It’s National Water Day, and while it might seem weird to celebrate something as ordinary as water, we’re taking a moment to think about how big of a role water plays in our health. But here’s the problem – it’s not always the most…exciting beverage to sip on all day, right? But instead of replacing it with sugary juices or energy drinks packed with chemicals, we rounded up 5 recipes for jazzing up regular water that are sure to become your new usual.
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1. Infuse it with Mint And Herbs
So fresh, much mint.
2. Flavor it Naturally with Your Favorite Fruits
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Try a few at once, like blueberries and orange, or strawberries and lemon!
3. Turn It Into A No-Calorie Dessert
Water + muddled orange + teaspoon of vanilla = fat-free dreamsicle.
4. Cool Down Anytime With Fruit Ice Cubes
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Want to have the fruit-infused water you love anytime? Cut up your favorite fruits and freeze them in ice cube trays to save them for when fresh fruit isn’t available. Then plop them into a glass of water and enjoy!
5. Make Your Own Stupidly Simple Soda
Soda is bad. Like, real bad. Basically all sugar. But soda can also be delicious, hence the problem. But you can make your own soda that’s way fresher, simpler and healthier. Adding ginger, berries or even a splash of orange juice to seltzer gives you the mouthfeel of soda without the empty calories.