Learn how to make Refreshing Detox Water (sometimes called fruit infused water or spa water) with these 25 detox water recipes. The only detox water ingredients that you will need for these recipes are fresh fruit, fresh herbs and water. 

glasses with fruit detox water ingredients

Detox water is simply water infused with fruits (like lemons, cucumber, watermelon, pineapple, apple, blueberries, and raspberries) and fresh herbs (like mint, basil, rosemary, parsley and cilantro). And it contains zero calories so it’s a healthy alternative to sodas, sports drinks, sweetened coffee, sweetened tea and juices.

glasses filled with detox water ingredients (fruit)

I’ve long been in the habit of flavoring my water with either a splash of fruit juice, fruit puree, slices of lemon and flavored ice cubes.  And if you know me, you know I have a thing for flavored ice cubes.  Drinking plain water can be a challenge sometimes. It has no real flavor. But with homemade detox water (spa water), we perk things up by adding fresh fruits and herbs for flavor and additional nutritional benefits making it a little easier to drink. There’s nothing more refreshing, cleansing, slimming and hydrating than a tall glass of chilled detox water.  Making homemade spa water is an easy way to pamper yourself. Your skin will thank you for it!

What is Detox Water (Spa Water)

Homemade fruit flavored water is easy to make, contains no artificial sweeteners or flavoring, and it makes the best natural water flavoring you can drink. Detox Water (spa water) is simply water that has been infused with fresh fruits and herbs.  As the fruit and herbs infuse with the water they give the water a refreshing flavor without any added calories. 

Detox Water Ingredients

Here’s a list of 25 the best detox water recipes for you to make at home.  

  1. Cucumber Detox Water. 1 cucumber + 8 cups water
  2. Cucumber Lemon Water. 1 lemon + 1/2 cucumber + 8 cups water (this is one of my favorites)
  3. Cucumber Mint. 1 cucumber + 1/2 cup mint + 8 cups water
  4. Lemon Mint. 1 lemon + 1/2 cup mint + 8 cups water
  5. Lemon Ginger Mint. 1 lemon + 1 inch piece of fresh ginger root + 1/2 cup mint + 8 cups water
  6. Lime Mint. 2 limes + 1/2 cup mint + 8 cups water
  7. Watermelon Detox Water. 1 cup watermelon + 8 cups water
  8. Watermelon Basil Detox Water. 1 cup watermelon + 1/2 cup fresh basil + 8 cups water
  9. Mixed Melon. 1 cup watermelon + 1/2 cup honeydew + 1/2cup cantaloupe + 8 cups water
  10. Strawberry Water. 1 cup strawberries + 8 cups water
  11. Mixed Melon. 1 cup watermelon + 1/2 cup honeydew + 1/2cup cantaloupe + 8 cups water
  12. Strawberry Water. 1 cup strawberries + 8 cups water
  13. Strawberry Lemon Water. 1 lemon + 1 cup strawberries + 8 cups water
  14. Strawberry Cantaloupe. 1 cup strawberries + 1 cup cantaloupe + 8 cups water
  15. Pineapple Detox Water. 1 cup pineapple + 8 cups water or coconut water
  16. Pineapple Ginger. 1 inch piece of ginger root + 8 cups water
  17. Blueberry Raspberry. 1 cup blueberries + 1 cup raspberries + 8 cups water
  18. Blueberry Pomegranate. 1 cup blueberries + 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds + 8 cups water
  19. Raspberry Lime Mint. 2 cups raspberries + 1 lime + 1/2 cup mint + 8 cups water
  20. Apple Cinnamon Detox Water. 1 sweet apple + 1/2 cinnamon stick + 8 cups water
  21. Apple Orange Cinnamon. 1 apple + 1 orange + 1 cinnamon stick + 8 cups water
  22. Orange Mint. 1 orange + 1/2 cup fresh mint + 8 cups water
  23. Mango Detox Water. 1 cup mango + 8 cups water
  24. Grapefruit Detox Water. 1 grapefruit + 8 cups water
  25. Grapefruit Orange Lemon. 1/2 grapefruit + 1/2 lemon + 1 orange + 8 cups water

glasses of water filled with fresh fruit detox water ingredients

How to Make Detox Water

For each of the detox water recipes listed below, the directions are the same.

  1. Prepare fruit. Rinse fruit well. Peel (if necessary) cut, chop or slice fruit.
  2. Muddle berries. If using berries, gently smash the berries in the pitcher to release juices.
  3. Add fruit to pitcher. Add fruit, herbs and ice to a large pitcher. 
  4. Pour in water. Fill the pitcher with water (I personally use either SmartWater or spring water – or use carbonated water for flavored sparkling water).
  5. Steep water. Steep water in refrigerator for up to 1 hour; 2-3 hours best; overnight if you want a stronger fruit flavored water (the fruit will become plump and soggy the longer it steeps).

A clear pitcher of water with strawberries.

Tips For Making Detox Water

  • If possible, choose fresh organic fruit and herbs and spring or purified water, or you can choose carbonated water to make flavored sparkling water
  • Exact measurements aren’t necessary
  • The fruit gets swollen and soggy, so I typically make only a pitcher at a time (8 cups to last a day)
  • When necessary, peel ingredients like melon, mango and ginger before chopping and slicing.

glasses of pineapple

Tips For Staying Hydrated

  • Make it fun! Keep a pitcher of pretty detox water with fresh fruit and herbs in the fridge so you’re likely to reach for it instead of a soda or sports drink
  • Take a bottle of water with you wherever you go
  • Add  fresh fruit, berries and herbs to your water bottle or glass of water
  • Drink infused water out of pretty wine glasses
  • Get in the habit of making fruit flavored ice cubes and keeping a variety of flavors in freezer bags in your freezer so you can conveniently add them to your water
  • Whenever you finish drinking a bottle of water (or glass of water) reach for another one to drink
  • Drink water instead of drinking sugary and high calorie sodas, sports drinks and sweetened coffee

glasses filled with fruit and water

More Hydrating Drink Recipes

Flavored Ice Cubes

I like to keep an assortment of flavored ice cubes stashed in my freezer so I can always make fruit detox water.  They’re pretty and they add refreshing flavor to plain water which helps me drink more water throughout the day.

Refreshing Detox Water is a combination of fruits (like lemons, cucumber, watermelon) and fresh herbs (lmint, basil and rosemary) infused with water
Yield: 8 servings

Refreshing Detox Water

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Learn how to make Refreshing Detox Water (sometimes called spa water) with these 25 detox water recipes. The only detox water ingredients you'll need for these recipes is fresh fruit and herbs and purified or spring water. There are so many detox water benefits that makes it worthy of adding to your daily wellness plan.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups water
  • fresh fruit (about 1/2 - 1 cup)
  • fresh herbs (about 1/4 cup)

Instructions

  1. Rinse fruit well.
  2. Peel (if necessary) cut, chop or slice fruit.
  3. If using berries, gently smash the berries in the pitcher to release juices.
  4. Add fruit and herbs to the bottom of a large pitcher.
  5. Fill the pitcher with water.
  6. Steep for up to 1 hour; 2-3 hours best; overnight for a stronger fruit flavored water.

Notes

25 Detox Water Recipes

  1. Cucumber Detox Water. 1 cucumber + 8 cups water
  2. Cucumber Lemon Water. 1 lemon + 1/2 cucumber + 8 cups water (this is one of my favorites)
  3. Cucumber Mint. 1 cucumber + 1/2 cup mint + 8 cups water
  4. Lemon Mint. 1 lemon + 1/2 cup mint + 8 cups water
  5. Lemon Ginger Mint. 1 lemon + 1 inch piece of fresh ginger root + 1/2 cup mint + 8 cups water
  6. Lime Mint. 2 limes + 1/2 cup mint + 8 cups water
  7. Watermelon Detox Water. 1 cup watermelon + 8 cups water
  8. Watermelon Basil Detox Water. 1 cup watermelon + 1/2 cup fresh basil + 8 cups water
  9. Mixed Melon. 1 cup watermelon + 1/2 cup honeydew + 1/2cup cantaloupe + 8 cups water
  10. Strawberry Water. 1 cup strawberries + 8 cups water
  11. Mixed Melon. 1 cup watermelon + 1/2 cup honeydew + 1/2cup cantaloupe + 8 cups water
  12. Strawberry Water. 1 cup strawberries + 8 cups water
  13. Strawberry Lemon Water. 1 lemon + 1 cup strawberries + 8 cups water
  14. Strawberry Cantaloupe. 1 cup strawberries + 1 cup cantaloupe + 8 cups water
  15. Pineapple Detox Water. 1 cup pineapple + 8 cups water or coconut water
  16. Pineapple Ginger. 1 inch piece of ginger root + 8 cups water
  17. Blueberry Raspberry. 1 cup blueberries + 1 cup raspberries + 8 cups water
  18. Blueberry Pomegranate. 1 cup blueberries + 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds + 8 cups water
  19. Raspberry Lime Mint. 2 cups raspberries + 1 lime + 1/2 cup mint + 8 cups water
  20. Apple Cinnamon Detox Water. 1 sweet apple + 1/2 cinnamon stick + 8 cups water
  21. Apple Orange Cinnamon. 1 apple + 1 orange + 1 cinnamon stick + 8 cups water
  22. Orange Mint. 1 orange + 1/2 cup fresh mint + 8 cups water
  23. Mango Detox Water. 1 cup mango + 8 cups water
  24. Grapefruit Detox Water. 1 grapefruit + 8 cups water
  25. Grapefruit Orange Lemon. 1/2 grapefruit + 1/2 lemon + 1 orange + 8 cups water

Tips For Making Detox Water

  1. If possible, choose fresh organic fruit and herbs and spring or purified water, or you can choose carbonated water to make flavored sparkling water.
  2. Exact measurements aren't necessary.
  3. The fruit gets swollen and soggy, so I typically make only a pitcher at a time (8 cups to last a day).
  4. When necessary, peel ingredients like melon, mango and ginger before chopping and slicing.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 13Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g

theharvestkitchen.com attempts to provide accurate information, however, this nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. The nutritional information provided comes from online sources and calculations.