Water can be boring. I get it. Sometimes you just need a little flavor. You don’t have to keep buying fancy flavored waters, and you definitely don’t want a soda. Some flavored waters contain sugars or sugar substitutes, sodium, or other ingredients you really don’t want. It only takes a minute to make delicious water at home. You can make these with plain water or unflavored sparkling water.
Drinks like sodas, juices, and other beverages you can buy are often full of sugars, artificial sweeteners, colorings, and more. These ingredients can do a number on your body. The sweeteners in these drinks are often the hidden reason for weight gain, jitters, headaches, and stomach issues. Give these waters a try. It may take a couple of weeks, but your taste buds will adjust, and the cravings for the more sugary drinks will start to subside.
Mix and match the flavors. Add in things like fruits and herbs to give your water a great taste.
These are some of my ideas that I like to do.
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Add the fruits, herbs, cucumbers, or whatever you chose for flavor into your glass. Top with plain or sparkling water and enjoy!
To make the Ginger-Lime Water: add a teaspoon of grated ginger in a tea infuser or mini sieve. Place the tea infuser in the water, or if using a mini sieve, pour the water through the sieve so the water will run through the ginger infusing it as it runs through. Squeeze in the juice of half a lime. Add in a couple of slices of ginger and a slice of lime to further infuse the flavor.
There are lots of options here. Some other things to try are blackberries, thyme, dragon fruit, mango, grapes, pineapple, apples, and more!
You can muddle or chop the fruit and herbs to release their juices, which will give the water a more robust flavor.
Share some other ideas you do to change up your water.