10 Refreshing Recipes to Flavor Your Water

10 healthy ways to flavor your water recipes

 

Water is one of the best ways to stay hydrated. And, staying hydrated is important to help your body work efficiently, to perform best in your workouts, and to help you lose weight. In fact, did you know that many times that you feel hungry you’re actually thirsty?

Still, drinking half your body weight in ounces every day might seem like a lot. So we came up with these 10 refreshing ways to flavor your water using fruits and herbs. These jewel-toned drinks will keep you hydrated and happy all spring and summer long.

Each of the recipes below are for one serving and take approximately 5 minutes to make. And, because you’re straining them, they’re all super low in calories (and free when it comes to 21 Day Fix portions). If you want the beverages to be super clear, strain them through a cheesecloth. And, to make a pitcher, just evenly increase the amounts by 4 or 8 or more.

Also, feel free to keep the pulp. Personally, we love it and it’s healthy for you. Just keep in mind it will increase the calorie counts.

 

Blackberry Mojito Water
Calories: 5

Ingredients:
1 cup ice
½ cup fresh blackberries
3 slices fresh lime
4 fresh mint leaves
1¼ cups cold water

Preparation:
1. Place ice in a tall glass. Set aside.
2. Combine blackberries, lime, and mint in a large cocktail shaker. Mash well with back of a wooden spoon or muddler.
3. Add water; cover and shake.
4. Strain into ice-filled glass and enjoy.

 

Orange Vanilla-Cinnamon Water
Calories: 3

Ingredients:
1 cup ice
3 slices fresh orange
¼ tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
1¼ cup cold water

Preparation:
1. Place ice in tall glass; set aside.
2. Combine orange, vanilla, and cinnamon stick in large cocktail shaker. Mash well with back of a wooden spoon or muddler.
3. Stir in water; cover and shake.
4. Strain into ice-filled glass and enjoy.

 

Blueberry Vanilla-Lime
Calories: 5

Ingredients:
1 cup ice
½ cup blueberries
3 slices fresh lime
¼ tsp. pure vanilla extract
1¼ cup cold water

Preparation:
1. Place ice in tall glass; set aside.
2. Combine blueberries, lime, and vanilla in large cocktail shaker. Mash well with back of a wooden spoon or muddler.
3. Stir in water; cover and shake.
4. Strain into ice-filled glass and enjoy.

 

Minty Watermelon-Lime Water
Calories: 6

Ingredients:
1 cup ice
½ cup diced watermelon
3 slices fresh lime
4 fresh mint leaves
1¼ cup cold water

Preparation:
1. Place ice in tall glass; set aside.
2. Combine watermelon, lime, and mint in large cocktail shaker. Mash well with back of a wooden spoon or muddler.
3. Stir in water; cover and shake.
4. Strain into ice-filled glass and enjoy.

 

Honeydew-Basil Water
Calories: 8

Ingredients:
1 cup ice
½ cup diced honeydew melon
4 fresh basil leaves
1¼ cup cold water

Preparation:
1. Place ice in tall glass; set aside.
2. Combine honeydew melon and basil large cocktail shaker. Mash well with back of a wooden spoon or muddler.
3. Stir in water; cover and shake.
4. Strain into ice-filled glass and enjoy.

 

Tropical Lime Water
Calories: 3

Ingredients:
1 cup ice
¼ cup diced pineapple
¼ cup diced fresh mango
3 slices fresh lime
1¼ cup cold water

Preparation:
1. Place ice in tall glass; set aside.
2. Combine pineapple, mango, and lime in large cocktail shaker. Mash well with back of a wooden spoon or muddler.
3. Stir in water; cover and shake.
4. Strain into ice-filled glass and enjoy.

 

Rosemary-Grapefruit Water
Calories: 2

Ingredients:
1 cup ice
3 slices fresh grapefruit
1 sprig fresh rosemary
1¼ cup cold water

Preparation:
1. Place ice in tall glass; set aside.
2. Combine grapefruit and rosemary in large cocktail shaker. Mash well with back of a wooden spoon or muddler.
3. Stir in water; cover and shake.
4. Strain into ice-filled glass and enjoy.

 

Cucumber-Anise Water
Calories: 1

Ingredients:
1¼ cup water
1 Tbsp. anise seeds or 3 anise star pods
1 cup ice
4 slices fresh cucumber

Preparation:
1. Combine water and anise seeds in small saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and steep for 10 minutes. Cool completely in refrigerator.
2. Place ice in tall glass; set aside.
3. Place anise mixture into cocktail shaker; add cucumbers.
4. Mash well with back of a wooden spoon or muddler; cover and shake.
5. Strain into ice-filled glass and enjoy.

 

Minty Citrus-Ginger Water
Calories: 3

Ingredients:
1 cup ice
2 slices fresh orange
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
4 fresh mint leaves
1¼ cup cold water

Preparation:
1. Place ice in tall glass; set aside.
2. Combine orange, ginger, and mint in large cocktail shaker. Mash well with back of a wooden spoon or muddler.
3. Stir in water; cover and shake.
4. Strain into ice-filled glass and enjoy.

 

Strawberry-Kiwi Water
Calories: 5

Ingredients:
1 cup ice
½ cup chopped fresh strawberries
1 medium kiwifruit, peeled, chopped
1¼ cups cold water

Preparation:
1. Place ice in a tall glass. Set aside.
2. Combine strawberries and kiwi in a large cocktail shaker. Mash well with back of a wooden spoon or muddler.
3. Add water; cover and shake.
4. Strain into ice-filled glass and enjoy.

 

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