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Strawberry, Orange, and Mint Infused Water

Strawberry Orange Mint Infused Water

I love strawberry infused water. Recipes with strawberries are among the most popular flavored water recipes on my blog, and it’s one of my personal favorites. So today I decided to create this Strawberry, Orange, and Mint Infused Water, and it’s delicious!

Strawberries and oranges are not only sweet and delicious, they’re packed with nutrients, too. They contain antioxidants like Vitamin C which helps boost immunity, fight cancer, and promote eye health. Strawberries have also been known to help lower cholesterol and promote better skin health.

Mint adds a nice subtle flavor to this recipe, and is also good for you, too.

Makes 2 Liters

  • 1 Orange
  • 10 Strawberries, sliced
  • 2 sprigs of fresh mint, about 8-10 leaves
Instructions
  1. In a large pitcher, add the orange and strawberries.
  2. Over the pitcher squeeze and slightly twist the mint, do not tear apart you only want to gently release the oils, add the mint leaves to the fruit.
  3. Top with ice and water.
  4. Let the pitcher sit in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
  5. When the water is down to ¼ full in the pitcher, refill with water and place back in the fridge. You can do this several times.
  6. Store Strawberry, Orange, and Mint Infused Water in the fridge up to 24 hours.

Take it to go!

Infused Water BottleCheck out our Fruit Infused Water Bottle and Pitcher reviews for information on the best flavored water infusers. These portable fruit infusers are a convenient way to help you drink more infused water wherever you go.

Find more Metabolism Boosting drinks like Strawberry, Mint, and Lemon Water Detox Drink, 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.

Lemon Water with Blueberries and Mint

Lemon water with Blueberries and mint

This is my new favorite drink! This Lemon Water with Blueberries and Mint recipe is REALLY yummy and packed full of wonderful vitamins and antioxidants. You’ll be giving your weight loss a boost with the Vitamin C since it helps regulate the hormones that cause fat storage.

The blueberries are not only good for your heart, they help fight cancer and are an anti-inflammatory “super food”.

The lemon is good for weight management, improved digestion, appetite control and also helps fight bloating.

Mint helps boost your energy levels and helps you burn fat faster, making this a great drink for weight loss. Make this Lemon Water with Blueberries and Mint for your next gathering, or take it in a fruit infusion bottle to sip all day long for a day full of delicious, weight loss boosting, fruit infused water.

For this recipe, we decided to use our new Decodyne Fruit Infusion Pitcher that our friends at Decodyne sent us to try out. This fruit infused pitcher worked great, and we really liked the stylish design and ample water capacity.

The infusion chamber is the right size for the amount of water that it holds, so you get lots of great tasting fruit infused water with a pitcher that also looks great on a dinner table.

Makes 2 Liters of Lemon Water with Blueberries and Mint
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries (frozen is ok!)
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 2 cups of ice
  • Water

ILemon water with Blueberries and mintn a large pitcher, add the lemon and blueberries. Over the pitcher squeeze and slightly twist the mint, do not tear apart you only want to gently release the oils, add the mint leaves to the fruit. Top with ice and water. Let the pitcher sit in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.

When the water is down to 1/4 full in the pitcher, refill with water and place back in the fridge. You can do this several times. Store this Lemon Water with Blueberries and Mint in the fridge 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 Lemon Water with Blueberries and Mint, 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.

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.

Honeydew Mojito Workout Water

Honeydew Mojito Water

This vitamin C-rich Honeydew Mojito Workout Water is sure to keep your metabolism going strong. In addition, the mint will help cool you down after a hot workout.

Make this Honeydew Mojito Workout Water in a water bottle and take it with you!

Makes one 1 liter water bottle

  • 4 mint leaves
  • ½ cup honeydew melon, sliced into sticks
  • ½ lime, thinly sliced into rings or sticks

If the bottle is full, pour out some water to make room for the fruit. If empty, add the fruit first. Add the mint, squeezing the leaves slightly to release the oils. Next, add the melon chunks. Curl up lime rings to fit into the mouth of the bottle. Top with water and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Refill with water when the mixture is halfway consumed. You can refill the bottle 3-5 times before replacing fruit.

*A note on the water bottle method: You may not be able to get the ingredients out if you use a traditional water bottle. For re-use, I recommend using a water bottle with a wide mouth for easier extraction of ingredients.

This Honeydew Mojito Workout Water 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!