Fresh Fruit and Herb Sparkling Water

February 2, 2024 / 5 mins read

This #FoodieFriday, we're sharing a recipe from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Servings: 4


  • 8 ounces fresh strawberries (or other berries), hulled
  • 1 cup cubed ripe melon (cantaloupe, Crenshaw, honeydew, watermelon)
  • 2 cups ice-cold water
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil or mint leaves
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (optional)*
  • Ice cubes
  • 8 ounces club soda, tonic water or sparkling water
  • Lemon slices, for garnish
  • Basil or mint sprigs, for garnish


  1. Combine berries, melon, water and basil or mint in a blender. Whirl to liquefy. Allow mixture to sit for 5 minutes to allow basil or mint to infuse fruit puree with flavor.
  2. Pour into a 1-quart pitcher. Add lemon juice and sugar, as desired. (If sugar is added, stir to dissolve.)
  3. To serve, place ice into four glasses. Pour fruit mixture over ice. Add 2 ounces tonic water, club soda or sparkling water to each. Garnish each glass with lemon slices and basil or mint sprigs.
  4. Serve immediately. Pureed fruit may settle.

Nutrition Facts per Serving: 35; Calories from fat: 0; Total fat: 0g; Saturated fat: 0g; Trans fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium 20mg; Total carbohydrate: 9g; Dietary fiber: 2g; Sugars: 6g; Protein: 1g

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