Drinking water is so important to our health and wellness. In fact, it is recommended that you drink about half your body weight in ounces of water a day. For instance, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should aim to drink around 75 ounces of water a day. This will keep you hydrated, feeling less tired and may even subside your hunger! But getting enough water throughout the day can be hard to remember and, frankly, it can be boring. Water certainly isn’t the most exciting thing to drink, but it is vital. Unfortunately, flavored waters often pack in tons of sodium or sugar making it an unhealthy choice.
If you aren’t someone who enjoys water or prefers to drink soda throughout the day, drinking water can feel like a chore. So how can you spruce up the taste of your water without adding any unhealthy ingredients? It’s simple; infuse your water with fruit! Here are 10 fruit infused water recipes that will give your water a subtle yet enjoyable burst of flavor.
In a pitcher or a jug, combine water (still or sparkling), one sliced lemon and 10 raspberries. This combination is super refreshing with just the right amount of zing!
A classic combo that is an excellent substitute for the sweetness of soda! In a jug or a pitcher combine water (still or sparkling), one sliced lime and 10 cherries. Remember to take the pits out of the cherries before combining them with water!
An unusual combination but surprisingly delicious! In a pitcher or a jug combine 2 cups of water (sparkling or still) with 1 sliced orange and 2 peeled and sliced kiwis.
Ahh, just the name sounds refreshing! In a pitcher or a jug combine 2 cups of water (sparkling or still) with 1 cup of raspberries and a handful of mint leaves.
For all of the blueberry lovers, this one is for you! In a pitcher or a jug combine 2 cups of water (sparkling or still) with 1 cup of whole blueberries and 1/12 sliced limes.
Again, this may sound like an odd combination but you may be surprised at how deliciously refreshing these two ingredients are together! In a pitcher or a jug combine 2 cups of water (sparkling or still) with 1 cup of sliced strawberries and a handful of basil.
This may taste like fall in a cup, but it is perfectly refreshing all year round! In a pitcher or jug, combine water, 2 sliced organic apples and 2 cinnamon sticks (food grade). Let this water sit in the refrigerator overnight to really soak in the flavor.
This is the ultimate refresher that will make you feel like you’re sipping water at a spa. In a pitcher or a jug combine water, half a lemon, 6 or more sprigs of cilantro with stems and roughly 2” of cucumber. Let this infuse for 4-8 hours and enjoy!
This water cocktail screams summer. In a pitcher or a jug combine water, 1 cup of cantaloupe pieces, 1 cup of watermelon pieces and 1 cup of honeydew pieces.
For this delicious concoction combine water, 1 cup of fresh pineapple pieces (crushed for a sweeter taste) and a 1-inch piece of ginger in a jug or a pitcher.
Here’s an extra tip. Buy mason jars and use them as cups as a fun way to drink your 10 fruit infused water recipes!