Strawberry-Basil Water

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As summer arrives with it’s oppressive temperatures, beat the heat by staying well hydrated. Water is the better beverage choice for staying hydrated, but plain water can get boring. Try this fun and healthy drink to stay well hydrated at the pool, in the backyard or wherever the summer takes you.

For more naturally flavored waters, check out these recipes:
Lemon-Ginger Detox Drink
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Strawberry-Basil Water

Liven up your water and stay hydrated with this strawberry-basil flavored drink.
Prep Time5 mins
Refrigerate3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Paleo
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 17kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


  • 1 pint strawberries sliced
  • 10 basil leaves fresh, torn
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 2 quarts water


  • Combine strawberries, basil and lemon in a large pitcher. Add 2 quarts water. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or up to 2 days.
  • Infused waters are an easy way to add flavor and interest without a lot of extra calories. Try different fruit and herb combinations, like cucumber-mint or lemon-lime.


Serving: 8fluid ounces | Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Sodium: 7mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 2.6g
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 1

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