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Fall Fruit Infused Water with Pears, Cranberries and Clementines

Fall fruit infused water

Fall is in the air. Trees are changing, the air is getting cooler, new TV episodes are on, and football is back. In honor of my favorite season, I have created this delicious Fall fruit infused water drink!

This unique recipe is so delicious and refreshing. It has a bite from the allspice berries which is then mellowed by the sweetness of the pears and clementines. It’s not your typical “pumpkin-spice-flavored” Fall drink.YUM! I love this drink!

Questions about Clementines? They are just like tangerines and also called Cuties but you could easily replace by a juicy orange or blood orange for extra color.

Makes 1 pitcher, refill 3-5 times until flavor dissipates.

  • 1 Pear thinly sliced
  • 1 Clementine Orange cut into 8ths
  • 1 tbsp. Dried Cranberries
  • 1 tsp. All Spice Berries (look like pepper corns)

Top w/ 1.5 cups ice and then fill up with water and let sit 3 hours in fridge before drinking. The key here is to slice your fruit as thinly as you can so that you get the most flavor. If you want sweeter add an apple and another orange.

Fall Fruit Infused WatersThis will last in the fridge for 24-48 hours.

Check out more healthy drinks, ice cubes, teas and sodas all meant to help you drink more water and lose weight in my cookbook FRUIT INFUSION: A Collection of Day Spa Inspired, Fruit Infused Waters.

Ginger Orange Fruit Infused Water

ginger orange water pitcher

Ginger Orange Fruit Infused Water not only boosts your metabolism, it also is packed full of vitamin C to help you fight a cold. Plus the ginger helps with tummy aches, talk about a power water!!

If you’re looking to lose weight or get healthy, but don’t know where to start I’ve got your answer. WATER! Put down the sodas, the fake flavor packets and chemical packed additives and just drink good clean water. “But I don’t like the taste” you say? That’s OK, this drink is meant to help you put down the chemicals and go all natural using delicious additives from nature.

Find more fruit infused water recipes here and at Lose Weight By Eating.

The following recipe makes 1 liter, so if you have a 2 liter container double the ingredients, and so on.

  • ½ orange
  • 1 inch chunk of ginger
  • ½ cup ice

Remove the skin from the ginger with a spoon or vegetable grater and slice into coin sized rings. Add to the bottom of your pitcher.

Slice the orange into wedges or rings and add to your pitcher gently squeezing (just a little) to help release the juices as it sets.

Top with ice, this part is important whether you enjoy your water cold or at room temperature as it holds down the fruit to better infuse the water.

Place the pitcher in the fridge, or on your counter top if you like room temperature, for one hour before serving.

When you have poured ½ of the infused water from your pitcher, fill back to the top with water. This will help preserve the flavor so you won’t have to start over again when you finish the pitcher. Fill up, up to 6 times in a day, or until the flavor is lost.

Store in your fridge for up to 24 hours.

Check out our Fruit Infused Water Bottle and Pitcher reviews for information on the best flavored water infusers.

Find more Metabolism Boosting drinks like Ginger Orange Fruit Infused Water, including Ice Cubes, Teas and Sodas all meant to help you drink more water and lose weight in my first cookbook FRUIT INFUSION: A Collection of Day Spa Inspired, Fruit Infused Waters.

Fruit Infused Party Drinks Video

Audrey Johns Ehow

Audrey Johns, founder of Lose Weight By Eating, demonstrates how to make fruit infused party drinks for eHow.com.

Fruit-infused party drinks are a great, flavor-filled way to really let your hair down and unwind. Make fruit-infused party drinks with help from a weight loss guru who lost 150 pounds in 11 months in this video clip.

Fruit Infused Party Drinks Demonstration

Day Spa Mango and Basil Water

Day Spa Mango and Basil Water

I love Basil and use it in everything, it was just a matter of time before I put this Day Spa Mango and Basil Water together. It’s delicious, is a natural anti-inflammatory and has natural antibiotic properties. Along with an overly sweet fruit like a mango this water is well-balanced and delicious.

Mangos aid in digestion, boost your memory and increases your sex drive! Do I have your attention now? Try this out, besides being incredibly good for you, it is delicious and will help you drink more water.

Makes one big pitcher of water, can be refilled 4-6 times before replacing fruit and herbs –

  • 1 Large Ripe Mango
  • Large handful of Basil- about 8 large leafs

In a large clean pitcher rip the basil in half (always rip basil, never use a knife it will brown the herb) and toss in, slice the mango into large chunks and toss in. Cover the fruit and herbs with ice and then add water, place in the fridge for at least an hour before serving for maximum deliciousness. I drank this all evening, about 3 re-fills, and then left in fridge overnight, it was so yummy the next morning.

This recipe was written for the Remedies Chapter of my first cookbook FRUIT INFUSION, a colorful cookbook full of metabolism boosting, fat burning drinks, teas, sodas and ice cubes. With over 40 recipes to choose from you and your taste buds will never be bored with water again!

Day Spa Pineapple, Grapefruit and Apple Water

Day Spa Pineapple Grapefruit and Apple Water

Did you know both grapefruit and apple boost metabolism and curb your appetite? I love foods that help me with my weight loss journey and these two are big ones. Top that with water also curbing your appetite and you have a great refreshing drink that works for you!

Use your favorite kind of apple I used a Green Apple because I wanted to play up the tartness of the grapefruit, if you like your drinks more on the sweet side use a Sweet Crisp or Fuji and use the whole thing. You can also squeeze the pineapple as you add it in, it might add between 5-10 calories to each glass but that is nothing! You burn 5 calories drinking the glass of water!

Makes 1 big pitcher, you can re-fill 3-5 times.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Grapefruit
  • 1/2 Apple
  • 1/2 of a Pineapple- fresh
  • Ice and Water- Fizzy water is good too, just skip the ice.

Get started:

Cut the Grapefruit into medium sized slices, same with the apple and add into a pretty juice pitcher. Cut the pineapple into medium to thin slices, ideally you want to try and get all the slices about the same size. Add the pineapple squeezing a little if you want it sweeter, then top with 2 cups ice, top that with water and place in the fridge for 4 hours. Once you have enjoyed 1/2 of your pitcher of water re-fill it and you can repeat this as long as the flavor stays.

Check out our Fruit Infused Water Bottle and Pitcher reviews for information on the best flavored water infusers.

I hope you can learn to enjoy flavored waters and put down sodas and fake sugar drinks like Crystal Light, Mios and Propel. Those are just chemicals, they are not good for you!

Find more Metabolism Boosting drinks like Day Spa Pineapple, Grapefruit and Apple Water, Ice Cubes, Teas and Sodas all meant to help you drink more water and lose weight in my first cookbook FRUIT INFUSION: A Collection of Day Spa Inspired, Fruit Infused Waters.

Tips For Drinking More Water

Tips for Drinking Water

So, why water?

Why not sports drinks or zero calorie diet sodas and powders? Your body is made of water; you need to replenish it on a daily basis to keep your body functioning at its optimal level. When you sweat you lose water, so what will you choose to replenish it with?

I get several e-mails, comments and messages both here and on my Facebook page each day asking “I want to lose weight, how do I get started?” I give them four tips, the 1st and most important is: “Drink a gallon of water a day.”

I know it sounds like a lot to drink, here are some tips for drinking more water to make it easier:

  • Drink  two 8 oz glasses of water with each meal. That gets you 1/2 of the way there for the day.
  • Get a 23.7 oz Smart Water bottle (or which ever medium-sized bottle you like best) and drink a little over 5 a day you are done, that for me is the easiest way. I drink one with each meal and carry it with me all day. It is so easy and most days I drink 6 or 7 exceeding my water intake goal for the day.
  • Set an alarm on your phone to remind you to drink a bottle of water, this is great for people who have a busy schedule or who just forget.
  • Tally it on your food journal or planner. I did this religiously for a while when I first started on my weight loss journey, I kept a food journal on my fridge with the calorie count and at the top I tallied how many glasses of water. It actually kept me from snacking too, I would see the food journal and instead of grabbing a snack I would tally my water, pour myself a glass and walk away.
  • Add fruit to your water, I have a number of Flavored Waters you can check out or create your own. Using frozen fruit is more fun and delicious than ice cubes. I have a friend who loves the berry mix in the frozen fruit section, she adds it to her water.
  • Fizzy water is one of my favorite ways to drink water, and I love it when a restaurant has Club Soda on the unlimited Fountain Sodas. Sometimes I put my fizzy water in a wine glass at dinner and sip it like I would sip wine. Guilt free and fun! Add fruit and make your own sodas like my Strawberry Lime Spritzer.

Make sure to pick up a copy of my cookbook FRUIT INFUSION: A Collection of Day Spa Inspired, Fruit Infused Waters, meant to help you drink more water and therefore lose more weight!

Cool and Refreshing Strawberry Lime Spritzer

Strawberry Lime Spritzer

On a hot summer day this Strawberry Lime Spritzer will cool you right off! This is one of my favorites to have around the house all the time.

You can choose flat water or fizzy water, both work great! If you are trying to kick your soda habit you should go for a Strawberry Lime Spritzer. I think you will love the cool, refreshing taste and it will help curb your food cravings.

Like it sweeter? Add more strawberries and only 1/2 of a lime, adding more strawberries.

Makes 1-2 liters of Strawberry Lime Spritzer-
  • 8 Frozen or Fresh Strawberries- See note above on freezing strawberries before making.
  • 1 Lime
  • 1-2 liters of Pellegrino or Club Soda- you can also use flat water.

Strawberry Lime SpritzerSlice the strawberries into three pieces and drop into the water or fill an infusion pitcher, then slice the lime into 10 wedges and add to the water. Chill for 3-4 hours and serve, if you like, try making some strawberry and lime ice cubes if you are serving with flat water. In an ice-cube tray place one strawberry slice and a lime slice, cover with water and freeze for 3-4 hours.

Check out our Fruit Infused Water Bottle and Pitcher reviews for information on the best flavored water infusers.

Find more Metabolism Boosting drinks like Strawberry Lime Spritzer, including Ice Cubes, Teas and Sodas all meant to help you drink more water and lose weight in my cookbook FRUIT INFUSION: A Collection of Day Spa Inspired, Fruit Infused Waters.

After Workout Watermelon and Rosemary Power Water

Watermelon and Rosemary Power Water

This delicious Watermelon and Rosemary Power Water helps hydrate you and maintains your fat burning after a workout.

Also, check out my Mango Basil Water and my Apple Cinnamon Water, one Boosts Metabolism and the other is a Natural Anti Inflammatory and helps Cure a Hangover. Can you guess which does what?

Makes one big pitcher, refill 3-5 times-

  • 2 cups Chopped Watermelon
  • 2 large Sprigs of Rosemary

In a large pitcher drop in the watermelon and rosemary, cover with ice and then water. Place in fridge for 10 minutes before serving. Once the water is 1/2 way gone refill with cold water, keep doing that 3-5 times before replacing watermelon and rosemary.

Makes 1 one liter  water bottle, refill 3-5 times-

  • 1/4 cup Thinly sliced Watermelon
  • 1 small Sprig of Rosemary

If the water bottle is full dump some out to make room for the watermelon, if empty put the watermelon and rosemary in first and then add water. Shove the watermelon and rosemary into your water bottle put in fridge for 10 minutes, that’s it! Refill when it gets 1/2 way down with cold water, do that 3-5 times before adding more watermelon and rosemary.

Watermelon and Rosemary Power Water*A note on the water bottle method, you will not be able  to get the watermelon and rosemary out so don’t use something you will want to keep unless it has a wide mouth.

This fat burning recipe was written for the Workout Chapter of my first cookbook FRUIT INFUSION, a colorful cookbook full of metabolism boosting, fat burning drinks, teas, sodas and ice cubes. With over 40 recipes to choose from you and your taste buds will never be bored with water again!

Cooling Peach Mint Water

Peach Mint Water

When it is hot outside, and I mean HOT you need something that will cool you off, Mint does just that! Plus water naturally cools you off, like free air conditioning, and suppresses your appetite to help you lose weight just like the peaches in this recipe. Can you think of anything better than to sit outside reading a book with some Peach Mint water? I feel relaxed just thinking about it.

This combo is light and refreshing, if you prefer it sweeter drop a couple of peach slices into your cup it really intensifies the peach flavor, you can also add a splash of vanilla to add sweetness to the pitcher as well. I use frozen peaches, the slicing, pitting and removing of the skins is too labor intensive for me, if you choose to use fresh peaches do all that, place in bag and freeze before making this.

Makes 1 pitcher refill up to 8 times

  • 1 long sprig of Mint, or a handful of leaves you can tie together with kitchen twine
  • 10 frozen Peach Slices, plus more to garnish (optional)
  • Water and Ice

I found that leaving the mint leaves on the sprig was easier and I got less debris in my drink that way too.  Drop peaches in your pitcher, then the mint, top with ice and water and place in fridge for 4 hours or overnight. Serve in a wine glass*, garnish with a frozen peach slice (also acts as an ice cube) you can refill the pitcher up to 8 times, or until the flavor dissipates.

* I use this trick often, I place my water in a pretty wine glass or in my fancy Stella glass. If you try this you might just trick yourself into thinking you are indulging. My favorite thing to do it put fizzy water in my Tiffany Champagne Flutes, I feel like I am having my all time favorite drink but it is zero calories and good for me.

Check out our Fruit Infused Water Bottle and Pitcher reviews for information on the best flavored water infusers.

Find more Metabolism Boosting drinks like Cooling Peach Mint Water, including Ice Cubes, Teas and Sodas all meant to help you drink more water and lose weight in my first cookbook FRUIT INFUSION: A Collection of Day Spa Inspired, Fruit Infused Waters.

Day Spa Apple Cinnamon Water

Metabolism Boosting Drinks for Weight Loss

Did you know both apples and cinnamon raise your metabolism? Try this now famous Apple Cinnamon Water drink, and any day can feel like fall.

Fuji and Honey Crisp apples work best as they are the sweetest. Keep in mind this drink has a hint of flavor, should you want it stronger add more apples or slice them thinner.

The Original Day Spa Apple Cinnamon Water Recipe was created by Audrey Johns, founder of LoseWeightbyEating.com and author of this website.

Makes 2 liters, re-fill water 3-4 times before replacing apples and cinnamon.

Day Spa Apple Cinnamon WaterINGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Apple thinly sliced, I like Fuji but pick your favorite
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick

DIRECTIONS:

Drop apple slices in the bottom of the pitcher (save a few to drop in your glass later) and then the cinnamon stick, cover with ice about 1/2 way through then with water. Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.

LASTS FOR 24 HOURS IN THE FRIDGE.

Check out our Fruit Infused Water Bottle and Pitcher reviews for information on the best flavored water infusers.

Some people have commented that Cinnamon Sticks are too expensive or unavailable in their area. Here is a killer deal, 5 lbs for $25! Maybe split it with 5 of your friends to save some $$ :)

Nutritional Info for Day Spa Apple Cinnamon Water:
  • Calories: 0
  • Fat: 0
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 0
  • Carbs: 0
Check out more Metabolism Boosting drinks like Day Spa Apple Cinnamon Water, including Ice Cubes, Teas and Sodas all meant to help you drink more water and lose weight in my first cookbook FRUIT INFUSION: A Collection of Day Spa Inspired, Fruit Infused Waters.
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