So easy and refreshing, making this strawberry kiwi water is such an amazing way to help you drink more water and stay hydrated. Great for meal-prep and naturally infused with incredible flavor without any added sugar!
Give your water a nice boost of color, flavor and vitamins with this delicious strawberry kiwi water!
This post is meant to be an inspiration more than an actual recipe, it is so ridiculously easy! I absolutely wanted to share this mini tutorial because making your own vitamin water is such a simple but amazing trick to help you drink more water and stay hydrated. And better hydration means more energy, a nice "moving" gut, boosted metabolism, glowing skin and happy kidneys ✌️.
I suggest here to flavor your water with strawberries and kiwi, plus you can add some mint for even more freshness, if you want. These two fruits pair so well together and I love how the strawberries color the water to a pale pink hue!
And I know most of you are super busy mommy-ing (or daddy-ing) and/or working, but this is a recipe to prepare ahead of time, such as the night before or on Sunday when you have more time. Then, you can fill your water bottle with it and sip on a fruity refreshing colorful water later during your busy days.
This flavored water is great to bring on to your next workout, keep close to you while breastfeeding (that thirst rush when breastfeeding is real!), set aside your computer when working to remind you to drink more and even offer some to your kids, I bet they will love it too!
Ok, let me know if you liked it and please share how you flavor your water! ❤️
Why adding fruits to your water
- For flavor and sweetness in a natural way without any preservatives or added sugar.
- Adds an amazing appetizing color to your water.
- Infuses the water with some vitamins and mineral.
- Easy and quick way to boost your water and help you stay hydrated by drinking more!
What you'll need
- Strawberries: this flavored water is amazing when made during berry season, but I make it all year around with whatever strawberries I can find.
- Kiwi: both green or golden kiwi work and will add a beautiful flavor to the water.
- Optional: fresh mint. I use it whenever I have it around, it adds lots of fresh flavor that goes well with fruits.
- Cold water: I just use tap water, but feel free to use filtered water if you have some.
As a side note, you will also need a pitcher size container of at least 32 ounces to store the water in the fridge and let the flavor infuse the water.
How to make it
I have a few flavoring water recipes on my website, but this one definitely is the easiest.
Clean carefully and peel the kiwi. Then, cut in thick slices. Also clean the strawberries and remove their leaves. Then, also cut in thick slices.
Add all the fruit slices to your pitcher (alongside the mint if using) and then pour the water over.
Seal the pitcher and transfer to your fridge for at least 1 hour before enjoying. The more it rests, the stronger the fruit flavor will be and the "pinker" the water will become. I recommend making it the night before or 4-8 hours ahead of time!
- This "recipe" is so simple and meant to inspire you more than being a strict recipe. You can eye ball how much fruit you add to your pitcher and also, swap the fruits as you wish or depending on what you already have. Raspberries, mango, oranges, pineapple, peaches and cherries all work great to flavor water. You can have fun and try different combinations every time you make it!
- It is important to allow some resting or chilling time so the flavors and colors can infuse into the water. It is difficult to appreciate in the pictures and video, but the water is actually pink, making it even more appetizing. I'll usually make a batch the night before I want to enjoy it.
- Blended fruit water: I love to simply add the fruits whole to the water, but similarly to this mango water recipe, you can also blend the fruit with the water! You will have to adjust the ratio of fruits + water to keep the texture on the thin side and also, you will probably have to strain it, but that would make for such a delicious refreshing drink!
- Chia fruit water: just like in this chia lemon water, adding chia seeds to your water will add a boost of fiber, omega-3 healthy fats and also plant-based protein. Add about 1-2 tablespoon or to taste and be sure to let the water rest enough for best texture.
- Coconut fruit water: You can swap the water (or just half of the amount of water) with unsweetened coconut water. This can add more sweetness and also some more nutrients such as electrolytes.
- Zesty fruit water: add a splash of lime or lemon juice for more tart flavor.
- Sparkly fruit water: you can swap the tap water for sparkling water, I do this all the time! In that case, it is better to add fruits to sparkling water one glass at the time as opposed to using a pitcher so you don't lose all the bubbles over time and there is no resting time in that case.
The fruits tend to soften quite a bit and the taste can also change slightly after 24 hours, so best to enjoy it within that time frame.
That being said, I will keep my fruit water for up to 48 hours in the fridge and its fine. I actually will pour some more water over the same "batch" of fruits if I drank it pretty fast within the same day so I get more out of the same fruits.
Make a new batch every 24-48 hours for best freshness and also, feel free to change up the fruits to test out what you prefer.
Also, I used a regular pitcher to make my infused water, but you can use a pitcher with an integrated filter so the fruits stay in there while you pour the water in a glass.
More healthy and hydrating drink recipes you might like
- Passion fruit mocktail
- Lemongrass ginger tea
- Vegan horchata
- Pineapple slush
- Strawberry acai lemonade
- Turmeric ginger glowing shots
- Dragon fruit lemonade
- Peach oolong iced tea
- Chia seed tea
- Strawberry bubble tea
- Strawberry latte
- Honeydew bubble tea
I hope you like this strawberry kiwi water recipe as much as we do! If you try it, please leave a comment below and rate the recipe to let me know how it was. Your feedback is so helpful!
Strawberry Kiwi Flavored Water
- 1 cup fresh strawberries (or 6-8) - sliced
- 2 kiwi - peeled and sliced
- ½ cup fresh mint - optional
- 1 liter water - or about 4-5 cups
- To a large pitcher (about 32 ounce or more), add the strawberries, kiwi and mint (if using). Then, pour the water over and seal the pitcher. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour before enjoying.
- Try to enjoy within 24-48 hours hours. After this, the fruits soften, the flavor might change and just isn’t as appetizer. I recommend to make a new batch in the morning or the night before you want to enjoy it.
- Change up the fruits to see what you prefer! I love lemon, lime, orange, peaches, raspberries and mango water. Fresh basil and chia seeds are also great addition. See the blog post for more ideas!