Drink More Water Without Sacrificing Flavor

Tamara Golden
Do you find it hard to drink more water for your health because you find it bland and boring? Do you miss the flavor that you used to have before you gave up sugary, chemical-laden soft drinks?

Well, the solution is simple! Infused water!Infused waters have grown in popularity in recent years because they are so yummy, healthy and easy to make! The water your body desperately needs every day can also be tantalizing for your taste buds by adding fruit, berries and herbs. You can now even purchase drink cups and pitchers with built in baskets for your flavor ingredients (acts as a strainer). If you crave some sweetness, you can add a few drops of all-natural liquid Stevia to your infused water and kick those sugar cravings to the curb!

The process is super simple. Just muddle (or break apart) the herb leaves to release the oils, place in a sealable pitcher or container, add water, and then add fruit. Refrigerate for several hours, or until the flavor is strong enough for your liking. Strain and serve!

A few years back I made two infused waters, Citrus (lemon, orange and lime) and Pineapple Mint, for a health fair at the employee wellness program where I worked, and they were a big hit! But there are so many possibilities for flavor – the varieties you can make are endless!  

Here are a few more flavor ideas to get you started:

Citrus (orange, lemon and lime)

Raspberry Lime

Lemon Ginger

Blackberry Sage

Pineapple Mint

Raspberry Mint

Orange lavender

Watermelon Rosemary

Orange Pineapple

Honeydew Sage

Blackberry Mint

Orange Blueberry Basil

Pineapple Thyme

Watermelon Cilantro

Strawberry Lemon

Raspberry Mint