Summer is a time for using fresh fruit in recipes and one of my favorite ideas is making homemade Strawberry water. It’s light and fresh and makes use of strawberry tops that might otherwise go in the garbage bin.
I am so in love with summer – absolutely everything about it! I love the sun, the beach, and a cool ocean breeze. I love the smell of barbecued chicken and freshly cut grass.
I love sun-kissed skin, painted nails and wearing strappy sandals for the 4th of July. I love how long the days are, and farmers markets with fresh produce. I love sitting outside on patios at restaurants and not needing to wear heavy sweaters. I love the positive attitude that everyone seems to sport once summer sets in.
And I absolutely adore all the options of fresh fruit after a winter of having to resort to mediocre or frozen fruit. My favorite? Summer strawberries!
If you have a great farmers market near you like I do (the Culver City Farmers Market!), you might be able to get a great deal on your strawberries. But wouldn’t you like your money to go even further? Now it can by making this strawberry infused water!
How to make strawberry flavored water at home
After you use all of your delicious strawberries in a some yogurt popsicles, a cheesecake, fruit salad, or whatever delicious summery recipe you can find, save your strawberry tops!!
I like to use Mason jars because they have built in screw tops which makes storing the strawberry flavored water a cinch.
Take a Mason jar and put your strawberry tops in it. They should already be rinsed from when you used them previously. (You can also use whole strawberries for even more flavor, but I love using the tops as a money saving tip.)
Then fill the Mason jar with filtered water. I have a Brita pitcher that I use for filtered water, so I just poured that water in the Mason jar.
Once you’ve got your strawberry tops in water, pop the Mason jar in the fridge. Let it sit for an hour or so (the longer you let it sit, the more intense the strawberry infused flavor will be!)
When you are ready, take out the Mason Jar, pour the water, and enjoy!
Other Ways to Make Strawberry Infused water
Want more than just the sweet taste of strawberries in your infused water? Try one of these additions for a boost of extra flavor.
Add a few sprigs of fresh basil to make Strawberry basil water.
Combine strawberries and pieces of kiwi fruit for Strawberry kiwi water.
Place some mint leaves into the Mason jar to make Strawberry mint water.
Get a citrus kick by adding lemon for strawberry lemon infused water.
Strawberry Water Benefits
There are many benefits for strawberry flavored water:
The strawberry infused water is sweet and flavorful so it’s just plain good!
It is a great way to keep the body hydrated in a tasty way without adding the calories that soda does.
This fruit flavored water has no chemicals and is made from fresh strawberries, adding micronutrients to flush out toxins.
Keeping hydrated helps to improve skin tone.
It is packed with Vitamin C, which helps your metabolism.
Water infused with strawberries improves digestion and helps to suppress your appetite.
It is a great drink to have before or after meditating, since it is so light and fresh.
I hope you enjoy your strawberry flavored water!
If you’re looking for more healthy recipes to go along with this strawberry infused water check out my Fresh Veggie Salad!
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How to Make Strawberry Water
Summer is a time for using fresh fruit in recipes and one of my favorite ideas is making Strawberry infused water. It's light and fresh and very easy to make.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour2 minutes
1 cup of Strawberry tops with leaves attached (washed)
1 cup of Filtered Water
Cut the tops of your strawberries. Save your strawberries for eating later, or for using in other recipes.
Put the tops of the strawberries in a mason jar.
Fill the mason jar with filtered water.
Let the jar sit in the fridge for an hour or more if desired. The longer you let it sit, the more flavorful it will be!
Serve by pouring through a strainer, or if using whole strawberries, you can add some to your glass with the infused water.
You can also use whole strawberries for even more flavor, instead of just the tops.
The calorie count noted is for the water with the strawberry pieces. If you don't eat them, the calorie count is even lower.
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