I never drink enough water. Couple that with the fact that I'm either pregnant, nursing, or it's summer, and even when I do drink a lot of water it's still not enough!
Adding stuff to your water makes it taste better, and then you're going to drink more. Make it cold and you might drink it even faster. Here are some of my favorite things to add to water, some favorite combinations, and even some reader suggestions. I'll add more to the list as I hear of them or try them, right now there are more than 50!
At the bottom of the list there are also tips to get yourself to drink more water.
Things to Put in Your Water:
3.) squeezed lime juice – I use a press like this one
4.) squeezed lemon juice – I use a press like this one
6.) cucumber slices
7.) mint leaves –wash them well
8.) basil leaves – wash them well
9.) stevia – natural sweetener, CHECK THE INGREDIENTS AND MAKE SURE IT IS PURE STEVIA! more on that here
10.) chia seeds – good source of omega 6's, high alkaline food, SUPER good for you. Gives you energy, helps you stay full. Doesn't taste like anything, soak for 5 minutes in cup before drinking.
11.) ice 😉
13.) strawberries – sliced
18.) grated fresh ginger
19.) lemon + stevia + water = lemonade
20.) lime + stevia + water = limeade
21.) mint + lime + stevia + water = mojito
I like any of the below combinations as is, or with a few drops of stevia to sweeten them up
22.) lemon + cucumber
23.) lemon + cucumber + basil
24.) lime + cucumber + basil
25.) lemon + stevia + chia = chia lemonade
26.) lime + stevia + chia = chia limeade
27.) cucumber + mint
28.) blueberry + mint
29.) strawberry + mint
30.) strawberry + basil
31.) strawberry + lime
32.) strawberry + lime + mint
33.) tea + honey
34.) tea + lemon + honey
35.) tea + ice + stevia + lemon
36.) cold brewed coffee + cream + ice cubes = iced coffee
37.) cold brewed coffee + cream + ice cubes + maple syrup = maple iced coffee
38.) cold brewed coffee + cream + ice cubes + flavored syrup = flavored iced coffee. Here's a post on an Iced Quick Salted Caramel Mocha
*side note: HA! I love my readers. 😉
42.) lime + pomegranate
43.) apple slices + cinnamon sticks
44.) lavender + lime wedge
45.) grapefruit + basil
46.) lemon + pineapple + lime + sage
47. ) blood orange + pineapple + sage
48.) lime + savory
49.) lemon, lime, or orange slices frozen into cubes
50.) splash of cranberry juice
51.) ginger + cucumber + lemon – keep it in a pitcher and let the flavors steep!
52.) ginger + mint + cucumber + lemon – keep it in a pitcher and let the flavors steep!
Tips for Drinking More Water:
-drink it cold
-use a straw, I love these big straws from IKEA (1.99 for 100)! They're good for smoothies too.
-drink it out of glass mason jars. I like that they have the amounts etched on the side so you know just how much you are drinking.
-measure it out and challenge yourself.
-make a check list or phone alerts to remind yourself to drink a glass
-tell yourself you'll take a drink every time you do a certain activity
-have a chugging contest with your kids