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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!

Step 1: The Good(s)

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

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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! <br>Thank you for your suggestions, it's also good to know that I can use the same cuke slices again!
<p>strawberry and carrot</p>
<p>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</p>
<p>looks good!</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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. </p>
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<p>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!</p>
Awosome! Thank you!
<p>The colors are beautiful! I would like to try orange + basil &ndash; I think that would be good!</p>
I made it for my friends and we hung out and drank it for hours it was fun thanks
<p>this rel good tho i love it </p>
<p>Looking at these makes me want to try them all!!! </p>
<p>Hey Paige</p>
<p>Thanks for the recipes. I would try some!</p>
I just tried the strawberry coconut water--Paige, it's delicious!!
<p>Yay!!</p>
<p>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. </p>
<p>That looks delicious Nancy!</p>
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.
I will do my shopping today, I can not wait till tomorrow. Hope there are strawberries on the island. I love your recipes.
<p>Flavored Water Recipes.. hmmm I will try to make at home.. thanks for sharing..</p>
<p>I want to try them all!</p>
<p>YUMMY!</p>

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