Fruit and Herb Infused Water

  • ½ red apple
  • ½ green apple
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 orange
  • 6 pcs. calamansi lime
  • 1 thumb-sized ginger
  • 8-12 pcs. mint leaves
  • 1.5 L water
For soaking
  • a basin full of water
  • 2 tbps. vinegar or calamansi juice

  1. Thoroughly wash the ingredients in running water, lightly rubbing the skin with fingers to remove the dirt. For 5 to 10 minutes, soak the whole fruits in a mixture of water and vinegar or calamansi juice. This will help remove the impurities sticking on the skin.
  2. Slice the cucumber, and green and red apples into two. Cover the remaining halves with plastic cling wrap and set aside in the refrigerator for future use. Thinly slice the halved apples into wedges and the cucumber into round slices.
  3. Peel the ginger and then slice into strips. Cut the calamansi limes into two and the orange into thin round slices.
  4. Place all the sliced ingredients in a large mason jar or glass pitcher. Add the mint leaves. Fill the jar or pitcher with clean drinking water and then tightly cover with lid. Infuse the water for at least thirty minutes. Add ice or chill it in the refrigerator if preferred. Drink like an ordinary drinking water. Enjoy!

**Makes 6 to 8 glasses

  1. Replenish the jar or pitcher with clean drinking water every now and then, and keep refrigerated. Discard and change the fruits after 48 hours.
  2. You may make your own combination of fruits and herbs, whichever is seasonal and accessible, such as strawberries, pineapple, kiwi, lemon, lime, watermelon, rosemary, lavender, cilantro, oregano and basil.
  3. You may also infuse the water with tea of your choice and honey as you prefer.