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5 Refreshing, Fruit-Infused Drinks That Won't Add Calories

Updated on July 12, 2017
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Terrie is a diabetic. She loves to share her knowledge, while helping others to improve their health and wellness. Drinking water will help.

Flavoured Fruit Water

Fruit waters we love.
Fruit waters we love.

These five flavoured waters will help you increase your water intake, and they taste great.

I am sharing the five flavours that my family and I enjoy the most. The glass bottles make it easy to drink, kids love them, and the lid keeps the bugs out when you're outside. Drink up, and enjoy. Who knew water could taste this good?

Easy to Make and Quick

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 12 hours
Ready in: 12 hours 15 min
Yields: 5 Drinks

Basic Recipe

  • 5 Cups Water
  • 1 Whole Lemon, Sliced
  • 6-8 Mint Leaves (fresh), Chopped

Adding Fruit to the Water

  1. Take five glass jars or bottles. Add your basic water mix to each. Set one bottle aside so one is kept as a basic drink. Line up the other four bottles, and add the fruit of your choice.
  2. Each bottle picture has the different berries and fruit written below it. The amount of fruit used for each is also listed there. When done, put on the lids and place in the fridge over night. In the morning, they will be ready to go.
  3. You can also take this basic recipe and use a juice jug for a much larger serving. Use six 8 oz glasses of water. If your juice jug holds more, then add till full. This will keep a week in the fridge. This can be the basic recipe you keep in the fridge to top up your drinks. Now all you have to do is add the fruit as needed.

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Fruit Water Bottles

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Lemon and mintLemon and Cherry Cherry, Kiwi, strawberry and mint.Lemon kiwi and mintLemon, apple
Lemon and mint
Lemon and mint
Lemon and Cherry
Lemon and Cherry
Cherry, Kiwi, strawberry and mint.
Cherry, Kiwi, strawberry and mint.
Lemon kiwi and mint
Lemon kiwi and mint
Lemon, apple
Lemon, apple

Other Fruit Added

  1. Strawberries, 1 large
  2. Cherries, 4
  3. Kiwi, 1 whole
  4. Apple, 3 small pieces

When you are done slice all fruit, add them to bottle in the combinations according to the photos. You can also change them up, depending on what fruit you prefer.

Others food you can substitute:

  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Cucumber
  • Lime
  • Mango
  • Watermelon

Get Your Jars Here

These are my second favorite drinking jars. This one jar is equivilant to 4 glasses of water. you will have your water drank without thinking about it. The lid also keeps the bugs when you are enjoying the outdoors. Just remember to increase the amount of fruit you add to the larger jar.

Recommended Substitution

If want to add a little jazz up to the water, you make it half carbinated water or tonic water. The use of tonic water is good for people who have restless legs or leg cramps.

Some of my diabetes meds used to give me leg cramps now I no longer have them. Increasing my water intake and drinking tonic water has helped a lot. No more need for boring old water. Drink up and enjoy.

© 2017 Terrie Lynn


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    • Terrielynn1 profile image

      Terrie Lynn 6 days ago from Canada

      Yes, I thought others would enjoy them too. They taste good and without all the extra calories. Thank you Tamara. Enjoy your summer.

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      Tamara Yancosky 6 days ago from No Idea Where

      This is a great idea especially for summertime! And, it beats those expensive carbonated, infused water-drinks. I have a juicer, and a blender. I would like to try some of these.



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      Terrie Lynn 9 days ago from Canada

      Yes Dora they are really good. Even my grandchildren love them. Have great day.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 9 days ago from The Caribbean

      Great suggestions. I'll try them too. Thank you.

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      Terrie Lynn 10 days ago from Canada

      Hi Louise, You should they are really good and good for you. Thank you for commenting and being willing to try it.

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      Louise Powles 10 days ago from Norfolk, England

      You know, I've never considered making my own flavoured water. But after reading your article I'm definitely going to give it a try. Thankyou!

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      Terrie Lynn 10 days ago from Canada

      Hi Maz, they are really good. It makes it easy to get my water in for the day. thank you for reading. Have a wonderful day.

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      Terrie Lynn 10 days ago from Canada

      Thank you Ryan. My family loves all of these. The kids don't ask for pop when we make these and have them on hand.

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      Maz Fouche 10 days ago

      These look great and a good way to get all your water in for the day. I love adding cucumber to water.

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      Ryan Fuller 10 days ago from Louisiana, USA

      These all look refreshing. I will definitely have to try them. I have been hearing really good things about lemon water. I have also heard several great things and benefits of cucumber water as well. Great work.

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