Kiwi Water

Kiwi Water

Harvard University experts say you should drink about four to six cups of water daily. But it’s common for many people to go hours without a single sip of water. You might have bought yourself the shiniest Stanley Cup from Target, but how do you get yourself to drink from it?

Well, infused water might help you stay hydrated. Kiwi water is a refreshing drink that keeps thirst at bay and fills you with dietary fiber and vitamin C. It’s also known to support digestive and heart health while improving your immune response.

So how do you make kiwi water? Can you add other fruits to the mix? Let’s learn about this below.

How to Make Kiwi Fruit Water? 7 Recipes

The cool thing about infused water is that there’s no limit to its variations. If you don’t have the taste buds for ripe kiwi alone, you can mix the flavor with lime, strawberry, or citrus fruit.

Here’s a roundup of our favorite kiwi-infused water recipes. Luckily, all these infused water recipes have a prep time of under five minutes!

  1. Strawberry Kiwi Infused Water

Strawberries don’t only make an aesthetically pleasing and delicious snack. They are also a rich source of fiber, vitamins, and polyphenols — antioxidants that can potentially reduce cancer risk. Strawberries are in the top 20 fruits, rich in antioxidants, and don’t contain harmful nutrient groups like cholesterol, fats, or sodium. 

Combining strawberries with kiwi fruit is a great way to get the best of both worlds. You’ll need the following ingredients for this infused water: 

  • Four strawberries 
  • 1/2 kiwi
  • 4 cups of water

Start by slicing the kiwi and strawberry into slices. If the strawberries have bruises, remove them. Put the kiwi and strawberry slices into the water jug and refrigerate for a few hours.

We’d recommend keeping it overnight and making a fresh breakfast drink out of it. Drink this infused water within two days for the best flavor.

  1. Mint and Kiwi Fruit Infused Water

The combination is just as refreshing and cooling as it sounds. It’s the perfect drink for a hot summer day, especially if you need a beverage for your beach or picnic trip.

Whenever you use a herb, such as mint, you must ”bruise” it to get the flavors out. If you have a mortar & pestle, use that. Otherwise, crush mint sprigs between your fingers. As for kiwis, use ripe fruit for the best results.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this drink:

  • Four kiwis
  • Mint leaves (desired quantity)
  • 4 cups of water

Peel the kiwis to remove the rind, which can taste bitter. Cut the kiwis into slices and put them in a jug of water. Wash the mint leaves and place them with the kiwis.

Keep the jug in the fridge overnight. You can make it fresh every day on hot summer days or refrigerate it for up to two days.

  1. Kiwi Agua Fresca

If you’ve not heard of Agua fresca, you’re in for a delightful surprise. Agua fresca is fruits, seeds, or cereals blended in water with a sweetener. Making kiwi Agua fresca is simple since you don’t need additional ingredients.

  • Remove the rind and cut fresh kiwis into thin slices.
  • Put these slices in two to four cups of cold water.
  • Add a sweetener of your choice for added sugar.
  • Blend these ingredients at high speed.
  • Dip a finger in to check the sweetness level.

Since kiwi is naturally sweet, some might not enjoy the extra sweetness sugar or jaggery brings. You can skip this step or reduce the quantity of the sweetener.

Agua fresca is best drunk immediately, but you can keep the leftovers in the fridge for about four days.

  1. Kiwi Lime Water

What better way to break the humidity of hot summer days than with a glass of cold Kiwi lime-infused water? Most people enjoy lime for its acidic punch. But did you know it’s also rich in vitamin C and antioxidants? It can improve your skin quality and aid digestion.

You only need these four ingredients to make this flavored water:

  • Three slices of kiwi
  • Ice
  • Cold water
  • Three slices of lime

Add ice to a jug of cold water. Then, add the kiwi and lime slices to the mix. Stir the container gently with a spoon or give it a shake.

The good news is that this drink contains 0 g of saturated fat but has 22 grams of protein and 52 grams of fiber per serving.

  1. Kiwi, Lemon, and Strawberry Infused Water

Remember how we said you could add other fruits to Kiwi water for better flavor and health benefits? The recipe below does just that.

Its ingredients help regulate blood sugar, give you an energy boost, and reduce toxins in your body. They also help keep your appetite in check and may increase your metabolic rate. Get these ingredients on your next grocery run to make this excellent drink:

  • Two large or four small strawberries
  • Two kiwi slices
  • Two lemon slices

Put all ingredients in a mason jar or small jug. Fill the jar with water and put it in the refrigerator. Give the fruits about two hours to steep into the water. Enjoy!

You can also add other berries, such as blueberries, for your twist to this drink. Pineapple, pear, and mango could also make delicious alternatives, depending on your preferences.

  1. Kiwi Watermelon Infused Water

If you love kiwi but don’t want it to be the centerpiece of your infused water, why not try this recipe with watermelon? Watermelon is high in lycopene and beta-carotene, two antioxidants that help protect your cells from damage.

For this drink, you’ll need:

  • Five kiwi slices (peeled)
  • Five watermelon cubes (peeled)

Put three slices of kiwi and watermelon at the bottom of a mason jar. Then, put the remaining two pieces of each fruit on top. Fill the mason jar with water and put a lid on. Shake the jar gently and let it infuse in a refrigerator for two to three hours.

We recommend drinking this water on summer afternoons since it will give you the much-needed energy boost to get over that mid-day slump. Remember that watermelon does not stay fresh for too long, so drink it within two days of making it.

  1. Kiwi, Lemongrass, and Mint Water

Some of us don’t like the super-sweet taste multiple fruits bring to infused drinking water. But that’s no reason to give up on flavored waters altogether. Herbs to the rescue! Try out this kiwi water with just a few ingredients:

  • One jug of drinking water
  • 1/2 cup of mint sprigs
  • Five lemongrass sticks
  • One kiwi

Slice the kiwi and put it in the jug of drinking water. Put the lemon grass sticks and mint sprigs in it too. Use a spoon to stir this mixture so the ingredients don’t settle at the bottom.

Put the lid on the jug, letting the ingredients infuse into the water. Refrigerate it if you prefer your water to be cold. Serve and drink cold!

The recipe stays fresh for about two jugs of water so you can use the same ingredients for two batches. After that, you need to use fresh kiwis and herbs.

Benefits of Kiwi Fruit and Infused Water

To fully understand the benefits of kiwi, you should look at its nutrient profile first. A 3.5-ounce or 100 gram of kiwi contains:

  • 64 calories
  • 14 grams of carbs
  • 3 grams of fiber
  • 0.44 grams of fat
  • 1 gram of protein

It will also give you 83% of vitamin C, 9% of vitamin E, 15% of copper, 34% of vitamin K, and 7% of daily folate. We discuss some impressive benefits of Kiwi water below.

Rich in Plant Compounds

Kiwis contain many plant compounds, such as lutein and beta carotene, known for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Research shows that diets rich in these plant compounds can protect you against heart disease.

A review study reported that a high dietary intake of vitamin C, carotenoids, and E helped lower the risk of cancer and heart disease. Since kiwis contain all these nutrients, making them a part of your diet can improve your health significantly.

Similarly, another study showed that eating kiwis helped lower blood pressure in study subjects over eight weeks.

Improve Digestive Health

Since kiwis contain soluble and insoluble fiber, they benefit digestive health. They help move food through the gut and regulate regular bowel movements.

Kiwi fiber retains more water than other fibers, such as that found in wheat bran or apples. Thus, it improves your stool consistency and makes food go through your digestive system faster. That makes Kiwi an excellent addition to your diet if you suffer from constipation.

Are There Side Effects of Kiwi-Infused Water?

Although kiwi is good for your health, some people may be allergic to the fruit. Kiwis have an allergen called actinidin, which can cause allergic reactions in some people. The symptoms may include:

  • Itchy throat
  • Vomiting
  • Hives
  • Abdominal pain
  • Wheezing
  • Swollen tongue
  • Trouble swallowing

If you experience any of these symptoms, we recommend you seek medical help immediately.


As important as staying hydrated is, many people forget to drink water in their hectic routines or replace it with energy drinks and coffee. Infusing water with kiwis and other fruits can help you increase your water intake while receiving many nutrients and health benefits.

The recipes explained above are pretty simple to follow. In most cases, you have to throw two or more fruits into a water container, and that’s pretty much it. Chill this infused water for a refreshing drink in the morning or throughout the day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Kiwi Water Good for Your Skin?

Since kiwi is rich in antioxidants, it’s perfect for your skin. It is naturally moisturizing, soothing your skin, especially during hot weather. You can even apply kiwi juice on your face to reduce dullness.

Does Kiwi Water Taste Good?

If you like the flavor of kiwi, you’ll most likely be a fan of kiwi water too. It has a tropical flavor with a hint of citrus. The best part about its taste is that it isn’t overpowering.

Which Fruits Can You Put in Kiwi Water?

It entirely depends on your taste. You can add fruit to this infused water, from pears and limes to mangoes and watermelons.

Is a Sweetener Necessary to Make Kiwi Water?

Kiwi is naturally sweet. So you do not have to add any sweeter to your drinking water. Agua fresca may be an exception, but even with this recipe, you can skip the sweetener for health purposes or personal preferences.

Rahul Malpe

Rahul is a nutritionist and personal trainer with 3+ years of experience in the field of health coaching. He specializes in nutrition science, with a keen eye for how food choices, lifestyle habits, and physical activity impact our bodies. 

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