How to make drinking water easier
Flavor, flavor & more flavor! The best way to make drinking water easier, is by adding a bit of flavor. Below is a list that will ruin you from ever drinking plain water again. Just kidding. Try these delicious “recipes” and at the same time stay on track with your health. Enjoy!
- Lemon & Lime Crush– Give a squeeze to one or both of these tart fruits. Remember a little goes a long way with our yellow and green healthy friends. But if just can’t get enough of that tangy taste, consider crushing the lemon/lime combo in your water for 10-15 minutes before consuming.
- Berry Goodness– Fill a large jug with water, slice berries or melons… Or dare to be different and try both together! Next add ice and refrigerate overnight. You can get even fancier still by crushing ice in a blender. The taste of crushed ice with berries and melons is sure to delight.
- Tangy Tang– Remember tang and Sunny-D waking up your taste buds with that piquant taste. Freeze some tangerines, or clementine’s (make sure they are pittless). When they are ready, pop those tangy ones out of the freezer and add to a glass of water.
- Pineapple Soak– When pineapple is ripe it is one of the sweetest fruits out there. Soak a few chunks in water for a minimum of two hours. Pour that sweet mixture into your favorite water bottle and head out for a walk.
- Mash it up – Have you ever indulged in berries and whip cream or with ice cream? Yum. That’s good stuff. Well, think of that yummy dish when you make this little concoction. Mash up your favorite berries (blueberries, raspberries, it’s your pick), at the bottom of your cup. Then add water. It’s as easy as that to make your water interesting.
- Mint It Up– Take some fresh mint leaves from your garden, or the store and tear them up. Mint smells so nice and tastes very refreshing. Let the torn up pieces steep in your water for 10-15 minutes. Did you also know mint is good for digestive conditions like indigestion?
- A Sparkling Personality– Instead of drinking soda, or straight up mineral water, how about pouring half mineral water in your bottle and filling up the rest with filtered water. This will give your regular water the sparkling personality it deserves, but not overwhelmingly so.
- It’s Tea Time–There is something about a cold ice tea on a hot day. Unfortunately, ice tea tends to be loaded with sugar and caffeine. Try this twist… Fill your bottle (or pitcher), about 2/3 full with filtered water. Next pour in your favorite tea (can be store bought, brewed, or steeped in the sun). There are so many varieties to choose from. Fill it with tea to the top. For an extra burst of flavor, add a lemon squeeze, or how about some mint to top things off!’
- Make a Splash– Pour in just a splash of unsweetened or sweetened cranberry juice (if you are looking for that extra something). Not only does it taste refreshing, but it looks pretty too! Add a wedge of lime, some ice and maybe even go all out by adding a drink stirrer in there to really mix things up.
- Go nuts for Coconut –This drink reminds me of the tropics. How fun! Freeze coconut water in an ice tray. Fill up a large glass of water and add the ice cubes. You taste buds will experience a pleasant taste sensation. All you need now is a little umbrella and the drink is complete!