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DIY Flavored Water

I made a drastic life change and decided to give up diet soda today. It was kind of sudden and out of the blue, but it really needed to happen. I needed something to help fill that void, and that’s where this DIY flavored water comes it. 

I usually drink at least 3 diet sodas a day….which is terrible. This flavored water is so delicious I don’t even feel like I miss pop! 

I’ve even come to think that water can taste better than soda! I love making a batch of flavored water ever few days to enjoy. I make it a big pitcher and keep it chilled in the fridge.

image of DIY flavored water recipe

Having flavored water on hand also has helped me drink so much more water.

I swear I’m more hydrated than I’ve ever been! Flavored water is the best way to encourage yourself to increase the amount of water you drink. It’s such a healthy and easy life hack.

How To Make DIY Flavored Water

After trying out lots of different combinations, the my favorite DIY flavored water recipe is made using: 

  • 2 liters cold water (1000 grams)
  • 1 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 2 lemons, washed and thinly sliced
  • 1 sliced peach or nectarine
  • 10-12 chopped mint leaves

Throw everything together in a pitcher and let it steep overnight. You can use fresh or frozen fruit. I usually prefer fresh if it’s in season.

You can always mix it up or throw in your favorite fruits.

image of DIY flavored water steeping in a pitcher

The mint is also optional but I feel like it really brightens the flavor of this water and makes it taste so refreshing. 

One other thing to keep in mind! If you use frozen fruit, it will naturally color your flavored water. Frozen blueberries and raspberries create the brightest colored water.

Let Me Know What You Think!

If you try this DIY flavored water, I’d love to hear what think of it! Please leave a rating and let me know your thoughts by sharing a comment.

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Yield: 2 liters

DIY Flavored Water

image of DIY flavored water

This DIY flavored water recipe is delicious and is the easiest and best way to encourage yourself to start drinking more water.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes


DIY Flavored Water

  • 2 liters of water (1000 grams)
  • 1 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 10-12 chopped mint leaves
  • 1 sliced peach or nectarine


  1. Add the blueberries, lemon slices, chipped mint and nectarine into a large pitcher.
  2. Use a large spoon or spatula to lightly muddle (mash) the fruit to help release their juices.
  3. Add 2 liters of cold water. Refrigerate for at least 2 hour before serving.


This recipe can be doubled or halved as needed to adjust the serving size.

This DIY flavored water stays food for up to 2 days in the fridge.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 18Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 16mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 1g

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