How to Infuse Flavor without Adding Extra Fat and Calories

You'll love the flavor of these infused waters

Are you trying to reduce your dependency on soda? Or maybe you simply want to drink more water? If so, you might need some help learning how to infuse flavor into your water. These strategies create a more satisfying, delicious beverage, and some of them also have detoxifying and cleansing properties! All you need are a few fruits, vegetables, and herbs to make it happen. All of these solutions add a ton of flavor to your water without adding any extra fat or calories. How great is that?

Delicious Cleanse & Detox Waters

You have three options when it comes to these waters. The Rainbow Cleanse & Detox Water is perfectly sweet, filled with strawberries, oranges, lemons, kiwi fruit, limes, blueberries, and blackberries. The Lemon-Cucumber Cleanse & Detox Water is super refreshing, with lemon, cucumber, mint, and ginger. Finally, our Tropical Cooler Cleanse & Detox Water is vibrant and bright, packed full of limes, kiwi, ginger, and pomegranate seeds.

This Strawberry-Basil Water is another great way to learn how to infuse flavor without adding extra fat and calories. It’s sweet and savory! Or, try this tangy combination of grapefruit, tangerine, cucumbers, and mint in our Flush Cleanse & Detox Water.

Ginger, Lime and Mint Flavored Sparkling Water

This is a great way to kick your soda habit! Using sparkling water doesn’t add any calories to your day, but it satisfies the bubbly craving you might have after ditching the sugary soft drinks. All you need is peeled ginger, sliced limes, and a few mint leaves. Easy, peasy!

If sparkling water isn’t your thing, check out this Morning Lemon & Mint Detox Water instead.

Coconut Water

Did you know you can make your own coconut water? It’s a great way to add electrolytes to your life without adding a ton of extra sodium, sugars, or calories. Don’t be afraid to infuse your newly made coconut water, either. We love this Beet Coconut Water Detox recipe. All you need is a high-powered blender to make it happen!

Strawberry Lemonade

Making homemade lemonade is one of the first ways I learned how to infuse flavor into water. You only need a little bit of sweetener to balance out the tart flavor of the lemons (like the agave syrup we used in this recipe). Then add fruit like strawberries or vegetables like cucumbers to give your lemonade a burst of fresh flavor!

Ginger Mint Detox Herbal Tea

Hot tea – like this herbal tea recipe – is an ideal way to consume extra water without adding any extra calories or fat. It tastes light and fresh! You can also make iced versions of tea in the summertime, like Rhubarb Iced Tea or this Cool Down Hibiscus Iced Tea.

Looking for more strategies to help you drink more water? Check out our 30-Day 8×8 Water Challenge. Or, pick up one of these 8 Cute Water Bottles Sold on Amazon.

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Chef Lindsay

Lindsay D. Mattison is a professional chef, recipe developer, and food writer. After graduating from Cascade Culinary School, Lindsay worked as the executive chef of a farm-to-table restaurant in Bend, Oregon. She is passionate about using local, organic ingredients and loves teaching home cooks how to incorporate seasonal food into their diet. While she spends most of her time writing these days, she still exercises her culinary muscles on the regular, taking any opportunity to create beautiful meals for her family. She lives with her husband in Colorado, where she enjoys the trials and errors of gardening.

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1 Comment

  1. Excellent combinations of fruits and spices for adding flavors in your drinks ! Liked the drinks and their colors. The iced tea recipes look fresh and great. Thanks

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