Drinks | July 14, 2014

Infused Waters

3 different types of infused waters

I love water.  Especially ice water.  There is nothing better than a tall glass of cold cold water.  BUT I haven’t always loved to drink my water.  There was a time when gagging down those 8 glasses was a true chore.  But…as I forced myself to hydrate I grew to love the refreshing, clean taste of water.  If you are like I was – and have trouble getting in your daily dose of H2O – I have a solution for you!  Infuse your water!  It adds a hint of flavor and lots of antioxidants and vitamins.  There are a few infused water recipes here on the blog already that I adore – veggie water, and cranberry mint water, but I thought I would share a few more of my favorites before the warm summer months are over.  These combinations will quench your thirst guaranteed.

pineapple mint infused water in infuser

First – I want to share Pineapple Mint infused water.  This is so clean and so refreshing!  It will keep you cool and satisfied all summer.  I used my Takeya infusion system to create this water blend.  For the boldest most intense flavors let your infusion sit in your refrigerator overnight.  If you prefer a lighter flavor then serve after water has been infusing for about 30 minutes.

pineapple mint infused water being poured into glass

Next up, I want to share my personal favorite – Kiwi Cinnamon infused water.  Who said that infusing was only for fruits and veggies?  I prefer to use cinnamon sticks because they produce a nice flavor and stay solid.  Ground cinnamon will float to the top and you’ll end up with a cinnamon mustache.

kiwi cinnamon infused water in bottle next to hand weights

This blend is so invigorating and oh so yummy!  I used my define bottle with this combo – which is perfect for drinking infused waters on the go.  Take this with you to the park or to the gym for a delicious pick me up.

kiwi cinnamon infused water in infuser bottle, hand weights to the side

Lastly I want to share Clementine camomile lavender water.  It is as mouth-watering as it sounds!  I steeped some chamomile tea in about 8 ounces of water and then added about 1/4 cup to each glass before filling with ice, clementines, and lavender.  I happen to have several lavender plants in my yard – so this was a quick and easy infusion.  If you are using dried lavender – use twice as much…or even try lavender oil!  To keep your waters from tasting bitter, always remove the rind from citrus.  It will maintain the citrus flavor without the bitterness.

chamomile lavender infused water

There is no need for special bottles and containers to infuse water – you can do it in a simple glass.  A mason jar works great because you can seal the top while you let the flavors mingle overnight.

chamomile lavender infused water with mandarin oranges next to glass

 

5 from 1 vote
Infused Waters
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Perfect for those having trouble getting in their daily dose of H2O!

Course: beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: infused water recipe
Calories: 282 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
Pineapple Mint Water:
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 64 ounces water
Kiwi Cinnamon Water
  • 1 large kiwi sliced
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 20 ounces water
Clementine Chamomile Lavender Water
  • 3 Clementines cuties, rind removed and sliced
  • 12 sprigs fresh lavender
  • 1 chamomile tea bag
  • 64 ounces water separated
Instructions
Pineapple Mint Water Instructions:
  1. Combine pineapple, mint and water in a pitcher.
  2. Chill overnight.
  3. Enjoy.
Kiwi Cinnamon Water Instructions:
  1. Combine kiwi, cinnamon and water in a water bottle or glass.
  2. Chill overnight.
  3. Enjoy.
Clementine Chamomile Lavender Water Instructions:
  1. Steep chamomile tea in 8 ounces of hot water for 5 minutes. Discard tea bag.
  2. Combine remaining water, clementine slices, and lavender sprigs in a pitcher.
  3. Chill overnight.
  4. Enjoy.
Nutrition Facts
Infused Waters
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 220mg 9%
Potassium 965mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 73g 24%
Dietary Fiber 15g 60%
Sugars 45g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 13.1%
Vitamin C 335.3%
Calcium 40.4%
Iron 15.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy water drinking!

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