5 easy fruit infusions you need to try today
We all know we need to drink plenty of water but many of us find it bland and well, just a bit boring. ProCook are sharing a great way of turning ordinary tap water into something much more exciting by combining delicious fruit with aromatic herbs, creating a selection of tasty fruit infusions that will keep you hydrated with each flavoursome sip. Simply chop up your ingredients, pop into a ProCook carafe, top with water and leave in a cool place to infuse for a minimum of two hours. For a more intense flavour place in the fridge overnight and serve with ice the next day. And of course, feel free to eat the fruit once you have finished drinking your delicious infused water!
GINGER, GRAPEFRUIT, STRAWBERRY + THYME
The delicious combination of ginger, grapefruit, strawberry and thyme is a great way to quench your thirst during warmer weather. Ginger brings a real kick to this infusion, while the strawberries, particularly whist in season, bring a much-needed sweetness – be sure to look out for local producers or even pick-your-own!
- 60g sliced, raw ginger
- 1/2 grapefruit into wedges
- 45g strawberries, hulled and halved
- 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
CUCUMBER, ORANGE + THYME
Take classic cucumber water to the next level with the addition of tangy orange and aromatic thyme. A wonderfully refreshing and relaxing drink, this new twist on the original will be sure to transform you back to the spa.
An incredibly popular infusion for good reason, cucumber offers sought-after antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The inclusion of orange provides a healthy dose of vitamin C, whilst thyme is believed to have calming effects.
- 5 ribbons of cucumber
- 4 slices of orange
- 2 sprigs of thyme
ORANGE, GRAPE + BASIL
This colourful medley of fruit and herbs is a fantastic way to elevate and uplift your summer dining table. Perfectly balancing the sweetness of grapes with the citrus flavour of orange, this delightful infusion makes for a wonderful afternoon refreshment. Try using sparkling water instead of still for a pick-me-up in place of sugary carbonated drinks.
- 3 slices of orange
- 10 red grapes, halved
- 6 basil leaves
BLUEBERRY, LEMON + ROSEMARY
The perfect start to your day, this simple but effective mix of blueberries, lemons and rosemary will be sure to lift your morning mood. Not only that but this invigorating infusion also offers some brilliant health benefits too, as both rosemary and blueberries are powerful antioxidants known for their ability to boost the immune system.
- 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
- 2 sprigs of rosemary
- 100g blueberries
RASPBERRY, LEMON + MINT
Synonymous with summer, this fantastic infusion is a must-have on a warm, sunny day. Combining flavours of tart raspberry, sweet lemon and fragrant mint it is sure to excite the taste buds! If you want to further enhance these fruity flavours, try muddling your raspberries before adding to the carafe.
- 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
- 100g raspberries (half muddled, half whole)
- 4 sprigs of mint
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