Do you struggle to stay properly hydrated because you're not excited about the taste of plain water? Luckily, there is a fast, delicious, and healthy way to make your water more interesting.
Making infused water is a great way to give your taste buds a treat, boost your vitamin intake, and get all the thirst-quenching, health-supporting hydration your body needs.
MAKING FRUIT INFUSED WATER IS FUN AND EASY
It's loads of fun and incredibly easy to make fruit infused water, especially if you use a HandFan Fruit Infuser water bottle! Our Fruit Infusers feature a full-length infuser rod that you can pack full of your favorite fruit.Our 20oz infusion bottles are BPA-free, leak-proof, dishwasher safe, and designed specifically to make infusing water super simple.
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Once you've got your HandFan Fruit Infuser bottle, you're ready to start planning which of the endless recipes to try first!
WHAT INGREDIENTS TO USE AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
Choosing the right ingredients for your infused water depends on two things:
What health benefits are you trying to achieve?
What taste do you like the most?
There are two main health goals that people aim for when making infusions. First, many people make infused water to help them detox their bodies. Second, lots of people drink infused water to provide them with an extra boost of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Take the time to think about what health goals you want to achieve when choosing your ingredients. Of course, you can always just go for what tastes the best!
You can use a huge variety of fruits, herbs, and even vegetables to make infused water. Fresh produce will add extra zing and pep to your water, while frozen fruits and berries add a more subtle flavor. It is also possible to infuse your water using dried herbs or fruit. Always make sure you thoroughly wash any fruit or herbs before adding them to your water.
It's always a good idea to buy organic produce if you can, but if this is not an option, just try and get the best produce available to you. Always make sure you thoroughly wash any fruit or herbs before adding them to your water.
You can find ingredients for infused water at your local supermarket, organic produce stores, farmers' markets, or organic food shops. If you have the space, you can even grow your own!
SOME COMMON INGREDIENTS FOR INFUSED WATER
Fresh ingredients: Lemons, oranges, apples, strawberries, melons, cucumbers, mint, rosemary, and thyme.
Dried ingredients: Lavender, hibiscus, rose petals, herbs, fruits such as apples or apricots.
Frozen ingredients: Frozen blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.
HOW TO MAKE FRUIT INFUSED WATER
Next, you'll need to decide on how long the infusion time should be. Generally, you can leave your water to infuse at room temperature for 1-2 hours or 3-4 hours in the fridge. The longer you leave your water, the more potent the infusion will be.
If you plan on infusing for a long time, be sure to take all the ingredients out of the bottle after 4 hours. This will prevent them from making the water taste bitter. When using citrus you should remove the rind/peel because they also have a bitter taste.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
• How many times can you re-use the fruit in an infused water?
You can reuse the fruit for as long as the fruit isn't turning bad. Each time you re-use the fruit in your infused water, you are going to lose flavor. The big trick is to add more water to your container when the water is half way down. That way, you mix the flavorful water with the new water.
Fruits with strong flavors, such as lemon, pineapple, and orange, are best for multiple infusions. Berries, melons, and fleshy fruits are not ideal because they decompose quickly.
• Can you eat the fruit after infusing water?
It is possible to eat the fruit after you've taken it out of the bottle, but it may taste a little bland and watery.
• How long can you keep fruit infused water in the fridge?
Once you've made your infusion, it will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days or you can freeze your infused water and enjoy a tasty treat weeks later.
And that's all there is to it! Are you ready to try making your own infused water? Have a look at a few of our favorite recipes below!
INFUSED WATER RECIPES
Lemon detox water in a practical HandFan Water Bottle
Simple Lemon Detox Water
Ingredients: 1/2 Lemon
Cut 1/2 of a lemon into small pieces.
Infuse for 1-2 hours or longer. If you plan on allowing this to infuse longer than 4 hours, remove the rind. If not, you can leave the rind on.
Refreshing Mango Mint
Ingredients: 1/3 Mango + 5 Mint Leaves
Peel and cut 1/3 fresh mango and into small pieces. Add mint leaves to boost the flavor! Allow water to infuse for several hours for stronger flavor.
woman enjoying raspberry infused water
Ingredients: 6-10 Raspberries + 1/2 Lime
Cut 1/2 a of a lime into pieces & throw in a handful of raspberries.
Infuse for 1-3 hours. Enjoy cold for a delicious summer drink!