Make Your Own Flavor Infused Beverages [20+ Recipes]

Wondering how to make your own flavor infused beverages? Flavor infused beverages are a great alternative to sweetened summer beverages. It’s really easy to pack on the extra weight by drinking sodas, sweet teas, and other flavored beverages. Since I’m trying to keep the weight off this year, I wanted to share some of my favorite ways to enjoy summer and stay healthy. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Make Your Own Flavor Infused Beverages [20+ Recipes]

Make Your Own Flavor Infused Beverages

Did you know you can make your own flavor-infused beverages?  In an effort to reduce my use of throw away plastic bottles, I’ve been making a lot of my own flavored waters.  I admit to having a weakness for enhanced and flavored waters and teas.  While I do drink plain water, it’s not one of my favorite beverages.  I much prefer it when it’s been enhanced with fruit or tea instead.  I really don’t enjoy the taste of many juices because they are so sweet. All I really want is a taste of fruit or tea to infuse the water rather than an overpowering sweetness.

All you really need to do is allow the fruits, vegetables, herbs, etc. to infuse into the water. I generally allow at least three or four hours for this to happen. I prefer to make it the night before and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight.

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While you can create flavor enhanced waters in a simple glass with a top on it. It’s easiest for me to make them in a large glass pitcher with a top and infusing tube on it. That way, I can enjoy a glass throughout the day without making a new batch. Plus, I can share it with my husband or the kids if they want some.

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If you want to take your infused water with you, I’d recommend a fruit infused water bottle with a separate compartment to hold the herbs and fruit pieces. Keeping the fruit in a separate tube makes it much easier to enjoy. There are no seeds or pieces of rind floating around in the water you’re trying to drink or blocking the area you’re drinking from.

A few tips

Your homemade infused water drinks will have no preservatives in them so it’s important that you drink them promptly. Don’t leave them out in the sun or in a hot car and then drink them. Adding sugar, or another sweetener is also not a good idea. Bacteria like heat and sugar to grow so keep your beverages cold and drink them promptly.

Now that you know how to make your own flavor infused recipes? Which will you try first?


 

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Comments

  1. That is AWESOME!! I try not to drink sodas or sugary drinks! I like this as an alternative to water! COOL!
  2. I have a water bottle with a diffuser attachment and have been looking forward to trying some recipes, beyond just throwing some fruit in there. I hadn't considered adding herbs along with fruit but will try it. I'll pin this and take a look at all the offerings. I grew up with sulfur water so it takes a lot for me to drink plain water! I like the idea of naturally diffusing some vitamins into my water too. Thanks for the list!
  3. Mary West says:
    Love this post! I want to try the infused drinks as opposed to sugary drinks and a healthy way to drink more water.

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