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!