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Sweet and Energizing Pineapple Blueberry Infused Water

Pineapple Blueberry Infused Water

This delicious sweet Pineapple Blueberry Infused Water is a great drink to start the day with. The blueberries stain the color a lovely hue and release flavor immediately. Pineapple is super sweet and adds a ton of flavor to this drink.

Perhaps the best part of Pineapple Blueberry Infused Water is the boost in Vitamin C that if gives you, which naturally raises your metabolism. Pineapple has one of the largest content of vitamin c of all fruits, making it a great option for snacking on and adding to your drinks.

Makes 1 liter, if you have a 2 liter pitcher double the ingredients, and so on)

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup pineapple cut into chunks
  • 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup ice

Get Started:

Add the pineapple chunks and blueberries to the bottom of a pitcher. 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 Pineapple Blueberry Infused Water in your fridge for 24 hours. You can eat the fruit for a tasty treat, too!

Pineapple Blueberry Infused WaterThis Pineapple Blueberry Infused Water recipe has helped 1000′s of people lose weight!

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Check out more Metabolism Boosting drinks like Pineapple Blueberry 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.

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.

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!

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!

Strawberry and Tangerine Fruit Infused Water

Strawberry and Tangerine Fruit Infused Water

Fruits that are high in Vitamin C are big metabolism boosters! One of my favorite combos is Strawberry and Tangerine Fruit Infused Water, both hot and cold this is a delicious drink.

Try to drink a gallon a day for fast weight loss, all of my zero calorie drinks count in the “gallon a day,” as does good old fashioned water. Just stay away from the chemical powders and drops, use what’s from nature to lose weight.

I recently came across dried strawberries, which means I can have this all year long but if you can’t find them don’t fret, just slice fresh or frozen strawberries and plan on using a fine mesh sieve, coffee filter or tea bag as they might fall apart.

Makes 1 pot of tea or 1 liter of cold drink-

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dried or fresh sliced strawberries
  • Rind of one tangerine- try to get little to none of the white pith-
  • Water

There are three ways to make Strawberry and Tangerine Fruit Infused Water, put it all in the tea pot, or make individual cups. It all depends on your willingness to wash your tea pot. I have also included a cold version for this delicious drink.

Tea pot instructions- Place the tangerine rind and strawberries into a teapot, cover with water and bring to a boil. To serve cover the nose of your tea pot with a coffee filter or use a fine mesh sieve over your tea cup to avoid strawberry pulp.

Strawberry and Tangerine Fruit Infused WaterIndividual tea cups- Boil water, add in 1/4 of the rind and a tablespoon of dried strawberries. Allow the strawberries to plump up and just as they start to fall apart (about 3 minutes) use a fork to scoop them out and discard. Leave the rind in the tea cup for both added flavor and beauty.

Make it cold- Boil 3 cups (or as much as your tea pot will hold) of water making the “tea pot instructions” let it cool with the fruit left in then strain into a 1 liter jug discarding the strawberries. Top with water until it is full, pluck out the tangerine rind, rinse and add to your pitcher then place in the fridge to cool. Serve over ice and drink up. If you want to do a bigger batch just double the recipe.

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

Nutritional Info for Strawberry and Tangerine Fruit Infused Water:
  • Calories: 0
  • Fat: 0
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 0
  • Carbs: 0

Check out more Metabolism Boosting drinks like Strawberry and Tangerine 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.