I know they’ve debunked the 8 glasses of water a day recommendation, but there is no denying it, when I drink more water I feel better, I eat less, and I swear I’m less bloated. I also have a history of urinary tract infections and kidney stones, so for me, water is and will always be my drink of choice.
Usually, water alone is good enough (I’ve grown used to over the years as it is an acquired taste like anything) but I am known to bore easily. When this happens I usually turn to unsweetneed teas but last week I decided to go a different route and experiment with fruit-infused waters.
Every day I pulled together a different combination using what I had on hand. I let each one sit overnight in the fridge and then my goal was to finish the half gallon by the end of the next day. Having a jug ready to go in the fridge made it easy to grab, too.
Here are the combinations I created last week:
I kicked off the week last Sunday with one of my favorites: Cucumber water. I had it for the first time a few years ago at a spa and fell in love. There’s something so fun and refreshing about it. If you haven’t tried it yet you’re missing out. Just throw a slice or 2 in your next water glass with some ice.
I decided to clip a few mint leaves from my garden to add as well. It was a nice crisp addition.
The kids loved this one! I just added some fresh watermelon chunks and sliced strawberries. It added a great flavor!
The kids loved this one too but only because the water was dyed red with just a handful of frozen raspberries.
This one was my least favorite but only because I added too much line. The pineapple was very subtle and it was overshadowed by the lime. Next time I’ll only add 2-3 lime slices instead of a whole one.
Side note: The finger is back! ;)
My favorite! A handful of frozen blueberries and some chocolate mint leaves. I’ve made this one 3 times since last week and am actually sipping it now.
Notice the Royal Caribbean cup. It’s a running joke in my family because The Husband HAD to get the beverage package on our cruise this spring, which cost us like $140. Totally NOT worth it in my opinion. Mostly because I am a water drinker. So I decided to adopt the cup and get my money’s worth.
Anyway, the blueberry-mint is a great combo and again, frozen berries stains the water a fun purple color.
Do you have any fun water combinations? And the fake flavor squirters don’t count! Hey, to each their own, but I’d rather not cloud my water with a bunch of coloring and sweeteners.