Infused water recipes

Infusing water and ice with fruits, vegetables or herbs can boost flavour without adding excess kilojoules, sugar or artificial sweeteners.

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Infused water

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Servings: 4 serves

Ingredients (for all options)

4 cups cold water
1 cup ice cubes (optional)

Cucumber, lemon and mint
1 cucumber thinly sliced
1 lemon thinly sliced
10 mint leaves torn

Blueberries, lemon and thyme

1/2 punnet of blueberries
1 lemon thinly sliced
5 thyme sprigs

Lime and fresh ginger

1 lime thinly sliced
Small piece of ginger peeled and thinly sliced

Orange and fennel

1 orange thinly sliced
1 fennel bulb and stalks coarsely chopped

Raspberry and basil

1/2 punnet of raspberries
4 sprigs of basil


Place your favourite combination of fruits, vegetables and herbs in a large jug. Add ice and fill with water.


  • Wash fruits and vegetables and rinse herbs to removes dirt and chemicals.
  • Crush hardy roots and herbs like ginger, rosemary and lemongrass with a wooden spoon; tear or crush leafy herbs to release their flavour.
  • For a warm option, steep half a lemon, a small piece of ginger and a dash of ground turmeric in one cup of boiling water.

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