How to Make Water Taste Good

Summer means more time outside in the sun, necessitating the need to hydrate ourselves. Unless I'm really thirsty, I find chugging down glasses of water to be a chore, especially if it's tap water. But I have learned that we really ought to be hydrating our bodies before they are begging for water.

Lately, due to some fun additions, however, I have really enjoyed a tall glass of water.

Here are some ingredients to add to your pitcher of water to make your water taste good, which will help your whole family stay hydrated this summer. With the exception of lemon water, all these recipes are even better if the ingredients are allowed to sit for a few hours. If you're in a hurry, you can boil part of the water first with the ingredients. Vegetables and fruit should not be boiled first.

Cucumber- Mint- Lemon Water

Add 10 slices of cucumber, a few mint leaves, and a squirt of lemon to a pitcher of water.

Cucumber - Rosemary Water

Add 10 cucumber slices and 1 rosemary sprig to water

Ginger - Cucumber Water

Steep a 2-inch long piece of fresh ginger for 10 minutes in 2 cups boiling water. Pour into pitcher. Add cold water, a whole cucumber. sliced, and ice cubes.

Ginger-Cucumber-Lemon-Mint Water

Add grated ginger, 10 slices of cucumber, a few mint leaves, and lemon juice to a pitcher of water.

Lemon Water

Add a squirt of lemon juice to a pitcher of water.

Lemon Basil Water

Add 2-3 large leaves of basil to lemon water.

Orange and Green Apple Water

Add the slices of one orange, plus 3 slices of green apple that have been doused with lemon juice.

Enjoy your water! If you have other water recipes you love, please share them in a comment 😉

I'd like to give credit to http://athome.kimvallee.com for a few of these recipes and the photos.

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My name is Heidi and I live on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. I have three young girls and a baby son, and a husband who makes me laugh. We love to turn up the music and dance in the livingroom, bend down and smell fresh grass, and play at the beach in the sunshine. I run a stand up paddle school, sharing good times with tourists on the island. I love teaching stand up paddling, and it proves a challenge to do a good job raising a family while running a business. Like my post? Please leave a comment.
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One Response to How to Make Water Taste Good

  1. Kerri says:

    This is NOT a healthy water recipe, but it reminded me of a delicious party punch that is so fun in the summer time:
    a lemon lime soda, (like 7-UP) and slice or cut oranges, lemons, and limes into it. Let it sit for a few hours in the fridge before serving. And yes, it tastes better than just 7-Up. Ok. Just had to say that, even though it has nothing to do with water. MMM…water…I’ll go have a glass now.

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