Every day it’s a challenge to drink enough water. Although I’m aware of the importance and many health benefits of proper hydration, it gets kind of boring sometimes. Do you feel the same way? Well good news, because there’s a way to make it fun and like a treat! Let me present to you: colorful fruit and herb celebrations in water bottles!
In comparison to sugar (loaded) drinks, infused water is calorie-free with no sugar added. At first I started with adding thin slices lemon into my water bottle, because I’ve seen that before in restaurants. I loved the refreshing taste and that’s when I started to experiment with fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices. If you’r not that into drinking water, you should definitely try below options to make infused water.
Fruit: Apples, pears, melon, tropical fruits, berries, lemon
Herbs: Mint, basil, thyme, rosemary, parsley
Veggies: Cucumber, fennel, carrots, celery
Spices: Vanilla bean, cloves, ginger, cinnamon sticks
Fill a large bottle of water (filtered water is the best, but tap water is fine too) and add the fruit, herbs, veggies or spices. Make sure you was the add-ins before. Let the water sit for an hour to allow the flavours to infuse properly. The longer you let it sit, the more flavorful the water will be. Now treat yourself with a glass of tasty water or just bring the complete infused water bottle with you to school or work.