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