8 Home made vitamin water recipes

8 benefits of vitamin water recipes :

1)  You and your family stay hydrated.
2) You benefit from the vitamins and minerals that are water soluble (Vitamin C, potassium, etc.).
3) You avoid using chemicals that are sold on the market. (water taste inhancers)
4) Your water will look more appealing to you and your family.
5)  You benefit from the direct consumption of fruit and therefore have a better intake of dietary fiber during the day.
6) You benefit from the antioxidants found in fruits and herbs used in these recipes.
7) You reduce your consumption of sugary drinks such as soft drinks or fruit juices.
8) You get to use your ripe fruits and reduce wasting.

 Ingredients in a chemical taste enhancer found on the market:

Water, malic acid, propylene glycol, citric acid, contains less than 2% natural flavors, sucralose and acesulfame potassium (sweeteners), potassium citrate, red 40 (color), potassium sorbate (preservative)

Now here are 8 vitamin water recipes that will give some extra ‘oumf’ to your water : 

(note : Most vitamins are water-soluble, but to get the fibre you have to actually eat the fruits)

vitamin water recipe healthy1) The classical : lemon/cucumber vitamin water.

Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + 1 cucumber and a lemon, thinly sliced ​+ 1/4 cup fresh finely chopped basil leaf + 1/3 of finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

2) The granite : Strawberry/Lime vitamin water.

Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 6 strawberries and one thinly sliced lime + 12 finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

3) The digestive : Fennel/citrus vitamin water.

First: infuse 1 to 3 grams of dried and crushed fennel seeds in 150 ml of boiling water for 5-10 minutes. Allow to cool.

Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + lemon juice (put the leftover lemon in the mix) + a small thinly sliced orange ​​+ 12 fresh chopped mint leaves + the infusion of  fennel seeds. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.

4) The antiOX : Blackberry/Sage vitamin water.

Note that a part from the berries, sage leafs is the herb that has the highest antioxidant content.

Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of blackberries that have been very slightly crushed + 3-4 sage leaves. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.

vitamin water recipe rosemary5) WATERmelon  : watermelon/Rosemary vitamin water. 

Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of watermelon cut into cubes + 2 rosemary stems. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.  (I particularly like this book, it covers all aspects of growing, handling, and cooking with fresh herbs.)

6) The exotic : Pineapple/Mint vitamin water.

Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of pineapple cut into cubes + 12 fresh mint leaves finely chopped. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

7) The traditional : Appel/cinnamon vitamin water.

Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of apple cut into cubes + 2 cinnamon sticks + 2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

8.) The zingibir : Ginger/tea vitamin water. 

In advance: heat 1 teaspoon of ginger in two cups of tea, let it cool down.

Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water with two cups of the ginger tea + 4-5 pieces of fresh ginger cut into cubes. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

Do you have any other suggestions of vitamin water recipes? If so, it will be great if you could share it in a comment below.

And while you are here, check out these 10 dessert recipes made of beans, tofu or vegetables : Link.

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All the best,

Sofia Abdelkafi R.D
SOFIA



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edicles

edicles

These recipes look great! I can’t wait to try them out.

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Sofia

Sofia (Post author)

So ? Have you tried them ? What do you think ?

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Joy

Joy

I absolutely love them! So far I have tried the granite, and the antiox. I am in love

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Sofia

Sofia (Post author)

That is great ! :) Thanks for your comment

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LJ

LJ

So where is the recipe for the “All Citrus” that is pictured?

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Casey

Casey

I made the The granite : Strawberry/Lime without the mint it taste really good love it healthy way to drink water my niece tried and she loves it

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Sofia

Sofia (Post author)

That is great ! Thanks for sharing :)

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k.z

k.z

hi i just wanted to kno. how long can you keep them for. can i make one for each day at the start of the week or do i literali need to make one every night

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Sofia

Sofia (Post author)

As long as you would of kept the fruits before having to throw them away. Depending on how fresh the fruits you used were..

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Sami

Sami

Have you ever tried to use essential oils in these drinks?

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Vonnie

Vonnie

Just did a citrus one. It is amazing!! I need to drink more water but I hate that it is tasteless. This has helped a lot to increase my water intake. Thanks for these recipes!

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Sofia

Sofia (Post author)

You are welcome ! Happy you like them :)

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Ain

Ain

Hey there Sofia, I am keen to try out these recipes. But, I would like to know the benefits of the different vitamin water. Does each of them give off a similar effect to the body system like breaking down fat or improve the blood circulatory system etcetra? What does the different vitamins found in these vitamin water do to the internal system? Your response is greatly appreciated, thank you 😉

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Sofia

Sofia (Post author)

Good question ! That will take quite some time to answer. I’ll see if I can create another post with all the answers …

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Ain

Ain

Wow, great. Thank you for your response. I appreciate it. I have tried making the classical one. It smells and tastes really good and refreshing. Thank you for the recipe! I shall try making the others too 😉

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Cori

Cori

Hi, These look SOOOOO delicious. I’m curious about using fresh fennel vs. dried. It seems like that would be even healthier and better tasting, so I’m not sure if there was a specific reason your recipe calls for dried. Thank you!

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Sofia

Sofia (Post author)

Good question Cori. Actually it’s because the dried fennel is available all year round. If you want to use fresh fennel you should put 1 tablespoon of fresh if the recipe says 1 teaspoon of dried (2 tablespoons if 2 teaspoons…). Because dried herbs are more concentrated…

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Leanne

Leanne

Is there any specific instructions as to what to do while drinking these? (watching what you eat, limiting what you eat etc) Or can these be used as a water intake providing different nurishments and antioxidants?

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Sofia

Sofia (Post author)

Hello Leanne,

Thank you for your question. These can be used as a water intake providing different nurishments and antioxidants…
One little note : Make sure you don’t eat too much fruit : it is a maximum of 4-5 fruits a day (a fruit is the size of a tennis ball : ex : 1 orange, 2 kiwis..)

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Pam

Pam

Have tried the pineapple, the strawberry, the citrus and have just made the watermelon…for tomorrow…all are delicious and I am delighted to use my garden mint and rosemary, add such a clean taste! Thanks for these!

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Sofia

Sofia (Post author)

That is great ! Thanks for sharing ! :)

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Victoria

Victoria

Hello, I’m trying to make the fennel/citrus .. this sounds like a silly question, but what part of the fennel should I use? The bulb? The leaves? Or just the seeds? Thanks, I’m not familiar with using fennel so I’m a little confused.

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Sofia

Sofia (Post author)

It’s actually a great question ! Use dried and ground seeds.
Little tip : Summer is here soon and bbq season is starting. Grill sliced fennel (the bulb part), with fish it’s great as a side dish …

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eddie

eddie

would adding some raw honey to any of these taint the recipes?

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Sofia

Sofia (Post author)

I think it will be a good idea. Just do not add too much for it not to be too sweet 😉

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eddie

eddie

i made the pineapple/mint and the strawberry/lime. i’m not really a fan of fruit flavored water. most of the time it tastes like water that’s been sitting in an old juice pitcher but these are delicious! had to make 2 small batches of the pineapple/mint since i didn’t have a pitcher big enough. i added a teaspoon or so of raw honey to one of them for a little extra sweetness and it was very good. but with or without they’re fantastic. can’t wait to try the blackberry/sage and watermelon/rosemary. i bet some raw honey will help kick up the sweetness of the watermelon! thanks for these!

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Sofia

Sofia (Post author)

You are very Welcome Eddie :) Yes a little touch of honey (without exageration of course) is a good idea

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Nicole

Nicole

Can I eat the fruit or vegetables afterwards? Or is there a way to use them up. The waters are soooo good but it seems slightly wasteful.

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Sofia

Sofia (Post author)

Of course! You should eat them :)

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Nadiah

Nadiah

Hi sofia,

i just want to know that the fruits that we made for vitamin water, after we drink should we throw or eat?Thanks

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Monica Mendez

Monica Mendez

Thank You so much for the water vitamin recipes. Going to try them this weekend.

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Sofia

Sofia (Post author)

Hello Monica,

Hmm ! Well thank you for your comment. I do understand that it must be annoying that that picture of yours is all over the web. Unfortunately it is tough to retrace most of the pictures found on the net. As you say when I found this picture they were photoshopped so it was impossible to retrace it to your blog. I’ll link the photo to your blog no problem… trusting that this photo IS your work..
Cheers,

Sofia

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Ta-Tanisha

Ta-Tanisha

Should the fruits be muddled before adding the water? It’s only me, so I was wondering if the recipes could be adapted for one serving?

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Peter

Peter

Does anyone know if these can be canned? Water bath or pressure canner? Just a thought for the winter months. Thanks for the recipes, I just made the citrus one for the July 4th weekend!

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Terri

Terri

I started with a lemon, cucumber, mint detox that I found on another site and then found your vitamin waters. I can tell that after drinking one glas in the morning of the cucumber, lemon mix along with 2 celery seed capsules in the morning for a week I noticed a significant decrease in my joint pain and even put a ring on after not being able to do so for many years. I have been drinking the watermelon sage for a few days now and it actually tastes pretty good!!and it is very refreshing after a long day. Next I am trying the blackberry, sage since i have fresh berries on hand. Thanks for the wonderful recipes!!

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Sofia

Sofia (Post author)

Hello Terri,
I’m very happy that this helped you and that you are enjoying the recipes :)

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josh

josh

honey, and maple syrup can definitely be used just in moderation, i mean if it keeps you drinking it your still getting the healthy benefits, just remember not too much! In the end your the one who has to drink it, you can try your favorite fruits, i don’t suggest banana or avocado because they will get nasty, use them in smoothie`s instead!! Don’t forget smoothies contain all the fiber that most vitamin water drinkers are missing don’t stop the vitamin water but have a smoothie or get your fiber else-wheres its very important!

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Amanda

Amanda

Thank you for the recipes! I have 2 questions about the water – 1) Approximately how much of the fruit sugar will end up being in the water? I am hypoglycemic and have made the citrus water for my husband with 1 ea orange, lime and lemon and wanted to know if it would have too much sugar for me to be drinking also. (I stay away from all juices and such of course.)
2) Do we leave the fruit in the jug until the water is gone (even if we won’t be eating the fruit)?

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Sofia

Sofia (Post author)

Good questions !
How much sugar ends up in the water is hard to tell. But I can say : not that much. Maybe you should prefer those with tea and herbal infusion and lemon.

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Sofia

Sofia (Post author)

Yes leave them in the jug ! :)

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Robin Ray

Robin Ray

Hey Sofia,
Can you please tell me the recipe for the all citrus vitamin water?

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Angela Kelley

Angela Kelley

I have always added fruit to my water but never considered the health benefits to it. I normally only used lemon and just for flavor. I’m looking forward to trying some different combinations now. Today I’m just using orange, I had oranges in the house but not any other fruit. :)

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Lanita

Lanita

I started making homemade vitamin water and am keeping mine out at room temperature. How long can I leave it out? Currently I have pineapple, ginger and rosemary.

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Ivan

Ivan

scuse me, doesn’t storing water overnight cause it to go bad?
don’t know if that’s a stupid question sorry. ^^”

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Aayush Narang

Aayush Narang

Will making them in the beginning of the week and storing them (can probably filter out the visible components of the fruit after storing overnight) will be a good idea?

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Sofia

Sofia (Post author)

Well you can store this water for a couple of days yes.. Most vitamins are water soluble anyway..
All the best,

Sofia.

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Sofia

Sofia (Post author)

WOW ! You are now avoiding a lot of chemicals .. that is great :)

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