This guest post comes from our friends at Tip Hero. Eating healthy is incredibly important for some people, and there are a lot of countless sugars and calories from caffeinated beverages and sports drinks. Luckily, we have 5 ways to make your water extremely tasty while keeping it healthy.
5 Creative Ways to Flavor Your Water
We know how important it is to drink as much water as we can. And water is a frugal person’s best friend when it comes to beverages. But if you’re like me, then you may have a little trouble drinking things that don’t have much flavor. Unfortunately, the drinks sold at the store that do have a lot of flavor are typically loaded with calories or are pretty costly options (like Mio, for example).
For Christmas this past year, I received a present that changed my whole outlook on water. It’s a water infuser!
This isn’t to say that you need to buy a water infuser to create flavorful and cheap water-based drinks, but it certainly got my creativity flowing. Now, whenever I go to yoga or out anywhere for the day, I’m rarely without my water infuser bottle that’s got leftover bits of whatever seasonal fruit I’ve had at home.
If you need some inspiration, here are some great recipes I found around the web for flavoring your water impressively. Take a look:
- Lemon Water with Fresh Mint: lemons are ridiculously cheap to pick up, and if you have a mint plant, you can just tear a few sprigs off when you want to create a “fancy” pitcher to proudly serve.
- Fruit Infused Water: there are lots of fruits that are great for infusing water on the cheap. If you’re bored with lemon or lime, go for oranges, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, grapefruit, etc. You can mix and match however you like, but the key to these infusions is to actually give them time (a few hours is great) to infuse.
- Sangria Water: when you want an impressive but non-alcoholic beverage pitcher for a party, this is definitely the recipe to try. You’ll need 4 slices each of lemon, lime and orange, 1 ripe peach and 1 cup of fresh pineapple chunks. Let this steep in water at room temperature for 4 hours, chill if desired, and serve.
- Cucumber Melon Water: use ripe melons (you can use a combination of cantaloupe and honeydew) and one large cucumber to make a gallon, or several mason jars, full of this delicious, hydrating concoction.
- Herb-Infused Water: do you have leftover rose petals that have fallen from Valentine’s Day bouquets? Or what about vanilla beans? Or basil? Use whatever herbs you’d like to use and allow them to sit in a pitcher of water in the fridge overnight. Strain the water, return it to the pitcher, and drink the infusion within a few days!
What are some of your favorite ways to infuse water?