Infused Water–Fresh, Healthy, Unprocessed

Infused Water
Fresh. Healthy. Unprocessed.

Water is the best thing that we can drink. Add a hint of flavor with the infusion of natural fruit, veggies, herbs and spices for a special treat. It’s easy, healthy, fresh and unprocessed and you can change up the flavors for a variety of delicious treats. Drinking infused water provides your body with a portion of the nutrients of the ingredients you use. So long, soda pop and artificial sweeteners—nature’s got a better way to hydrate.

Infusion basics

Infused water is created by soaking fruit, veggies, herbs or spices in water. Over time, the water takes on the subtle flavors. You can use specially designed infusion pitchers, balls, or glasses or simply place your infusion ingredients in a glass or pitcher. Soak the ingredients in cold water for 3-4 hours in the fridge. Remove the ingredients and enjoy. After the ingredients are removed, the infused water will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Cut rinds and skins off of ingredients and cut ingredients into thin slices or small cubes providing more surface area for quick dispersion of flavor. You may also want to crush some ingredients, especially fresh herbs and berries, to release more flavor, and then strain water prior to drinking. A wide variety of natural ingredients works well for infusion, including:

Fresh herbs (crush or chop for more flavor): rosemary, thyme, mint, basil, cilantro, parsley
Spices: cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, fresh ginger, cloves, vanilla bean
Fruit: berries, melon, tropical fruits, citrus, apples, pears, grapes, cherries
Vegetables: cucumber, celery, fennel, carrots
Tea: green tea, chamomile tea, herbal teas

Tasty Combinations

Rosemary and grapefruit
Strawberry, lime and cucumber
Orange, lemon and cucumber
Cucumber and mint
Cherry and lime
Ginger and lemon
Ginger and lime
Orange and pineapple
Watermelon and mint
Blueberry and orange
Strawberry, lemon and basil
Grape, strawberry and lime
Grape, pineapple
Raspberry, lime
Lime and mint
Thyme and blackberries
Cucumber and rosemary
Cantaloupe and watermelon
Cucumber, lemon and mint
Lemon, lime and orange
Watermelon and basil

Download Healthful Tips

About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
This entry was posted in Barix Healthful Tips. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.