These fruit infused waters are the BEST way to stay hydrated. 10 recipes and an amazing tool to help you drink more water.

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If you have been following along with this blog (or if you watch my YouTube Channel) you might have noticed one of my favorite befores and afters.

Me.

Yep.

ME.

Last year on May 28, I finished my weight loss journey and lost 105 pounds.

(total aside: seven months later and that’s still my favorite thing to drop in conversation.)

.

Yikes.

That is almost an entire person.

Here’s a side by side so you can see the journey.

And one of the biggest things that helped with my transformation?

WATER.

Seriously. I have had at least 60 ounces of water every day since the beginning of my weight loss journey and along the way it brought me even more benefits, too. Hydration is the key to life. It takes away my cravings and helps with my digestion and makes my skin clearer and makes my hair stronger. And on and on and drinking water on.

How do I do it? How do I drink all that water?

Fruit infused waters are the key.

And I discovered the BEST TOOL EVER to help.

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This fruit diffuser water bottle.

You can see it here.

A friend actually gave it to me and it changed my life. There’s a center tube that you add the fruit to and then you fill it with water and the fruit stays in the center of the diffuser and spills out into the water.

Here are a few diffusing tips I’ve learned along the way:

  1. The longer the fruit diffuses into the water the better it tastes. I like the infused water best after about 2 hours.
  2. I like my fruit water cold, so I make it in the morning and add it to the refrigerator.
  3. The flavor is actually very light. It’s not overwhelming. Just an easy way to make water taste even better.
  4. I don’t like the water the next day. It’s best fresh.
  5. You can create your own combinations in addition to these creations of mine. These are just some of my favorites.
  6. You want to cut the fruit into bigger chunks rather than smaller pieces so it stays in the center of the diffuser.
  7. You can also shake it up a little and add sparkling water for a little zip to the drink.
  8. This is my favorite fruit diffuser water bottle.

And now?

Here are 10 of my favorite diffused water combinations.

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10 Recipes For Fruit Infused Waters

1. “It Was Mint To Be”

Let’s start with my favorite flavor combination.

You can see how I’ve added the fruit and mint to the center of the water bottle.

Next, you just add water or sparkling water (and ice if you like) to the water bottle and let it sit for about two hours.

Add this combination in any strength.

Adjust for flavor:

  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Mint

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2. “Orange You Glad You’re Drinking Water”

Ingredients:

  • oranges
  • lime

Add the fruit to the center of the water bottle (adjust amounts depending on the flavor you want).

Add water or sparkling water (and ice if you like) to the water bottle and let it sit for about two hours.

Adjust for flavor.

 

3. “Fruity Citrus Surprise”

Ingredients:

  • grapefruit
  • oranges
  • lime

Add the fruit to the center of the water bottle (adjust amounts depending on the flavor you want).

Add water or sparkling water (and ice if you like) to the water bottle and let it sit for about two hours.

Adjust for flavor.

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4. “Morning Sunrise”

Ingredients:

  • pineapple
  • strawberries
  • watermelon

Add the fruit to the center of the water bottle.

Add water or sparkling water (and ice if you like) to the water bottle and let it sit for about two hours.

Add this combination in any strength.

Adjust for flavor.

5. “The Honey Dew List”

Ingredients:

  • honeydew melon
  • pineapple
  • blueberries

Add the fruit to the center of the water bottle (adjust amounts depending on the flavor you want).

Add water or sparkling water (and ice if you like) to the water bottle and let it sit for about two hours.

Adjust for flavor.

6. “When Life Hands You Lemons”

Ingredients:

  • rosemary
  • lemons
  • limes

Slice and add the fruit and herbs to the center of the water bottle.

Add water or sparkling water (and ice if you like) to the water bottle and let it sit for about two hours.

Adjust for flavor.

7. “Strawberry Lemonade”

Ingredients:

  • strawberries
  • lemons

Add the fruit to the center of the water bottle (adjust amounts depending on the flavor you want).

Add water or sparkling water (and ice if you like) to the water bottle and let it sit for about two hours.

Adjust for flavor.

8. “I Am Berry Thankful”

Ingredients:

  • blueberries
  • pineapples

Add the fruit to the center of the water bottle (adjust amounts depending on the flavor you want).

Add water or sparkling water (and ice if you like) to the water bottle and let it sit for about two hours.

Adjust for flavor.

9. “Orange You Glad You’re Drinking Water”

Ingredients:

  • rosemary
  • oranges

Slice and add the fruit and herbs to the center of the water bottle.

Add water or sparkling water (and ice if you like) to the water bottle and let it sit for about two hours.

Adjust for flavor.

10. “Berry Berry Good”

Ingredients:

  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • mint

Add the fruit to the center of the water bottle (adjust amounts depending on the flavor you want).

Add water or sparkling water (and ice if you like) to the water bottle and let it sit for about two hours.

Adjust for flavor.

My favorite water bottle for diffused waters

I hope this post gave you a few ideas on for adding a little flavored water to your routine.

And speaking of routines?

How is your morning routine going?

You can see how I start my day here.

Let’s GO. 🙂

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Comments

  1. Image for Connie Connie

    Thanks for sharing this with us. I use to drink more water and got away from it. Just ordered the bottle on Amazon. Also, thanks for the fruit combinations

  2. Image for Be Be

    Love all these ideas. I also like watermelon and cucumber water. So good cold!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for always sending wonderful ideas. Have a great day!

  3. Image for Kathie Kathie

    You look wonderful! How did you lose the weight? Was it a specific diet? I would love to lose at least 175 lbs. Please let me know how you did it. I'm going to try your water recipe suggestions.

  4. Image for Andrea Andrea

    I just ordered the water bottle. Our school is doing a Winter Wellness. One of the requirements is to drink water. Luckily, I happened upon this today and I ordered one. Yeah! Thank for all of your suggestions and amazing products. Just love your energy and watching you!

  5. Image for Sue Sue

    Hi, your weight loss journey has been inspiring and the fact that you did it without a crash diet or something that would not stay with you after you reached your weight loss goal. I know that I don't drink enough water and have tried adding fruit directly to a water bottle; sometimes not with the best results, so I will try your suggestion for drinking more water. Question, can you or do you refill your water bottle (same day) with more water and the original day's fruit or do you add new fruit each time you put more water in the bottle? Thank you for your amazing post.

    1. Image for KariAnne KariAnne

      Sue, Sometimes I change it and sometimes I leave it! There’s definitely less flavor the second time around! I like to change it but sometimes I’m out of other fruit! happy day, karianne

  6. Image for Renee Renee

    Just ordered the water bottle— and can’t wait to try all your yummy recipes… do you have a favorite?

  7. Image for Judy Wallace Judy Wallace

    KariAnne, how do you wash the citrus fruits before you drop them in the water? And do you just rinse the mint and rosemary? Sounds so good!

    1. Image for KariAnne KariAnne

      Judy, Normally I don’t wash citrus! I just peel it and add it to the water! And I just rinsed off the other fruit and the herbs before I added them! happy day, karianne

  8. Image for Laura Laura

    Thank you for the recipes.. I just ordered the bottle! I was wondering if you could share your weight loss method and also any other tips! Thank you

  9. Image for Lynn Clarke Lynn Clarke

    You look so happy! I hope this isn't a rude question, but would you ever consider sharing your weight loss journey - diet? surgery? etc? We'd love to hear the details to your success!!!

  10. Image for Kim Kim

    Have you ever tried adding frozen fruit rather than fresh? These look amazing...and I'm with Lynne! ^^ Would love to hear about your weight loss journey! You're such an inspiration!

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