Naturally Flavored Water

I’m betting that I’m not the only person out there who needs to drink more water. Sure, I probably drink plenty of fluids in general, but I realize that black coffee probably isn’t as hydrating as drinking straight up water. Actually, it just about has the opposite effect. To motivate myself to drink more of just water, I tried out a little idea that I saw to give my water some pizazz.

The recipe I used called this Sassy Water. I thought it was just a cutesy name to give it more appeal, but after researching this I discovered that someone with the last name of Sass actually came up with the idea to jumpstart a diet. I have no idea whether it really works in that way, but after drinking the total amount of this yesterday, I did feel well hydrated. It also tastes pretty refreshing, so I had no problem drinking 2 quarts of this.

Want the recipe? It’s pretty simple to put together and uses ingredients that are abundant this time of year:

2 Quarts of water

1 Medium Cucumber, peeled and sliced thin

1 Lemon, thinly sliced

10 Mint leaves

1 tsp grated ginger

Place in a container in the fridge overnight, or at least a couple of hours. Try to drink the full amount the next day.

If you don’t like this particular recipe, I have some other flavored water ideas that may appeal to you more. Most also use seasonal ingredients, some with the addition of fresh herbs.

Photo from damyhealth.com

Lemon+Lime+Orange

Raspberry+Lime

Watermelon+Rosemary

Blackberry+Sage

Pineapple+Mint

Cantaloupe+Honeydew

Apple+Mint

Cucumber

Mango+Kiwi

Blueberries

Cranberry+Orange

Strawberry+Pineapple

Drink Up!

Rachel

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