Vitamin Water Recipes 

There are quite a few brands of vitamin/electrolyte waters available at stores to cater to any taste. What unites them is the ingredient list - you will likely find added sugar in there, synthetic vitamins and minerals, and often times food dyes and preservatives, such as sodium benzoate, sodium acid sulfate or potassium sorbate.

You can make your own vitamin waters that are fresh, tasty and without unwanted additives.

Tips for all vitamin water recipes:

  • Use produce from your garden if possible
  • If you buy produce, scrub fruit and vegetables very good to remove wax (cucumbers, lemons, limes, apples)
  • If you would like to add natural electrolytes and a touch of natural sweetness to these recipes, use 50% water and 50% pure coconut water /affiliate link/. Check the label for ingredients to make sure there are no additives, such as gums or preservatives.
  • For all recipes below you will need a 10-cup (80 oz. +/-) glass pitcher with a lid, or a jar with a lid.
  • You can always double the recipes or half them depending on your needs.


Lemon/Cucumber (pictured above in a 2-cup jar)
8 cups of water
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1/4 cup fresh finely chopped fresh basil
1/3 cup of finely chopped fresh mint leaves
Refrigerate overnight before serving

8 cups of water
1 cup of pineapple cut into cubes
12 fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
Refrigerate overnight before serving

Strawberry/Lime (pictured above in a 2-cup jar)
8 cups of water
12 strawberries, sliced / or 2 cups of raspberries, slightly crushed
1/2 lime, thinly sliced (use a ripe lime or it will impart bitter taste; you can use juice of 1/2 lime)
12 finely chopped fresh mint leaves
Refrigerate overnight before serving

8 cups of water
2 cups of watermelon cut into cubes
2-3 rosemary stems
Refrigerate overnight before serving

8 cups of water
2 cups of apple cut into cubes
2 cinnamon sticks
2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
Refrigerate overnight before serving

8 cups of water
2 cups of blackberries, slightly crushed
3-4 sage leaves
Refrigerate overnight before serving

Ginger/Green Tea
In advance: brew 2 cups of green tea, add 1 teaspoon of finely chopped fresh ginger, simmer 1-2 minutes, let cool down

8 cups of water
2 cups of the prepared ginger green tea
4-5 pieces of fresh ginger (1 piece is 1x1 inch cube)

Refrigerate overnight before serving

Enjoy! Healthy hydration has never been easier.


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