Watermelon Infused Water for Working Out
Did you know that watermelon is 92% water? It is one of the highest water-content fruits and contains rehydration salts such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium that can actually hydrate you more effectively than water or sports drinks.
Watermelon also infuses quickly, making it perfect for throwing into your water bottle on your way out the door.
Recipe for an 32-oz Infusion Water Bottle: 1″ wide spear of fresh watermelon (or enough to fill your infusion chamber)
One small watermelon should be enough to make a week’s worth of infused waters. Cut slices as you need them instead of all at once.
Fill your water bottle with cold water, then lower the fruit infuser into the bottle. Pouring water directly onto the watermelon can cause it to break into pieces.
Watermelon is one of the few fruits you can enjoy after it has been infused. After drinking, you can snack on the infused watermelon to quench your thirst and replenish yourself with a few calories.
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-Your workout water bottle should include as much water as possible, so don’t bog it down by having too many ingredients, especially those that you can’t eat like lemon or orange slices.
-Strawberry slices or cucumber slices are a great options, too!
Claudia Soto February 17, 2015 at 12:57 pm
Any infused water recipes for diabetic patients?
Denise June 22, 2015 at 8:35 pm
All of the recipes would be fine for diabetics because you wouldn’t be getting a very significant amount of juice in the water. But, your best options are the recipes that would have cucumbers, lemon, or watermelon as they are the lowest calorie. The herbs are “free” on a diabetic diet. So, they are good options.
(I am a registered dietetic tech.& have done diabetic diet education for many yrs.)
Audrey Nickel April 25, 2016 at 12:47 pm
I’m really glad to hear this! I just started drinking infused water (Lemon-ginger! Yum! And planning to do watermelon tomorrow) and was a little concerned that it might raise my sugar. I’m loving the infused water…so much more refreshing than diet soda (and better for you, to boot!)
Sabrina April 9, 2015 at 12:54 pm
Watermellon and basil water is one of my favorites!!
Carolina Astari May 28, 2015 at 12:14 pm
Hello, may i ask you something. Is it right to put the infused water into a fridge? Because my friend said that infused water is more tasty when its cold. This idea such a brand new in Indonesia. Thankyou Amy.
Kianne June 3, 2015 at 8:31 pm
I am eager to find out about the cold water. I am new to infused water myself and I always make mine at night and store it in the fridge over night. I drink it all day and use the same fruit throughout the day at work and refill my bottle as needed with cold water each time. I feel awesome and energized all day.
Jessica August 16, 2015 at 6:03 am
Tess August 25, 2015 at 2:53 pm
I have just started doing infused water. How long can a fruit/veggie stay in the water infusion bottle? How many times can I use the fruit/veggie before discarding it? Will it not get oxidized? Thanks.
Shreya Upadhyaya January 21, 2016 at 8:52 am
funnily enough, you can find the EXACT same bottle at cotton on!
Nisha January 24, 2016 at 10:28 pm
Hi can we make infused water without using the special infused water bottles
Andrea February 26, 2016 at 10:59 pm
I’ve always used a regular Voss bottle or Victoria Secret water bottle for my infusions! I like the look more than the fruit in a tube and I like to swirl my mixes in the bottle
Annisa April 4, 2020 at 7:35 pm
Can we boil infused water just to make it luke warm?
Amy Morse April 27, 2020 at 2:38 pm
Boiling would kill off any enzymes and vitamins from the fruit. Enzymes are delicate and heat sensitive. However, drinking boiled infused water will still hydrate you and taste good, so it’s better than not drinking it at all.