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DIY Recipes for Healthy Flavored Waters

Do you hate drinking water? Water is very hydrating and definitely needed for a healthy body and mind. If you frequently buy flavored waters, you might also be drinking added colors, sugars and other chemicals that you probably don’t want to be drinking. This can also be expensive and wasteful for the environment. There are many ways to add flavor to water easily with healthy fruits and vegetables. Here are some fun flavored waters you can make at home so you’ll know exactly what goes into them and save money and the environment by skipping bottled waters:

Add these ingredients to a pitcher of water (filtered is best) and let sit overnight in the fridge. In the morning you’ll have a delicious, healthy flavored water!

Lime and Basil:

A classic recipe for water includes cucumber. Switch it up by using lime and basil instead for a boost of flavor and vitamin C and iron. If you don’t like limes, strawberries are a good swap to use with basil.

Jalapenos and Watermelon:

If you like a little spice in your life, add some jalapenos to your water. It might sound strange but the watermelon will tone down the spiciness and add some sweetness, not to mention vitamins A and C.

Apples and Cinnamon:

As fall approaches, apples and cinnamon is an amazing flavor combo. It works well in water too. Add cinnamon sticks, ground cinnamon, and apples to your water for a fall drink that is low in calories and helps maintain an even blood sugar.

Orange and Vanilla:

If you love the classic orange cream flavor, try adding orange slices and vanilla bean or vanilla extract to your water. Both contain healthy antioxidants.

Blueberries, Lemon and Mint:

If you love sangria or mojitos, try this fruity combo for a healthy alternative to an alcoholic drink.

Additional tip:

Add your favorite frozen fruit to your water to keep it cold and flavored.

Do you love or hate water? Which flavored water recipe makes your mouth water? Share with us!

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing