4th of July is in a few days, and we love any excuse to get outside and fire up the grill! Good food and ice-cold drinks go hand in hand with a 4th of July celebration. It’s the middle of summer, and boy is it hot here in Florida! While we may be tempted to grab a soda, instead let’s whip up some fruit infused water with a fun patriotic twist!
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Water is a must when we’re outside during a hot day, and we need to stay hydrated. But just plain water on a colorful, fireworks filled holiday would be boring, so jazz it up with colorful and healthy fruit.
There are some great benefits of infusing your water with fruit!
• No high fructose corn syrup and bad sugars like soda.
• Naturally sweetened from the awesome fruits you choose.
• Keeps your body hydrated.
• Bonus, it’s also sneaking in some vitamins. But, shhhhh…. don’t tell the kids.
The great thing about these recipes is that there’s no wrong way to do them. Go big and make a large pitcher or create individual glasses. Put a lot of fruit in for more flavor or less fruit for a subtle taste. Mix and match these fruit ideas with others that you like. Be creative and have fun!
A few quick suggestions before we get to the recipes.
I like to use glass for infused water. It keeps the water tasting fresh and clean. You can use a glass pitcher, a half-gallon mason jar, or even Ball jars make fun glasses.
Use organic fruits and herbs in your water to avoid pesticides. If you can’t buy organic, then be sure to wash the fruit well for about a minute under cool water.
You will get more flavor and vitamins if you let the fruit infuse the water for several hours before serving (but not more than 12 hours). Keep it refrigerated until serving so it’s fresh and icy cold!
Use still or sparkling water, depending on your taste.
The following combination ideas are done using individual glasses, but you can also make them in a larger pitcher or jug. For glasses, you can use as much or as little fruit as you like, depending on flavor preference.
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So, let’s get to our 4 fruit infused water recipes for the 4th of July!
Strawberry Blueberry and Apple Water
Glass Ball jars are always better with a handle! They are made for drinking (not dropping LOL). Find them HERE to add to your glass collection. Colorful biodegradable paper straws add even more fun and color to your drink! Get them HERE.
Slice strawberries in half
Apples cubed, scooped with a melon baller, or cut into stars with a star shaped cookie cutter.
Raspberry Blackberry and Fresh Mint Water
I L-O-V-E these retro glass milk bottles with their cute pastel twist caps! You can get similar ones HERE and they even come with cute straws.
Fresh mint whole or muddled
Watermelon Lime Blueberry Water
Looking for these large 16 oz glass Ball jars? You can find them HERE just in time for the 4th of July!
Watermelon cubed, scooped with a melon baller, or cut into stars with a star shaped cookie cutter.
Limes sliced thin
Coconut Water and Fresh Berry Popsicles
(Recipe and photo creds go to https://www.backtothebooknutrition.com/)
Popsicle molds are fun during the summer for the kids! They’re even better when they come in fun colors! Here’s some great options… HERE.
Servings: 10 popsicles
• 2.5 cups Fresh berries I used blueberries, raspberries, and sliced strawberries
• 40 oz Coconut water plain or pineapple flavor
1. Drop berries into popsicle molds (smaller pieces will go to the bottom, others will have to be gently nudged into the mold using a butter knife or extra popsicle stick).
2. Pour coconut water over the berries to fill the popsicle mold, then insert popsicle sticks.
3. Cover and chill for several hours.
4. Allow to sit on counter at room temperature for a few minutes for easy release from the molds.
I hope you enjoy these infused water recipes and start creating some of your own!
Happy 4th of July from our family to yours!
Water often for health and happiness. xx