I LOVE water, but my best friend HATES drinking water.
And I mean hates it, y’all!
So it was a no-brainer that she turned to me for tips on how to increase her water intake. One topic we discussed was Fruit Water.
Like clean eating, it has gained a lot of interest these last couple of years. Nothing beats looking at a glorious glass of water… Sometimes it is dripping with incredible moisture, but all of them LOOK AMAZING.
Heck, I am sure it has even convinced some people to eat their fruits too! (slowly raising my hand)
Fruit Water Fun!
Here we come! It is a warming way for your body to absorb antioxidants AND increase your water intake!
Fruit Water Fun!: Things to Remember
First things first you need a water pitcher with an infuser or if you’re constantly on the go (like me) then get a water bottle with an infuser attachment! These are VITAL to make fruit water more fun!
Lemons, Limes and Orange Water
Whether together, just a couple or a single fruit do yourself a favor and take the rind off. If you are only having a single glass of water and plan to refill a few times, then sure, not a big deal. But it is very important to remember that the rinds will influence taste, especially if they are to remain in standing water in the fridge or on the counter.
Another fun fruit water to have! I prefer mine in an infuser with Rosemary. Rosemary leaves an amazing aftertaste, but like the Lemon/Limes/Oranges above, there are precautions!
Watermelon is… well, water-based! When in water, it can become a mushy mess instead of a pretty caption for your Pinterest! Best Advice?
- Cube your watermelon and keep it for individual fruit water portions in the fridge, preferably in an infuser so the watered-down watermelon doesn’t spread.
- Freeze the watermelon and rosemary into an ice cube tray.
This will help the watermelon keep its structure while enhancing taste, and keep the water cold!
All Kinds of Berries Water
One thing I have noticed in the images online for fruit water can contain whole fruit like strawberries or blueberries. In theory, this would work, but the point of fruit water is to alter the taste AND receive health benefits.
If the skin of these fruits is not broken, we only receive a marginal bit of their benefits. Best to cut them (I know blueberries are tough but SO worth it!), add them to your water and then add ice.
Fruit Water Fun!: Additional Tips
I find adding ice last; unless you have the ice cubes with frozen fruit inside, helps to keep the fresh fruit towards the bottom of the glass. This helps to ensure the water helps to absorb the nutrients of the fruit.
Lastly, there are some herbs that are my go-to and be sure to avoid, when it comes to fruit water!
Go-To: Mint, Rosemary, Ginger, Basil (not high on my list of favorites for fruit water, but I have used it!).
Be sure to Avoid/I have not tried: Chives, Parsley, Sage, Thyme
When putting together your herb and fruit water, it is important to consider what you want the taste to be like. Fruit water fun can go beyond what is in front of you.
Take a bite of the fruit and smell the herbs… imagine the two of them together in your mind and you will be able to connect the taste!
What are some of your favorite fruit water combos?
Share your favorites down below!