Drinking eight to ten glasses of water per day is recommended, but that can be pretty bland and may seem like a bit of a chore. However, it is important for your health, especially in hot weather or after a workout when staying hydrated is a must. Fortunately, with these simple add-ins, keeping yourself hydrated can be easier (and tastier) than ever!
Have you ever been presented with a pitcher of cucumber water at a restaurant and thought, “What’s going on here?” Well, as flavorless as cucumbers might initially seem, they can infuse a refreshing cool flavor into water, perfect for a hot day or as a pick-me-up in the office. The cool but strong flavor of this vegetable diffuses into water with ease and little effort.
For those who like a little more spice, ginger might be the perfect answer! With a refreshing undertone, Ginger can be sliced and added to ice water for a unique taste and enjoyable spiciness.
- Orange, Lime or Lemon Peels
These peels are filled with citrusy goodness that can add a great pop of fresh flavor into ice water, tea, or even soda water! Peels are a great way to use the entire fruit – just be sure to thoroughly wash the fruits before infusing your water with these peels.
Along with a great taste, adding berries to water or lemonade adds a great pop of color. Perfect for a picnic or girls’ day out. In their whole form, berries tend not to add as much flavor as peels do, but muddling or emulsifying the berries is a great way to release flavors and colors into your drinking water!
- Juice Cubes
Adding just a splash of juice to drinking water can enhance the flavor and make the drink quite palatable. Simply choose your favorite 100% juice and freeze it in an ice cube tray. Once the cubes are frozen, drop them in your drinking water or seltzer to enhance the taste. You’ll get more and more flavor as the cubes melt too! These can continually be added to your drink until you reach your preferred flavor strength.
These add-ins are great for any time of day, and can be added to drinks other than water. The possibilities are endless with these fruit and veggie options!