Nutrition

Stay Hydrated with These Flavor Infused Water Recipes

Sip on vanilla plum or grapefruit rosemary water. But definitely no more tepid tap water.


With the hot weather and strong sun, staying hydrated is an important part of keeping healthy this summer. Since you’re bound to sweat a little more, you’re more likely to become dehydrated faster.

While it can be tempting to gulp down sugary sports drinks or sodas when thirsty, opting for water is your best bet. But water doesn’t have to be boring. With the addition of fruits and herbs, these infused water recipes are a refreshing way to stay hydrated.

1. Vanilla Plum Water
Via Sunset 

For homemade seltzer, all you need are some plums and vanilla extract. Use a cocktail shaker to muddle the plum and vanilla together, then strain before drinking.

2. Grapefruit Rosemary Infused Water
Via Infused Waters 

Be sure to remove all of the rind of the grapefruit before adding it to the water, or else it’ll taste bitter. Cut the grapefruit against the grain to get the most juice out of the fruit.

3. Cherry Lime Infused Water
Via Budget Savvy Diva 

This drink tastes like cherry limeade, but without all of the artificial flavors and sweeteners. You should remove the pits from the cherries before adding them to the water.

4. Watermelon Detox Water
Via Build Your Bite 

While this drink may not actually detox your body, it does provide a healthy and flavorful way to cool off. This water is made with watermelon, lemons, and cucumber.

5. Pineapple Jalapeño Lemon Water
Via Briton Alo 

Muddle the pineapple in a mason jar first, then add the jalapeño and lemon. If it’s too spicy to start, you can add it to larger container and add more water to dilute it.

6. Rose, Lemon & Strawberry Infused Water
Via Wallflower Kitchen 

Simply combine rose petals, strawberries, lemon, and water in a jug and let it chill for a couple of hours. If possible, try to buy pesticide-free roses.

7. Pomegranate Mint Water
Via Live Eat Learn 

If you want to add a little sweetness to your water, this recipe calls for the optional addition of honey. Coconut water would also work well as a base.

8. Mango Lime Basil Water
Via The Fruit Company 

Fill a large pitcher with one mango sliced up, blackberries, a sliced lime, and a handful of basil. For the best results, chill at least an hour before serving.