It’s hardly even summer and we’ve had some hot days already! Are you drinking enough water? Drinking 2 liters of water (just a bit more than the 8 glasses a day we’re familiar with) has been shown to increase metabolism? That sounds like a win to me. Your body depends on water and in this weather it’s so easy to become dehydrated. To some, including most of us here at the farm, drinking the recommended amount of water each day can be a tedious chore. One thing we do to make it more enjoyable is to make fruit infused water. Lately we’ve been using oranges, peaches, blueberries, strawberries, and kiwi fruits.
You’ll need two cups of cut up fruit for a small to medium pitcher. Use whatever combination of fruit you want. Cut the fruit up in largish pieces. Most of these were about 2″ x 1″. The blueberries we just left as is. If you have a fruit with a skin you can peel it if you want–we do.
Put your cut up fruit in your pitcher then fill your pitcher with room temperature to cold water.
Put your pitcher in the refrigerator for a minimum of an hour.
After that it’s ready to drink! You can keep refilling your pitcher with the same fruit for up to three days.
We hope you enjoy this idea for fruit infused water. Stay healthy this summer and drink your water!
Fruit Infused Water
- Small-Medium Sized Pitcher (preferably with lid)
- 2 cups Assorted Fruit (peaches, strawberries, blueberries, oranges, kiwi, lemons, etc.)
- Water to fill pitcher
- Cut fruit into large pieces.
- Place fruit in pitcher.
- Pour water over pitcher.
- Refrigerate for a minimum of one hour.
- Refill pitcher for up to three days.
Note: If you only have a large pitcher just increase the quantity of fruit you use!