We’re all aware of how water can aid in weight loss, keeping a clear complexion, and maintaining our overall health, yet meeting the daily quota of two liters is often a challenge! Many underhydrate because they find plain water uninspiring. Unless you’ve just finished a workout, or you’re particularly dehydrated, water is the last thing that most of feel like drinking. If you’d rather reach for a coffee or a soda rather than water, an infuser water bottle could be just what you need to get back on track with daily healthy fluid intake.
A water bottle with an infuser has a chamber in the middle that you can pack with delicious fruits and herbs that flavor your water, making for a far tastier and tempting beverage. On-the-go, using an infuser water bottle can encourage you to up your water intake, without it feeling like a chore. And at home, when you have access to drinking glasses, you can opt for an infused glass bottle or pitcher, which is great for sharing with the whole family!
Here are 12 delicious and inspiring recipes for your water bottle.
After trying your favorite infusions, you’ll see drinking water just became easy and tasty!
Strawberry and Mint
This super simple recipe combines sweet strawberry with refreshing mint for a deliciously hydrating drink that you will want to keep sipping all day. Add six to eight slices of strawberries to a cup of mint leaves. That’s it!
Tip: Tear your mint rather than chopping it, this will release more flavor.
Rose and Cardamom
This classic Middle Eastern duo is all kinds of relaxing, perfect for taking the edge off stressful days at work or for prolonging your mellow vibes after yoga or meditation. Add a handful of rose petals (make sure to use unsprayed ones – the best bet is to grab some from your own garden) to two to four cardamom pods (the number you use is entirely up to your personal taste and how fragrant you prefer your water). Crack the pods with a rolling pin to release their full flavor.
Cucumber, Mint, and Lemon
This one is a fantastic way to achieve glowing, healthy skin, thanks to the hydrating properties of cucumber and the cleansing effects of lemon. Add half a cucumber, sliced, a few slices of lemon, and a handful of crushed mint leaves to water for a fresh taste and a radiant complexion.
Rosemary and Grapefruit
Zesty and fragrant, rosemary and grapefruit is a pairing you’ll adore. Use half of a sliced grapefruit (eat the other half for breakfast if you like) and several sprigs of rosemary to your water. Don’t be shy with the rosemary! You could even crush the sprigs between your fingers a little to maximize the flavor.
Pineapple and Ginger
Pineapple and ginger is a match made in heaven, deliciously sweet with just a little heat from that ginger. The added benefit with this recipe is that ginger packs a host of healthy benefits, including aiding in digestion.
All you need for this one is a cup of pineapple chunks and a one-inch piece of ginger, thinly sliced. Add the two to your bottle, leave a few hours to allow the flavors to infuse, and enjoy!
Citrus fruits are an exquisite choice for your infuser, as the strong flavors permeate the water and impart beautiful notes of summer flavor. This recipe combines sweet orange and zingy lemon for a perfect combo that has a bonus dose of Vitamin C. Add three slices or orange and two slices of lemon to your infuser bottle and get zesty!
Blueberry and Lavender
If a detox is what you need, blueberries are packed with antioxidants to help your body flush out impurities, and they also release Vitamin B to promote energy and vitality. Add a few sprigs of calming lavender to a handful of berries for a hydrating and refreshing drink that will leave you cleansed and soothed.
Apple and Cinnamon
The apple and cinnamon water bottle infusion is a great autumnal recipe, which, thanks to the cinnamon, is bursting with antioxidants. Half of a sliced apple and one stick of cinnamon, and you’re good to go!
Jalapeno and Pear
Perk up chilly mornings with a more hydrating alternative to coffee. The spiciness of the jalapeno in the jalapeno and pear water bottle infusion warms your throat and tummy, without the side-effects of caffeine. In addition, the sweetness of the pear beautifully complements the heat of the jalapeno, and the longer you leave it to infuse, the spicier it will be! Add one sliced pear to one jalapeno (adjust the amount of jalepeno to your tolerance level for spiciness).
Blackberry, Cherry, and Lime
The blackberry, cherry, and lime infuser water bottle recipe is bursting with antioxidants from these delicious berries, and the lime ups the refreshment factor while adding a subtle complexity to the flavor. Add a handful of chopped or crushed berries to a couple of slices of lime to your infuser to create this delicious drink.
Watermelon and Basil
Watermelon is packed with vitamins and flavor, giving your water a delicious sweetness, which is offset by the fragrance of basil, known for its incredible antioxidant properties. Scrunch up a handful of basil leaves and add them to a cup of watermelon chunks. Infuse in the fridge for a few hours.
Mango and Ginger
Trying to shed a couple of pounds? A mango and ginger infusion is a great way to speed up metabolism and improve your digestion for healthy weight-loss. And the health benefits of this particular combo don’t end there. It can ease motion sickness, alleviate menstrual cramps (and other general aches and pains), and even boost sex drive.
Now that you’re full of fabulous recipe ideas for your infused water bottle, you can enjoy upping your water intake in a way that also delivers a bonus dose of vitamins and minerals and flavor! Infused water is a fantastic way to improve your overall health, leaving you looking and feeling wonderful.
Contributed by Sam Momin: Sam is the founder of Custom Water Bottle. When she’s not managing the company, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the gym, and keeping up with a healthy lifestyle despite the occasional binge sessions she has with food and Netflix.