Picture this: You are at the beach, it is a beautiful day, and the only thing that is wrong is the salty air making you dehydrated. You try to avoid reaching for soda, but the water just doesn’t cut it. So what do you do?
This is where you can use your imagination to freshen up your beverages this summer. One of my favorite ways to add pizzazz to my water is to simply add fruit!
4 Ways to Revamp Your Water
1.) Fruit Infused Water:
You can start by adding lemon wedges to give your water a refreshing and light taste. If you are bored of lemon or don’t enjoy the tart taste, try adding mixed berries to a pitcher and letting it soak overnight. This will allow those flavors to permeate into the water for a clean and refreshing taste.
2.) Watermelon Water:
One of my favorite drinks of the summer is watermelon water. Watermelon has a high-water content and has a healthy dose of vitamins A and C. Try dicing up some fresh watermelon and putting it into a blender. Add enough water to achieve your desired texture. Blend and serve. This refreshing water is sure to be a fan favorite and is an excellent way to hydrate this summer.
3.) Cucumber Water:
This one is surprisingly delicious and easy to make! Cucumbers are high in vitamins A, C and B6, and will add a delicious and refreshing element to your water. Grab a pitcher and fill it ¾’s of the way up with fresh water. Thinly slice cucumbers and fill the pitcher the rest of the way up. Allow the cucumber slices to soak in the water overnight to allow the flavor to really come through in the water. I promise you will not be disappointed with this one!
4.) Cranberry Water:
You can add a teaspoon of unsweetened cranberry concentrate to your water to give it a flavor boost. Concentrate is very sweet, which is why you only need a teaspoon to give you the right flavor. This is a way to flavor your water without having to let the water soak overnight in the berries. You can add the concentrate right before you leave the house, making this option great if you are always on-the-go.
You can also add a few mint leaves to spice up your water, a few dashes of an edible essential oil or lavender flowers to give you a fun, but simple twist on your water.
Don’t be afraid to add something to your water, especially if it will help you stay hydrated. Remember, when your body has the fluid it needs, you will feel better and have more energy to keep you going.
Your turn to take action: Next time your water just isn’t cutting it, try one of these naturally flavored waters. Let me know which ones you try in the comments below!