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Basil Water with Mango

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One of our favorite Infused Waters is Basil Water with Mango. The sweet taste of mango pairs perfectly with the earthy flavor of basil, and the combination is sure to please your taste buds. Plus, basil has numerous health benefits, including reducing inflammation and boosting cognitive function. So not only is Basil Water with Mango delicious, but it’s also good for you. So next time you’re looking for a refreshing summer drink, give Basil Water with Mango a try.

There’s nothing quite like a tall glass of ice-cold water on a hot summer day. But if you’re looking to add a little flavor to your H2O, Infused Water is the way to go. Just add some fruit, vegetables, or herbs to a pitcher of water and let it sit overnight in the fridge. In the morning, you’ll have a delicious and refreshing beverage that’s perfect for sipping on all day long. And Infused Water is not only delicious, but it’s also good for you. The fruit and vegetables add vitamins and minerals to the water, and the herbs can provide health benefits as well. So if you’re looking for a way to spice up your water, Infused Water is the perfect solution.

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Ingredients For Basil Water with Mango

  • Mango (peeled and chopped)
  • Fresh basil leaves (cleaned, or a whole sprig if you choose)
  • Ice Cubes (in glass)
  • Water (cold)

How To Make Basil Water with Mango

  1. Place the mango and basil leaves in the pitcher
  2. Pour water into the pitcher
  3. Place the pitcher in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to infuse. I recommend anywhere from 1 – 8 hours.  The longer it sits, the more flavor you will get.
  4. When serving, add ice to the glass

Feel free to add more mango or fresh basil if you prefer!  The great news about this refreshing water is that you can easily adjust it to your taste.

Basil Water With Mango Variations:

  • Change up the fruit – really any fruit will work well; pineapple, papaya, berries, melon, mango, grapes, lemons, lime, peaches… the options are endless
  • Try a vegetable based water and add sliced celery, beets or cucumbers
  • Use different herbs or greens like cilantro,mint, lavender or watercress
  • Put some spices in  – chopped fresh ginger or a pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Use coconut water water instead of tap water

Tips and Tricks

  • Let the water infuse as long as you can for the most intense flavor
  • Use fresh fruit and vegetables where possible
  • Use fresh herbs and greens, not dried
  • Try an infusion pitcher for a pretty table centerpiece  
  • Place the glasses or pitcher in the fridge while you clean and chop the ingredients so they are cold when you add the water and fruits or vegetables
  • Add some honey or maple syrup to sweeten it up.
  • Use ripe mango for the best mango flavor.
  • Always wash produce before using it to make infused water

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long can you store infused water?

Infused water will keep for a few days but the fruit or vegetables you have used may disintegrate over time.  Take a look and remove the fruits or vegetables if they appear soggy and unappetizing. 

Can you freeze infused water?

Leftover infused water will make great ice cubes! You can then use the cubes for other infused water or to import some flavor to plain tap water.  Remove the cubes from the tray and place in a plastic bag and store in the freezer. 

Are there health benefits to infused water?

Drinking infused water is  a great alternative to soda and other sweetened drinks which may be high in sugar and artificial flavors and coloring.

Drinking infused water is a great way to increase your water consumption if drinking regular tap water does not appeal to you. 

Fruit is a great source of vitamins and fiber so eating the fruit will increase your intake.  

Do I have to add cold water?

Yes it is best to use cold water to prepare this drink. 

How long can infused water stay out of the fridge?

Don’t leave infused water on the counter for more than 2 hours.

What kind of mango should I use to make this infused water?

Any kind of mango will work in this recipe. Try alphonso (yellow skin) or Tommy Atkins (red/yellow skin) or any other mango that is available.  My personal favorite is ataulfo. 

What kind of basil should I use to make this infused water?

Any kind of basil will work to make infused water.

If you love Basil Water with Mango, try these other refreshing drinks:

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So if you are looking for a refreshing and healthy drink to help cool you down this summer, be sure to try out my Basil Water with Mango infused water recipe. Not only does it taste great, but it is also good for you! 

Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Basil Water with Mango

Basil Water with Mango

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

The sweet taste of mango pairs perfectly with the earthy flavor of basil, and the combination is sure to please your taste buds.

Ingredients

  • FOR ONE GLASS
  • 5 pcs of fresh Mango
  • 4-5 Basil Leaves (cleaned, or a whole sprig if you choose)
  • Ice Cubes (in glass)
  • Water (cold)
  • FOR PITCHER
  • 1 whole fresh Mango
  • 2 sprigs Basil Leaves (fresh & cleaned)
  • 10 cups Water
  • Ice Cubes (in each glass)

Instructions

  1. Place the mango and basil leaves in the pitcher
  2. Pour water into the pitcher
  3. Place the pitcher in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to infuse. I recommend anywhere from 1 - 8 hours.  The longer it sits, the more flavor you will get.
  4. When serving, add ice to the glass

Notes

Feel free to add more mango or fresh basil if you prefer!  The great news about this refreshing water is that you can easily adjust it to your taste.

Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 70Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 12mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 2gSugar 16gProtein 1g

I am not a nutritionist. All nutrition values have been automatically generated. If you have questions, please have a professional look at the ingredients and help you with new values.

 
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