Berry Kiwi Orange Infused Water

Berry kiwi orange infused water (and this fruit in general) is rumored to be good for reducing fat accumulation, boost immunity, be filled with antioxidants, reduce bloating, and help with anti-inflammatory (provided you eat the fruit after drinking the water!).

This drink contains the following fruits: blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, kiwis, and oranges.

How I Made It – For Two Containers

While this was made for two containers, if you decide to only make one you can save the fruit for a snack later or use it for another drink later on.

This recipe can be modified to change the flavoring of the drink to something you might prefer more. Want more raspberry taste? Add more! Is the orange too powerful? Instead of using 1/2 an orange, use 1/4 for one container!

Worried about the kiwi hairs? If you do not want little hairs from the kiwi to float around the water (I certainly didn’t!), you can use a sponge to rub off the kiwi hairs so the kiwi is smooth.

What You Need

1/2 Cup Blueberries (about two handfuls)

12 Raspberries

5 Large Strawberries (or 7-8 small strawberries)

1 Navel Orange

1 Kiwi

The Recipe
  1. Thoroughly wash all the fruit – even the peel for the orange and kiwi.
  2. Orange: Turn the orange sideways so that the navel of the orange is perpendicular to the cutting board. Cut off the ends and discard. Thinly slice the orange – about 1/4 of an inch, but if you want to do 1/6 inch, that works as well!
  3. Kiwi: Turn the kiwi on its side. Cut off the ends and ensure that the hard white part is no longer there. Thinly slide kiwi similar to the orange.
  4. Strawberries: Remove the leaves and stem from all of the strawberries. Laying the strawberries upside down on the cutting board and thinly slice the strawberries perpendicular to the board. If you want some chunks, you can cut one or two strawberries into 1/4 or 1/8 slices.
  5. Raspberries: Cut 6 raspberries in half, leave the other six in tact.
  6. Blueberries: Cut 1/2 of the blueberries in half, leave the other half in tact.
  7. Placing fruit in the container. (Essentially… divide everything up between the two containers. 😉 )
    • Split the cut blueberries in equally so that 1/2 goes into one container, the other half goes into the second container. This also applies for the uncut blueberries.
    • Split the raspberries equally for both containers. This means 6 half slices goes into container one, and 6 half slices go to container two. Three whole raspberries go in each container as well.
    • Put half the strawberries in one container, and the other half in the second container. (2.5 whole strawberries in each container).
    • The kiwi and orange should also be split in half so each container gets the same amount.
  8. Add water to the fill line.
  9. Place in fridge for one hour or overnight.
  10. Before Drinking: We recommend to mix the juices by gently turning the container upside down, and then back to being upright. Do this 1-3 times to ensure the flavor is even throughout!
How Do You Fill the Container If…
  • You Kept On Kiwi Hairs, But Don’t Want to Drink Them
    • Place kiwis on the bottom or near the bottom. Place strawberries and orange slices over it or near the top as a sort of filter.
  • Don’t Want to Drink Raspberry Seeds or Strawberry Seeds
    • Place these near the bottom, or at least under a kiwi and orange layer. The kiwis and oranges will act as a filter to minimal seeds ever get through!
  • You Want to Make It Gorgeous
    • Place the fruit however you want! There is no ‘right way’ to place the fruit. You can even cut the fruit into hearts or other shapes if it makes it more appetizing to you! Do what you want with it and have fun! You can even separate it so they aren’t distinct layers. The only limitation is your imagination.
How much room does the fruit take up?

About 1 cup of space when I tested it out. My container holds 3 cups of water, and when pouring out the water, it came up at 2 cups. With a bigger container, the water is still really flavorful with this recipe!

How Many Refills

Recommend 2 uses. When refilling, make sure to put back into the fridge for 2-3 hours (instead of just one) and gently turn the bottle upside down, and then back to being upright a few times. You want the flavor of all the fruit to be equally dispersed, but don’t want vigorous shaking to disintegrate the fruit and make pulp within the water.

Rating

⭐⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 5/5

If I could give it a 6/5, I really would! This was a great alternative to juice juices and tasted amazing. It was cool and refreshing for the hot day that we had. I love it, not only because I loved the mixture of flavors, but it also has no artificial flavors/colors, preservatives, or additional sugar. Plus, I get to eat the fruit afterwards!

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 5/5

My fiance also really loved the drink and gave it a huge thumbs up!

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