If you don’t like plain water and find getting your recommended 64 ounces difficult, follow these 8 easy recipes to make your water more exciting. Recipes taken from www.shape.com.
Berry, Peach & Coconut
Ingredients: 1 cup organic blueberries 1 cup organic blackberries 2 doughnut peaches, pitted and cut into half-inch wedges 6 cups spring or filtered water 2 cups unsweetened organic coconut water 1 gallon clean glass jar with lid
Directions: 1. Place blueberries and blackberries into the bottom of your jar, then the peach slices on top. 2. Pour the spring water and coconut water into the jar. Stir the water, cover with a lid and put water into the refrigerator for at least one hour or overnight for the best flavor. Drink within two days.
Makes 64 ounces
Ingredients: 3-4 ripe kiwis, peeled and thinly sliced (or crushed for more flavor) 2 quarts filtered or spring water
Directions: 1. Add the sliced kiwis to a 64-ounce Mason jar or pitcher. 2. Add the filtered water. 3. Refrigerate until cold and enjoy.
Strawberry, Basil & Cucumber
Ingredients: 3 basil leaves roughly chopped 1 strawberry sliced 3-5 slices of cucumber Ice Water
Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a large glass, and let sit for at least 5 minutes before enjoying.
Ingredients: 2 cups organic raspberries 8 cups spring or filtered water 1 large organic lemon, cut into half-inch slices 2 dried Medjool dates 1 gallon clean glass jar with lid
Directions 1. Place raspberries into the bottom of your jar. Add the dates, then layer the lemon slices on top. Pour water into jar and place lid on top. 2. Place water into the refrigerator and let infuse for 1 hour.
Mixed Melon Melody
Ingredients: 1 cup cantaloupe pieces 1 cup watermelon pieces 1 cup honeydew pieces 2 quarts filtered or spring water
Directions: 1. Add your melons to a 64-ounce Mason jar or pitcher. 2. Pour the water over top and chill. Serve over ice.
Orange, Strawberry & Mint
Ingredients: 1/4 cup fresh mint 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced 1/2 orange, sliced 16 ounces filtered water
Directions 1. Place all fruits and herbs into the mason jar. 2. Fill to top with water. 3. Seal mason jar tightly and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator.
Pineapple Ginger Delight
Ingredients: 1 cup fresh pineapple pieces (crushed for more a sweeter taste) 1-inch piece ginger, thinly sliced 2 quarts filtered or spring water
Directions: 1. Add the pineapple and ginger to a 64-ounce Mason jar or pitcher. 2. Pour the water over top and refrigerate until cold. Serve over ice.
Cucumber Lavender Mixer
Ingredients: 1 cucumber, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon dried culinary lavender, or 2 fresh lavender sprigs 2 quarts filtered or spring water
Directions: 1. Add the cucumbers and lavender to a 64-ounce Mason jar or pitcher. 2. Add the filtered water. If using dried lavender, strain before serving. 3. Refrigerate until cold and enjoy.