When fall comes, we all like to eat our favorite foods of the season. This includes pumpkin bread or muffins and all kinds of apple treats. Several years ago, I discussed how I love fruit & herb infused water and included several recipes. We all know we should drink plenty of water. It’s like gas for our cars. Our bodies need it to function, and if we don’t drink enough we can suffer from the symptoms of dehydration. Dehydration can be a major contributing factor to illnesses, causing headaches, digestive problems, obesity and joint pains. By drinking water, you can support your body in improving your complexion, helping your kidneys to function properly, aiding weight loss and maintaining high energy levels.
Today I’m sharing a simple fall and winter recipe for Apple Cinnamon Water. You just need 2 apples thinly sliced + 4 cinnamon sticks + 8 cups water in a pitcher. Cover and let it infuse for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator.
To prevent the apples browning, I first soak the apple slices in lemon water for about 2 minutes. I also add a little lemon juice to the infused water before adding apple garnish when serving.
As to the type of apples to use, it’s a personal choice. Each type has its own flavor, and this is the season to experiment. Do choose fresh, firm sweet apples. Wash them well. I don’t peel my apples since they are organic. A green apple like Granny Smith can add a wonderful flavor to water. How about a combination of types of apples. Since we’re using 2 apples, try Granny Smith with a sweeter taste of Fuji. It’s a subtle flavor that adds to my fall pleasures.
Fall Apple Cinnamon Infused Water
Use organic when available. Serves 8 glasses of 8 oz.
Apple Cinnamon Infused Water
- 2 sweet apples thinly sliced
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 8 cups water or 1/2 gallon
- 1 lemon juiced divided
- water to fill medium bowl
- Add 1/2 lemon juice to medium bowl of water & stir
- Place apple slices in bowl to soak about 2 minutes
- Transfer apple slices to 1/2 gallon pitcher
- Add 8 cups of water to pitcher
- Add cinnamon sticks, cover, & place in refrigerator
- Let apples infuse for at least 4 hours
- Strain solids from water
- Add juice of 1/2 lemon & stir
- Garnish with fresh apple slices and lots of ice to serve
- Can keep in refrigerator up to 3 days
Variations of Apple Infused Water For Fall & Winter With 8 Cups of Water
Apple Detox Water – Add a handful of mint leaves and half a sliced cucumber to the pitcher of apples & cinnamon
Apple Orange Cinnamon Water – Use 1 thinly sliced apple & 1 thinly sliced orange & 1 cinnamon stick
Apple Cinnamon Ginger Water – Use 1 thinly sliced apple & 1 cinnamon stick & 5 to 7 slices of fresh ginger
Experiment with your favorite spices and flavors from peppermint to tangerines to enjoy a tasty flavor this fall and winter.
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19 thoughts to “Fall Apple Cinnamon Infused Water”
…something to try.
What a fabulous idea! It’s a great way of including extra ginger or chilli in a diet to strengthen the immune system 🙂
It sounds like Apple & Cinnamon are great as a combination to use in infused water. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
I have never had this, cannot wait to try it!
I think you’ll like it. Happy Monday!
Ohh! What a brilliant cold drink for this time of year. Anything with cinnamon is a winner in my book. I might have to try this, I am always for the look out for new ways to enjoy water.
Carol, these are great ideas! It certainly would inspire me to drink more water. I love the apple detox idea .. thanks
I’m so glad you like it Judee. Have a great week!
Sounds terrific. Must smell fabulous.
That’s good advice Carol. I must admit that I didn’t know drinking water could aid weight loss. As I occasionally suffer from Gout I know the phrase “make water your friend”.
This is such a genius idea, Carol! I’m always looking for ways to get more water into my day, and infusing it with fun Fall flavors is just what I need! Thank you so much for the idea!
This sounds so yummy! Bookmarking to try because I’m super guilty of not drinking enough water 🙂
I think most of us are guilty of that – thanks for coming by.
That sounds like a wonderful way to enjoy water!
I got this comment – I don’t understand why it wouldn’t let you comment on the ottoman. I’ll check it out.
Unlike most, I love water. I prefer it plain rather than with those little packets my husband adds to his. They leave an after taste.
But I do like cucumber and/or lemon infused water. They serve those at the spa I like to go to on occassion. This one sounds good as well. Pinned and tweeted.
Thanks for sharing at #alwcc.
Try adding apple slices to your cucumber/lemon water. I like lemon in almost everything.
This sounds so tasty & refreshing! Anything to convince me to drink more water!! I know I need to, but it seems so boring on its own. I will definitely have to give this a try and will be pinning it to my food board. I am visiting from Linda’s link-up. Many blessings to you this autumn season!
thanks for the visit Cheryl – God bless!