One of my favorite weight loss topics to talk about is fruit infused water! Studies have shown that drinking water naturally boosts your metabolism among other water health benefits, and drinking fruit infused water for weight loss can be an easy way to increase your water intake. (1)
I began making infused water back in April 2012 with my first flavored water post Day Spa Apple Cinnamon Water. That recipe turned out to be really popular, and went viral on Pinterest with over 2 million views within the first year. Since then, I have created a lot more infused water recipes, and written a book called Fruit Infusion: A Collection of Day Spa Inspired, Fruit Infused Waters.
These simple infused water recipes are inexpensive, have almost zero calories, and taste great too!
What Is Fruit Infused Water?
Also called detox water, fruit flavored water, or fruit infused water; infused water can generally be any combination of fruits, vegetables, and herbs immersed in cold water.
While infused water has the benefit of being full of flavor, it also has no calories, making it a very powerful tool in your efforts to lose weight and gain better health.
Special Tip: Fruit infused water is great to bring along with you and sip all day as a delicious hydrating treat.
With one of these infuser bottles, you can refill the water over and over again and the flavor of the fruits and herbs will still infuse into the water.
It’s worth the $10-20 investment in your health!
Besides tasting great and having zero calories, a water detox has many additional health benefits, including:
- Improves your mood.
- Flushes toxins from your system.
- Fills you up so you don’t eat as much junk.
- Naturally helps your body release fat cells for water weight loss.
- Keeps food moving through your system.
- Keeps your organs healthy while you’re sweating.
- Reduces muscle fatigue while working out.
- Helps you recuperate faster from a workout.
- Keeps you from feeling groggy in the afternoon.
Drinking water to lose weight and be healthier is one of the easiest habits you can have, especially when you can make so many types of infused water recipes to choose from.
Watch My Infused Water Video
I made this infused water instructional video for eHow.com, the largest how-to site on the internet.
Everyone has their favorite fruit infused water ingredients, but some are more popular than others.
Fresh lemon, lime, strawberries, apple slices, and oranges and the most popular fruit ingredients, while cucumber slices, mint, basil, cinnamon, and ginger are the most popular vegetable ingredients.
Here is my list of the top 5 fruit infused water recipes:
#1 – Lemon Water
When it comes to popularity, Lemon Water is the undisputed king of them all.
Also called Lemon Detox Water or Lemon Water, this detox drink recipe has the benefit of being really simple and tasty.
Even though this lemon water detox recipe has only two ingredients, lemons and mint, the sweetness and sour from the lemons create a delicious flavor while also providing lots of Vitamin C and the mint adds a refreshing taste.
Drinking lemon water for weight loss is a great idea that you can do cheaply and easily. Try Lemon Mint Water for a refreshing family treat on a hot day.
#2 – Apple Cinnamon Water
This Day Spa Apple Cinnamon Water recipe has been my most popular personal fruit infused water recipes of all time.
I originally wrote the Day Spa Apple Cinnamon Water recipe on a blog post back in April 2012, and it got picked up on Pinterest right away.
Within 2 weeks I was getting 40,000 views a day on my website for this recipe!
Also called Detox Apple Cinnamon Water, this recipe is delicious and has the benefit of being metabolism boosting.
#3 – Mango Ginger Water
Did you know Ginger and Mango both boost your metabolism?
This Mango Ginger Water recipe has been at the top of the charts since it was first introduced.
Along with boosting your metabolism ginger also is a natural pain reliever, from migraines to menstrual cramps ginger heals a lot of pain.
It also helps reduce morning or motion sickness and banishes heart burn! It’s no wonder this recipe is so popular!
This refreshing Tangerine and Strawberry Infused Water recipe contains fruits that are high in Vitamin C and are big metabolism boosters!
Strawberries and tangerines one of my favorite combos, and both hot and cold this is a delicious drink.
This year-round favorite will have you drinking more water quickly.
#5 – Cucumber Lemon Water
This is the classic lemon water recipe you’d find everywhere, and in the top 5 for good reason.
Cucumber Lemon Water is the ultimate detox drink.
It’s got the great taste, and the health benefits of the cucumbers and lemon juice flush your system and help you feel better.
Drinking cucumber water for weight loss is also very popular recently because of one main reason….it works well!
Infused Water for Weight Loss
Studies have shown that drinking water is a proven method for increasing weight loss.
Part of the reason is because water naturally raises your metabolism.
Other reasons include: fills you up, flushes your system, and naturally helps your body release fat cells.
What better way to increase your water consumption than to drink infused water for weight loss?
Make a pitcher to drink all day and watch your weight loss go up!
I also like to have a fruit infused water bottle with me when I’m on the go for infused water water anytime, anywhere, at any hour.
More Infused Water Recipes
I have lots of recipes, just select the Fruit Infused Water category on the drop-down, or chose one of these great water detox drinks:
- Lemon Water
- Strawberry Detox Water
- Detox Water
- The Original Day Spa Apple Cinnamon Water Recipe
- Day Spa Cucumber Lemon Water
- Strawberry and Tangerine Fruit Infused Water
- Cucumber Water
- After Workout Watermelon and Rosemary Power Water
- Day Spa Mango Ginger Water
- Sweet and Refreshing Strawberry Lime Spritzer
- Fall Flavored Day Spa Water with Pears
- Day Spa Mango and Basil Water
- Citrus Mojito Soda
- Cooling Peach Mint Water
- Day Spa Mango Mojito Water
- Day Spa Pineapple, Grapefruit and Apple Water
- French Day Spa Water with Lavender and Mint
- Honeydew Mojito Workout Water
- Lemon and Berry Medley Ice Cubes
You can make a serving of infused water in a single glass, or use an fruit infusion pitcher to make a large batch. I like to keep a large pitcher of infused water in my refrigerator at all times.
My family loves the taste and I’ve found I can get them to drink a LOT more water when I have a pitcher already made up and available.
You can refill your infused water pitcher several times without losing a lot of flavor, and the pitchers also look really nice on a kitchen table.
Final Thoughts on Fruit Infused Water
The best thing about drinking this stuff is that you can try any combination of fruits and herbs to create your own recipes.
Try adding fruits you really like or some you’ve never tried before.
When it comes to making it, the sky’s the limit.
The most important thing to remember is that any recipe works, as long as it helps you drink more water.
Please reply in the comments below and let me know what your favorite recipe is. Enjoy!
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