How to Make Homemade Vitamin Water

Kirsty McCullough
Kirsty McCullough

Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients your body needs in order to function and stay healthy. Although only needed in small doses, it can sometimes be difficult to get your daily intake when living a busy, on-the-go lifestyle. 

As well as handy supplements like Vitamin C and Vitamin D3, you can also make delicious recipes to get your daily dose of goodness. Here at fourfive, we’ve put together a little guide below on the benefits of vitamin water, from what it is, to flavourful recipes you can make at home. 

What Is Vitamin Water?

Vitamin water is a refreshing beverage made up of only two ingredients; water and fresh fruit. Perfect for those days when you need to get your nutrients early, or just want a healthy switch up from normal water. 

Is Vitamin Water Good For You?

Homemade vitamin water is good for you, whereas ready-made vitamin water is only healthy if it contains natural ingredients and is free from refined sugars.

In recent years, the health benefits of vitamin water have been in question due to more commercial brand’s releasing their own take on the ‘health’ drink, which has come under scrutiny for being full of as much sugar and artificial preservatives as a fizzy drink. Making your own at home means you can control exactly what you’re putting in and stay hydrated, while customising it to suit your own tastes!

What Are The Benefits Of Homemade Vitamin Water?

There are plenty of benefits that come with drinking homemade vitamin water. Some of which include: 

  • Getting an extra boost of vitamins to help you stay fit and healthy 
  • Allowing you use up fruit that may otherwise have gone to waste
  • Encouraging you to consume your daily water intake and stay hydrated 
  • Helping you to avoid some of the sugary, fad vitamin waters on the market, so you can save money and stay healthy too.

Vitamin Water Recipes 

Making vitamin water is so easy and is definitely something you can incorporate into your everyday routine. All you need is water and an assortment of fruit of your choice. 

Want a little bit of inspiration? No problem, we’ve given you three of our favourite, refreshing recipes below:

Jug of water with slices of lemon

Lemon and Cucumber Vitamin Water

Vitamin water doesn’t have to be complicated, sometimes you can just keep it simple. Lemon and cucumber water is the perfect way to provide energy, aid digestion and refresh yourself throughout the day. 

Method:

  • Fill a container of your choice with 10 cups of water 
  • Add 1 lemon (sliced)
  • Add 1 cucumber (chopped)
  • Add a handful each of chopped basil and mint leaves (optional)
  • Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving 
Strawberry, Mint and Lime Vitamin Water

Strawberry, Mint & Lime Vitamin Water

Packed full of Vitamin C, Strawberry, mint and lime water is the perfect summer-inspired beverage to help boost your metabolism and flush away harmful toxins. 

Method: 

  • Fill a container of your choice with 10 cups of water
  • Add 6 strawberries (sliced)
  • Add 1 lime (sliced)
  • Add a handful of mint leaves (finely chopped)
  • Store in the refrigerator overnight before enjoying 

Blackberry & Sage Vitamin Water

Get your dose of Vitamin C, E and K, alongside amazing antioxidant properties that promise to improve digestion and glow up your complexion with this blackberry and sage water. 

Method: 

  • Decant 10 cups of water into a container of your choice
  • Add 10 cups of blackberries (finely crushed)
  • Add 3-4 sage leaves 
  • Leave in refrigerator overnight before enjoying

The benefits of vitamin water really are endless. In addition to keeping you hydrated, it also provides you with all the good stuff your body needs to stay healthy and happy. Alongside your homemade  vitamin water, we also recommend taking a Biotic supplement to support your gut health and an Omega 3 capsule to take care of your joints, heart and brain. 

By staying on top of caring for your insides, you’ll be rewarded with glowing skin, a better immune system and boosted energy levels, which in turn, make you look and perform better, whether that’s at work, the gym or when taking care of your family.