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Tasty Flavored Water Recipes For Weight Loss: Part 2

Updated on May 19, 2014

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In part 1 we explored various fruits, vegetables and herbs that can be infused in water to make healthier 0 or low calorie beverages. Water by itself contains no calories and no nutrients (except mineral water). The bland taste often acts as a deterrent for some, but water is critical for the proper function of our bodies. Adding various fruits or vegetables will not only add flavor to the taste of water, but also add compounds of nutrients, enzymes and antioxidants to the fluid as well; thereby enhancing its value. Here are more tasty flavored water recipes for weight loss.

Fat Busting Infused Water Recipes

Quick Tips

  • Remember, you can mix your flavors and be creative.
  • For better tasting results, use pure, clean filtered water, mineral or spring water for your recipes.

1. Tangy Apple

Tangy apple
Tangy apple

Ingredients:

1 medium apple, cored and thinly sliced

1 quart of water

Instructions:

Put apple slices into the quart of water. Let stand at room temperature for 15 - 30 minutes. Chill and serve.

Apples are one of the recommended flat tummy foods. They are highly nutritious and rich in fiber. Apples are beneficial to one's health in many ways. They are great for diabetics and help to prevent cardiovascular, liver and intestinal diseases. Apples are also revered for being beneficial in weight loss and in the prevention of cataracts. Having an apple a day as the saying goes, will surely increase your health.

2. Blackberry Splash

Blackberry splash
Blackberry splash

Ingredients:

20 blackberries halved

1 quart water

Instructions:

Add blackberries to water and leave at room temperature for 15 minutes. Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving. Strain and serve when ready.

If you saw a blackberry bush, you would probably avoid getting close to it. The plant is viciously thorny and often runs wild in the woods. The wild nature of this fruit cannot overshadow its abundance of nutrients and health benefits. Blackberries are listed among the most beneficial vegetation on the planet. They are filled with vitamin C, fiber and powerful antioxidants that are used in the fight against cancer, Alzheimer's, dementia and age-related conditions.

3. Chillin' Grape

Chillin' grape
Chillin' grape

Ingredients:

24 Grapes cut in half

1 quart water

Instructions:

Place cut grapes in quart pitcher, fill with water and leave at room temperature for 30 minutes. Refrigerate and serve chilled if preferred.

The grape is a popular finger food, enjoyed by many persons worldwide. It is so versatile that it can be enjoyed as it is, used in confectioneries, pastries, main courses and various beverages. Grapes are on the higher side when it comes to fruit calories, but their nutrients and health benefits make their calorie content less of a concern. Various studies have shown that antioxidants and other substances found in grapes can assist in the prevention and treatment of cancer, hypertension, bowel problems and heart disease.


4. Kiwi Smile

Kiwi Smile
Kiwi Smile

Ingredients:

1 medium kiwi fruit sliced in circles

1 quart of water

Instructions:

Add water and kiwi to infusion pitcher. Let stand for 15 minutes before refrigerating. Serve and enjoy.

Just 1 cup of sliced kiwi fruit has over 300% the recommended daily value of Vitamin C and much fewer calories than many other fruits. It is a tropical fruit, very succulent with a sweet and sour taste. Kiwi fruit is a favorite for many tropical beverages and salads, accenting any dish with its striking green color. Like most other fruits, it contains high levels of antioxidants which are beneficial to cell growth and preservation.

5. Mango Tango

Mango tango
Mango tango

Ingredients:

1 medium ripe mango diced

1 quart of water

Instructions:

Add water and diced mango to pitcher. Let stand for 15 minutes then refrigerate until ready to serve.

Mangoes smell as delicious as they taste. They are nourishing fruits, containing high amounts of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B6, Copper and other vitamins and minerals. Mangoes are easily digested. They are beneficial to the colon due to high fiber and helps to regulate hormone levels affecting mensuration and sex drive. This fruit will make one of the tastiest flavored water recipes.

6. Grapefruit Slimmer

Grapefruit slimmer
Grapefruit slimmer

Ingredients:

1 medium grapefruit thinly sliced

1 quart of water

Instructions:

Place grapefruit in pitcher with water. Let stand for 15 minutes. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Grapefruits are known to assist the body's metabolic and chemical activities thereby encouraging weight loss. They are recommended as one of the top dieting foods. The pink or red variety is richer in antioxidants than the white variety. The pink and red variety contain an antioxidant substance called lycopene which fights against free radicals that induce cancer and damage cells in the body. Grapefruits also helps to lower cholesterol, protect against colon cancer and prevent kidney stones.

7. Pineapple rush

Pineapple rush
Pineapple rush

Ingredients:

1/2 cup diced pineapples or 1 cup small pineapple rings

1 quart of water

Instructions:

Add water and pineapple to infusion pitcher. Let stand for 15 to 30 minutes before refrigerating.

Pineapple is a tropical fruit, rather a bunch of berries combined. It smells and tastes really good and is a tasteful complement to both pastry and meat dishes. The fruit is rich in vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamin C. Pineapples are recommended for people who suffer from sinusitis, throat and nasal disorders. Its antioxidant levels will boost your immune system and it contains a special enzyme, bromelain that is highly anti-inflammatory and aids in digestion.

8. Peachy Peach

Peachy peach
Peachy peach

Ingredients:

1 medium peach cored and sliced into small pieces

1 quart water

Instructions:

Add sliced peach to the quart of water. Allow to stand for 30 minutes. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Peaches are related to plums, nectarines and cherries. They contain a variety of nutrients but not as much as most other fruits. Peaches and other 'stone' fruits (named for their core) contain critical substances that aid in eliminating conditions such as diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome. As an added benefit, peaches are rich in high quality fiber.

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      Audrey Selig 3 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      It is a great idea to add fruit to water to make it healthy and full of flavor. The ingredients you mention here seem to be full of nutritious value. I love water and may use your suggestions. Thanks for sharing. Blessings. Audrey

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      Joe 2 years ago from north miami FL

      Awesome recipes, I look forward to trying these out.

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      ladyweight 2 years ago

      They are indeed awesome and tasty too. We often lack imagination and creativity when it comes to the basic things in life. Glad you found this enlightening. Thanks for commenting.

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      Kevin W 2 years ago from Texas

      Very nice ladyweight, I've grown so accustomed to just drinking water that these recipes are like a real treat! lol....Thumbs up on your hub, definitely going to try these.

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      ladyweight 2 years ago

      Thanks Alphadogg16. I also drink plenty of plain water but flavored water can be a really refreshing treat sometimes- especially when served super cold.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      ladyweight,

      I thought I left you a comment. Did I not?

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      ladyweight 2 years ago

      I'm surely not seeing that comment, but thanks anyway. Thanks for the fan mail as well.... you're even a better writer than I. I'm glad you found my hubs interesting. TC.

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