Today I have another fruit infused water for kids recipe to share with you. This version is very British – the flavour combination of strawberry, cucumber and mint inspired by garden parties and jugs of Pimms cocktails – though there’s no alcohol involved in this one of course! Both my boys like this recipe and I particularly like the mint flavour that cuts through – very refreshing on a hot summers day, if the sunshine ever decides to come back again!
Strawberry, Cucumber & Mint Infused Water
- 5cm chunk of cucumber
- 3-4 strawberries
- 2 mint sprigs
Prepare the ingredients; thickly slice the cucumber and cut each round into two, wash, hull and slice the strawberries, wash the mint sprigs and remove the leaves from the stems.
Drop the ingredients into the bottle or flask a few pieces at a time, alternating between strawberries, cucumber wedges and mint leaves so that they are well mixed.
Fill the bottle to the top with cold tap water or chilled filtered water if you prefer. Add a straw if wanted and screw on the lid if you have one.
Leave to infuse for 10 minutes then serve and enjoy! Once the water has all been drunk, you can continue to fill and refill the fruit filled bottle all day long. I’d recommend filling it up and popping it in the fridge between drinks to keep the water chilled and the fruit fresh.
At the end of the day when you have finished with water, tip out the fruit, drain in a colander then enjoy an instant healthy snack – you might want to discard the mint leaves (although the kids might like to explore the taste and smell of them!) but the cucumber and strawberries go beautifully together for a refreshing snack.
Notes: I’ve been using some super cute mini milk bottles for our infused waters (similar ones can be found here on Amazon UK) but you can use any glass, bottles or flasks. I’ve just found and ordered these plastic mason jar style ‘glasses’ which would be perfect for infused waters too – and the glass versions seem to be very easy to find in the shops at the moment if your children are a little older. I’ve found that clear vessels do seem to work best, if the boys can see the fruit, they tend to drink more, probably the novelty value but I’m a great believer in eating with your eyes so I expect it’s the same for drinks!
If you enjoyed this post you might also like my summer berry infused water and citrus fruit infused water recipes too. I hope to share more fruit infused water recipes for kids here on the blog soon but in the meantime you might also like my rainbow fruit ice cubes and rainbow fruit juice ice cubes, and you’ll find lots of smoothie recipes in the drinks section here on the blog too.
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