How To Make Fruit and Herb Infused Water

Food: Nutrition

By: // February 27, 2014


We here at Team Get Healthy U know that proper hydration is essential for good health but sometimes drinking eight glasses of plain water a day can be a challenge, and frankly, a little boring. Well, let us introduce you to our favorite hydration solution: homemade fruit and herb infused water! This nutrient-packed drink takes less than five minutes to put together and will have you happily refilling your glass all day. Trust me, you’ll find this way more energizing and refreshing than fake flavored waters filled with food dye. (Oh yeah, and they’re pretty!)

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 quart mason jar or pitcher
  • Still or sparkling water
  • Wooden spoon
  • Knife
  • Ingredients for flavor combination of your choice (listed below).

How To Make Fruit and Herb Infused Water:

1. Gather the ingredients from whichever fruit and herb flavor combination you decide to make (options below.) Feel free to experiment with your own combinations, as well. Watermelon Rosemary, Mint-Cucumber-Lemon, and Tangerine-Fennel-Thyme are all delicious!

2. Put the sliced fruit, and herbs, and/or spices in the bottom of your glass jar or pitcher and lightly squish with a wooden spoon to release the fruit juices for flavor.

3. Fill the jar with still or sparkling water. If you’d like a little extra sweetness after tasting, add a natural sweetener like honey or agave.

4. Drink and enjoy now or leave in the fridge overnight to get the max taste!

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Fruit and Herb Flavor Combinations:

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Raspberry-Lime-Mint

  • 1 small lime, sliced
  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves

Blackberry Sage

  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh sage leaves

Ginger-Pineapple-Orange

  • ½ cup pineapple, cubed
  • 1 small orange, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger

Experiment with your own flavor combinations, too! The possibilities are endless, and getting enough water every day will help you feel more energized, alert, and happy.

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18 Comments


on January 28, 2017 at 7:35 AM Reply

Total amateur here (!) with a question: what is 'still' water?


    on January 30, 2017 at 10:38 AM Reply

    Hi Kim - just regular purified water :)


on May 5, 2016 at 1:59 PM Reply

if you make these drinks in pitcher how long will it last in frig. ?


    on May 5, 2016 at 2:01 PM Reply

    Check this link out: http://www.infusedwaters.com/faq. Thanks!


on June 25, 2015 at 7:29 AM Reply

I love fruit-infused water. Is there an infuser sports bottle you recommend? I haven't found one with a straw yet. Thanks.


    on June 26, 2015 at 5:25 PM Reply

    You may like this article I wrote! http://gethealthyu.com/make-fruit-and-herb-infused-water/


on May 10, 2015 at 6:20 PM Reply

thanks for these GREAT tips I'm goin to go make some right now!


on July 21, 2014 at 11:45 AM Reply

These are great! Sending them off to my 80+ year old mom right now to get her to drink more water!!


on May 6, 2014 at 1:41 PM Reply

I love Lemon and mint. I call it H2WHOA!


on March 20, 2014 at 9:09 AM Reply

This morning I have blueberry/lemon. I also like orange/basil. I'm going to try the blackberry/sage, since that is one of my favorite teas.


    on March 20, 2014 at 9:22 AM Reply

    Don't you just love experimenting with new flavors?


on March 16, 2014 at 10:32 PM Reply

vegetables and spices with a little stevia sounds nice. thanks for the tip. i'm diabetic.


on March 4, 2014 at 5:51 PM Reply

They look good, I'm going to try one and see how it is. Plain water gets a little boring so this will be a nice change I think.


on March 4, 2014 at 4:15 PM Reply

Great idea with the mason jars. I also like cucumber/watermelon!!!


    on March 5, 2014 at 10:47 AM Reply

    Me too!



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