You’ve heard it a million times before – drinking water is important. But, sometimes the colorless, tasteless elixir of life can feel a bit dull.
If you feel like that expert-recommended daily serving of water is easier said than done, we feel for you. So, how can you make drinking water more interesting?
Meet your new best friend: infused water.
Not only does infused water taste great and feel fun, it has health benefits too! Appetite control, immune defense, and blood sugar regulation are just a few healthy perks of taking your water game to the next level.
Infused water may look fancy, but you don’t need to go to a spa to enjoy the wonders of cucumber water. It’s easy to make at home using ingredients you already have around the kitchen.
Start by choosing your favorite combination of fruits, veggies, or herbs. After washing your produce, simply add it to a pitcher of water and let it sit in the fridge for at least 12 hours. Then – voila! – your fancy water is complete.
There’s no perfect formula for infused water. Use as many fruits, veggies, and herbs as you want! The more ingredients, the stronger the flavor. Your water will stay fresh in the fridge for up to one week.
The flavor possibilities are endless, so feel free to get creative! If you’re not sure where to begin, check out a few of our favorite flavor combinations below to get started.
Now, go hydrate to your heart’s desire. And we won’t judge if those extra cucumber slices end up over your eyes while you sip fancy water in a bathrobe.
Strawberry Watermelon Basil Rosemary Strawberry
¾ cup strawberries, sliced 1 cup strawberries, sliced
2 cups watermelon, cubed 1-2 fresh rosemary sprigs
4 fresh basil leaves
Lemon Lime Cucumber Blueberry Orange
½ cucumber, sliced 1 orange, sliced
1 lemon, sliced ½ cup blueberries
1 lime, sliced
1-2 lemons, sliced
3 fresh lavender sprigs OR 1 tbsp dried lavender buds