8 Creative Ways to Flavor your Water
Drink More Water….Without Even Realizing!
Everyone knows they need to drink more water, but glass after glass of plain ole’ H2O can get boring. Flavored water alternatives, though, may not be worth it: There’s little or no benefit from nutrient additions to vitamin waters, energy drinks, and juices, according to a new study from the University of Toronto and Ryerson University in Canada. And since almost all of these boosted beverages have added sugar, you could actually be harming your health.
If you get bored of water, there’s a better way to quench your thirst: Infused waters can upgrade the flavor without any nutritional drawbacks. You just let fruit and herbs sit in water for a few hours and voila! A delicious, healthy alternative to water. To prove it, we’ve got 8 delicious fruit and herb combinations, also you can check out the video below.
Berry, Peach & Coconut
1 cup organic blueberries
1 cup organic blackberries
2 doughnut peaches, pitted and cut into half-inch wedges
6 cups spring or filtered water
2 cups unsweetened organic coconut water
1 gallon clean glass jar with lid
1. Place blueberries and blackberries into the bottom of your jar, then the peach slices on top.
2. Pour the spring water and coconut water into the jar. Stir the water, cover with a lid and put water into the refrigerator for at least one hour or overnight for the best flavor. Drink within two days.
Makes 64 ounces
Recipe provided by A Harmony Healing
3-4 ripe kiwis, peeled and thinly sliced (or crushed for more flavor)
2 quarts filtered or spring water
1. Add the sliced kiwis to a 64-ounce Mason jar or pitcher.
2. Add the filtered water.
3. Refrigerate until cold and enjoy.
Recipe provided by Define Bottle
Strawberry, Basil & Cucumber
3 basil leaves roughly chopped
1 strawberry sliced
3-5 slices of cucumber
Combine all the ingredients in a large glass, and let sit for at least 5 minutes before enjoying.