Can you see the sun’s rays beating down on you? Can you see yourself sitting on the beach with a new bikini on (one that you look and feel great in, by the way?!)? Can you taste the juicy watermelon? Can you feel the cool, sandy breeze that came just in time to cool you off? The only thing missing from this amazing “summeresque” scenario is (drum roll please) some summer fruit-infused water!
Now, don’t get me wrong, the typical lemon water is really great. In fact, I drink a glass or two almost every day. But, here on this list, we’re getting creative. Sure, we have some of the more typical water-infused recipes for those of you who like to keep it simple and old school. Believe me, I am sometimes one of those people, too (hence why I drink lemon water almost every day).
But, with this list of 55 different water-infused recipes that are perfect for when you need a cooling summer refreshment, we had to have some fun! From bubbly infused water recipes, to recipes that call for some kombucha, to recipes that use water and fruit to create amazing iced teas and lemonades, to recipes that throw just about every fruit possible into the mix, this list is sure to give you at least one (and I’m sure there will be more than one) recipe that you will fall in love with. It might even replace that daily lemon water of yours!
What better way to get ready for summer than with a detox drink? Excuse me, I meant a detox drink WITH FRUIT IN IT! This SkinnyMs fruit-infused water recipe is a detox drink, but that doesn’t mean that it’s loaded with ingredients or filled with powders. This detox drink calls for a total of six ingredients, and they’re all natural. Plus, the melon part of the recipe is kind of up for interpretation. If you want to use cantaloupe, go for it. If you want to use honeydew, go for it. If you want to use my favorite, watermelon, go for it.
Speaking of watermelon, this agua fresca by What’s Gaby Cooking is delicious! Before coming across this recipe, I actually had no idea that agua fresca was basically just water and fruit mixed together.
For this recipe, I sometimes choose to opt out of the sugar. I’ve even swapped it out for honey before! Whichever way you choose to do it, you’re sure to love it!
Damn Delicious may have made the title of her recipe simple, but the flavors of the recipe are anything but simple! They’re sweet and insanely refreshing thanks to the fruit the recipe calls for:
Alright, you might already know this by now, but berries are my favorite fruit. Blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, strawberries, raspberries…I can’t just pick one. They’re all too good! With that being said, you could probably put any berry in water for me to like it, but this Strawberry-Basil Water recipe of ours is actually AMAZING.
How do I know? Well, when a four year old takes your water bottle full of it and proceeds to finish all of it, you know.
I am always looking for new ways to incorporate chia seeds into my meals. They’re just so good for you and since they’re tasteless, they can really be thrown into so many things! That being said, I was a huge fan of this infused-water recipe by Green Kitchen Stories before even trying it. Then, after I did try it, I became an even bigger fan! So yummy!
Whether you suffer from Postural Orthostatic Tachyardia Syndrome (POTS) or not, this infused-water recipe by A Saucy Kitchen is delicious! The orange, lime, and lemon flavors scream “summer!” while the drink itself works to hydrate.
I love, love, love kicking my day off with a big, cold glass of water infused with both lemon and mint. It really gets my body working properly while ridding it of any toxins. And let’s not forget how metabolism-boosting it is! Hello, weight loss promoter!
Rachel Cooks is not wrong when she says that the taste and refreshing qualities of her Cantaloupe and Cucumber Water is not the only good thing about it. Each glass is also super pretty and colorful! You can’t go wrong with adding light greens and oranges to any summer day!
As you may have guessed from the name, this recipe by Jessica in the Kitchen only calls for 5 ingredients. What I love most about this summer water-infused recipe is that it’s naturally super sweet! It contains no refined ingredients–just blackberries, lime, basil leaves, water, and coconut sugar for that extra sweetness!
Lemonade is one of the ultimate summer drinks. Unfortunately, though, some lemonades are a lot more unnatural, sugar-filled products than they are lemon. Our lemonade is not one of those recipes.
In fact, it’s actually more water and more lemon than anything else. It’s really just water infused with fruit juice–lemon juice, that is! It’s sweetened with a touch of honey and then infused with some cucumber for an upgrade!
This recipe was created by Table for Two and it is a whole new take on your traditional infused water. This recipe’s base is really a mixture of water and kombucha (AKA the best drink EVER). Kombucha has so, so, so many great nutritional benefits such as:
- Aids in digestion
- Aids in weight loss
- Lowers cholesterol
- Boosts immunity
- Promotes good gut health
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Really, who DOESN’T need a mood booster? I know I do! I could be having the best day ever, and I’d still say yes to anything that has mood-boosting qualities in it. Plus, over the summer, all I want to do is smile and play around in the sun. Yes, I will always be a kid at heart.
That being said, I think it would just be silly if you didn’t want to brighten your mood, too. And, why not brighten it with this infused-water recipe by Eating Bird Food?!
I think I love metabolism-boosters just about as much as I love mood-boosters! I actually like to believe that when my metabolism is boosted, so is my mood. So, if you like grapefruit and jalapenos, this metabolism and, therefore, mood-booster by Eating Bird Food is right up your alley!
Eating Bird Food clearly loves to give us all a boost, and I love that she does! She actually has six fruit-infused water recipes that are boosting in different ways. This is number three on that list.
As I said earlier, berries are my favorite fruit, and since this recipe calls for raspberries, I think I’d have to say that this is my favorite out of the six!
Remember when I said that Eating Bird Food’s Rosemary Raspberry Recovery Booster Infused Water (above) was my favorite of her fruit-infused water recipes because it calls for berries? Well, then I tried this recipe…and loved it!
Let’s just say it has to be a tie!
And we’re back to a classic, yet amazing, fruit infused water recipe courtesy of Eating Bird Food! Like I said before even beginning this list, sometimes all you need is a good, old-school recipe to love infused water. This one does not disappoint!
Last but not least, this fruit-infused water recipe by Eating Bird Food comes in number six out of six. Lemon, lime, grapefruit, AND an immune booster all in one?! It can’t get much better!
This detox water of ours is actually my mom’s all-time favorite detox recipe. Come to think of it, it’s the only detox water I’ve ever seen her drink. The reason behind this is very simple: grapefruit. Lots of grapefruit and lots of flavor!
This lemonade, made by Well Plated, is really just lemon-infused water on steroids. By adding lavender flavors to it, you’re also adding that perfect extra something to help you beat the heat!
Infused sparkling water is still infused right? Right! I mean, why not? The only difference is that one is carbonated and it’s so much better for you than that harmful, yet popular, carbonated beverage everyone keeps drinking: soda.
So, leave the soda behind this summer and grab some of What’s Gaby Cooking‘s Strawberry Pineapple Punch!
This recipe, also by What’s Gaby Cooking, is perfect for adults and kids alike (without the optional vodka, of course). I mean, what kid doesn’t love a cold lemonade on a hot summer day? It’s great for parents because not only will your kid be drinking a homemade lemonade that’s free from any unnecessary and unwanted ingredients (and has water as its base), but your kid will also be drinking a homemade lemonade that’s loaded with nutrients and is infused with blueberries!
Plus, you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy this fruit-infused drink. It’s healthy and nutritious for all ages!
I clearly can’t get enough of these healthy, fruit-infused lemonade recipes that use water as a main ingredient! This SkinnyMs fruit-infused water recipe is just like all of the other recipes on this list when it comes to promoting weight loss. In order to lose weight, you need to drink water–and lots of it!
Now, I know that not everyone likes water. Trust me, I’ve been dating my boyfriend for over five years and have still never seen him finish an entire bottle of water. He would much rather chug bottle after bottle of lemonade or iced tea. So, whenever I can, I make him either this lemonade recipe or any of the others on this list so that he can get some water into his body! Now, I don’t do this because I think he should lose weight. I do it because I want him to be healthy.
For those who are looking to lose weight, though, being healthy is key! Water is key! So, if you’re someone who doesn’t like plain water or just someone craving a nice, cold lemonade on a hot summer day, this strawberry-infused lemonade is right up your alley!
Smitten Kitchen even writes about how this recipe of hers is the perfect way to cool down and beat the summer heat. After all, “agua fresca” does mean “fresh water”. And after all, there is nourishing melon involved!
This recipe by Laa Loosh is super pretty, super refreshing, and super easy! Plus, as Laa Loosh points out, it’s zero Smart Points. If you ask me, it’s definitely super!
Not only is water transformed into lemonade with this Lexi’s Clean Kitchen recipe. It’s also boosted by being infused with strawberries and mint!
This Strawberry Detox Water by Pickled Plum has a secret ingredient: oranges. Yup! If you ask me, I think that’s what really makes this recipe pop and, therefore, what really makes this recipe a perfect fruit infused water recipe for the summer. The more fruit, the more nutrients!
Iced tea is a huge summertime favorite and since tea is really just tea bag-infused water, I can include some iced tea recipes on this list, right?!
If you agree with me, then you’re going to LOVE this recipe by Pickled Plum. The freshly sliced limes and lemons not only enhance the tea’s flavor. They also enhance how pretty the pitcher looks. It’s the perfect drink to put out during a summer barbecue or really any summer party!
Okay, so technically beets aren’t a fruit (they’re a vegetable). But, they have such a great sweet flavor, you’re going to love the way this infused water tastes! In addition to a delicious flavor, this infused water for weight loss will kick-start your detox program. Flush out those bad toxins and say hello to losing weight!
Recipe creator, Oh My Veggies, says that her Pomegranate Lime Chia Fresca is “kind of like drinking Jello, if Jello had nutritional value.” I couldn’t help but agree! This recipe is super nourishing, and it’s also a beautiful color. I usually throw some lime slices into the glass for some extra flavor and color.
This fruit-infused water recipe by The Pretty Bee is simple, yet insanely flavorful! Just the thought of the taste brings to mind lounging in a bathing suit by the pool or on the beach in the hot summer sun.
Thanks to Gimme Some Oven, we have a fruit-infused water recipe that’s great for getting the kiddies to drink something on the healthier side: this recipe!
This fruit-infused water recipe, also by Gimme Some Oven, takes “fruit infused” to a whole new level with the ultimate summer fruit: watermelon. It takes watermelon puree and juice from lemons to create a flavorful, summertime water recipe that promotes weight loss.
This is another one of my boyfriend’s favorite fruit-infused water recipes that helps him to get in the recommended amount of water! The twist, once again, is that he gets to turn the water into iced tea with this recipe! Oh, and let’s not forget the peaches. He loves peaches. I love peaches. We all love peaches–especially when they’re used to infuse a cooling summer drink that promotes weight loss much more than the iced tea you can buy at the store.
With people like my boyfriend in mind, here’s another iced tea recipe that is appropriate for this list because one, its main ingredient is water, and two, it’s infused with an insanely yummy fruit: peaches! Oh, and let’s not forget how thirst-quenching this recipe by Minimalist Baker is over the summer.
What’s Gaby Cooking took fruit-infused water and iced tea and made the most delicious drink perfect for relaxing over the summer. It’s anything but boring and great for those who don’t normally like water!
Similar to what What’s Gaby Cooking did with the above recipe, this recipe combines multiple summer favorites: iced tea, water, and fruit! Although it’s similar, it’s also different. This beverage is extra sweet thanks to the agave and, like every other recipe on this list, it’s super refreshing.
Here, Damn Delicious took one of my favorite summer fruits and mixed it with one of everyone’s favorite summer drinks! It’s, once again, an interesting way to infuse water with some fruit and is a LOT healthier than the lemonade you can buy at the store. Oh, and it’s a lot more exciting! I mean, come on, it’s pineapple-flavored lemonade! Yum!
Why not take the deliciousness of the above recipe and make it even better?! Damn Delicious definitely knows what she’s doing!
This infused water is so tasty, it almost tastes like a virgin mojito! Ginger is a great way to keep hunger at bay as you start (or continue) your weight loss plan. The mint tastes refreshing while also helping your body absorb nutrients. As a bonus, this tea also reduces inflammation, which will help you feel light.
This recipe by The Pretty Bee is simply a second take on a rainbow-colored fruit infused water recipe for summer! If you’re looking to REALLY brighten up a summer day with rainbow-colored goodies, you should definitely try our Rainbow Salsa, too!
Damn Delicious works wonders with this recipe! She makes it possible to seriously beat the summer heat by infusing water with not just fruit, but fruit that’s frozen in ice cubes!
Raspberries, peaches, lemon, ice cold water–what’s not to like about this recipe by Damn Delicious?!
And here we have the cousin of the recipe above! Just as sweet and nourishing, this iced tea by Damn Delicious compliments her above recipe in such a lovely, summery way.
There may be other strawberry lemonade recipes on this list, but when it comes down to it, nothing beats being able to make something at home that you always get at a restaurant. What makes doing this even better is making that something healthier, too! This recipe does just that!
It takes water and infuses it with the sour flavors of lemon and the sweet flavors of strawberries and voila! A strawberry lemonade that tastes like it came right out of Rainforest Cafe’s rainforest.
Let stick with the lemonade recipes, shall we? This one courtesy of Green Kitchen Stories is a great strawberry lemonade variation. Not only does it add rhubarb, but it also adds ginger!
I don’t know about you, but if a water recipe sounds like it’s going to make me glow, I want to try it! And, let me tell you, after trying this Golden Glow Water recipe from Half Baked Harvest, I can honestly say that it will leave you glowing! It has so many amazing, metabolism-boosting (and, therefore, weight loss promoting) ingredients in it such as:
- Cayenne pepper
My mom is, unfortunately, a soda lover. Yup, as much as I hate soda and how bad it is for our bodies, she just loves it! After years of trying to get her to stop drinking it, I finally found something that works: fruit-infused sparkling water.
This SkinnyMs recipe is one of her favorites! I remember the first time I made it for her. We were in her kitchen, trying to get appetizers together for my little brother’s birthday party, which we were holding in the backyard. It was August, and it was HOT. She reached into the fridge, and I cringed when her hand came out with a bottle of Diet Coke in it.
“Wait, Mom, I’ve got a drink for you to try. Put that back!” I demanded.
She sighed and did as I said. I whipped this recipe up in five minutes and in just five minutes, she was pouring herself another glass!
This is another one of my mom’s favorites…and for a good reason! Not only does this SkinnyMs recipe keep her away from the soda, but it’s also weight loss promoting for those of you trying to lose weight. We have ginger to thank for that one! The root is metabolism-boosting and digestion-aiding.
This is another recipe that brilliantly uses ice cubes as a way of infusing water with fruit for a pleasantly chilling summer beverage! The Cookie Rookie gives you the option to interchange which fruits you would like to use in the recipe, which is great because it makes this recipe perfect for everyone and anyone. I loved the recipe with orange slices, blueberries, and mint leaves!
So, do yo think I like strawberry lemonade?! I’m sorry, but I just can’t get enough of it during those hot summer months, and I think it’s awesome to have a variety of different, yet similar, recipes under your sleeve for when you either don’t have some ingredients or just want a small change! This recipe by A Saucy Kitchen is great for when you do need that small change or are lacking some ingredients to another strawberry lemonade recipe.
This recipe by Table for Two is just BURSTING with flavor! It’s so easy to throw together, too! I love throwing some pomegranate seeds into the pitcher for some added fun.
You have just come across what you’ll be bringing to that annual Fourth of July barbecue: our Red, White, and Blueberry Lemonade! Water infused with apples, blueberries, strawberries, and lemon juice–oh my!
This SkinnyMs recipe takes green tea (which, as you know, is made using our favorite ingredient here: water) and through the infusion of the flavors of oranges and pomegranates, gives you so much more than green tea! This is truly amazing for summer because the fruity flavors are very refreshing AND green tea is a great weight loss agent.
Spiced Blog is a genius! This is another recipe that uses the ultimate summer fruit (watermelon) to its full potential. I don’t even need to add any sugar when I make this tea because it’s naturally sweet enough already!
Sometimes, weight loss plans can have me feeling a little low on energy. This immune-boosting turmeric tea is perfect for those occasions. Add a few lemons to give this tea a boost of citrus, and you’ll have a delicious fruity water that also helps your body fight at its best.
Now that you have old school fruit-infused water recipes, new and exciting fruit-infused water recipes, and water recipes that take your typical summer drinks, like iced tea and lemonade, and make them healthier, you have no excuse not to enjoy a fruit-infused water beverage this summer! Drinking these drinks will promote weight loss, not just because of their nutritional value, but also because replacing other store-bought drinks, like soda, with these will rid your body of a lot of unhealthy substances.
Spend your summer the best way I know how: with one of these ice cold refreshments in hand!