Easy DIY flavored water

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It is a constant quest in life, to drink more water. Well, for most of the adults I know anyway. I’m always asked how I manage to drink the amount of water I do and how I love it so much. I can’t really answer that, I just do. I didn’t always though. As a teenager I simply despised water and my mom would have to force me to drink a few glasses a day. Then one day, I decided to challenge myself to down a 2 liter bottle of water (how fun does that sound…). I did it and it was ok. Then I decided to do that for a week. After 7 days, my skin had started clearing up and just felt so much better. Those dull headaches I was experiencing in the afternoon were gone and I had energy. I knew that I would have to carry on but I still didn’t like the taste of just water. That’s when I started experimenting with adding delicious things to my water.

We all know lemon and mint infuse water beautifully but have you thought about all the other goodness you can add to your water? There is always a jar of flavoured water in my fridge whether it’s a simple lemon-infused one or an upgraded version with sliced fruit and herbs. It helps me to drink liters of the stuff and I never feel like I’m just drinking water. In fact, now I prefer it over any other drink. I am often mocked about carrying a giant jar of infused water with me but I simply can’t be without it. Today I’m sharing my 3 favourite recipes for flavoured water with you. I hope you love them as much as I do.

Pineapple, kiwi and passion fruit flavored water

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course: Drinks, Flavored water
Servings1 .5 liters

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1 kiwi peeled and sliced
  • 2 passion fruit seeds and pulp removed
  • 1.5 liters water 6 cups
 Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bottle/jug and allow to infuse for 30 minutes. Serve ice cold.

 

Mixed berry and mint flavored water

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course: Drinks, Water
Servings1 .5 liters
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 1.5 liters water 6 cups
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bottle/jug and allow to infuse for 30 minutes. Serve ice cold.

 

Cucumber and lime flavored water

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course: Drinks, Water
Servings1 .5 liters
Ingredients
  • 1 cucumber sliced into ribbons using a vegetable peeler
  • 2 limes sliced
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 1.5 liters water 6 cups
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bottle/jug and allow to infuse for 30 minutes. Serve ice cold.