, basil and ever ginger to release the flavors quicker

Thin slice hard produces like apples however, other items can be slice to your preference.

Things to keep in mind:

Apples, cinnamon, ginger root, and rosemary needs overnight soaking.

Citrus and whole berries are great after a few hours and look pretty too.

However, melons and sliced strawberries start to look mushy after awhile.

After about 4-5 hours the citrus peels will start to make the water bitter.

If you make a large batch and have left over water then, be sure to strain the fruit out and place the water in the fridge. It keeps for about 3 days.

It takes about 2 hours to infuse if at room temperature but have that you should refrigerate it, because it's perishable.

 

Recipe Time

Strawberry Lime and Cucumber Mint Infused Water

1 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup sliced cucumbers
2 limes, sliced
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
Ice
water

 

Stress Reliever

4 basil, leafs
1/2 cup Pineapple
5 Strawberries
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
Ice
Water (16oz)

Orange Berry Blast

12 Blueberries
10 Slices of strawberries
4 Slices of oranges