Star Fruit, Fennel, and Mint Infused Water

This star fruit, fennel, and mint infused water recipe has been sponsored by ZonePerfect.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Combine fresh star fruit (carambola), fresh fennel, and fresh mint for a refreshing infused water with a fruity and herbal flavor.

Combine fresh star fruit (carambola), fresh fennel, and fresh mint for a refreshing infused water with a fruity and herbal flavor.

Star Fruit, Fennel, and Mint Infused Water

One of my favorite hotels fills a large, transparent water cooler in the lobby with a different infused water each day of the week.

It’s funny how such a simple thing can feel like a real treat.  Every time we visit, I look forward to seeing what’s in the infused water.

That happy experience led me to think about how it would be nice to create something similar at home.  Life at home is a lot busier than a hotel vacation, though.  There’s much more work, of course, from housework to jobs to driving everyone to where they need to go.

If I’m going to treat myself at home, it’s got to be a treat that’s easy to accomplish.  Like many moms, I have to balance my time constraints with my love for indulgence.

So, I’ve started experimenting with making infused waters to enjoy at home and on-the-go.  This particular recipe has an ingredient that might surprise you.  It’s fennel!  Fresh fennel bulbs have a slightly sweet licorice flavor that’s perfect for accenting the tang of orange and the cooling properties of mint.

Combine fresh star fruit (carambola), fresh fennel, and fresh mint for a refreshing infused water with a fruity and herbal flavor.

Along with my star fruit, fennel, and mint infused water, I’m pairing a great tasting snack to help me fuel my day.  With 10 grams (or more) of protein and an array of appealing flavors, ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars are both satisfying and indulgent.

I picked up a box of Fudge Graham ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars.  What I like about these bars is that they have an ideal balance of carbs, protein, and fat, plus vitamins and minerals, all wrapped up in a bar that tastes totally delicious.

When I have a glass of star fruit, fennel, and mint infused water along with a ZonePerfect bar, I feel satisfied and ready to face my next challenge—whether it’s a grocery run, a treadmill run, or just running my own businesses.

Seems like I do a lot of running.

Combine fresh star fruit (carambola), fresh fennel, and fresh mint for a refreshing infused water with a fruity and herbal flavor.

Tips for Making Infused Water

  • You can use a water bottle or pitcher infuser if you want to (hey, they look cool, after all), but you don’t need to.  There’s no harm in simply tossing your infusion ingredients straight into a standard water bottle or pitcher.
  • Infusion time can vary; however, most experts recommend that water be infused in the refrigerator for 1 to 4 hours, or overnight if you like strong flavors—then consumed within one day for optimum freshness.
  • Feel free to experiment with different combinations of fruit, vegetables, and herbs.  You’d be surprised by how many combinations there are once you get started.
Combine fresh star fruit (carambola), fresh fennel, and fresh mint for a refreshing infused water with a fruity and herbal flavor.
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Star Fruit, Fennel, and Mint Infused Water

Combine fresh star fruit (carambola), fresh fennel, and fresh mint for a refreshing infused water with a fruity and herbal flavor.

Servings 4
Author Katie Moseman

Ingredients

  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 1 star fruit also known as carambola
  • 1 ounce fresh mint
  • 1/2 gallon water

Instructions

  1. Wash the ingredients.  Slice the star fruit across to create star shapes.  Cut the stalks off the fennel bulb, then cut the bulb into wedges or slices.  Gently bruise the mint to release the oils.

  2. Layer the ingredients with ice in a pitcher, then add water.  Chill for 1 to 2 hours, or overnight, to infuse the water.  Keep refrigerated and consume within a day.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information is approximate.  Please consult a nutritionist if you have specific dietary needs.

Nutrition Facts
Star Fruit, Fennel, and Mint Infused Water
Amount Per Serving (473 g)
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

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