Nature infused water tastes fresh and delicious and is a low calorie beverage.  Simply add your desired blend of fruits, herbs, berries, and vegetables to fresh water and let it infuse!

Makes 24-32 ounces of infused water

  • 24 – 32 ounces Ball jar, glass pitcher or bottle
  • 24 – 32 ounces of filtered water (or mineral water)

Then add in ingredients for one of these three infused water blends:

Lemon, Cucumber, and Thai Basil

  • 2 fresh lemon slices
  • 5 fresh unpeeled mini cucumbers slices
  • 2 – 3  large sprig of fresh Thai basil leaves (optional)
Infused Water Ingredients

Orange, Blueberry, and Spearmint

  • 3 fresh orange slices
  • 2 large tablespoons fresh blueberries
  • 2 – 3 sprigs of fresh spearmint

Diva Water*

  • 1/2 cup fresh red or black raspberries (or a combination of both)
  • 2 – 3 sprigs fresh mint (or you can substitute with apple, pineapple, peppermint, lavender, or chocolate)
  • 2 fresh lemon or lime slices

*Diva water was named after my neighbor’s English bulldog, Diva.  She loves this water as much as I do!

  1. Add fruit, herbs, berries, and vegetables to the fresh water in your selected pitcher or jar.
  2. Let the flavors infuse for 1-4 hours. The longer you let the water infuse, the stronger the taste will be.
  3. Serve over ice with a fresh sprig of mint and garnish with sliced fruit on the rim of the glass.
  4. Refrigerated infused water is best to enjoy within 24 hours.
  5. Discard herbs and fruit after 24 hours.
Chef Yvonne Dwyer

Recipe compliments of OPL Naturalist and Home Chef Yvonne Dwyer

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