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4 Calorie-free and Flavorful Infused Waters to Keep You Hydrated

Friday, June 12, 2020 10:51 AM

Hot summer days are here, so stay hydrated and feel refreshed with these fruit-infused waters!

If you need a way to get excited about drinking water, this is it. The combinations are endless so you’ll never get bored! Try one of these various recipes while enjoying the beautiful weather on your front porch, balcony, or in your backyard. 

Flavored waters can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week. Lori Bumbaco, Oncology Dietitian at NorthShore’s Kellogg Cancer Center offers these suggestions to get you started.

Directions: 

  1. For each combination, place fruit and/or herbs into a large glass with a lid. Muddle (or break) up the fruit a bit with the back of a spoon to help release the natural flavors into the water.
  2. Cover with 4 cups of water and place in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours.

 

Strawberry Cucumber Infused Water

Fruit Infused Water

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of strawberries (sliced)
  • ½ cup of cucumber (sliced) 
  • 1 sprig of rosemary (optional)
  • 4 cups of fresh water

 

Blackberry and Raspberry Mint Infused Water

Fruit Infused Water

Ingredients: 

  • ¼ cup of fresh blackberries
  • ¼ cup of fresh raspberries
  • 1 orange slice
  • 2 small sprigs of fresh mint or one large sprig
  • 4 cups of fresh water

 

Lemon Lime Infused Water

Fruit Infused Water

Ingredients:

  • ½ lime sliced
  • ½ lemon sliced
  • 1 sprig of mint (optional)
  • 4 cups of fresh water

 

Blueberry Orange Infused Water

Fruit Infused Water

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of blueberries
  • 2-3 orange slices
  • 4 cups of fresh water