Apparently water is very good for you, and I can’t open up a health magazine without seeing yet another article on how darn wonderful and special and amazing H2O is. The only problem is, drinking water is so boring for me. It’s tasteless, bland and sometimes makes me feel bloated. I used to go on kicks where I would drink lots of water for a week, and then give it up for more palatable drinks. Until my friend Marley came to the rescue with the simplest of solutions: “Why not just flavor your water?” Thanks to her question, I began to experiment with spicing up a once-boring drink, and it worked wonders. Now I guzzle an absurd amount of water every day, and it feels great. Here are some easy ways to make your own H2O more palatable!
1. Sassy water. Apparently this stuff is supposed to flatten your belly, but I just like the taste of it. Throw 1 teaspoon of grated ginger, 1 cucumber, 1 lemon and 12 mint leaves into 8.5 cups of water. Proceed to gulp down all day.
2. Strawberry and basil water. This combo makes an interesting pairing, with the sweet taste of strawberries and the more earthy one of basil. The source recommends gradually adding the basil to taste, so it doesn’t become too overpowering.
3. Cucumber and lemon water. A new twist on traditional cucumber water. While adding lemons isn’t exactly exciting or even very creative, you can’t argue with the tart, refreshing taste of this drink.
I’m sipping on some cucumber-lemon water right now, and it’s making me feel nice and healthy. Plus the cucumbers are a great snack to munch on once the beverage is gone. Head on over to the sources for more recipes! [via A Beautiful Mess and Calorie Count]
Do you have any good water recipes?