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How to Make Blueberry Water

Blueberry water is refreshing and easy to prepare.

It has a delightful, fruity taste that will have you crushing your daily water goals.

Read on to learn how to make your delicious blueberry-infused water!

A mason jar filled with water, blueberries, and fresh mint.
Blueberry water has a delightful taste!

What is Blueberry Water?

Blueberry water is a flavored water infusion made by combining fresh blueberries with water.

The blueberries release their natural flavors, colors, and subtle sweetness creating a tasty, eye-appealing beverage.

This blueberry water infusion also provides a fruity taste without added sugars or artificial ingredients.

What are the Benefits of Putting Berries in Your Water?

1. Hydration

 Infusing water with blueberries enhances the flavor of plain water, making it more enticing to drink.

Proper hydration is essential for maintaining bodily functions, regulating body temperature, and supporting your metabolism.

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Hydration does the body good!

2. Increased Nutrients

Blueberries are a nutrition powerhouse! They contain vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

When added to water, they release some of these beneficial compounds, enhancing the water’s nutritional value.

Blueberries in a bowl
Blueberries are a nutrition powerhouse!

3. Immune Support

Blueberries contain a high content of antioxidants, such as anthocyanins and vitamin C.

These antioxidants play a role in neutralizing harmful free radicals, reducing oxidative stress, and supporting the immune system.

Including blueberries in your water can provide a natural boost to your immune defenses!

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Blueberries may help boost immunity.

4. Glowing Skin

The antioxidants in blueberries, particularly vitamin C, contribute to skin health by protecting cells from damage caused by UV radiation and environmental pollutants.

Vitamin C aids in collagen synthesis, which is essential for maintaining skin elasticity and a youthful appearance.

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Blueberries may help maintain skin elasticity.

5. Improved Brain Function

Blueberries may improve brain function.

Eating blueberries regularly has been linked to improved memory and may support long-term brain health.

The antioxidants in blueberries may aid in safeguarding brain cells from oxidative stress and inflammation, which link to age-related cognitive decline.

You can learn more about the health benefits of fruit-infused water in this Age-Defying Dietitian blog post “7 Remarkable & Refreshing Benefits of Infused Water with Fruit“.

Blueberries may improve brain function.

How to Make Blueberry Water

Below is a recipe to make this simple berry-infused water:

A mason jar of blueberry water

Blueberry Water Recipe

Blueberry water is a refreshing and flavorful way to stay hydrated, and adding blueberries brings a delightful burst of fruity taste.
This simple recipe will guide you through creating your own delicious fruit water!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 8 cups

Equipment

  • 1 Water pitcher

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 8-10 cups water
  • 1-2 leaves fresh mint leaves garnish (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Wash the blueberries thoroughly under cold water.
    Hands washing a container of blueberries over a white sink.
  • Gently crush or muddle a handful of blueberries to release their juices. This will help infuse the water more effectively.
    A hand muddling blueberries over a white bowl of blueberries for blueberry water..
  • Wash the lemon and slice it into thin rounds. If desired, you can remove the seeds from the slices.
    Woman in a pink cardigan slicing lemons with a knife on a wooden cutting board.
  • Pour 8-10 cups of water into a large pitcher.
    A glass water pitcher being filled with fresh water for the blueberry water recipe.
  • Add the crushed blueberries and lemon slices to the water.
    Blueberry and Lemon water in a glass surrounded by lemons and blueberries.
  • Allow the mixture to infuse in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours. For stronger flavor, you can refrigerate overnight.
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  • Once the water is infused to your desired taste, remove the pitcher from the refrigerator.
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  • Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the blueberry-infused water over the ice.
    Ice in a glass overhead view.
  • If desired, add a sprig of fresh mint leaves to each glass. Mint complements the fruity flavors and adds a touch of freshness.
    A mason jar of blueberry water
  • Sip and savor the refreshing blueberry-infused water!
    Woman with dark hair drinking blueberry lemon water out of glass with a straw.

Notes

  • You can refill the pitcher with water a couple more times before the flavors of the blueberries and lemon start to fade. After a few refills, you can discard the used ingredients and start with fresh ones.
  • Feel free to adjust the quantity of blueberries and lemon slices based on your personal taste preferences.
  • Experiment with adding other ingredients like sliced cucumbers, strawberries, or even a touch of ginger for extra flavor variations.
  • The infused water can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days, but the flavors may become milder over time.
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