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

Updated on August 24, 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. Kids love the glasses lidded bottles. The lid keeps the bugs out of the drink,when you're outside. Having coloured lids also makes it easy for children to know which one is theirs. Who knew water could taste this good?

Yummy Water

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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

Fruit Infused Water Directions

  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.

Fruit Water Bottles

Ahh, what cool refreshing drinks.
Ahh, what cool refreshing drinks. | Source

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

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Recommended Substitution

If you want to add a little jazz 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 me a lot. No more need for boring old water. Drink up and enjoy.

Enjoy Your Water

Now you know how easy it is to make fruit infused water. Legt me know in the comments which combination of fruit water you like best. If there is a fruit water you use but it's not listed here, let me know so I can try it. These refreshing drinks will keep you hydrated on the hotest day. Drink up and enjoy.

© 2017 Terrie Lynn

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      Terrie Lynn 2 months 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 Moore 2 months ago

      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.

      Hugssss,

      Tamara

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      Terrie Lynn 2 months ago from Canada

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

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 months ago from The Caribbean

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

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      Terrie Lynn 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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.