Healthy Freelancer’s Recipe: Fruit Infused Water

As freelancers, we want to stay healthy so we can always do our best work. Click To TweetIt is important that we have enough energy each day to keep up with all we have to accomplish.

Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2014Fruits add much needed nutrients to any diet. From Vitamin C to Potassium, you can’t go wrong if you have at least one a day. The Myriad of nutrients protect our bodies from some severe illnesses. Citrus fruits are just one group that are vital for good health.

Waters infused with fruit are a great way to get these nutrients into our bodies, and are refreshing when poured over ice in a tall glass. They are also easy to make.

I have a pitcher with an insert, but you don’t really need one. And I try to use organic products when possible.

Mixed Berry Water

raspberries

strawberries

blueberries

blackberries

ice cubes

water

  1. Rinse the berries and let them sit on a clean towel for a few minutes to dry.
  2. Place the ice cubes in the pitcher.
  3. Pour the berries into a bowl and mash them up just a little, so some of the natural juices escape the berries. Spoon this into the insert, or pour them directly into the pitcher. Attach the insert to the cover.
  4. Pour water into the pitcher until about 2/3 full.
  5. Place the insert into the pitcher carefully, and put the cover in place. If necessary, pour out some of the water so the pitcher does not overflow.
  6. Store in the refrigerator.

Other fruit infused water recipes you may enjoy:

Strawberry Water, for on the Go

Strawberry-Watermelon Water

Citrus Water

Lemon-Lime Water

Feel free to share your favorite fruit water recipes in the comments, or email me at shannonlbuck@gmail.com.

Enjoy the recipes!

Shannon L. Buck

About Shannon L. Buck

Hello. My name is Shannon, and I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters, and Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres. At some point, I would like to travel. It would be a true writing adventure.