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7 Ways to Make Water Taste Better

Not everybody has a taste for water, but we all need it to ensure that our bodies continue functioning properly. If you want to drink more water, but aren’t crazy about the taste (or lack thereof), here are some tips that can make it more enjoyable:

1. Add fresh fruit. Citrus fruits, such as lemons, limes, and oranges, are classic water enhancers, but other fruit flavors might also tempt your taste buds. Try crushing fresh raspberries or watermelon into your water, or adding strawberry slices. Cucumber and fresh mint are refreshing flavors as well — especially in summer.

2. Use juice. Any fruit juice can be a good base flavor for water, but tart juices, like cranberry, pomegranate, grape, and apple, are especially delicious. Go for juices that are all natural, with no added sugars. And remember: Fruits and their juices don’t just taste good — they contain vitamins and antioxidants that can benefit your health too.

3. Make it bubbly. Many people prefer sparkling to still water. If plain old water isn’t inspiring to you, try a naturally effervescent mineral water — which will give you the added benefit of minerals. Or try bubbly seltzer, a carbonated water. You can add fresh fruit or natural juice flavors to your seltzer, as suggested above, or look for naturally flavored seltzers at your local market. If you become a seltzer devotee, you might want to consider getting a seltzer maker for your home.

4. Get creative with ice. Some say that ice water tastes better than water served at room temperature. If that’s so, flavored ice cubes may make an even better drink. Use some of the flavoring suggestions above and start experimenting with fresh fruit, mint, or cucumber ice cubes. Simply chop your additive of choice, add it to your ice cube tray along with water, then freeze. You may also consider juice, tea, or coffee cubes. If you want to be more creative, use ice cube trays that come in fun shapes, like stars, circles, or even fish.

5. Drink tea. Herbal, fruit, green, white, and red teas are generally considered to be better for you than black teas (or coffee, for that matter) because they contain little to no caffeine. And there are countless flavors of these teas to choose from. Start with the selection at your local market or health food store. If you’re interested in pursuing more exotic flavors and sophisticated teas, start researching the vast array of specialty teas that come from all parts of the globe.

6. Try bouillons, broths, and consommés. If your palate leans toward the savory, you may pass on tea and start sipping one of these hot and savory liquids instead. Choose low-fat and low-sodium versions for maximum health benefits. Because soup is water-based, a cup of hot soup will count toward your daily fluid consumption.

7. Add fast flavor. If you’re looking for a quick-and-easy flavor booster, you might also consider sugar-free drink mixes, and flavor cartridges that can be used with your faucet filter system.

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15 Flavored Water Recipes – Deliciously Organic

To stay properly hydrated, it’s best to take your body weight in pounds and drink half of that number in ounces of water a day. But sometimes drinking that much water can get a bit boring, so I like to liven things up by flavoring my water using berries, herbs, and citrus.

My favorite combination is lemon and cucumber. I chop up lemons and a cucumber, put it in a pitcher and put it in the fridge to chill. As I drink the water, I add more so I can have flavored water for several days.

There’s no need to measure, just throw in a handful of berries, cut up an orange or toss in some mint. You can let the fruit float, or muddle it to release more of the flavor. For summer gatherings, it’s fun to have an assortment of flavored waters along with honey simple syrup (if your guests like a bit more sweetness) and even some sparkling water to add some bubbles.

 

Here are 15 of my favorite combinations:

Lemon, Lime and Orange
Raspberry and Lime
Pineapple and Mint
Lemon and Cucumber
Blackberry and Sage
Watermelon and Rosemary
Mango and Blueberries
Orange and Vanilla
Strawberry and Basil
Cherry and Lime
Blackberry and Ginger
Peach and Vanilla Bean
Honeydew and Lime
Pineapple, Raspberry and Mint
Peach, Lemon and Thyme

How to Make Flavored Water

While there really aren’t any strict rules for flavored water, here’s a basic recipe to go by. Feel free to change up the quantities to find your favorite combination.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup fruit such as citrus or berries
  • 2 sprigs herbs such as thyme or mint
  • 8 cups water

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients together in a pitcher. Muddle to release the juices or leave the fruit to float.

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32 Natural Ways to Flavor Water

We all know it’s important to hydrate, but sometimes plain water seems a little bit boring. So I’ve been exploring natural water flavourings using fruit, herbs, and spices. These healthy all natural ingredients can all go a long way towards making water taste better, without any added sugar or artificial sweeteners.

A couple of general tips before I get to the monster list:

  • Sparkling water can be used instead of still water for a bit of that bubbly goodness
  • Fruit infusions are best if they’ve been allowed to steep for at least four hours
  • Freeze any of the following into ice cubes
  • Making your infusions with to make it easier to filter out herbs, spices and other bits you don’t want to drink

Now let’s get on to the monster list. Got any other ideas? Add them to the comments!

32 Natural Ways to Flavor Water

  1. Citrus fruit – Lemons, lime, oranges, grapefruit. Flavor is just a squeeze away!
  2. Tea – A tea bag works just as well in cold water as it does in hot water. Just steep it for longer. (Thanks, Leisureguy!)
  3. Ginger – Steep slices of ginger in hot water. Pour over ice.
  4. Sliced cucumber – ’nuff said
  5. Mint – Break apart the leaves to release the flavor. Also good with vodka and lime. =)
  6. Unsweetened fruit juice – this is even easier if you have a juicer. Check out my DIY Vitamin Water.
  7. Fresh pomegranate seeds – Here are step-by-step instructions that explain How to Cut and De-Seed a Pomegranate.
  8. Wine – I must say I love this idea from Wisebread. They recommend plum wine or umeshu: “It is a very sweet Japanese liquere made from green plums so I drink it with a lot of water. The distinct sweet flavor still comes through when there is one part umeshu in ten parts water. I am sure the same can be done with other syrupy liqueres.
  9. Strawberries
  10. Raspberries
  11. Blueberries
  12. Peaches
  13. Pineapple
  14. Sangria water – Mix the following and let steep for four hours: 1 quart filtered water; 4 slices each of lemon, orange and lime; 1 ripe peach, cut into quarters; 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  15. Fresh stevia leaves – Stevia is a naturally sweet non-caloric leaf that is usually sold in packets, but it also makes a nice houseplant. Read more about growing Stevia.
  16. Mixed fruit – Orange, lemon, lime, strawberrys, and cucumber go well together
  17. Lemongrass – Let a sprig of lemongrass steep sit in a glass of water for a few hours.
  18. Parsley – Break apart the leaves to release the flavor.
  19. Sliced cucumber and lemons
  20. Ginger and lemon
  21. Strawberries and mint
  22. Citrus fruit ice cubes – The sweet and sour kalamansi orange can be frozen whole and used as ice cubes. You could do the same thing with mandarins, clementines or satsumas.
  23. Salt – An interesting tip from Wisebread: “I am sure you have heard of the term “electrolytes” in the marketing for energy drinks. Actually electrolytes are just ions that can be found in common table salt. Adding a little bit of salt to water helps your body absorb the liquid more quickly. As long as you don’t go overboard with the salt the water should be very quenching and it would be great for workouts since the body loses salt through sweat.”
  24. Vinegar – Again, from Wisebread: “Adding vinegar to water is similar to adding citrus. You will get sour water that has vitamin C. When I was a kid I liked adding apple vinegar to water and then drinking it.
  25. Hibiscus (Red Zinger) tea. I used to drink buckets of stuff at The Spider House Cafe in Austin, Texas. It’s easy to make, just put four bags in a pitcher for a few hours.
  26. Cubed honeydew melon with cucumber
  27. Lavender buds – Put them in a small muslin bag and let it steep for a while.
  28. Angostura bitters – This stuff is often used in martinis and other boozy drinks, but it’s also good in ice water. Just add a few dashes. If you’re feeling more adventurous, check out the Angostura website for more recipes.
  29. Spiced Ginger and Citrus Infusion – Steep the following over hot water for 5 minutes, then drink it hot or on ice: 1/2 in of peeled ginger, a couple of cloves, a small piece of cinnamon stick, and a couple of slices of citrus fruit. You can add honey if you like as well.
  30. Watermelon juice – Thanks again to Leisureguy for the idea!
  31. Herb Infused Water made with cucumber, lemon, mint and rosemary.
  32. Sun Tea – This is an old favorite of mine that my fam used to make with Lipton tea bags and sliced lemons served over lots of ice. Here is a basic recipe for Sun Tea. You can make it more interesting by adding mint, fresh fruit, lemons, whatever you fancy. It’s SO refreshing on a hot summer day.

Cheers to staying hydrated!

How to Make Infused Water

Infused water is such a fun way to stay hydrated all day long!

Whether you fall into the, “I don’t like the way water tastes,” or the,  “I forget to drink enough water,” category, infused water is a great solution for both of those challenges.

Water doesn’t have a strong taste, making it easy to forget to drink or simply dislike. Sometimes even when we love water, it can start to get a little boring sometimes. Making flavored water at home allows you to have fun and experiment with different combinations!

I’m giving you a few of my favorite infused water recipes as well as a guide for how to create your own combinations and put it all together to get the most flavor.

Homemade Infused Water vs. Store-Bought Vitamin Water

Drinking “natural” waters, infused with “fruit” and “vitamins,” can be a common solution for anyone who hates the taste of water or forgets to drink it throughout the day.

Unfortunately, many of those store-bought vitamin waters include a variety of preservatives, artificial sweeteners, added vitamins/minerals, artificial colorings (Red 40, Blue 1), sodium, sucralose, sucrose, dextrose, high fructose corn syrup, and refined sugar.

Instead, making your own keeps those ingredients out of the recipe and saves money on not needing those expensive drinks.

How To Store Your Infused Water

Infused water can be stored in a mason jar, glass pitcher, water bottle or gallon jug. Really any airtight glass container will work!

They’re best kept in the refrigerator for up to a week or until the flavor is no longer present, in which case you may simply add more infusions.

21 Infused Water Recipes to Try

Each of these variations is so tasty! You can either use what you have on hand (such a great way to reduce food waste!) or you can pick your favorites to make on repeat.

Don’t forget to check out the directions down below to learn how to get the best flavor out of your simply infused water.

  • Grapefruit + sage/rosemary/mint/basil
  • Lemon + mint/cilantro/basil
  • Lime + lemon + cilantro
  • Lemon + ginger
  • Meyer lemon + tangerine + pear + hot green pepper + cilantro
  • Lemon + orange + ginger
  • Blood orange + ginger + basil
  • Lemon + Cucumber + lime + mint/basil
  • Cucumber + grapefruit + sage/rosemary
  • Watermelon + Cucumber + mint
  • Carrots + apple + lemon + ginger
  • Carrots + pomegranate + sage
  • Honeydew + cantaloupe + watermelon + sage/mint
  • Watermelon + mint/rosemary/basil
  • Cantaloupe + blood orange + lemon
  • Pear + rosemary/sage
  • Banana + nectarine + basil
  • Blackberries + raspberries + strawberries + mint
  • Strawberries + grapefruit + sage
  • Apple + plum + blueberries + mint/sage
  • Cherries + lime + mint

How to Make Infused Water + 15 Vibrant Flavor Combinations

Homemade infused water might just be the best thing ever to quell your thirst on a hot summer day. Personally, I love plain water and never tire of it, but a splash of fruity goodness in your water definitely kicks things up a notch! 

If you’ve ever gotten a massage from a high-end spa, you’re probably familiar with the cucumber or citrus waters that frequent the relaxation areas. But those are only two flavors out of oh, a gazillion possible options. The flavor combinations truly are endless when you think of all the fresh fruit, vegetable and herb possibilities.

Flavor is one consideration, but don’t forget about potential health bonuses. For instance, if you’re looking for an infused water to help with detox, add a little lemon. And if you want an infused water to help with digestion, add a little ginger. It really is that simple.

Infused waters not only help you drink more h30 (always a good thing!), they have virtually no added calories or sugars. You’re just getting the “essence” of flavor. What’s more? Homemade infused waters don’t contain processed colors, flavorings and artificial sweeteners commonly found in those overly-priced, sugary, supermarket “vitamin” water alternatives. Yep, you know the ones I’m talking about!

So clearly there’s lots of benefits. But one last bonus? They just look so darn pretty! Little glass bottle works of art. And who doesn’t love that?

How to make infused water

Before you dive into the flavor combinations, make sure that you have a proper container. Glass containers, such as water bottles, mason jars and Weck juice jars work the best. If I’m taking an infused water to the beach with me, I’ll put it in a narrow top water bottle as the top stays tight. BUT that same bottle wouldn’t be a good option for large fruits and vegetables! In that case, a mason jar or Weck jar works best. So keep that in mind when you’re deciding what flavor to make.

Then, it’s as easy as slicing your fruits and veggies, adding them to your container, topping with any herbs or flowers and filling your container with water. There’s no right or wrong way to do it – and definitely no measuring necessary! After you’ve done it a few times, you’ll learn how many ingredients to add to get your desired level of flavor.

A few tips to get the best flavor:

  • Use a muddler to gently mash your fruits and vegetables in the container. Then fill with ice (if you desire) and top off with water.
  • When using citrus, remove the peel to reduce any bitter flavor.
  • Crush herbs in your hands to help release their natural oils, then place in your container. If herbs or flowers have lots of “little bits” (i.e. thyme or lavender), wrap them in cheesecloth before infusing.
  • Infuse for at least 4 hours (though preferably overnight) to really dial up the flavor.
Infused Water Ingredients

When choosing fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs, always make sure whatever you put in the water is organic and pesticide-free. You want all the good stuff and none of the bad!

Here’s a few ideas for you:

  • Fruits: strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, watermelon, honey dew, cantaloupe, pineapple, mangoes, kiwi, pomegranate, cherries, nectarines, peaches, plums, grapes, apples, pears, oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, blood oranges, limes and lemons.
  • Vegetables: cucumber, celery, fennel, carrots and sweet peppers
  • Herbs & Spices: vanilla, ginger, mint, basil, thyme, cardamom, chamomile, sage, rosemary and cilantro
  • Edible Flowers: lavender, rose, hibiscus, honeysuckle, violets and pansies
  • Water: filtered or sparkling water
Infused Water Flavor Combination

My top five flavor combinations:

  • peach + nectarine + vanilla
  • lemon + lime + ginger
  • strawberry + cucumber + mint
  • cantaloupe + watermelon + basil
  • blackberry + blueberry + sage

 

10 more awesome flavor combinations

  • tangerine + mint
  • pear + plum + grapes
  • pineapple + mango + ginger
  • raspberry + orange
  • blueberry + lavender
  • kiwi + pomegranate + mint
  • orange + lemon + cilantro
  • apple + pear + cinnamon
  • cherry + vanilla
  • cucumber + kiwi
  • celery + lemon + ginger
 
How to Store Your Infused Water

When I make infused water, it really doesn’t sit around very long. I’ll polish off the entire container usually in a day! But if you make a larger batch or drink less frequently, your infused water will last in the fridge for about a week. If you drink it slowly, you’ll notice a stronger infused flavor. But you can also refill your container with fresh water as you deplete it. This will make the flavor less intense over time, but you can keep doing this until you no longer have any hint of flavor.

The biggest takeaway with making infused water – have fun with it! So go get creative!


Other drink and smoothie recipes you might like:

Iced Matcha and Salted Caramel Latte
Post Workout Green Smoothie
Mango, Coconut and Dragon Fruit Smoothie


What is your favorite infused water flavor? Does a little flavor help you drink more water? Share in the comments below!

15 Fruit In Water Recipes and Infused Water Recipes Kids Will Love!

Fruit in water recipes and infused water recipes are healthy drinks for kids and make refreshing summer drinks. These quick and easy recipes only take a few minutes and are fun recipes to make with kids, too! Here’s how to flavor water with fruit and other fresh items.

FRUIT IN WATER RECIPES & VEGETABLES IN WATER RECIPES 

Let’s talk about infused water recipes and benefits! If you and your kids have never tried water with fruit or water with vegetables, you’re in for a refreshing treat (especially if you’re looking for summer drinks!).

What fruit can you put in water to flavor it?

What fruits are good to flavor water:

  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Limes
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple
  • Grapefruit
  • Watermelon
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherries
  • Kiwi
  • Raspberry
  • Blackberry
  • Pomegranate seeds (here’s how to cut pomegranates!)
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Coconut

Also include other items like basil, mint, cucumber and more! Try out different combinations to see what your family enjoys. Infused water is only limited by your imagination!

 
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Benefits of Infused Water Recipes

  • Gets kids to hydrate in a fun way
  • Healthy alternative to processed juices and sodas
  • Easy to make
  • Cheap drink source
  • Can make ahead of time
  • Easily scales from a large drink dispenser for party drinks to individual water bottles
  • Engages kids to learn more about nutrition and healthy living
  • Easy recipes for kids to make on their own
  • Creates a novelty to entice kids to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables (especially if they don’t normally like eating them!

 

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Can you eat the fruit after infusing water?

Yes! Especially if you plan on eating it within a couple of hours. Just know that fruits and vegetables will be less flavorful after sitting in water because their juices have been released into the water. Also, the consistency will be softer. Also be aware that after a couple of hours at room temperature (without ice), fruit in water can start to form bacteria.

 

Can you freeze fruit for infused water?

Yes! You can use frozen fruit in infused water. It will keep your water cold and slowly release the flavors into the water. Your infused water won’t be as flavorful as using fresh fruit, so try a mix of frozen and fresh.

 

What fruits and vegetables should NOT be used for flavored water?

Stay away from naturally soft (mushy) fruits and vegetables like bananas. Also, the peel and rind of citrus will become more bitter the longer that it sits in water. If you are making infused water for a party that will sit out for a couple of hours, peel and cut off the rind of citrus to avoid the bitterness.

 

Can we drink infused water everyday?

Yes! Your entire family can drink infused water everyday. Just make sure you switch up the fruits and vegetables you are using each day so you get different nutrients and also aren’t getting a high amount of acids from just citrus water, which can affect teeth and also give some people heartburn.

 

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How long does it take to infuse water?

How long it takes to infuse water will vary based on the ingredients you use. Strong herbs like mint, and melons or citrus will infuse water more quickly, while blueberries, or other more mild ingredients will take longer, like overnight, to infuse. Fruit water recipes can be made a couple of hours ahead of time in order to have time to create flavored water. If you can, make it the night before and place it in the refrigerator.

 

How long should infused water sit?

How long infused water will be good will depend on the ingredients you use. Infused water in the refrigerator will last longer, while water infused with fruit or vegetables sitting out (without ice) will only last for around 2 hours before the fruits or vegetables start to get mushy or slimy and may start to form bacteria. Infused herb water will last a lot longer (sometimes up to a week) than fruit water or vegetable water.

According to Ohio State University:

Because you are adding fresh fruits or vegetables, the infused water is perishable. When serving infused water at a party or on a buffet table, treat it like other perishable foods. Add ice to the water and remember that perishable foods should not be left at room temperature for more than two hours. After two hours at room temperature, the food can enter the ‘danger zone,’ a range of temperatures between 40 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit at which bacteria grows most rapidly.

 

So, if you are making infused water recipes for a party or a large amount, make sure you are changing out the water every couple of hours or are adding ice regularly to help prolong the water use.

You can also use individual water bottles and make each serving fresh.

 

TIP: There are infuser water bottles that keep the fruit and water separate. That way your kids can get the benefits of fruit in water, but then also eat the fruit when the water is gone! CHECK THEM OUT

 

Summer Fruit Infused Water Recipe

Prep Time
15 minutes

Cook Time
10 minutes

Total Time
25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 cups of cold filtered water or cold seltzer (carbonated) water
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • 1 cup strawberries, quartered
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 lime, sliced (optional)
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Add mint to bottom of a glass pitcher. Muddle slightly by mashing down on the mint 3-4 times with a wooden spoon.
  2. Add strawberries, blueberries, and limes to the pitcher. Mix with mint.
  3. Pour water into pitcher. Place in refrigerator overnight to infuse or chill for 10 minutes, stir, and serve over ice. If using for a party, reserve some of the lime slices, strawberries, and large mint leaves and garnish glass before serving.

Notes

If you are going to infuse the water for more than 2 hours, peel the limes before adding (or remove them after 2 hours). The peel sometimes makes the water bitter.

Change it up by trying cucumber, lemon, or even jalapeno for a spicy drink!

Nutrition Information:
Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 23Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g

Nutrition information is estimated. Changes to the recipe and use of different brands may cause changes to the nutritional information to vary slightly from the ones provided here.

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Fruit Infused Water Tips

  • Use only cold, filtered water
  • To change things up, use cold seltzer (carbonated) water for some bubbles!
  • Use organic fruits and vegetables to keep the water pure from chemicals and pesticides
  • Thoroughly wash all fruits and vegetables before using
  • Cut the fruits and vegetables in order to help release the juices into the water faster
  • Peel citrus to avoid bitterness (or removed citrus with the peel on after a couple of hours)
  • Use ice to help avoid bacteria growth while your water is sitting out
  • Muddle the herbs before using to help release flavor
  • Store unused water in the refrigerator for around 3 days
  • Use a melon baller or even small cookie cutters to cut your fruit into shapes or balls for a party
  • Don’t throw the fruit out when you’re done! Snack on it or use it for smoothies!

Here are some of the best recipes for infused water! You can use these for infused water recipes for a party or even for individual water bottles for your kids.

How To Make Water Infused With Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs

Infused water is fun to make. Get your kids involved and let them come up with their own recipes to make!

Fruit In Water Recipes Ideas

  • Orange Infused Water: 8 cups of cold water, 2 sliced oranges, 1/2 cup of blueberries, ice
  • Lemon Infused Water: 8 cups of cold water, 1 sliced lemon, ice (also add 1/2 cup blueberries for lemon-blueberry infused water!)
  • Infused Lime Water: 8 cups of cold water, 1 sliced lime, ice
  • Infused Pineapple Water: 8 cups of cold water, 1 cup fresh pineapple (peeled and cubed), ice
  • Raspberry-Orange Water: 8 cups cold water, 1 sliced orange, 1 pint raspberries, ice
  • Strawberry Lemon Water: 8 cups of cold water, 1 cup quartered strawberries, 1 sliced lemon, ice
  • Melon Water: 8 cups of cold water, 1 cup cantaloupe balls or cubes, 1 cup honeydew balls or cubes, ice

 

Vegetable Infused Water Recipes Ideas

  • Infused Cucumber Water: 8 cups of cold water, 1 thinly sliced English cucumber, ice (My daughter’s favorite!)
  • Strawberry-Cucumber Water: 8 cups of cold water, 1 thinly sliced English cucumber, 1 cup quartered strawberries, ice
  • Tomato-Basil Water: 8 cups cold water, 1 cup cube tomato, 1/4 cup fresh basil (muddled), ice

 

Herb Infused Water Recipes Ideas

  • Mint Watermelon Water: 8 cups cold water, 4 cups cubed watermelon, 1/4 cup fresh mint (muddled), ice
  • Cucumber Mint Water: 8 cups of cold water, 1 thinly sliced English cucumber, 1/4 cup fresh mint (muddled), ice
  • Strawberry-Lavender Infused Water: 8 cups of cold water, 1 cup quartered strawberries, 1/4 cup fresh lavender (muddled), ice
  • Mint Ginger Pineapple Water: 8 cups of cold water, 1 cup fresh pineapple (peeled and cubed), 6-8 pieces thinly sliced ginger, 1/4 cup fresh mint (muddled), ice

Let us know your fruit in water recipes or other infused water recipes your kids love!

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Forget waiting hours for homemade flavored water, Instant Pot Infused Water is more flavorful and can be ready in just a few minutes.  Infused Water is healthy, refreshing, and perfect for any time of year!


I’m guilty of wasting way too much money on flavored water.  My favorites are completely sugar-free and provide just a “Hint” of flavor.  You can always follow the traditional method of infusing water (let fruit sit in your water for several hours) but I’ve got an even better idea for you!

Pressure Cooker Infused Water pulls every last bit of flavor out of anything you’re infusing in a fraction of the time.  And by the way, it’s pretty and colorful too, that’s important, am I right?

I first introduced this idea in my cookbook, Master the Electric Pressure Cooker, where I presented some of my favorite flavors, Cucumber Mint, Strawberry Lemon Basil, and Triple Citrus.  There are soooo many other possibilities though!  Today I’m gonna give you four more of my favorites.

Meet Blueberry Lime, Mango Ginger, Apple Cinnamon, and Peach Raspberry Lemonade.

WHY YOU WILL LOVE INSTANT POT INFUSED WATER

  • To reiterate, it’s fast, easy, and instantly satisfying.
  • The Colors!!!  Healthy drinking has never looked so good!
  • Healthy, satisfying refreshment.  Drinking plain water can get boring, this is the best way to jazz it up!
  • Cheap!  For the cost of one store-bought flavored water, you can have nearly 10x that amount of homemade infused water.

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE INFUSED WATER

  1. Add water and flavoring ingredients; pressure cook; quick release
  2. Drain and discard fruit
  3. Pour infused water into a mason jar and chill

I prefer to use this strainer basket because it makes the fruit very simple to discard, but pouring it through a sieve or strainer will work just as well.

Feel free to mix up your flavorings however you like.  It’s an incredibly efficient way to use up past prime produce and herbs and it works just as well with fresh or frozen.

Since the infused water can be a bit stronger than what I like, I will often times freeze it into cubes (I like this ice-cube tray) then drop the cubes into my favorite wide mouth, Pogo water bottle.  My kids like a squeeze of honey in theirs which is yummy and worlds better for them than “fruit punch”.

TIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST PRESSURE COOKER INFUSED WATER

AVOID THE BITTER PITH

  • The white pith of limes, lemons, oranges, and grapefruit will make the water very bitter.  Use a zester to get the flavorful colored skin, cut away the white pith and only add the fruit.

USE FRESH, FROZEN, DRIED, OR FREEZE DRIED

  • With traditional infused water, dried and frozen ingredients don’t work very well.   They are no match for the pressure cooker though!  It’ll hydrate and pull every bit of flavor from any fruit.

ADJUST THE FLAVOR

  • The final product is quite strong.  You can drink it full strength or add 2-4 tablespoons of the flavored water to your ice water for just a hint of flavor; this is my preference.

FREEZE IT

  • Pour the infused water into an ice cube tray and freeze it.  Pop the cubes into a freezer safe bag, then pop a cube or two into your water bottle.  This is perfect for on the go and keeps your water cold too.

SMALLER CUTS OF FRUIT INFUSE BETTER

  • Take the time to roughly chop the fruit and it will infuse more flavor to the water.

SWEETENED INFUSED WATER

  • The infused water can sometimes be a bit tart, if you’d like it sweeter, feel free to add sugar, honey, or syrup to taste.

INFUSED WATER WITH HERBS AND SPICES

  • Fruit isn’t the only thing to make a refreshing infused beverage.   Herbs, spices, and extracts can really add some personality to your water.  Think cinnamon sticks, vanilla extract, almond extract, rosemary, lavender, lemongrass, star anise, etc.

HOT INFUSED WATER

  • Think tea, a nice warm cup of infused water tea.  Mmmmm.

INFUSED WATER FAQ’S

Since this recipe has been around for a while, I’ve been able to track the most common questions which I’ll address here:

CAN I MAKE CUCUMBER INFUSED WATER?

Cucumber is a popular “detox” “weight loss” infused water.  It is quite potent when infused using this pressure cooker method.  I personally only like it in combination with either lemon or mint.

CAN I INFUSE THE SAME FRUIT AGAIN?

No.  The fruit is pretty tasteless and sad once the cooking process is done.  However if you’re a “waste not, want not” kind of awesome person, I’ve heard several people mention that they throw the leftover fruit into a smoothie.

HOW LONG WILL INFUSED WATER LAST?

Store infused water in the fridge for up to a week or freeze it into cubes and store in the freezer for 3 months or more.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO INFUSE WATER?

The traditional method takes up to 24 hours of letting the fruit infuse.  With the pressure cooker it takes 5 minutes of pressure cooker time.  If you want to use it immediately, throw in lots of ice to cool it down quickly and enjoy.

WHY DRINK INFUSED WATER?  WHAT’S WRONG WITH REGULAR WATER?

I drink plain water for the most part, but sometimes I just crave something a bit more exciting.  Adding just a hint of flavor to my water means I drink more and drink often.  Even better is watching how much water my kids will drink when it’s flavored up a bit.

DOESN’T COOKING THE FRUIT DESTROY ALL THE NUTRIENTS

Studies actually show that a pressure cooker preserves more nutrients than other cooking methods which means you’ll get the most nutrients just eating a raw apple, but will lose more nutrients with boiling, roasting, and steaming, as opposed to the pressure cooker.

If you have more questions, feel free to ask in the comments below!

I know so many of you have already fallen in love with this idea and I’m excited to refresh this post to make sure that everyone gets to experience this incredibly simple, healthy, refreshing homemade beverage.

If you discover some new favorite flavor combination, please let me know!  I’m always up for trying new creations.

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INFUSED WATER BENEFITS

A little online research shows claims that infused water has many benefits such as

  • Reduces muscle fatigue during a workout
  • Flushes toxins from your body
  • Improves mood
  • Better hydration
  • Curbs cravings
  • Weight loss and more

Whether these claims are proven or not, I do believe that every time you replace a soda with infused water, you are 100% better off.  Also, when you’re drinking more water, the systems in your body work better, so ultimately you feel better.

Conclusion: Drink more water, infused or not!


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Pressure Cooker Infused Water is refreshing, healthy, and sooo versatile.  Just imagine the thousands of flavor possibilities!

  • Author: Marci
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Mango Ginger

  • 1 cup chopped mango
  • 2 1 inch knobs of ginger, peeled

Peach Raspberry Lemonade

  • 1 cup chopped peaches
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon

Blueberry Lime

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • zest and juice of 1 lime

Apple Cinnamon

  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 5 cinnamon sticks

Instructions

  1. Place fruit (or vegetables, spices, and herbs of your choice) in a mesh steamer basket.  Set inside the pressure cooker pot.
  2. Add water to barely cover the produce, about 4-5 cups.  Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position.  Cook at high pressure for 5 minutes.
  3. When cooking is complete, use a quick release.
  4. Remove the steamer basket and discard cooked produce.  Let the flavored water cool slightly, pour into a mason jar, top with a pourable lid and place in the refrigerator to chill.

Notes

  • Straight from the jar, the water is quite potent.  I like to add 2-3 tablespoons per 8 ounces of water for just a hint of flavor; sweeten if desired
  • Freeze the infused water in an ice cube tray and pop cubes into your bottled water.
  • The colored frozen cubes look amazing in a big punch bowl for a party!
  • If you don’t have a mesh steamer basket, this could be made directly in the pot and then poured through a strainer to filter out the produce after it’s cooked.

Nutritional values based on Mango and Ginger Infused Water

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Hydrolat (flower water) – what is it, how to make it at home

Flower water … This amazing cosmetic was one of the most valuable body care products, but today it is more often perceived as something outdated. And completely in vain: a delightfully aromatic, intensely moisturizing liquid in its effect is as full-fledged aromatherapy as the aromatization of rooms with an aroma lamp or an individual aromaculon.

Each fragrant water fully retains all the beneficial qualities of the essential oils of plants from which they are obtained, but unlike aromatic oils, which must be diluted before use, fragrant water can be applied even to the most sensitive areas of the skin as it is (it is very often used as a remedy intimate hygiene).

Surprisingly gentle, deliciously light and absolutely non-greasy scented water – an indispensable base for many cosmetics and an underestimated fragrance.One of the clear benefits of this skin care product is its affordability.

What is hydrolat?

Scented water is often called flower water, because most of its varieties are obtained from flower petals. The scientific name for fragrant water is hydrolat. It is obtained in the process of distillation from different parts of plants, while water passes through the plant material many times, as a result of which not only water-soluble plant extracts, but also many useful elements and essential oils are included in the future fragrant water.

Due to the content of additional substances that you will never find in aromatic oils, fragrant water acquires the properties of a natural moisturizer and antioxidant, is very actively absorbed by the skin, leaving no trace.

The properties of fragrant water do not differ too much from essential oils, therefore all hydrolates are considered similar to them. Many experts suggest perceiving flower water as an aqueous, weak solution of essential oils, an alternative to concentrated oil mixtures. Some manufacturers do just that: they simply mix prepared purified water with essential oils, selling the mixture instead of hydrolat. Such fragrant water fully retains the properties of essential oils, but there are no additional beneficial substances, it is considered less valuable and effective.

Before buying, be sure to read the composition of fragrant water: if it is not indicated on the package that it is a hydrolat, but essential oils are mentioned in the composition, then this is not natural fragrant water. Think about whether it is worth buying, because such a mixture is easy to make at home.But more on that later.

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Operation and Application

The effect of scented water as an aromatherapy agent should be equated with the effect of essential oils themselves, but significantly diluted. Retaining a unique aroma, but being more adapted for use by skin methods, fragrant water, like essential oils, acts through direct contact with the skin and mucous membranes and by inhalation.

Delicate and subtle aroma, becoming over time a part of an individual scent, changes the psycho-emotional state, evokes pleasant associations, depending on the type of fragrant water, it brings calmness, relaxation, or vice versa, fills with energy.

The effect on the skin is comparable to the effect of using essential oils, but fragrant water, due to the lack of oil content, can be actively used for any type of skin, especially effectively affecting problem and affected areas. In addition, overdoses with floral water simply do not happen, and this is a significant plus.

Hydrolat can be used both for its intended purpose, applying it to the skin, and as an aromatic additive for baths, when enriching cosmetics, for self-preparation of tonics and lotions, for washing, in inhalation, aerosols, moisturizing sprays and as a make-up fixer as an alternative to thermal water.

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Which scented water to choose?

The choice of fragrant water should be based on the properties of an essential oil akin to it. Fragrant pink and lavender waters are real legends that have come to us since the days of ancient Roman baths and baths. They (like chamomile, cornflower-blue and lime-colored) are actually flower waters, which have every right to be called that.

But other hydrolates are not inferior to them in the number of useful properties: mint, lemon balm, sage, eucalyptus, hyssop, wormwood, thyme, rosemary scented water are excellent in skin care, and as a deodorant agent, and in aromatherapy procedures.

Let’s get to know the main representatives of floral waters closer:

  • Rose scented water has a characteristic, uniquely delicate aroma that changes slightly on the skin, creating a slight halo of expensive powder or classic perfume scent. It very effectively relieves dryness, inflammation, peeling, vascular patterns, has unique bactericidal, moisturizing and soothing properties and can be used for all skin types.Inhaling the scent of rose water can relieve stress, tune in to a positive or romantic mood, get rid of fatigue and irritation.
  • Lavender water very effectively regulates the sebaceous glands and eliminates acne, has bactericidal properties, perfectly moisturizes the skin and deeply cleanses the pores. Suitable for all skin types, but especially good for oily skin. Can be used for intimate hygiene.
  • Chamomile water has a disinfecting effect, relieves irritation, inflammation, abscesses, eliminates itching, redness, rashes, dermatitis and actively whitens.Ideal for dry skin, but can be used for other types as well.
  • Hyssopic water is indispensable for allergic rashes, excessive sweating, dermatitis and eczema.
  • Mint water adds to the general moisturizing, tonic and bactericidal properties the unique ability to even out complexion and tighten pores, actively eliminating rosacea.
  • Sage water can also be used for hair care, especially effective for acne.
  • Rosemary – improves the condition of oily skin and prevents hair loss.
  • In case of fungi, burns, damage to the skin, aromatic wormwood water exhibits unique healing qualities.

All of the above fragrant waters are an excellent alternative to essential oils as an additive for aroma lamps and aroma baths. At the same time, a bath with scented water can be combined with hygienic procedures (which is absolutely contraindicated in the standard procedure with essential oils).

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Making flower water at home

Flower water can also be prepared at home, however, its shelf life will not be long.

  • The easiest way is to add the desired essential oil to non-carbonated mineral water with a quality composition and shake the mixture thoroughly before each use. But since essential oils do not dissolve in water without a trace, the liquid obtained in this way cannot be compared with a real hydrolat in texture.
  • In order to obtain a more homogeneous mixture, essential oils should first be diluted in alcohol, vodka, lemon juice or mixed with honey, and only then added to chilled mineral water. For every 100 grams of water, you can add up to 5 drops of essential oil and a teaspoon of thinner. The aromatic water obtained in this way changes its properties in accordance with the characteristics of the solvent.
  • Green parts of plants can first be infused with vinegar (two parts of any fruit vinegar must be added to one part of crushed leaves) for at least 4 days, and then diluted with the strained infusion with mineral water.Such fragrant water only partially retains the properties of essential oils, but very well takes care of oily skin. It is best to prepare mint water this way.

Homemade version of hydrolat can be prepared in a double boiler: about one and a half glasses of plant material (peel of citrus fruits, rose petals, sprigs of herbs) are put in a double boiler, pouring 1 liter of water and bringing it to a boil, turn it off and set aside until it is completely cooled. The resulting fragrant water can be stored in the refrigerator for no more than 2 weeks, and at room temperature – only 2 days without loss of properties.

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7 recipes for vitamin drinks

In the fall, we drink less water and more hot drinks. Without a doubt, aromatic coffee or tea is more tempting than plain water. But who said that you can’t make it tastier and healthier? Here are 7 recipes to help you turn boring water into a natural vitamin drink.

Lemon ginger water

Perfectly cleanses the body. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and aids in digestion, and when combined with lemon it is the best anti-viral drink you need in the fall. Usually all ingredients are filled with warm water. You can add honey.

Strawberry-mint water

Now is not the season for strawberries, but if you have stocked up on berries for the winter, freeze them and make a refreshing drink. Strawberry mint water is a great way to boost your immune system.Mint kills harmful bacteria and viruses, while strawberries add a pleasant aroma and flavor. Add two chopped strawberries and a few fresh mint leaves to a glass of cold or warm water.

Blueberry-raspberry water

Strawberries are not the only berry that can be frozen for the winter. You can also make raspberry water, which is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, iron, and fiber. You can make your drink even healthier by adding healthy blueberries.

Apple water with cinnamon

Water with apple and cinnamon has cleansing properties and improves metabolism.Apples contain antioxidants, while cinnamon regulates blood sugar and energizes. Cut the apple into cubes and place in a jug of water. Then add a couple of cinnamon sticks. Leave to infuse for a few hours, and then enjoy a fragrant drink. Add some lemon juice if desired.

Rosemary water

You might be surprised to see rosemary water on our list, but it’s actually delicious and healthy. Rosemary is an excellent addition to food and drinks, it contains substances that strengthen the immune system, normalize blood pressure, and tone up.Add a couple of rosemary sprigs to a jug of water and let sit for a couple of hours. You can also add a few slices of cucumber, lime, or lemon.

Orange-ginger water with cinnamon

Do you want to try something different? Prepare water with orange, ginger and cinnamon. You already know about the amazing properties of ginger and cinnamon. And with an orange, you add vitamin C and antioxidants to the drink. This water will help you recharge your batteries. Chop an orange, fresh ginger root and toss into a pitcher of water.Remember to add a few cinnamon sticks and let sit for one hour.

Lemon water with lavender

If you lead a very active lifestyle and often feel tired, lemon water with lavender is your option. Lavender has a relaxing and calming effect, so in the evening, after a busy day, its scent will help you fall asleep. Add sliced ​​lemon and 1/2 cup fresh or dried lavender to a pitcher of water and refrigerate for a couple of hours.

Now that you know how to make water tasty and healthy, put this knowledge into practice.Why don’t you try making a drink now?

10 ways to make water tasty and healthy

Few of us fulfill the “minimum program” – they drink 8 glasses of water a day, as the body requires. Statistics show that only 23% of people on earth observe the correct drinking regime, while the rest have something to catch up!

In 2013, the oldest water source on Earth was discovered in Canada.In a mine at a depth of 2.4 kilometers, scientists have found a water reservoir that is 2.6 billion years old! The water in it was very salty. The salt concentration was 10 times that of seawater. Scientists today say that less than one percent of the water on earth can be used as drinking water. At the same time, the inhabitants of Europe use about 50 liters of water every day, the citizens of America – 100 liters, and the population of Africa – from 2 to 5 liters. In developing countries, the main task of girls and women is to collect water.To make even a small supply, they spend 25% of their time every day. At the same time, in order to bring water, they have to cover very long distances on foot. In addition to the fact that water is the basis of life, without which, in principle, existence is impossible, its insufficient consumption is dangerous for the body. Recent research by scientists has linked water deficiency with a high risk of diseases of the colon, mammary glands and urinary tract, kidney, bladder and prostate cancer. Hydration is critical for normal blood circulation and optimal functioning of the immune system.

But how often we underestimate water! When a person begins to feel thirsty, his body has already lost more than one percent of the total amount of water in the body.

We offer 10 simple recipes how to make tasty and, most importantly, even more useful for those who find ordinary water tasteless.

These are healthy drinks based on ordinary pure water, less often mineral water, the taste of which is enriched with nutritious additives – fruits, berries, vegetables, spices and herbs.This water is not only very tasty and aromatic, but also plays an important role in maintaining good health and strong immunity. Some drinks speed up the metabolism and promote weight loss, others care for the skin and hair, and still others energize and improve performance. Which drink do you choose?

For morning vigor and well-being

Fill a glass with clean water, put two slices of lemon and an orange into it, add a plate of kiwi.Alternatively, you can squeeze out citrus juice. The aromatic drink invigorates well, improves mood. Due to the content of antioxidants, it fights cellular oxidation – thereby prolonging youth and strengthening health. Citruses in its composition stimulate digestion after a night of “apathy”, so it is often advised to use it for those who are losing weight.

For perfect skin and good mood

Put green tea leaves in warm water, add a few pieces of melon and watermelon.Green tea is a powerful antioxidant that makes the skin glow from the inside out, and low-calorie supplements like watermelon and melon enrich the taste of the drink, making it sweet and refreshing. The pulp of giant fruits contains vitamin B6, which helps the nervous system to withstand heavy loads, relieve fatigue and relieve stress.

For active work of the brain and prevention of heart disease

Boil a cinnamon stick in a glass of water over low heat, then use the resulting broth as a concentrate by adding it to the water.Flavored water with cinnamon concentrate has a pleasant taste, stimulates the brain and helps to focus. Cinnamon contains polyphenols and antioxidants that have the ability to reduce the risk of heart disease. And a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that adding cinnamon to food can help tame blood sugar levels in non-diabetic people.

For high performance sports training

Coconut water with pineapple slices – for those who are actively involved in sports.This drink instantly restores strength, returns energy and relieves fatigue. Fitness bloggers see it as a natural alternative to ready-made sports cocktails. This self-made drink is high in nutrients that moisturize the skin, which is important for those who prefer to exercise outdoors in the fitness club.

For strengthening the body during the cold season

Cranberries and ginger root are among the top immune health benefits.They increase the body’s resistance to viruses and bacteria. Place 20 cranberries on the bottom of the decanter. Cut 5 centimeters of ginger root into thin strips and add to the berries. Fill the carafe with 1 liter of water and let it sit in the refrigerator for 4 hours. In addition to these properties, cranberries will help to cope with diseases of the oral cavity, reducing inflammation. And ginger root is effective for relieving muscle soreness after intense exercise.

For clear skin and an even complexion

Bright strawberries and green cucumber freshness.This drink is pleasing to the eye and good for health. To prepare it, take 5 large strawberries, cut into thin slices. Slice half an English cucumber separately. Put the prepared ingredients in a decanter and fill with a liter of water. You can drink after 10 minutes. Biologically active compounds contained in cucumbers and strawberries help the body cope with inflammation and reduce skin rashes. This drink is useful for everyone who cares about the health and beauty of their skin.

For strong immunity and prevention of colds

Divide 15 black grapes into halves and place on the bottom of the decanter. Pour in 1 liter of pure water and add the juice of one lime. Leave the drink to infuse for 20 minutes. Studies show that black grapes lower cholesterol levels in the body and inhibit platelet aggregation. And lime is a godsend for those who need to replenish their reserves of vitamin C, it stimulates metabolism and helps the body fight viruses.

For good digestion and stress management

This incredibly beautiful drink is made on the basis of rose petals and dill seeds. Ingredients for it need environmentally friendly – that is, not processed with chemicals. Ideally, if they come from their own garden. Pour 20 rose petals and 2 teaspoons of dill seeds with 1 liter of water and let it brew for four hours in the refrigerator. The drink will cheer you up, relieve stress, and help normalize digestion.

For body rejuvenation

Take 1 medium peach and cut it into thin slices or slices, add a handful of freshly picked mint to it. Place the ingredients on the bottom of the carafe and fill it with clean cool water, throw in some ice cubes. The infusion time is 30 minutes. Peaches are rich in vitamin C, folic acid, B vitamins and flavonoids that promote cell regeneration and rejuvenation of the body. And mint leaves have antioxidant properties.

For quick relaxation and sweet dreams

A great way to relax and get a gastronomic pleasure is to add mint and basil leaves to the water. This must be done a day before use, so that the herbs are well infused. Mint leaves have a cooling effect and antioxidant properties. In tandem with basil, they give peace, clear thoughts and help you fall asleep. That’s all you need to get a good night’s sleep and wake up active.

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How to prepare lavender water? | Bonapeti.Common crawl en

Lavender water is commonly used to flavor bed linen or clothes. A small spray before ironing will give the fabrics a delicate lavender scent. You can also use lavender water to keep the air fresh, or instead of furniture spray. If you suffer from insomnia, sprinkling your pillow will help you fall asleep very quickly and sleep well.

There are 2 ways to prepare lavender water – from lavender flowers or lavender essential oil.

Lavender water from lavender flowers

Lavender water made from lavender flowers is not as aromatic as lavender water made from lavender essential oil. The essential oil is a distilled, concentrated essence from lavender flowers. If you only use lavender flowers, the result is water that is very delicate but fragrant. All you need is 2 tablespoons of lavender flowers, 1/2 cup water, glass bowl, sprayer, funnel, and cheesecloth.

Lavender flowers are arranged like small buds along the stems of the plant. You don’t need stems to make lavender water; the buds contain a floral scent. Heat the water in a small saucepan, but be careful – it should not boil for a long time, as it will begin to evaporate.

Pour lavender buds into a glass bowl, cover with hot water.

The heat will extract the oil from the flowers and the water will be scented. Cover the bowl and let the buds sit for a few hours or, ideally, overnight.The process is similar to brewing tea.

Strain the liquid through cheesecloth. Discard the flowers. Pour the liquid into the sprayer using a funnel. Lavender water is ready – you can spray it on your bedding, use it for fresh air or as an aromatherapy.

Lavender water from lavender essential oil

For preparation of lavender water from lavender essential oil, you will need lavender essential oil, distilled water, vodka, glass jar with a lid, sprayer, funnel.

Mix everything in a glass jar. When making lavender water, the most important thing is to keep the ingredient ratio. Using the exact amount of lavender will guarantee a unique scent for your water.

Mix 90 ml of distilled water in a jar, you can use tap water if you do not have distilled water, 30 ml of vodka – it acts as a preservative and helps the lavender oil to distribute in the water, as well as 10 drops of lavender essential oil.

Shake the can.The lid must be tightly closed. Then pour water into the sprayer. If you have some lavender water left in the jar, keep it in the jar until the sprayer runs out.

Use lavender water to spray bed linen, clothes, furniture and pillows.

Lavender water has a calming effect and is a great way to refresh your home and minimize stress. Using lavender water is a good natural way to relieve headaches.Spray your body before going outside – this serves as a natural insect repellent.

5 recipes for healthy fruit water / AdMe

What can quench your thirst better than a glass of fresh and pure water? Of course, a glass of healthy fruit water made with your own hands!

Bright Side collected simple recipes for easy-to-make refreshing drinks, for which you don’t even need a blender.

The amount of ingredients is indicated per 2 liters of water, but you can also change the proportions to your liking.

Citrus water

You will need:

  • 1 orange slices
  • 1 lime wedges
  • 1 lemon wedges
  • cold filtered water
  • ice

Preparation:

Put fruits in a jar and knead a little with a spoon so that they give juice, but do not turn into porridge. Fill the jar with ice, pour water, mix gently. Close with a lid and put in the refrigerator.The water will become even more aromatic and saturated after a couple of hours, and the ice will serve as a sieve separating the water from the fruit.

Water with raspberries and lime

You will need:

  • 2 slices of lime
  • a handful of raspberries
  • cold filtered water
  • ice

Preparation:

Squeeze the juice from the limes into a jar, add the limes and raspberries. We crush the fruit a little, add ice, water and place in the refrigerator.You will get water of a beautiful color with a slightly tart aftertaste.

Water with pineapple and mint

You will need:

  • sprig of mint
  • a glass of pineapple pieces
  • cold filtered water
  • ice

Preparation:

Knead the mint in a container to feel its aroma. Then add pineapple pieces and knead again. Add ice and water and cool.

Water with blackberries and sage

You will need:

  • half a glass of blackberries
  • sage sprig
  • cold filtered water
  • ice

Preparation:

This water has a delicate and refreshing taste.Knead the sage leaves, add a handful of blackberries and press a little again. Add water and ice, place in the refrigerator.

Water with watermelon and rosemary

You will need:

  • half a glass of watermelon in cubes
  • sprig of rosemary
  • cold filtered water
  • ice

Preparation:

Place the rosemary sprig in a container and knead it a little. Then add the watermelon cubes and press gently to avoid porridge.Add ice, fill with water and place to cool.

These drinks can be stored in the refrigerator for no more than three days. It is more convenient to pour water into a glass through a strainer so that fruits and berries do not fall into it.

strawberries and mint – Zira.uz

Ingredients

  • 750 milliliters
    drinking water

  • 15 leaves
    fresh mint

  • 6 berries
    strawberry

  • half
    lemon

  • quarter teaspoon
    cinnamon

  • quarter
    apples


Manual

Water is very useful for the body, and in combination with vegetables, fruits, herbs and berries, it is doubly useful.If you give ordinary water a pleasant taste, it will be easier to drink the recommended daily allowance of liquid.

In the hot season, such water moisturizes the skin, hair and at the same time facilitates the removal of excess fluid and toxic substances from the body.

Strawberry is the most fragrant, healthy and tasty berry! It is rich in antioxidants and vitamins that help fight the signs of premature aging and are an excellent prevention of various diseases.

The approximate cost of a ready-made dish is 4,000 soums.*

* the cost is actual at the time of the publication of the recipe.

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Cut strawberries, lemon and apple into thin slices.

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Put all the fruits in a jug, add mint leaves, cinnamon and pour clean cool water.

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Cover and refrigerate for 40-60 minutes.