Strawberry, Mint, and Lemon Infused Water

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Strawberry, Basil, and Lemon Infused Water | Obsessive Cooking Disorder
We've had such a heat wave this summer so here's another refreshing infused water - full of basil, lemon, and strawberry.
Strawberry, Basil, and Lemon Infused Water | Obsessive Cooking Disorder
I used to be called "the camel" by my family since when I was young, I never drank any water, and thus, never went to the bathroom. This is contrast to nearly all my family members (immediate and extended) who go to the bathroom constantly like they're on diuretics. I just didn't like the taste of plain old water.
Now I'm a lot better about drinking plain water. Still, it's much more fun to drink infused water, and recently, I've been trying all sorts of flavors in water.

When B came to visit, he was perplexed to open the fridge - only to find it nearly empty except for a LOT of glasses filled with various combinations of fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

B: What is this experimental water in the fridge? Is this your food now?
N: It's "spa water!" Infused with different things to make it delicious! Fancy places serve this!
B: Looks like experimental water to me...
N: Men -_-'
Strawberry, Basil, and Lemon Infused Water | Obsessive Cooking Disorder
Behold -my experimental (ie spa or infused) water. I hope you enjoy this colorful fruit and herb water combo while the sun's still out! It's particularly refreshing after a long run.

Strawberry Mint Lemon Water


Ingredients
1 pint strawberries, sliced
10 fresh mint leaves, torn
1 lemon, sliced
2 quarts water

Directions
Combine strawberries, mint and lemon in a large pitcher. Add 2 quarts water. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or up to 2 days.

Infused waters are an easy way to add flavor and interest without a lot of extra calories

27 comments

  1. This concoction gave a fresh shock to my system!

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  2. pretty AND tasty--it's a twofer!

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  3. LOL, experimental water! It looks lovely and refreshing, mission accomplished.

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    1. He always calls it that from now on -_-' LOL but admits it is refreshing (as long as it has no veggies)

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  4. such a great and beautiful combination! I used to drink water with lemon lime and cucumber. It must be so delicious with strawberries! I have to try it !

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    1. I like strawberries and citrus - adds a nice flavor and tons of bright color

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  5. This looks and probably tastes so refreshing. I need to try!

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  6. Just what you need for a hot day!

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    1. There's a huge heat wave in the US (record I heard today was 109F in Portland from my attending's parents)

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  7. Love strawberry & basil together! I'll definitely be making this this week :)

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  8. This looks so refreshing and perfect for summer!

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  9. This idea for fresh water is both stylish and delicious, and I love your photography. Perfect for a summer party, thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks so much - glad you like the idea and the photos :)

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  10. This looks delicious! I've been making an effort to drink more water lately, but all that plain water is getting really boring. I will definitely be trying this - it looks sooo yummy! Thank you!!!

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  11. Not only does this look super pretty, but it is seems really healthy! I can't stand plain water and I've been trying to find ways to flavour it (so I don't shrivel up from dehydration) and this looks like a really, simple and wonderful solution! Great post!

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  12. Yummy !! I just got an infused water jug. I will make a pitcher of this. It will be refreshing here in Florida.

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    1. Oh nice! I've been looking at pitchers to hold more infused spa water

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  13. I have found when I leave lemon water in the fridge it starts to get funky fast. Is there any way to avoid this?

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  14. Oh yum! This looks incredible and would be perfect for summer! I'm bookmarking as I really need to give infused water a try! :)

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  15. This looks super refreshing! Love all the colours, this is just the prettiest water I've seen!

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  16. I drink A LOT of water. This would be a great way to add a little fun and flavor to my go-to beverage.

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