Monday, July 18, 2011

Infused Water

Last week I wrote about drinking enough water, enough quantity. Sometimes, plain water seems, well, too plain. A simple, healthy alternative is to prepare infused water. Simply put, it involves soaking fruit or vegetables in the water to give it flavor. Most simply, think a slice of lemon in a glass of water. Infused water has varied possibilities.

  • Common infusions are lemon and orange
  • Also try strawberries
  • raspberries
  • melon
  • peaches
  • cucumber
  • mint
  • ginger
  • frozen fruits can be used, also
The varieties are limited only by your taste preferences. If you go to amazon and plug in water infuser, several different pitchers come up, with perforated channels to contain the fruit.  Of course, you can just dump the fruit or slices in the pitcher, but the separate compartments help contain pulp, seeds or any floaties. I took the container from the blueberries, filled it with cucumber, lemon slices, a blob of ginger (comes fresh in a toothpaste-like tube in the produce cooler section), and immersed it in the pitcher of water.

Kept in the refrigerator, the water makes a cool, refreshing drink (remember, eight cups a day).  The water can be replenished over the same fruit or vegetables for several days as long as it is refrigerated.


  1. I LOVE this idea, I'm going to do it. I drink way too much Dr. Pepper and tea and have been trying to cut back and drink more water, but that does get boring. I'm going to go get my pitcher and fruit out!
    Thanks for sharing :)
    (Visiting from Ann's place)

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