We've all heard the advice that to stay properly hydrated we need to drink eight 8 oz. glasses of water every single day. Some days that advice is easy to follow. Other days... well, let's just say that water can be a bit boring, right? Want some inspiration? Here are 5 ideas + 1 bonus to keep you going.
Lemon Cucumber Chilled Water: Mix 1 gallon of cold water with 3 slices lemon and 3 slices cucumber. Chill in a large pitcher for 15 minutes.
Citrus & Mint Water: Fill a 1 quart pitcher with fresh cold water, 1 lemon sliced, 2 limes sliced, and 1/2 cup mint leaves. Let it infuse for a day before drinking. Stir regularly.
Blueberry Orange Detox Water: Mix 2 liters of cold fresh spring water with vitamin C-packed mandarin oranges (2 cut into wedges) and 1 cup of blueberries.
Mango Ginger Water: 1" ginger root peeled and sliced and 1 cup fresh mango mixed with liters of water. Infuse for 1 day before serving.
Kiwi Blackberry Water: 1 cup fresh blackberries with 1 sliced kiwi, mixed with 2 liters.
And for those of you who are more adventurous, try this unique Chia Seed Coconut Water.
For the most flavorful water, allow your infused creations to chill for at least 3 hours before serving. The flavors will be enhanced the longer you let them sit. You can usually refill the water when your pitcher gets to 1/4 full at least one time - stronger flavors last for 2 refills.
Bonus Trick to drinking more water every day: elevate the experience with unique wine glass and glass pitcher. There's just something about sipping from a beautiful stemmed glass that makes eight 8 oz glasses of water...easier to swallow. :)