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Strawberry Detox Water Recipes for Weight Loss

Strawberry Detox Water

Strawberry detox water is consistently one of the most popular infused water recipes we’ve ever seen. There’s something about the delicious taste of a cold strawberry drink on a hot day that really quenches your thirst.

But did you know that strawberry infused water is also very good for you, too?

Discover the healthy benefits of strawberry water and enjoy my delicious Strawberry Detox Water Recipes. One taste and you’ll agree that strawberry infused detox water is one of the best tasting detox drinks you’ve ever had.

Strawberry Water Benefits

Strawberries are one of nature’s “super foods”. Technically, they’re a member of the rose family and not a fruit or berry, but an enlarged receptacle of a flower. They are loaded with vitamins and contain very high levels of antioxidants called polyphenols. Just one serving (approximately 8 strawberries) contains more vitamin C than an orange.

Water is another natural healthy wonder. Studies have show that by just drinking water, you increase your resting metabolism rate and increase your weight loss potential. Combine that with all the wonderful things water does for your health like suppress hunger, flush your system, and hydrate your body, and it’s at the top of the list of best weight loss tools.

So the next time strawberries are fresh and in season near you, pick up a few baskets and give strawberry detox water a try. You’ll be able to cut back on sugary drinks that are really bad for you, and your family will love these.

Feel free to experiment and let me know in the comments below what great new strawberry infused detox water recipes you discover.

Strawberry Detox Water Recipes

There are an endless number of ways to make strawberry detox water. Strawberries provide such a unique and delicious flavor in water that you can pair them with just about any fruit or vegetable and it will taste really good.

Here are some tips for making strawberry detox water:

  • You can usually get 2-4 fill-ups out of one batch of these ingredients, but you might want to change them out a little sooner if you prefer a stronger flavor.
  • For an extra special treat, use sparkling water instead of regular water. It adds more taste and looks really pretty in a fancy glass.
  • The longer the water sits, the stronger the flavor. It’s usually mild at first, but after a few hours (or overnight) it can be quite strong.
  • Strawberries are usually washed, de-stemmed, and sliced, but they can also be served whole for a pretty presentation. They just don’t infused as much flavor when left whole.

Here are some of the most popular strawberry infused water recipes.

Strawberry Lime Water

Strawberry Lime Water

For this yummy Strawberry Lime Water recipe, you’ll need one cup of fresh strawberries (whole or sliced), and 2 limes (sliced or quartered). In a half-gallon jar, or a 2 quart pitcher, layer the strawberries and lime slices with ice cubes. Fill your jar or pitcher with water. Let it marinate for about 10 minutes, and then enjoy!

Strawberry Mint Water

Strawberry Mint Water

This is a classic strawberry detox water recipe, and also one of my favorites. For Strawberry Mint Water you’ll need 4 whole strawberries (sliced) and 6 fresh mint leaves (washed and torn into pieces).

Put sliced strawberries and torn mint leaves into an infused water pitcher. Fill with fresh, (preferably) filtered water and stir. Refrigerate for an hour or more to let the flavors infuse. Pour over ice and serve! The pitcher can be refilled with fresh water using the same mint and strawberries a couple of times.

For a stronger flavor, add more mint or more strawberries.

Strawberry Watermelon Water

Strawberry Watermelon Water

Strawberry Watermelon Water makes a refreshing summer drink. When watermelons and strawberries both come into season it becomes the perfect time to make this delicious strawberry detox water recipe. You will need 1/2 pint of fresh strawberries, 2 slices of watermelon (cubed), and 1 lime or 6 mint leaves (optional).

Always use the freshest and sweetest watermelon and strawberries that you can find, usually at farmers markets or street side vendors during strawberry season. Slice the strawberries and watermelon up into large pieces and place them in a pitcher full of ice water. You can also add fresh lime slices and mint leaves (torn) to add a little extra flavor and balance out the sweetness.

Strawberry Cucumber Water

Strawberry Cucumber Water

This is another great hot weather drink that is so refreshing and delicious, I could drink it every day!.

To make Strawberry Cucumber Water, add 8 ounces strawberries and 1/2 a sliced cucumber into a 2 quart pitcher of ice water.  Refrigerate 2 to 4 hours to allow the ingredients to infuse.

Strawberry Lemon Water

Strawberry Detox Lemon Water

This is another great recipe that contains a LOT of vitamin C and tastes absolutely wonderful.

To make Strawberry Lemon Water, add 8 ounces sliced strawberries and 1 sliced lemon (rind removed) into a 2 quart pitcher of ice water.  Refrigerate 2 to 4 hours to allow the ingredients to infuse.

More Strawberry Detox Water Recipes

There are so many ways to make strawberry detox water, it’s all up to you to find out what you like best. Here are a few more strawberry water recipe ideas you might enjoy:

Conclusion

However you choose to enjoy strawberry detox water, the most important thing to keep in mind is to find what you like and drink it often. For real weight loss results, you need to DRINK LOTS OF WATER. Check out our full list of fruit infused water recipes for even more great recipe ideas. Enjoy!

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.

Refreshing Detox Lime Cucumber Mint Water

Lime Cucumber Mint Water

This Detox Lime Cucumber Mint Water is the perfect cool down drink on a hot day. The cucumber and mint act as an anti-inflammatory helping you reduce bloat and the lime gives you a burst of Vitamin C.

It’s a great drink to serve at a BBQ or even a bridal or baby shower for a chic water all your guests will love. I love serving Detox Lime Cucumber Mint Water in a wine glass with a couple frozen cucumber slices, sometimes I put the cucumbers in the water and sometimes on my eyes.

Makes 2 Liters

  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • 5 inch cucumber, sliced into rings
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 2 cups of ice
  • Water

Lime Cucumber Mint WaterIn a large pitcher, add the lime and cucumbers. 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 pitcher. 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 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 Detox Lime Cucumber Mint Water, 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.

Strawberry, Mint, and Lemon Water Detox Drink

Strawberry, Mint, and Lemon Water Detox Drink

Talk about a refreshing metabolism booster! This Strawberry, Mint, and Lemon Water Detox Drink is packed so full of Vitamin C, you’ll be giving your metabolism a big boost while burning fat and increasing weight loss.

It also contains anti-inflammatory ingredients and is great for fighting cold and flu viruses.

Strawberries are known to curb appetite, boost your immune system, regulate blood sugar, aid in digestion, and improve cardiovascular health. They’re packed full of Vitamin C to increase your metabolism and help reduce bloat and inflammation in sore muscles.

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

Mint helps boost energy, and best of all it helps you burn fat faster, making this a great drink for weight loss. Make this Strawberry, Mint, and Lemon Water Detox Drink for your next party, take it to the gym or just sip all day long for a day full of delicious hydration.

Strawberry, Mint, and Lemon Water Detox DrinkMakes 2 Liters

  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 15 strawberries quartered
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 2 cups of ice
  • Water

In a large pitcher, add the lemon and strawberries. 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 Strawberry, Mint, and Lemon Water Detox Drink in the fridge up to 24 hours.

Take it to go!

Check 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.

Discover more benefits of Detox Water for weight loss and better health.

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!