Flavored water recipe ideas – how to make vitamin water or infused water

Flavored water recipe ideas – how to make vitamin water or infused water

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Homemade flavored water is delicious, aromatic and healthy. It will keep your body hydrated and refresh you on hot summer days. In addition, the vitamin water is a colorful eye-catcher, so it will certainly surprise your guests. Here I show you how to make water with flavor yourself. There are no limits to your imagination when it comes to flavors. A summer infused water recipe with exact amounts and step-by-step instructions can be found below.

What is flavored water?

Flavored water, also called vitamin water or infused water, is water infused with fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. It absorbs the flavor and aroma of fruits and spices with which it is made.

Why make infused water yourself?

Drinking homemade infused water is really fun. It is varied, and you can make it in many different flavors by experimenting with ingredients. It’s also healthy, because unlike vitamin water from the supermarket, homemade infused water contains vitamins, no sugar and no additives. It also has few calories, stimulates the metabolism and is suitable for weight loss.

How to make vitamin water

What fruits, herbs do I use?

You can use any fruits, berries, vegetables, herbs and spices for your flavored water. Just experiment with different ingredients as the mood takes you.

For example, try making your vitamin water with

  • apples, pears,
  • peaches, nectarines,
  • strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, currants,
  • melons, watermelons,
  • oranges, lemons, limes,
  • cherries,
  • pineapple, kiwi,
  • cucumbers.

Flavor it with fresh herbs like:

  • mint,
  • basil,
  • lemon balm,
  • parsley,
  • dill,
  • rosemary,
  • sage.

Make the taste and aroma even more pronounced with

  • cinnamon,
  • star anise,
  • ginger.

If you want to sweeten your infused water a bit, you can use healthier alternatives instead of sugar, such as:

  • honey,
  • agave syrup,
  • maple syrup.

Homemade infused water

How to make flavored water

There is no fixed rule as to which fruits, vegetables, berries or herbs you use for your vitamin water. It all depends on your taste. You can also adjust the amount of fruit as you wish. The more you use, the more intense the taste of the infused water. Also, the longer you let the water infuse with fruit, the more pronounced its aroma and flavor will be.

Homemade vitamin water: this is how you do it

  1. You cut fruits, vegetables into pieces or take whole berries and put them into a water carafe, a pitcher or a drinking bottle. Alternatively, you can add herbs of your choice.
  2. Now pour the fruit mixture with water and let it steep for a few hours, preferably in the refrigerator. That’s it!

By the way, here below in the box recipe you can find a delicious infused water recipe with summer fruits.

Do not throw away used fruits

After you have drunk the homemade vitamin water, you can infuse the same fruits again with fresh water and get an aromatic infused water again. Afterwards, snack on the leftover fruit and vegetable pieces. They still taste delicious and are too good to throw away.

Homemade flavored water

The homemade vitamin water is

  • refreshing,
  • aromatic,
  • delicious,
  • healthy,
  • vegan,
  • without sugar,
  • available in different flavors,
  • an eye-catcher,
  • easy and quick to make.

Homemade infused water: tips and tricks

  • You can make your flavored water with any fruits, berries, vegetables, herbs and spices. Both fresh and frozen fruits will do.
  • You can experiment with quantities of fruits, vegetables, and herbs in proportion to the water. The more fruits you use, the more flavor the vitamin water will have.
  • The longer you let the flavored water infuse, the more intense its taste.
  • Infused water can be made with tap or sparkling water.
  • You can infuse the same fruits with fresh water several times a day.
  • Store the homemade vitamin water in the refrigerator. So it stays fresh longer.

Have you ever made flavored water yourself? What fruits did you use for it? How did you like my summer infused water recipe? I look forward to your results, your star rating and your comment here below.

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Flavored water recipe ideas – how to make vitamin water or infused water

Flavored water / vitamin water / infused water

Homemade flavored water is delicious, aromatic and healthy. It will keep your body hydrated and refresh you on hot summer days. Besides, vitamin water is a colorful eye-catcher, so it will surely surprise your guests. You can make water with flavor quickly and easily yourself. There are no limits to your imagination when it comes to flavors. With this recipe you get a summery infused water.
Cook Time 10 mins
Infusion time 2 hrs
Course Drinks
Servings 1 l

Ingredients
  

  • 1 l water
  • 70 g raspberries
  • 50 g black currants
  • 2 apricots pitted
  • 1 peach pitted
  • 1 nectarine pitted
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • peppermint leaves fresh

Instructions
 

  • Cut apricots, peach and nectarine into strips and put them in a water carafe.
  • Add raspberries, black currants, lemon juice and mint leaves.
  • Pour water over the fruit in the carafe and let it steep in the refrigerator for two hours.

Notes

  • You can make flavored water with any fruits, berries, vegetables, herbs and spices. Both fresh and frozen fruits will do.
  • You can experiment with quantities of fruits, vegetables and herbs in relation to water as you like.
  • The longer you let the flavored water steep, the more intense its taste.
  • Infused water can be made with tap or sparkling water.
  • The same fruits can be infused with fresh water several times a day.
  • Note the detailed tips and tricks for making flavored water yourself at the top of the post.

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