Easy Ways to Make Water Taste Better
Why hydrate with plain water when there are more different and easy ways to make it tastier and even a bit healthier without losing the nutrients. Introducing H₂O with fruit, veg, and herbs will turn an ordinary drink into an extraordinary one. Here are some ideas!
Use tap water, purified if that’s your choice, and fresh unbruised produce (for skin-on fruit, mainly citrus, organic is a healthier choice). Slice pears thinly – this improves to release the flavor – while soft fruit such as berries or lemons cubed or lemon juice. Tea herbs and keep delicate flowers in a tea filter or freeze beforehand. Mix in water for 1-2 hours, then keep cool in the fridge for a day.
BLUEBERRY AND ORANGE COOLER
Introduce some water with sizable cubes of juicy orange and a plentiful helping of blueberries, then chill before drinking for fruit-filled refreshment. Be sure to spoon up the blueberries at the end for a hit of fresh anthocyanin antioxidants.
PASSION FRUIT SODA
This exotic scented fruit is both rich and tart. Scrape the pulp by a filter, so the seeds are separated, take the juice, and stir it in with soda or bright water, with a bit of lime juice and mint muddled together. Add sugar as you need, or stevia works well in this drink, in case you are keeping your calorie and sugar intake low.
BLOOD ORANGE-INFUSED COCONUT WATER
For something a little different, use coconut water instead of simple water. A study at the University of Memphis revealed that coconut water is as good as a sports drink. It is rich in potassium, which improves to keep blood pressure at a normal rate. Add slices of blood orange and juice along with some blueberries for a bright, fresh, and healthy beverage.
EDIBLE FLOWERS IN ICE CUBES
Lightly crush fresh cranberries add to water along with some citrus cubes. Cranberries saturate the water with sweetness, while lemon adds flavoring. You can drink quickly, but waiting an hour or two enhances the flavor. Adding sugar syrup goes a long way if it’s too sour for your tastebuds.
CUCUMBER, LIME, AND THYME SODA
Use a vegetable peeler and create cucumber strips (aim for the flesh, not the skin, too much of which can be bitter). Add the strips to water with thin slices of lime and sprigs of fresh thyme for a thirst-quenching drink with a taste of herbs. Cucumber has 96.5% liquid, so essentially as hydrating as pure H₂O.
COLD BREW HIBISCUS TEA
Mix a handful of hibiscus petals (dried) in cold water and cool for 12-24 hours. Strain for a delightfully colored, flavorful cold brew tea that seems even better on the rocks. If you find this strong cold brew requires balancing, add a bit of honey, stevia, or agave. The study recommends regular consumption of hibiscus tea can decrease BP.
LAVENDER AND LEMON INFUSION
Lemon (like mint) has its place in several liquids – it’s hard to find a fresher ingredient. It is rich in vitamin C. Adding lavender raises this drink to Instagram able levels and adds color, scent, and a light flowery taste.
Lemongrass has a fresh, strong scent and taste, and it makes a perfect pick-me-up. Coarsely chop some stalks and boil in water for 10-15 minutes. Add sugar or stevia to taste if required, mix, strain, cool, then serve over ice. It goes nicely with a bit of lemon or lime juice.
PEACH AND BASIL INFUSION
Try basil (moderated) matched against subtle peach. Add 2-3 leaves to a jug of water along with a couple of peeled, sliced peaches or nectarines.
POMEGRANATE AND MINT COOLER
Blend a cup of pomegranate seeds with water, mint, and lemon juice and present over ice or soaked pomegranate seeds- some crushed, some whole with mint leaves.
SPARKLING RASPBERRY AND LEMON
Drinks get prettier with fresh squished raspberries and thin lemon slices bobbing about in ice-cold sparkling water.
Watermelon is very fresh and that red color, as with tomatoes and red grapefruit, signifies a source of heart-healthy lycopene. Add lightly crushed pieces of watermelon to water to mix or blend with the fruit and present over ice.
ICED FENNEL FROND WATER
To extract their warm aniseed flavor, first, pour boiling water with a cup of fennel fronds and let it steep for 10-20 minutes. Cool in the fridge, strain, and pour over ice with cubed fruit of your selection and another sprig of fennel to decorate.
Chamomile and Honey Water
Chamomile is a famous herbal tea, but rather than drink it hot, try it cold. To get the benefits, boil and then simmer some tea bags or flowers for 15 minutes. Cool and serve in ice-filled glasses with honey. The idea that it relaxes may be more than just an old wives’ tale: a study of people who took a chamomile infusion addition showed it helped with anxiety.
BLACKBERRY AND MINT SPARKLING WATER
Mint is one of the most beneficial herbs to infuse, and it has a rich flavor that permeates liquid beautifully. Add to cold shimmering water with a handful of blackberries for an eye-catching drink.
Interesting Fact: Mint has 3.5 times more iron per gram than beef.
PEAR, GINGER, AND CINNAMON WATER
The subtle, almost floral flavor of pear marries well with the spice and warmth of ginger and cinnamon. When winter arrives, this works well inspired through hot water too.
HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD YOU DRINK?
Health experts recommend that we drink fluid six to eight glasses daily. Though milk, tea, coffee, soft drinks, and juices all count, it is the ultimate healthy and inexpensive choice. The recommendation is just a guide, and you may need more or less depending on the weather and how much you sweat. Bear in mind about 20% of our daily fluid intake comes from high water foods, such as fruit and vegetables.
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