Flavored Water Recipes

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The key to a happy body = hydration. The key to happy hydration = flavored water! Making fresh and sugar free flavored waters at home is a great way to trick your household (including yourself) into drinking more water AND an easy way to save money and avoid bottle waste. Here are some tasty flavored water recipes that will keep them coming back for more!

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Step 1: The Good(s)

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There are tons of great ways to jazz up water. You almost can't go wrong when picking a fruit or grabbing a fresh herb. I'm going to share my favorite three recipes, and then offer a list of other suggestions to try in the last step.

Cucumber / Mint / Ginger Water

  • 1/2 half of a peeled cucumber (field or English)
  • 12 - 16 mint leaves (stems removed)
  • 3 slices of ginger (optional)

Orange / Pineapple / Rosemary Water

  • 3 slices of a navel orange (rinds on)
  • 2 slices of fresh pineapple (skins cut off) or 1/2 of a can of pineapple pieces
  • one sprig of rosemary (optional)

Strawberry / Coconut Water

  • 3 medium sized organic strawberries
  • 1 can of unsweetened coconut water
  • few pinches of stevia (optional)

You will also need:

  • a cutting board
  • a chopping knife
  • a long handled wooden spoon
  • glass or plastic jugs with lids

Step 2: Cucumber / Mint / Ginger

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Cucumber / Mint / Ginger Water

  • 1/2 half of a peeled cucumber (field or English)
  • 12 - 16 mint leaves (stems removed)
  • 3 slices of ginger (optional)

Peel your 1/2 cucumber and cut it into thin slices.

Remove the mint leaves from their stems and pile them in the palm of your hand. Give them a couple of good whacks. (like horizontal clapping!) This releases the flavor.

Cut 2-3 slices of ginger if you'd like to add a bit of spice to the mix.

Put all the ingredients into one of your jugs and use the end of the wooden handle to muddle them.

If you're making more than this one recipe, set this one aside and move on to the next step. If not, skip to step 5.

tschofield13 days ago
Always wanted to do this with just cuke. Last night I sliced a whole one into a carafe of filtered water, let it rest in the fridge for 24 hours... Delicious like it is, smells great too!
Thank you for your suggestions, it's also good to know that I can use the same cuke slices again!
duje.vjesnica5 months ago

strawberry and carrot

graham6415 months ago

What a clever idea! We have so many fruits in Peru that I have yet to learn the names of all of them. The possibilities are endless. Thank you

WonjoonP5 months ago

looks good!

heilanladdie5 months ago

Thanks for these recipes. A favourite of mine is sliced apple and a cinnamon stick. It's supposed to be a natural detox and energy drink.

Omnitus7 months ago

My only question is where to get those jars? I don't have any good containers to make these. And I think my first try will be the classic and unbeatable Lemon + Lime. Just can't go wrong with that.

Please find them at Your Nr1 source on the web.

kdavidson85 months ago

You realize sugar is also derived from plants? And Stevia, while calorie free, is heavily processed also? That being said, I think this is my favorite combo of the three... I adore coconut!

Horef6 months ago
Awosome! Thank you!
Snowball106 months ago

The colors are beautiful! I would like to try orange + basil – I think that would be good!

lets make it10 months ago
I made it for my friends and we hung out and drank it for hours it was fun thanks
me122341 year ago

this rel good tho i love it

Looking at these makes me want to try them all!!!

khartog1 year ago

Hey Paige

eyulianto1 year ago

Thanks for the recipes. I would try some!

I just tried the strawberry coconut water--Paige, it's delicious!!
Paige Russell (author)  kelleymarie1 year ago


nancylemosreis made it!1 year ago

Hello Paige, This is somenthing that I do in my home for a while but your ideas are awsome. My recipe is with ginger, mint, cucumber and lemon (sometimes is only cucumber and lemon ... specially when the other ingridients are missing) :) This one I let from one day to another for the flavor.

Paige Russell (author)  nancylemosreis1 year ago

That looks delicious Nancy!

I'm thirsty already ... I wonder if a drop or two of bitters would make them even more special?
what a nice, fresh, flavor-full! idea. Thanks for sharing.
jmdushi1 year ago
I will do my shopping today, I can not wait till tomorrow. Hope there are strawberries on the island. I love your recipes.

Flavored Water Recipes.. hmmm I will try to make at home.. thanks for sharing..

I want to try them all!