Fabulously Refreshing: Homemade Fruit Infused Water

Just a little something to freshen up your day and have you looking forward to new possibilities.

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To my surprise I recently noticed my step-daughter not only drinking water (quite a surprise), but drinking it in a sassy and stylish way. I must admit, though water does have its many benefits... I typically don't drink as much water as I should because sometimes plain water is just straight boring. And it seems I am not the only one who think so, because infused water has become the new commercial trend... Just take a look on your grocery stores and super market shelves.

Over the weekend I decided to try my own DIY fruit infused water recipe, one that is not only homemade and hydrating but also healthy; as opposed to the commercial brands which are flavored with artificial sweeteners, chemicals and coloring. I call this one the "Orange Strawberry Peach Medley."

Try this DIY fruit infused water recipe, one that is not only homemade and hydrating but also healthy.

Try this DIY fruit infused water recipe, one that is not only homemade and hydrating but also healthy.

What you need

  • sliced halved oranges

  • halved strawberries

  • pitted and sliced peaches

  • fragrant basil leaves

  • water

  • water bottle or mason jar

What I did

I went out and got myself a 24 oz pop-top lid (BPA free) Ello water bottle that I could take on the go, some fresh fruits and water. Wash and cut fruits into small pieces, drop into bottle until about half full then drop a few basil leaves for an added touch. Let it sit for at least 2 hours then add ice to chill and serve. To ensure the flavors of the fruits properly fuse into the water, leave to sit over night.

Now this is H2O I can drink all time! A more flavorful way to drink water.

A more refreshing and flavorful way to drink H2O.

A more refreshing and flavorful way to drink H2O.

This also makes for a great option for the kiddos. Keep it fun by combining different choices of their favorite fruits, vegetables and herbs for refreshing flavor filled water selections.