Summer vacation is here — and you know what that means — you’ll have children coming in and out all day long grabbing frozen treats and lots and lots of drinks. Save your money and the environment this year by making homemade refreshing fruit-infused water for the kiddos. By making these beverages in mason jars, you can store a lot of them in the fridge and your child can easily grab a fruit-infused cooler anytime. They aren’t filled with sugar like fruit juice, but still provide enough flavor to please kids. Read on to learn my top three favorite fruit infused water recipes.

What you will need:

  • Fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs
  • Water
  • Mason Jars
  • Reusable Straws

Fruits and vegetables to use:

I prefer goodies straight from the garden or farmer’s market. You can choose any fruit or veggie your child likes to infuse your water with, but here are a few of my favorites.

  • orange
  • lemon
  • lime
  • grapefruit
  • cucumber
  • mint
  • blueberries
  • strawberries
  • blackberries

Recipe #1: Citrus Infused Water

Slice the orange, grapefruit, lemon and lime into slices. Add the slices to a mason jar and fill to the top with fresh, filtered water. Securely screw on the lid and store in the refrigerator until ready to drink.

Recipe #2: Cucumber-Mint Infused Water

Slice the cucumber into slices and rinse the mint leaves. Add the slices and mint leaves to a mason jar and fill to the top with fresh, filtered water. Securely screw on the lid and store in the refrigerator until ready to drink.

Recipe #3: Berry Infused Water

Add the fresh, rinsed berries to a mason jar. Fill to the top with fresh, filtered water and securely screw on the lid and store in the refrigerator until ready to drink.

Tip: For last minute drinks, I like to add frozen fruit chunks to water. These are great for impromptu guests or if you forget to make a fresh batch of fruit infused water.