Flavoured Water 5 Ways

Flavoured water with ingredients on chopping board

We all know that water is good for you – benefits of downing your H20 include:

  • Balancing your body fluids (we are predominately made of water
  • Increases concentration and focus
  • Improves skin condition
  • Keeps you regular
  • Flushes out toxins – it’s kind to your kidneys
  • and a whole lot more!

If you’re struggling to get your recommended daily dose of this good stuff, here are some refreshing flavours to get you on your way. They’re super easy to make and super yummy to drink!

lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange on a chopping board

Citrus

orange, grapefruit and lemon on chopping board

  • Chop a mix of wedges and slices of orange, grapefruit & lemon

Cutting grapefruit on a chopping board

  • Add them to your chosen decanter and fill with filtered water
  • Give it a good stir & serve!

Stirring flavoured water with wooden spoon

Citrus flavoured water in a jug

Lemons and limes on a chopping board

  • Chop a mix of wedges and slices of lemon & lime

Cutting limes

  • Add them to your chosen decanter and fill with filtered water
  • Give it a thorough stir, helps the citrus to release their juices
  • Serve with a smile!

Strawberry and basil water on chopping board

Berries

Cutting limes

  • Chop the strawberries in a mix of halves, quarters & slices
  • Pop them in to your chosen decanter
  • Squish and squash a handful of strawberries with a fork to break them up a bit

Squish strawberries with a fork

  • Add some whole basil leaves to the decanter
  • Clap, slap or spank (!) a handful of basil leaves between your hands. This helps to release the herbs¬†aromatic oils
  • Add them to your chosen decanter
  • Fill with filtered water, give it a stir and serve

Strawberry and basil water on chopping board

Raspberries & mint on a chopping board

  • Pop some whole raspberries in to your chosen decanter
  • Rip, squish and squash a handful of raspberries (bare hands or with a fork) to break them up a bit
  • Add them to the other raspberries chosen decanter
  • Add some whole mint leaves to the decanter
  • Clap, slap or spank (!) a handful of mint leaves between your hands
  • Add these mint leaves to your chosen decanter
  • Fill with filtered water, give it a stir and serve

Raspberry and mint water

Simple

Cucumber on a chopping board

  • Chop a slices of cucumber
  • Use a peeler to cut off strips of cucumber
  • Add the slices and strips of cucumber to your chosen decanter
  • Fill with filtered water, stir and serve!

Cucumber water

Other Yummy Flavour Combinations

  • Strawberry, Orange & Mint
  • Blackberry & Sage
  • Ginger & Mint
  • Watermelon & Mint

Tips & Hints

  • Give your citrus pieces a bit of a squeeze when you’re adding them to your decanter – it helps to release their juices
  • Swap filtered water for soda water
  • Pop your fruit, berries and herbs in the bottom of your chosen decanter and fill with ice. Let the ice melt naturally and serve!
  • Clapping, Slapping or Spanking your herbs will release the aroma & oil – chopping or ripping can bruise and discolour the herbs
  • The longer you leave your ingredients to sit in the water, the more flavourful the water would be
Katherine

Katherine Bugden

The beautiful Katherine Bugden is a co-founder and contributor to A Conscious Beauty blog.

This English lass is an avid writer, tea drinker, reader and can chat the hind legs off a donkey. She loves to travel and has a serious case of wanderlust, which is providing ample fodder for day-dreams. Love, family, friends and laughter are constant themes in this beauty’s life. When not working, reading or writing, she’s on the beach lapping up the sunshine and letting the ocean wash any worries away.

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