We’ve talked a lot about how important it is to drink lots of water – it helps you focus, promotes weight loss, cleans your system, and is even good for your skin. But there are a lot of people – my son is one of them – who just don’t like the flavor of water, even filtered water. So I’ve come up with some ways to make water taste better, and be even healthier. If you’re looking for ways to make your water taste a little more interesting, check out these recipes below.
Apple and Cinnamon
Cinnamon helps lower blood sugar and increases insulin sensitivity. Apples help prevent Alzheimer’s, colon cancer, and gallstones; improve
digestion, lower cholesterol, and boost your immune system.
In a two liter container, add one apple, thinly sliced, and one cinnamon stick. Fill the container halfway with ice, then fill the container with water. Let the mixture sit in the refrigerator for at least one hour (longer for stronger flavor), then enjoy!
Strawberry and Basil
This great drink features iron and vitamin C, and can help fight cancer, reduce wrinkles, and relieve stress.
In a two liter container, add one pint of sliced strawberries, 10 fresh, torn basil leaves, and one sliced lemon. Fill the container halfway with ice, then fill with filtered water. Refrigerate for three hours or up to two days.
Blueberry, Peach, Lemon, and Mint
This delicious combination of fruit and mint provides a refreshing treat that provides some great health benefits, including easing digestion,
relieving headaches, and help prevent cancer.
In a 2 liter container, add 10-12 chopped mint leaves, one cup of blueberries, two sliced lemons, and one sliced peach or nectarine, then fill the container halfway with ice. Fill the rest of the way with filtered water. Let refrigerate for three hours before enjoying.
This tasty treat is high in antioxidants, as well as flavor. If you don’t have any vanilla bean, you can just use vanilla extract – either one will work (and taste great!)
In a two liter container, add one sliced orange and ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract OR a scraped vanilla bean. Top with half a container of ice, then fill with water. Let it steep in the refrigerator for an hour, and enjoy.
Mixing blackberries and sage creates a subtle, refreshing beverage that promotes heart health and provides extra vitamin A, calcium, and iron to your diet.
In a two liter container, combine 10 torn sage leaves, 8 ounces of blackberries, and top with half a container of ice cubes. Fill the container with water, stir, and refrigerator for three hours.
A little lime and a few raspberries provide a sweet, flavorful drink full of vitamins and antioxidants.
In a two-liter container, quarter two limes and squeeze the juice on top of 8 ounces of raspberries. For more flavor, leave the squeezed limes in the mix. Add half a container of ice and fill the rest of the way with water. Stir, then refrigerate for three hours.