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Fruit Detox Water

What is with the hype surrounding “fruit infused water”? Is it some miracle elixir or just another health fad?

Some tote the addition of fresh fruit and herbs as the key to flushing out toxins, boosting energy levels, and promoting weight loss. There are many reasons why drinking detox water has valuable health benefits, it just may not be for the reasons you may think.

Here we will break down why drinking more fruit infused water can be beneficial to an already healthy diet.


Fruit infused water or detox water is made by adding different combinations of fruits, herbs, and vegetables to water in order to infuse it with their flavors. It is very easy to make at home, using any number of combinations you prefer.

Because fruit infused water is made by infusing flavors (rather than blending or juicing fruits and vegetables) it is naturally very low in calories and sugar.


Detoxifying fruit infused water is:

  • Low in sugar (aside from the small amount of naturally-occurring sugar in fruit)

  • More hydrating (when people enjoy the light flavor of detox water, they are more likely to drink)

  • Low in calories (which increases if you eat the fruit or vegetables after drinking)

  • Refreshing (the flavors of herbs, vegetables, and fruits are naturally refreshing)


    Absolutely! Fruit infused water is enjoyed, and even preferred by people because of its:

    • Gentle sweet taste When sugar intake is reduced, soda and fruit juice will begin to taste uncomfortably sweet. Detox water is much more gentle, and very refreshing.

    • Vitamin content The vitamin C contained in fruit has been shown to boost the immune system. Although water infused with fruit contains varying amounts, some people enjoy eating the fruit after drinking as a source of additional vitamins.

    • Digestive support Really, digestion is better when your body is well hydrated - even with plain water. However, if fruit infused water encourages you to drink, then it will in turn benefit your digestive system.


      Start with filtered water, then choose a flavor combination you want to use. Some great combinations for fruit infused water are:

      • Strawberry Basil. Through their rich provisions of essential nutrients including the B vitamins and vitamins A, C, E, and K, basil and strawberries not only support the proper absorption of essential minerals such as iron and calcium but also support the immune system, boost energy levels, and help maintain proper metabolic functions that improve weight loss.

      • Lime, Cucumber & Mint. Cucumber helps in providing the antioxidants that are essential for efficient functioning of the body. Mint may also be effective at relieving other digestive problems such as upset stomach and indigestion, while limes are high in vitamin C and antioxidants.

      • Pineapple & Ginger. Pineapple is an excellent source of bromelain, an enzyme that aids in digestion and helps to prevent indigestion and bloating. Ginger contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory components.

      • Cranberry, Lemon & Orange. Not only is this fruit water beautiful thanks to the cranberry gems, it’s also sweet and citrus-y with lemon and blood oranges. Lemon boosts digestion and has alkalising and detoxifying properties. Oranges are full of vitamin C, which can serve to boost the immune system.

      • Jalapeño Pineapple. Try jalapeño with some pineapple for a spicy and sweet combo that’s infused with nutrients.

      • Pomegranate Tarragon. You probably don’t use tarragon on a regular basis, but if you love that sweet, lightly licorice flavor, try it in this flavored water recipe. Pomegranates consist of three times as many antioxidants as both wine or green tea, and have been traditionally used for clearing up the skin and reducing inflammation.

      To prepare, slice ingredients (or tear herbs into large chunks) and add to the water. The more of an ingredient you use, and the longer you let it infuse, the stronger the flavors will be.

      Keep your detox water refrigerated while infusing, then remove the fruit and herbs after your desired time is reached (no more than 12 hours). The fruit and vegetables will naturally begin to break down in the water and get mushy, so if you want to enjoy eating them or adding them to smoothies then remove them a little earlier.

      To speed up the process, crush fruits and herbs before adding them to the water. Enjoying being creative with your water, and impressing your guests! Now that you are in full springtime detox mode, why not detox your skin too? Our Grassroots Detoxifying Mask is the perfect match for a full body, internal and external detox. Here are some of it’s amazing benefits:

      • BENTONITE CLAY’s astringent properties pull unwanted toxins and exfoliate keratinized cells from the skin.

      • OLIVE LEAF can successfully treat viral infections and skin conditions. In addition, it possesses antimicrobial and moisturizing properties.

      • HORSETAIL’s botanical properties make it ideal for healing damaged skin. The mucilage in this plant softens the skin while maintaining its elasticity. It's reputed to counteract fine lines in the eye area.

      • LAVENDER is used in this masque for its sedative and antiseptic properties. It is effective for acne-prone skin because it normalizes the sebaceous glands.

      • ALOE VERA. The juice extracted from the leaves is very soothing and healing to the skin. In addition, it has hydrating, softening, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties.