Apple Lemon Ginger Infused Water

Apple Lemon Ginger Infused Water

Summer has arrived! The summer months always bring gorgeous hot weather with longer days so we can all spend more time outdoors having fun with family and friends. Here in Los Angeles the weather has been in the 80’s and I love it! Staying hydrated and energized by drinking lots of water on a daily basis is so important and essential especially when the weather is hot and you’re engaging in outdoor activities. Drinking plain water can be so boring because it has no flavor to keep your taste buds happy.

 

I don’t like just drinking plain water so that’s why I wanted to share some of my tastiest infused water recipes with all of you so you can have lots of options for jazzing your water up! Today’s recipe is apple lemon ginger infused water which has lovely sweet flavor from the apples, spicy flavor from the ginger and fresh bursts of citrus from the lemon. This combination is one of my go-to recipes that I make year round with whatever apples are in season.

 

Infusing water with fresh fruits, spices, herbs, vegetables and essential oils is one of my favorite ways to make drinking water fun and delicious! Infusing water is so easy to do and you can create delicious combinations that will have you drinking plenty of water throughout the day and going back for more. Every week I make at least three or four different types of infused waters in big glass jars so I have enough water to enjoy all week.

 

Once the water infuses for at least 2-3 hours or overnight, I pour off 32 ounces at a time in a glass jar and drink all day between meals. When the water is almost gone in the large jar, I add in 8 more cups of water and a few drops of essential oils like lemon, wild orange, lime, peppermint, ginger or grapefruit and let it infuse again for 2-3 hours. I only use essential oils in my recipes that are food grade and say for dietary use on the bottle. After the second infusion and once all the flavor is gone from the fruit, vegetables, spices and herbs you can compost or discard them and start a new infused water flavor.

 

The  apples, lemon, and ginger in this recipe create a nourishing water that has lots of great benefits for maintaining vibrant health! Here is some nutritional information about the ingredients in this recipe.

 

Apples

Apples contain a vast array of antioxidants, polyphenols, and phytonutrients including quercetin, myricetin, and kaempferol, which help protect the body against cancer, fat oxidation, and inflammation. Purchase organic apples to avoid pesticides and waxes that are used on conventionally grown apples.

 

Lemons

Lemons are an alkaline fruit which combines beautifully with so many different foods. Lemons are also a powerful detoxifier that is high in antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, and calcium, important nutrients that all work together to help the body reduce chronic inflammation, neutralize free radicals, and support the liver. Lemons are also an aid to relieve constipation and are a great fruit to include in any cleanse.

 

Ginger

I used ginger essential in my infused water recipe. You can also use fresh ginger root if you don’t want to get the essential oil. Ginger essential oil comes from ginger root which is a rhizome that has wonderful flavor and benefits. This delightful ginger essential oil is great for supporting digestive health. This versatile essential oil can be used aromatically, topically and internally. Please note that ginger essential oil is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for human consumption. Do not use ginger essential oil for children under 6 years old.

 

By taking a little time to make your own infused waters you know that there is nothing artificial or unhealthy in them. Some of the vitamin waters and sports drinks on the supermarket shelves have artificial sweeteners, corn syrup, synthetic vitamins and minerals, preservatives, chemicals, artificial colors and too much sodium. All of these questionable ingredients can compromise your good health.

 

Why drink those commercial beverages when you can make your own fabulous combinations of infused waters aka vitamin waters loaded with seasonal fruits and vegetables that taste so much better and are so good for you too.

 

Some of my favorite combinations of infused waters for the summer months include:

 

Cantaloupe Blueberry Infused Water

 

Strawberry Basil Infused Water

 

Blueberry Peach Infused Water (click here for recipe)

 

Watermelon Mint Infused Water

 

Nectarine Orange Infused Water

 

Raspberry Lemon Infused Water (click here for recipe)

 

Lemon Cucumber Ginger Infused Water

 

Honeydew Lime Mint Infused Water

 

Lime Cilantro Cucumber Infused Water

 

Plum Blueberry Thyme Infused Water

 

Tomato Basil Lemon Water

 

 

I hope today’s recipe for apple lemon ginger water and my other seasonal recipe combinations will inspire you to start creating your own yummy infused water recipes so you can stay hydrated and feeling great all summer long!

 

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Apple Lemon Ginger Infused Water

 

Apple Lemon Ginger Infused Water

Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free

Makes 2 Quarts

½ medium lemon-peeled and cut into thin slices

2 organic apples (I used Fuji apples) – cut into thin slices

⅛ cup fresh lemon juice (Get juice from the other half of the lemon)

2 inch piece of ginger-peeled and cut into slices or 1 drop ginger essential oil

3 drops liquid stevia (a good brand to try) –optional

8 cups purified or spring water

1 large clean half gallon glass jar with lid (This is the jar I used)

 

 

1. Place lemon and apple slices, lemon juice, ginger slices or ginger oil, and liquid stevia in the bottom of the glass jar and pour water on top. Stir to mix well. Cover jar with lid and place in the refrigerator to infuse for 2-3 hours or preferably overnight. If you don’t peel the lemon slices initially please remove the peel from the slices after infusing for 1 hour or your water will be bitter.

2. After the water infuses you can enjoy it! You can leave the fruits in the infused water for up to 3-4 days before you need to strain them out of the water.  On the second day, I like to add more water and one more drop of ginger essential oil in once I drink up the first batch.  The fruit flavor is not as strong but it still is very refreshing. After 3-4 days you can compost the fruit and ginger pieces. Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. Hi Shelley,

    As Summer is here, we all require more hydration. I don’t like anything but water so these suggestions sound wonderful. I always drink lemon water (Grandma’s remedy for what ails you lol) I also have tried cucumber and mint in my water.

    Now you have given me more tasty tricks! I love coming to your blog!

    -Donna
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  2. Hello Shelley, Like Donna has stated I to drink a lot of water and just love your tips here! I also never really thought about purchasing organic apples, Do you really think that pesticides and waxes are really an issue? HUM??

    Thanks for sharing… Chery :))
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    • Thanks so much Chery! Yes pesticides are a issue in non-organic apples. They are on the list of most heavily sprayed fruits aka the dirty dozen on EWG-Environmental Working Group’s site. Check it out to find out what other fruits and veggies you need to buy organic.
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  3. I have learnt so much from your blog. I drink lots of water and I always use lemon to get away from the boredom of drinking just plain water. Thank you for the alternatives that I have learnt today.
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  4. This sounds like a tasty combination. I will have to try making it to see about replacing some of my other drinks. I end up drinking a lot of water and tea, so something to switch it up will be nice, especially on a hot day.
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    • Thanks Nile! I love drinking infused waters because they taste so much better than plain water. You can also make ice cubes with unsweetened coconut water and add to the water to make this recipe even more hydrating and rich in electrolytes for those hot days when you are sweating a lot. I do hope you enjoy my recipe!
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  5. The first time I tried infused water was in LA. It was strawberry and I think the other one was a citrus. I was very impressed! Thank you for sharing your recipes!
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  6. Apart from coffee, I only drink water but most of the commercial products contain too much sugar. Making your own is a perfect solution. You can buy drink bottles with infusers inside them which are especially good for when you go out.
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  7. I have got to try some of these! I chug water, just to get it down (I actually like it), but I’d like something I could relax with and sip for a while. These recipes sound like just the ticket!

    Thank you!!!
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  8. Who knew a glass of H2O could be so refreshing Shelley!LOL!

    I’ll readily admit, both the Apple & Blueberry infused water recipes do
    seem pretty tempting!

    I’m pretty much a camel when it comes to drinking water, especially during
    the summer!

    So any way to jazz up the taste and receive some much needed health
    benefits along the way!I’m all for that too!Thanks!
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  9. These sound refreshing!

    We almost never drink anything but distilled water. We got our own water distiller in March 1986, and have never looked back!

    One question: Other than the variety and taste… is there any advantage to drinking infused waters over drinking water and eating the fruits and veggies?
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    • Thanks Willena! The advantages of drinking infused water is the flavor, variety and taste it imparts to the plain water. Also you’re receiving natural occurring vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants from the infusion of the ingredients. If you use the essential oil in the recipe it provides additional health benefits.
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  10. I have tried infused water before. Maybe I haven’t tried the right stuff. But I prefer clean, pure, unadulterated water.
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  11. I’m a little picky with my water. If it is flavored in any way it has to be just right. I have to admit that ginger in my water sounds eye good. Something I’ll have to try in the near future. Thanks for the recipes.

  12. Great information.
    Great post!” You are performing a good job.thanks for the nice sharing. Thank you…
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  13. Looks DELICIOUS. Thank you for your wonderful recipe. I like to subscribe for all your updates.

  14. this article and recipe is wonderful and very informative . i was searching the same information thanks admin for posting keep it up .

  15. Hy Shelley Alexander! Really a nice article a good recipe. I tried it it tastes well to me and also very good for the health. A person should have it.
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  16. Oh that looks so refreshing. Taste has to be good.
    Summers are really harsh sometimes and one needs to look out for such refreshing liquids to keep up with the body requirements.

    I look forward to making it and enjoying the same with my friends and family.

  17. Thanks for sharing such an informative Article.

  18. Lemon water is my go-to in the Summer. Drinking enough water is so important – especially in the warmer months!

  19. Ginger has healthy benefits. I never tried infusing water with ginger. I think I can add that to entice the flavor of the water. Thanks for the review.

  20. anuj
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    Heyy Shelley Alexander. Thanks for this great recipe. It is very tasty. 🙂

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