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Strawberry Basil Infused Water (Paleo)

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Stay cool and hydrated this summer with this delicious Strawberry Basil Infused Water made with crisp and smooth Starkey Spring Water

Disclosure: this fruit infused water recipe is sponsored by Starkey, all opinions are my own.
image collage of glass jars of strawberry basil infused water

Summer heat definitely reminds me why I should be drinking more water!

We went hiking this past weekend in 92 degree heat, and we guzzled more water than I would have normally. Too hot to hike, but maybe it will get me back into drinking more water! And if it’s incredibly delicious like Starkey Spring Water, then that’s even better 🙂

close up photo of glass jar filled with strawberry basil infused water

I’m going to be real: I am terrible at drinking enough water. I carry a water bottle with me everywhere, but sometimes i forget to drink out of it, or I take sips when I should be taking bigger drinks (not during exercise though, small sips are better!).

One of the ways I like to increase my water intake is by making fruit infused water. Lime slices have always been a favorite addition to my water since they are so fresh tasting! But sometimes infused water calls for more exciting ingredients than just lime slices. 😉

This Strawberry Basil Infused water with cucumber is incredibly refreshing and has just the right amount of fruit and herb essences.

jars of fruit infused water surrounded by strawberry, basil, and cucumber

If you’re thinking savory dinners when you think of basil and other herbs, you’re missing out on the incredible flavor of basil in water! Fresh basil has light taste that is great with fruit, so this infused water doesn’t have an overpowering basil flavor at all.

But you need to use fresh basil in this recipe, dried basil won’t cut it. Fresh herbs always have a better flavor than dried ones, and it’s all about flavor when you make infused water.

Why not call it detox water?

I don’t use the term “detox water” for this drink because I don’t really buy into detox trends. I’m all about long-term healthy living and nutrition, but I don’t follow diet trends (detoxing being one of them).

Infused water is nutritious.

 chilled strawberry infused fruit water in a glass jar

You’ll get some benefits from the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants from the fruits and herbs you add to your water. Especially if you muddle (squish or crush) the fruit a bit in your water bottle or glass, helping to release more flavors and nutrients. But detox claims are usually not substantiated and well-researched.

Then why do I love infused water? Because fruit and herb infused water makes water taste awesome! When your water tastes great, you’re more likely to drink lots of it (another reason to love Starkey Spring Water!).

jar of fruit infused water next to a glass bottle of Starkey water

Starkey™ Spring Water

If you’re looking for some great tasting spring water to add to your summer hydration routine, then check out Starkey Spring Water. Starkey Water is drawn from the geothermal single-source Starkey Hot Springs in the mountains of Idaho (our neighboring state!).

bottle of Starkey spring water next to fruit infused water in a jar

The Starkey Hot Spring is 2 miles deep in Imnaha basalt, untouched by surface contamination. Starkey Water is pure with natural minerals and it’s slightly alkaline (9.6 pH) for a silky smooth taste.

I’ve got to say, Starkey Water is delicious and incredibly smooth! It is by far one of the best bottled waters I have ever tried, and since it is from a natural geothermal mountain spring, it’s something I can feel good about drinking. Plus, their bottles are glass (not plastic) and are recyclable!

Check out our other cold drink recipes!

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Strawberry Basil Infused Water

Stay cool and hydrated this summer with this delicious Strawberry Basil Infused Water made with crisp and smooth Starkey Spring Water
Paleo, vegan
4.84 from 6 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: detox water, fruit infused water, infused water
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 15kcal


  • 1 liter Starkey Spring Water
  • 1 cup whole strawberries
  • 1 cup cucumber slices
  • 8 leaves fresh basil
  • 2 cups fresh ice


  • Pour Starkey Spring Water into 4 cups.
  • Stem and quarter the strawberries. Divide the strawberries, cucumber, and fresh basil between the 4 glasses. 
  • Add ice to the glasses and press the fruit and basil a bit with a spoon to release the flavors, or shake in a mason jar. 
  • Serve immediately, enjoy!


Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 22.2mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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12 thoughts on “Strawberry Basil Infused Water (Paleo)”

    • Hi Kathy, I wouldn’t recommend using dried herbs in this infused water since it wouldn’t taste the same and dried basil is usually chopped and would get rather messy. Instead of basil, you can use just the fresh fruit and cucumber and maybe some lime or lemon slices. It will still taste good!


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