Diet and Nutrition

15 Juicy Ways to Snazz up Your Water

There are two kinds of people in this world—those who like downing a huge glass of water and those that don’t!

For those who think that plain old water is just too bland, there are numerous healthy ways to juicy up that boring glass of H20 instead of opting for less healthy sodas or sugary juices. Reality is that water is vital to your body in order to hydrate your cells, keep all systems working, and to help flush the toxins.

Here are 15 delicious ways that you can flavor your water naturally…

1. Spice things up with citrus

Squeeze a slice of your favorite citrus fruit into a long, lean glass of ice water—lemon, lime, pink grapefruit, orange slices, or a combination!


2. Brisk fresh mint

This breathtaking herb is always a great way to make that cold glass of ice water even cooler…


3. Revitalizing ginger root

A few thin slices of this energizing herb, known for its stimulating properties, will put a skip in your step.


4. Cool as a cucumber

Cucumbers actually make water juicier (as if it were even possible).  Believe me, it’s truly a refreshing treat!


5. Bountiful berries

Try a handful of your favorite berries—blueberries, cherries, strawberries, cranberries, or blackberries—or even better, a mixed berry extravaganza.


6. Succulent watermelon

Nothing matches water as far as its thirst-quenching, other than a few chunks of juicy watermelon. Just be sure to remove the seeds.


7. Cheerful pineapple

Add a little sun-drenched pleasure to you water with a few pieces of juicy pineapple—it’ll beat those mid winter blues.


8. Krazy for kiwi

Put a little taste of Down Under in your water tumbler with a few thin slices of ripe kiwi.


9. Mango tango

Mango adds a natural sweetness to water—minus the calories! A great trick is to puree and strain the mango and then pour the mixture into an ice cube tray and freeze into succulent ice cubes.


10. Frozen grapes

Did you know that frozen fruits, such as seedless green or red grapes—make the sweetest ice cubes? This way, as the cube slowly melts, the water is infused with a fruity flavor.


11. Basil

If water with fruit is getting a bit too monotonous, try spicing up your water by infusing it with muddled basil.


12. Green tea

Brew a pot of herbal tea (with or without caffeine), allowing the tea to naturally seep in water. Let it cool then put the entire pitcher with a few slices of lemon into the refrigerator to chill.


13. Lovely lavender

My particular favorite, a few sprigs of lavender are soothing in water. Plus lavender is known for beating anxiety, depression, mental exhaustion, insomnia, and digestive issues.


14. A splash of real juice

A small amount of 100% cranberry, grapefruit, or low-fat orange juice added to water lets you enjoy the flavor without the added calories and sugars.


15. Rosemary

Crushed herbs or individual sprigs taste delicious over ice. For a real tangy treat, try a few sprigs of rosemary for subtle flavor—without sweetness!

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Emily Lockhart

Emily Lockhart is a certified yoga instructor and personal trainer. She believes that being healthy is a lifestyle choice, not a punishment or temporary fix to attain a desired fitness or body image goal. Anna helps her clients take responsibility for their own health and wellness through her classes and articles on ActiveBeat.

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