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Make Your Own Fruit Infused Water

What Is Infused Water?

Infusing water involves steeping fruits, veggies, and/or herbs with water until the flavors fuse together. Infused water is a perfect substitute for sugary beverages such as fruit juices, pre-made iced tea, soda, and energy drinks.

Balanced Brunette Pick: CamelBak Eddy {Glass}

Infusing water is incredibly easy! I bring infused water with me everywhere I go.

Grab your favorite reusable water container (preferably glass or clear plastic – it’s a much more beautiful display) and add water, ice, and any combination mentioned below (or create your own.)

Leave the fruit, veggies, and/or herbs in the bottle all day and refill the bottle with water and ice as needed.

How To Make Infused Water

For a large batch of infused water, fill a pitcher with water, mix in some chopped up fruits, veggies, and/or herbs and let it sit in the fridge for 2 – 8 hours (depending on how strong you want the flavor to be.)

Another method is to take your ingredients (fruit, veggies, herbs) and puree them. Use a sieve to strain the pulp, dilute with water and sip with a straw.

Tried and True Combinations

  • Cucumber & Fresh Mint
  • Apple & Cinnamon Sticks
  • Blueberry & Strawberry
  • Orange, Cucumber, Lime, & Lemon
  • Lemon, Cucumber, Fresh Mint, & Fresh Rosemary
  • Frozen Grapes, Frozen Strawberries, & Fresh Mint
  • Watermelon, Pineapple, & Apple
  • Honey Dew, Cantaloupe, & Watermelon
  • Peach, Honey Dew, & Cantaloupe
  • Watermelon & Peach
  • Strawberry & Fresh Mint
  • Fresh Mint, Fresh Lavender, & Lemon
  • Peach, Strawberry, & Raspberry/Blackberry
  • Kiwi, Raspberry, & Peach
  • Blackberry & Fresh Sage
  • Strawberry & Orange

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46 Comments on Make Your Own Infused Water

  1. Jen
    July 11, 2013 at 9:08 am (5 years ago)

    Totally trying this RIGHT now! 🙂

  2. Matilda porter
    September 3, 2013 at 9:34 pm (4 years ago)

    How do you stop your bottles from going mouldy??

    • Toned & Fit
      September 3, 2013 at 9:48 pm (4 years ago)


      I’ve never really had a problem! Each week I break apart my Camelbak and toss it in the dishwasher. I’m sure that helps. Mason jars are also easily deep cleaned in the dishwasher, as well as reusable glass bottles. I would suggest not keeping infused water for more than a week. If you are drinking it regularly, it shouldn’t be an issue.

      I swap out my mint leaves in my bottle every couple of days as well. I only keep fruit slices for the day. Fresh is best!


  3. LS Bell
    September 5, 2013 at 1:02 pm (4 years ago)

    Is there a minimum amount of time to allow the fruit to infuse before drinking?

    • Toned & Fit
      September 5, 2013 at 1:37 pm (4 years ago)

      Nope! The longer it sits, the stronger the flavor. 🙂 I leave my fruit in my bottle all day and refill with water as needed. The lower my water level gets, the more intense the flavor.

      • Heather
        March 4, 2014 at 2:26 pm (4 years ago)

        is it okay to use frozen fruit

      • Toned & Fit
        March 4, 2014 at 3:22 pm (4 years ago)

        I don’t see why not – It would be like ice cubes! 🙂

  4. Andie Sollestre
    January 25, 2014 at 10:34 am (4 years ago)

    Do you eat the fruits afterwards or you just throw them away when you need to replaced fresh ones?

    • Toned & Fit
      January 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm (4 years ago)


      I am a mint leaf girl, personally.

      I don’t float fruit often. When I do, I compost it (Boulder 😉 ) when I am done. I’m not a fan of soggy fruit. 🙂 Delicious in water though!

      – A

  5. Linda
    February 13, 2014 at 1:02 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi Amanda,
    Just wondering how long can you “re-use” the same fruit? Is it better to cut the fruits in piece (small fruits like strawberries) or you just throw them in the water whole?
    Thanks 🙂

    • Toned & Fit
      February 13, 2014 at 4:54 pm (4 years ago)

      I tend to only use my fruit for one day then pop it into a smoothie the next am. I find it gets a little too mushy for my liking after 24 hours. 😉

      I also cut my fruit (ex: strawberry in half, lemons, cucumbers, oranges, or limes into slices, etc) For some reason, I feel like the flavors are released better. I leave berries whole and float a sprig of mint.

      – Amanda

  6. Bee
    February 17, 2014 at 8:26 pm (4 years ago)

    How much fruit per 30 oz container? Say cucumber and strawberrys? How many strawberrys, how much of a cucumber? Thank you

    • Toned & Fit
      February 18, 2014 at 8:12 am (4 years ago)


      I don’t put that much thought into it – I just throw a few of everything in. Play around with amounts until you get a desired flavor. 🙂

  7. Katie
    February 20, 2014 at 3:39 pm (4 years ago)

    Glad I stumbled upon this, I was meaning to look into flavor combos for infused water. Thanks!

    • Amy
      April 13, 2014 at 12:54 pm (4 years ago)

      You can even try doing it with tea, mineral water or coconut water! I just saw a recipe with with blueberry and coconut water and it turned out so good 🙂

  8. xXxRosexXxEE
    March 2, 2014 at 11:57 pm (4 years ago)

    This is the future of water consumption in my opinion! omg so many creative ideas! , could still have clear mineral water from a clean lake as well ontop of this just for added bonus!

  9. Evelyn Gonzalez
    March 13, 2014 at 7:20 pm (4 years ago)

    can babies drink this?… I have a 8 month baby girl and is already having table food I wouldnt want to give her any type of surgery drinks .

    • Evelyn Gonzalez
      March 13, 2014 at 7:22 pm (4 years ago)


    • Toned & Fit
      March 14, 2014 at 4:54 pm (4 years ago)

      Please check with your pediatrician. 🙂

  10. sarahlings
    March 26, 2014 at 2:49 am (4 years ago)

    Reblogged this on Sarah Lings and commented:
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  11. Letty
    June 10, 2014 at 10:53 am (4 years ago)

    Do we eat the fruit after we finish drinking the water or we don’t have to? And if we can only drink the water, are there any added benefits in the water or is it just for flavor?

  12. nikki
    August 20, 2014 at 10:09 am (4 years ago)

    Was wondering if anyone knows if this has carbs??? Would it be the same as eating the fruit? My son is type 1 diabetic and he loves flavored water, we normally use the Mio flavors but this seems healthier except I would need to no carb content or have a way of figuring out carb content before I could try it :/

    • Toned & Fit
      August 20, 2014 at 10:21 pm (4 years ago)

      Nikki, there wouldn’t be any carbs unless you ate the fruit (which you certainly don’t need to do.) <3

  13. Sam
    April 14, 2015 at 2:18 pm (3 years ago)

    Strawberry and kiwi is very nice

  14. Jim
    January 17, 2016 at 1:20 pm (2 years ago)

    How long can the fruit last before it goes bad because my friend stomach hurts after it was made for few days

    • Balanced Brunette
      January 18, 2016 at 8:47 am (2 years ago)

      I would say use your head and common sense. 😉 After a few days, fruit will have inevitably gone bad. I only use fruit for one day. If it looks bad, if it’s mushy, if the taste is off… chuck it.


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