7. Sweet and Energizing Pineapple Blueberry Infused Water
This delicious sweet Pineapple Blueberry Infused Water is a great drink to start the day with. The blueberries stain the color a lovely hue and release flavor immediately. Pineapple is super sweet and adds a ton of flavor to this drink.
Perhaps the best part of Pineapple Blueberry Infused Water is the boost in Vitamin C that it gives you, which naturally raises your metabolism. Pineapple has one of the largest content of vitamin c of all fruits, making it a great option for snacking on and adding to your drinks.
Makes 1 liter, if you have a 2-liter pitcher double the ingredients, and so on)
- ½ cup pineapple cut into chunks
- 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
- ½ cup ice
Add the pineapple chunks and blueberries to the bottom of a pitcher. Top with ice, this part is important whether you enjoy your water cold or at room temperature as it holds down the fruit to better infuse the water.
Place the pitcher in the fridge, or on your countertop if you like room temperature, for one hour before serving.
When you have poured ½ of the infused water from your pitcher, fill back to the top with water. This will help preserve the flavor so you won’t have to start over again when you finish the pitcher. Fill up, up to 6 times a day, or until the flavor is lost.
Store Pineapple Blueberry Infused Water in your fridge for 24 hours. You can eat the fruit for a tasty treat, too!
8. Hot Strawberry and Tangerine Metabolism Boosting Drink
The weather outside may be COLD, but this Hot Strawberry and Tangerine Metabolism Boosting Drink will warm you up and help you lose weight! It contains fruits that are high in Vitamin C which are also big metabolism boosters!
One of my favorite combos is strawberries and tangerines, and this drink is delicious both hot and cold.
I recently came across dried strawberries, which means I can have this all year long but if you can’t find them don’t fret, just slice fresh or frozen strawberries and plan on using a fine-mesh sieve, coffee filter, or tea bag as they might fall apart.
Makes 1 pot of tea or 1 liter of cold drink.
- 1/2 cup dried or fresh sliced strawberries
- Rind of one tangerine- try to get little to none of the white pith
There are two ways to make Hot Strawberry and this Tangerine Metabolism Boosting Drink: 1) Put it all in the tea-pot, 2) Make individual cups. It all depends on your willingness to wash your tea-pot. I have also included a cold version of this delicious drink.
Teapot instructions- Place the tangerine rind and strawberries into a teapot, cover with water and bring to a boil. To serve cover the nose of your tea-pot with a coffee filter or use a fine-mesh sieve over your tea-cup to avoid strawberry pulp.
Individual tea cups- Boil water, add in 1/4 of the rind and a tablespoon of dried strawberries. Allow the strawberries to plump up and just as they start to fall apart (about 3 minutes) use a fork to scoop them out and discard them. Leave the rind in the tea-cup for both added flavor and beauty.
Make it cold- Boil 3 cups (or as much as your tea-pot will hold) of water making the “tea pot instructions” let it cool with the fruit left in then strain into a 1-liter jug discarding the strawberries. Top with water until it is full, pluck out the tangerine rind, rinse and add to jug then place in the fridge to cool. Serve over ice and drink up. If you want to do a bigger jug just double the recipe.
9. Metabolism Boosting Apple Pie Tea
With the days getting shorter and the nights colder, we’ve got a great hot fruit infused water recipe that will warm you up and tastes great too.
Now that the weather has turned cold I wanted to try a warm version of my favorite Apple Pie flavored drink and this was a perfect choice.
- 1 Fuji or another sweet apple thinly sliced
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks (do not use powder it will not dissolve)
You have two options, the teapot or teacup method.
For the teapot method, pile all the ingredients into your teapot, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Serve in a teacup or travel mug with an extra cinnamon stick to stir with if desired.
For the teacup method, place 1/4 of your apple slices and 1/2 a cinnamon stick to a teacup or travel mug, pour boiling water over the cinnamon stick and apples and let steep until cool enough to drink, 2-4 minutes. Refill teacup with hot water until the flavor is lost, at that time discard used fruit and cinnamon and add another 1/4 cup of your apple slices and another 1/2 cinnamon stick.