- Fruit: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, pineapple, mango, lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, pear, apple, grapes, plum, peach
- Vegetables: cucumber, carrot, celery
- Herbs and spices: ginger, cinnamon, sage, rosemary, basil, cilantro
- Select your container. You can use any glass or BPA-free plastic container you like. Choose mason jars, pitchers or water bottles depending on how/where you want to drink your water. Doing everything in a water bottle can be great on the go, or you can make a whole pitcher of infused water that you store in your fridge to sip from throughout the day.
- Pick your produce. Choose any flavor combination that you think sounds good and add it to your container.
- Muddle your selected ingredients. Once you’ve placed everything in your container smash it a little bit with a wooden spoon or muddler. This helps to release some of the flavors and essential oils from your produce, which will add more flavor to your water.
- Add water. You can use either regular tap or filtered water or try plain sparkling water.
Here are some sample combinations to try:
- Grapefruit, cucumber and rosemary
- Raspberry, lime
- Pineapple, mint
- Lemon, ginger (this can be helpful for nausea)
- Cucumber, watermelon, mint
- Blueberry, basil, lemon
- Pineapple, mango
- Strawberry, cantaloupe
- Cucumber, mint
Allison Mars is a senior in the dietetics program at Boston University and a volunteer at Dana-Farber. She is looking forward to a career as a clinical RD and loves cooking and sharing healthy food with everyone.