Naturally Flavored Water (Detox Water)

Drinking naturally flavored detox water is the healthy way to get you drinking more water! Detox water is so refreshing. Your waistline will thank you!

We made strawberry infused water (detox water) all last summer. Now that our basil is thriving again, we’ve resumed our flavored water tradition. I’m also excited to share with you a new favorite that I’ve discovered; watermelon basil. Adding basil to water gives it an amazing freshness and the fruit adds just the right amount of sweet tang.

My friend Amber from nursing school introduced me to flavored water. Amber, my waistline thanks you! :). Try serving these up at your next party instead of boring water bottles.

Strawberry Flavored Water (Detox Water):

4-6 strawberries, hulled and quartered
1/2 lemon, sliced
Small handful of basil, scrunched
Ice and cold filtered water

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Watermelon Flavored Water (Detox Water):

2 slices of watermelon, cut into thirds or quarters
Small handful of basil, scrunched
Ice and cold filtered water

Flavored Water-1

How to make fruit infused detox water:

Fill your juice pitcher to the top with ice and fruit. Slightly scrunch up the basil so it releases it’s flavor. Cover with cold filtered water. This water is best if you let the water infuse at least 1 hour. If you’re inpatient (like me), poke a few holes in your fruit with a fork for instant flavor.

Drinking naturally flavored detox water is the healthy way to get you drinking more water! Detox water is so refreshing. Your waistline will thank you!

Drinking naturally flavored detox water is the healthy way to get you drinking more water! Detox water is so refreshing. Your waistline will thank you!

Drinking naturally flavored detox water is the healthy way to get you drinking more water! Detox water is so refreshing. Your waistline will thank you!

Drinking naturally flavored detox water is the healthy way to get you drinking more water! Detox water is so refreshing. Your waistline will thank you!

Drinking naturally flavored detox water is the healthy way to get you drinking more water! Detox water is so refreshing. Your waistline will thank you!

Drinking naturally flavored detox water is the healthy way to get you drinking more water! Detox water is so refreshing. Your waistline will thank you!

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Naturally Flavored Water (Detox Water)

4.72 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Drinking naturally flavored detox water is the healthy way to get you drinking more water! Detox water is so refreshing. Your waistline will thank you!
Adding basil to water gives it an amazing freshness and the fruit adds just the right amount of sweet tang. My friend Amber from nursing school introduced me to flavored water. Amber, my waistline thanks you! 🙂
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com

Ingredients

Strawberry Flavored Water:

  • 4-6 strawberries hulled and quartered
  • 1/2 lemon sliced
  • Small handful of basil scrunched
  • Ice and cold filtered water

Watermelon Flavored Water:

  • 2 slices of watermelon cut into thirds or quarters
  • Small handful of basil scrunched
  • Ice and cold filtered water

Instructions

  1. Fill your juice pitcher to the top with ice and fruit.
  2. Slightly scrunch up the basil so it releases it's flavor. Cover with cold filtered water.
  3. This water is best if you let the water infuse at least 1 hour. If you're inpatient (like me), poke a few holes in your fruit with a fork for instant flavor.

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“Drinking naturally flavored detox water is the healthy way to get you drinking more water! Detox water is so refreshing. Your waistline will thank you!

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  • Dipak Varsani
    December 22, 2017

    How much time we can keep this Strawberry flavoured water outside the freeze? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 22, 2017

      Hi Dipak, this water is really best chilled. Once it feels like it has reached room temperature, I would refrigerate again. Timing depends on if it was chilled and if you had ice cubes in there so it’s difficult to gauge a specific amount of time. If you are planning to leave it out for several hours at a party, be sure to load it up with ice and it will keep well at room temperature 3-5 hours. Reply

  • Thanks for the marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading it,
    you may be a great author.I will make sure to bookmark your blog and will often come back in the foreseeable future.
    I want to encourage one to continue your great job, have a nice holiday weekend! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 29, 2017

      My pleasure! Thanks for following and sharing your thoughtful comments! Reply

  • February 16, 2017

    Quickly prepared which is what we love 🙂 loved the watermelon flavored water. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 16, 2017

      I’m glad you love it! Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Ariana Munoz
    January 14, 2016

    how much water do i use for the ingredients given? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 14, 2016

      The beauty of flavored water is that it’s refillable. Start with 1 Liter of water and refill until it runs out of flavor. You can easily refill 2-3 times 🙂 Reply

  • Rosemarie Ranada-Cervantes
    August 23, 2015

    Thanks for sharing. I will have to try these two sets of mixtures. I have been drinking the lemon-cucumber mixture and lemon-orange mixture. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 23, 2015

      Mmmm those sound really nice too! 🙂 Reply

  • Kim
    July 22, 2015

    Will this work if you put only strawberries in it? Or just strawberries and frozen blueberries? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 22, 2015

      Yes you can put any kind of fruit in it. Reply

  • Lemo
    June 19, 2015

    wow great.very elegant and healthy
    Thanks Reply

  • JANIS MILLER
    June 8, 2015

    I’ve been trying different combinations. Will definitely try your suggestions. I put it in a big pitcher and drink it for about a week since it is just me drinking it. Should I infuse the water with the fruit for a day or so and then strain the fruit and herbs out so they don’t go bad during the week or does the water lose the flavor once they are gone? Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 8, 2015

      Anna, as long as you keep it refrigerated, fruit won’t go bad. I don’t strain it. I leave the fruit in the pitcher and just add more water, to have continuous supply through the week. Hope this helps :). Reply

  • March 13, 2015

    I can’t wait to try this with Kangen 9.5pH water! It really pulls out the flavor of foods. Love making coffee and tea and soups with it. Have you ever tried it? Yummy! http://www.shinewithwater.com Reply

  • Anna Davies
    February 18, 2015

    I like to use lemon zest and oranges and I use boiling water to get the flavour out more  Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 19, 2015

      Those are great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Retty
    September 12, 2014

    Hello thanks for sharing it looks yummy & refreshing. Since this infused-water happening in my country I think I must try it. Anyway you have such a nice blog. I can learn cooking from this. Thanks 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 12, 2014

      Thank you so much Retty 🙂 Reply

  • Rachna
    July 21, 2014

    I sometimes add a used teabag, it adds great flavor without overpowering the fruit of choice! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 21, 2014

      That’s brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Julie
    July 5, 2014

    I just made the strawberry, lemon & basil. Delicious!!
    I have been drinking fruit infused water for a year or two, but have never thought of these combos. Thanks so much!
    Lime, lemon & mint is an old standby, but my fave until now was 1 grapefruit, 4-6 tangerines, 2-3 limes & mint, sometimes a half cucumber. I drink a lot of water, so variety is very nice!
    Thanks again! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 5, 2014

      Thank you so much for sharing your varieties with me. I love to try new flavored waters. It keeps me better hydrated when it tastes great! 🙂 Reply

  • inge
    June 29, 2014

    I do not like to drink plain water so this is a great way for me to get my required amount of water each day. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 30, 2014

      I feel the same way! 🙂 It keeps me hydrated and it’s more interesting to drink! Reply

  • Tabitha
    May 19, 2014

    This looks so refreshing! How many ounces of water do you use aprox. for this amount of fruit? Also, can I use frozen fruit? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 19, 2014

      You can really use as much as you like! You can do half a gallon or 1 gallon at once. Or put in 1/2 gallon and then refill with another half later if your pitcher is small. We refill the jug for several days and leave it in the fridge. I like to poke strawberries a little with a fork with the refills to infuse more strawberry flavor. Reply

  • Myosha
    February 18, 2014

    FLAVORED WATER W/STRAWBERRIES Reply

  • Shannon
    June 29, 2013

    Love it!!! It’s “infusing” in my fridge right now!! Shared w./ 2 other friends who also love it. What a great, healthy idea. Plus, it looks GREAT on the table!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 29, 2013

      That’s awesome! Thanks for sharing 🙂 If you want to refill it, you can stab your fruit a few times and it will be amazing once again 🙂 Reply

  • Olga G
    June 25, 2013

    I love the idea of this naturally flavored water. I will have to give this a try! I always look forward to all the recipes you post. You have a great sense of humor! I especially like that you take the time to reply to people when they post on your blog! That alone makes this my favorite blog! Thank you Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 25, 2013

      You are music to my ears Olga :D. You are very welcome. Reply

  • How refreshing! I can’t wait to give this a try! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 24, 2013

      It really is! I think you’ll love it! Reply

  • Marina
    June 23, 2013

    I made this at my son’s birthday party. All the guests loved it. Great idea, keep them coming!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 23, 2013

      That’s awesome! Did you make both of them? Reply

      • Marina
        June 26, 2013

        No I didn’t have basil or watermelon on hand. I improvised. I had cherries which I cut in half to flavor the water faster and cut up oranges, strawberries and a few lemon slices. Everyone thought it was a great idea. No one had ever seen that before. It was a hit! Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          June 26, 2013

          I love your ideas for flavored water! Sounds so refreshing! Reply

  • What an amazing idea! My waistline thanks *you*! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 18, 2013

      Thanks Lindsey! 🙂 Reply

  • Olga K
    June 18, 2013

    Sliced up orange in ice cold water is my fave! Give it a try… Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 18, 2013

      I will definitely do that Olga, sounds simple and yummy :). Reply

  • Alina
    June 16, 2013

    I add sliced cucumbers to mine. Sounds weird, but it’s very refreshing. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 16, 2013

      Thanks for the idea Alina, I will be trying your version next time :). Reply

      • Oksana
        June 17, 2013

        The cucumber added to the water is refreshing. That’s what we usually do too. Another item is mint leaves.
        But I’ll be trying your watermelon water though. Maybe even today, we do have some watermelon cut open today! Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          June 17, 2013

          Mmm mint and cucumber. That sounds perfect! Reply

  • Ana
    June 16, 2013

    It sounds like something that would definitely quench my thirst! and it looks so pretty also Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 16, 2013

      Yes, the best of both worlds 🙂 Reply

  • I make mine with raspberry, lemon and mint 😀 that is if I have raspberry, but mostly it’s just lemon and mint. I guess you can call it a virgin Mojito))) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 16, 2013

      Ultra virgin! I love the sound of that combination!! Thanks so much for sharing! Reply

  • elen
    June 16, 2013

    Wow, Thats A great Way To Make A Healthy Drink, Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 16, 2013

      You’re welcome and it tastes great too, minus all the sugar 🙂 Reply

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