Thank you for asking this! I actually wondered the same thing the first time I made detox water as well and should have clarified :p
It depends really on how you want to reuse it. If you make a big jug of it and plan on drinking it over a longer course of time, leave the majority of the fruit and leaves in, or at least don’t dump it all into your first glass. There are are a few ways to go about it-
1. You can throw fresh watermelon/cucumber/what have you into a fresh glass of the steeped water, so you don’t detract from the amount of solids in the jug.
2. You can also limit the amount of fruit pieces and mint leaves that get poured out into each glass, keeping the ratio of solids to liquids roughly similar as you use more and more. Then just make a whole fresh batch when you run out.
3. If you wanted a lot of solids in each glass you could add more to the water in the jug to replenish the amount-just keep in mind that it will have to steep for awhile again before its fully infused, and may be stronger tasting if there’s less water.
Whether or not you eat the fruit etc. as you drink depends on taste. Personally, I love eating the watermelon or cucumber as I drink it. I just let some of it pour into each glass when I drink it (option # 2.) It’s all good for you (and tasty) so I figure why not? 🙂
Let me know if that makes sense, or if you have anymore questions!
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