Five Refreshing Water Infusions

Five Refreshing Water Infusions


If you’re running around with a lot to do, the last thing you want to be stuck doing is going for a desperate, last-minute soda grab at a corner store. Keeping your water bottle on you is a great way to avoid that temptation and, as you probably know, there are so many things you can to do freshen up your water. There are the old standbys of strawberries and cucumbers, and then of course there are more complex infusions. Some infusions work better over time, though some are great from the get-go, especially if there’s a lot of fruit juice in the mix. Here are five great infusion ideas to help you stay hydrated and healthy this season.

Blackberry and Orange

Blackberries and oranges may be the obvious flavor profile in this tart-forward infusion combination, but the real star here is the ginger. Not only does it have a spicy, earthy kick, but its healthful properties are well known throughout the world. This is a great morning pick-me-up, especially with the citric acid kick at the front of the whole thing. Always shoot for fresh fruit if you can, though you can try and mix in frozen berries if you’re infusing over the whole day.

Grapefruit, Pomegranate, and Mint

Another kicker, the grapefruit, pomegranate, and mint infusion is a great mid-day pick-me-up with all of the anti-oxidants from the pomegranate and the vegetal freshness of the mint. Go for fresh, slightly bruised mint – you don’t need to crush it to get the flavor in there. The mint also makes this infusion a great post-meal drink, adding a little freshener to your breath.

Watermelon, Kiwi, and Lime

If you’re looking for a sugary kick on the healthy side, the watermelon, kiwi, and lime infusion is the way to go. If you go for key limes, you’ll get a subtler but richer lime flavor, and watermelon is always refreshing. As for the kiwi, those can be to taste, but obviously, be careful to skin them first to avoid that fuzzy skin getting in your water.

Mango and Raspberries

If you want something tropical for an exercise companion water infusion, choose the mango, raspberry, and ginger infusion. Once again taking advantage of all the healthful properties of ginger, this infusion brings the richness of the tropical mango with the sudden tartness of fresh raspberries, giving you an adult, healthy fruit punch water to spark some energy into the end of your day.

Blueberry, Lemon, and Rosemary

This might feel like a cocktail at first, but the blueberry, lemon, and rosemary infusion is certainly a great nightcap drink. Fresh herbs really make the difference here, as the rosemary brings warmth to counter the sharp lemon and the rich, full-flavored blueberry for something that is just sweet enough, with that touch of earthiness to relax you and help you wind down after an exercise, a heavy meal, or even just a long day where you’ve had your water, but you need a little extra flavor.

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