Drinking plenty of water year-round is important.
And as the weather warms up, it’s even more important to pay attention to how much water you’re drinking in order to stay hydrated.
Many people, however, aren’t a huge fan of plain water and resort to sports drinks, teas, and lemonades to quench their thirst. These kinds of drinks are tasty, but are also loaded with sugars and are certainly not great for your health.
Instead of picking up a sports drink, I want to challenge you this spring to try out some delicious naturally flavored water recipes.
Not only does naturally flavored water taste wonderful, but it will help keep you hydrated without having to ingest mass amounts of sugar and other artificial ingredients that aren’t good for you.
Check out the spring-inspired water recipes here…
Lavender Blueberry Infused Water Recipe
Lavender begins to bloom in the spring and continues to blossom all summer long. It’s safe to ingest and beautiful in appearance, which makes it a great ingredient to infuse in water.
The aromatic flavor of lavender, mixed with the bright, tart flavor of blueberries will leave your water tasting refreshing and flavorful.
Give the recipe a try…
- 1/2 pint blueberries
- Edible lavender flowers
- 64 ounces water
- Add fruits and edible flowers to a pitcher of water.
- Cover, and chill for at least 30 minutes.
- Strain, then add ice, and pour into tall glasses and serve.
Recipe Source: https://www.melissas.com/Articles.asp?ID=564
Strawberry, Lime, Cucumber and Mint Infused Water Recipe
The peak season for strawberry picking is the beginning of April, which is just a few weeks away.
This spring, get your friends or family members together to pick strawberries, and then mix your berries together with some lime, cucumber, and mint to create a delicious fruit-infused water.
Here’s how it’s done…
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 cup sliced cucumbers
- 2 limes, sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
- Ice cubes
- In a half-gallon jar, or a 2-quart pitcher, layer the strawberries, cucumbers, lime slices, and mint leaves with the ice cubes.
- Fill jar or pitcher with water.
- Let chill for 2-3 hours, and then enjoy!
Lemon Water Recipe
If you like simple flavors and easy-to-throw-together recipes, this infused lemon water recipe is perfect for you.
Best of all, springtime is the end of the peak lemon picking season. So, now is a good time to get fresh, flavorful lemons at your grocery store.
Give the recipe a try…
- 2 lemons
- 2 quarts of water
- Thinly slice 2 lemons.
- Fill a container with 2 quarts of water.
- Place lemon slices in water.
- Let chill for 1-2 hours.
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