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

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

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

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  1. 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 !

  2. 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!

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