Fruit Infused Water (Pineapple, Apple, Passion Fruit, Basil)

This is my “made-in-Taiwan” ^o^ bottle of fruit infused water (水果風味水), as a result of my inability to resist buying the super fresh fruits whenever I visit the fresh food markets in Taipei. Fruit infused water are basically fruits seeped in drinking water to allow their fruity flavours to be imparted to it.

Fruit Infused Water Recipe
This water tastes naturally refreshing, subtly fruity and fully wholesome.  The “recipe” doesn’t require any measurements, and can be made with any seasonal fruits and herbs. They can be prepared and consumed an hour later, or chilled overnight to be consumed as a detox breakfast drink first thing in the morning.

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Regularly drinking this water will promote better skin & health, detoxification, weight loss and to me, a better appreciation of natural foods. I want to make more of this when I go back home to Singapore.

Fruit Infused Water Recipe
This particular bottle contains pineapple, red apple, passion fruit and basil. I try to incorporate at least 1-2 sweet fruits (pineapple & apple) and 1 herb for my bottle.

"Yong Chun" Market in Taipei
This was where I bought fruits from: Yong Chun Market (永春市場) which is nearby from where I was working. It’s so lively here everyday, it’s almost I’m at a different world.

"Yong Chun" Market in Taipei
Bought this whole pineapple that was used in this recipe. It was selected and cut on the spot for NT$60 (US$2), a sweet deal.

Fruit-infused water (Pineapple, Apple, Passionfruit, Basil)

The measurements used are indicative, just “eyeball” the amount of fruits and water needed for the jug you are using.

You can speed up or enhance the infusion by using a muddler to poke the pineapple pieces, and scrunching up the basil leaves before adding to the jug.


  • 50 grams pineapple flesh cubed
  • half red apple cubed
  • 2 slices lime
  • half passion fruit
  • a few basil leaves
  • 300 ml clean drinking water

You also need

  • 500 ml glass jug, pitcher or bottle with lid


Fill the glass jug up to three-quarters with the cut fruits, then pour clean drinking water to the brim. Refrigerate for 1 hour before drinking. You may add more water throughout the day to enjoy this drink.  The drink can also be chilled overnight to be enjoyed as a detox breakfast drink first thing in the morning.

Variations: Use brewed green tea or sparkling water in place of water. Add 1 tsp honey or maple syrup (to taste) if you wish to sweeten the drink.