Orange, Strawberry, + Mint Infused Water

June 1, 2017

This Orange, Strawberry, + Mint Infused Water recipe is all about creating a healthy option to keeping your body refreshed at all times, especially during those warm Summer months. Naturally flavored from the fresh slices of fruit, this water serves great as a detox or a boost in digestion, is easy to make, and only uses four to five ingredients.

Orange, Strawberry, + Mint Infused Water

It’s officially consistently warm here in NYC so it’s time for me to begin making infused waters for my household. Although there is a major craze with infused water for various reasons such as weight loss, detoxing, beauty trends, etc., I usually infuse my water with fruit so that I can get a bit of flavor without adding unhealthy juices or sugars. I’ve found that it has definitely been a great way to stay hydrated during the hot months and I’m using it to get my little guy to love more water. He’s definitely at that stage where sweets seem a lot more appealing. It’s a real struggle daily! Haha!

If you’ve been an avid follower of Orchids + Sweet Tea and you enjoy making your own beverages from scratch, then this mini roundup is perfect for you:

Natural Homemade Lemon Ginger Ale 

Cucumber Ginger Lemon Detox Juice

Creamy Jamaican-Inspired Vegan Carrot Juice

Fresh Watermelon Cucumber Mint Juice

Traditional Southern Iced Sweet Tea

Lemon Blackberry Mint Tea 

Perfect for the summer months—TheseStrawberry Grapefruit Mint Spring Sodas are the perfect balance between tart and sweet with a nice fizz. Made with a simple mint syrup along with freshly sliced strawberries, grapefruit juice, and a coconut flavored carbonated water, these homemade sodas will leave you feeling refreshed on any sunny day. 

Orange, Strawberry, + Mint Infused Water

Anyway, I usually make my infused waters in mason jars, but this time I chose to use a large jug so that we could get a few drinks before having to make a fresh batch. Please note: it’s best to consume your water within 2 days (3 at most) since the fruit can become bitter after a while.

 

Well, there’s not really much ingredients to build a recipe, so all you’ll need is: a gallon or so of fresh water (or whatever size you are making it for), a few cups of fruit (whichever fruits are your favorite), you can add a bit of lemon juice if you’d like more of a detox effect, and whatever else that you choose. Many other recipes add vegetables, other fruit, herbs, you name it.

Lover of strawberries? This Healthy Pineapple Strawberry + Turmeric Smoothie recipe is a delicious and simple way to enjoy a quick, easy breakfast while gaining awesome health benefits from these superfoods. Boasting of tropical flavor with a hint of spice from the turmeric-black pepper combo, this smoothie is the perfect meal option for the entire family.

After all, it depends on your reasoning for making infused water, especially since there are so many different benefits to this, such as:

  • 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.

When it comes to making drinks, I truly enjoy experimenting with bold flavors and different combinations, as long as they taste great of course!

One of our popular drinks—this Cucumber Ginger Lemon Detox Juice, not only tastes amazing, but it adds as a great detox or boost in digestion, overall.

Orange, Strawberry, + Mint Infused Water

Let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?

Start by ensuring that all fruits have been thoroughly rinsed, patted dry, sliced, and set aside.

Rinse Mint and remove leaves from stems and set aside.

Add fresh water to a large glass pitcher followed by sliced fruit, mint leaves, and a squeeze of lemon (optional).

Add pitcher to refrigerator and let “infuse” for at least 2 hours. This gives for a stronger flavor.

To serve—add infused water (with fruit if desired) to prepared glasses, grab a straw, and enjoy!

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Orange, Strawberry, + Mint Infused Water
Orange, Strawberry, + Mint Infused Water

Orange, Strawberry, + Mint Infused Water

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Chill Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs 5 mins
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Ingredients

  • 8 cups fresh water
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 1 cup fresh mint
  • 1 cup thinly sliced strawberries
  • 2 medium oranges, peeled + thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Start by ensuring that all fruits have been thoroughly rinsed, patted dry, sliced, and set aside.
  • Rinse Mint and remove leaves from stems and set aside.
  • Add fresh water to a large glass pitcher followed by sliced fruit, mint leaves, and a squeeze of lemon (optional).
  • Add pitcher to refrigerator and let "infuse" for at least 2 hours. This gives for a stronger flavor.
  • To serve—add infused water (with fruit if desired) to prepared glasses, grab a straw, and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

STORAGE + REFILLS: Leftovers are best kept refrigerated and covered with plastic wrap for up to 3-5 days. You can always re-fill the pitcher with fresh water every time it finishes to continue drinking infused water until flavor is lost.

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  1. It is so important to include healthy liquids in your daily ration. It is particularly the case for hot summer days. So this recipe came right on time – very excited about it 🙂

    • I just made some infused water like you suggested with some fresh fruit. It was delicious! It is almost 100 degree in SoCal today, so I think I’ll be filling the pitcher again like you suggested. A votre sante!

  2. I love making infused water! It’s so much healthier than soda and allows me to have a delicious alternative. What a beautiful and delicious flavor combination!