Hydration With A Twist: 7 Creative Water Recipes To Keep You Sipping

It’s no secret that drinking water is good for you. Every cell, organ, and tissue in our body rely on water to function optimally. Among countless other roles, water helps our digestive system flow, helps regulate our temperature and metabolism, and gives our skin a beautiful glow.

By Renée Walton2 min read
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We’ve all heard about the recommended eight glasses of water per day – a rough ballpark figure that depends on other factors such as daily exercise, weight, and whether or not you’re pregnant. But sometimes getting enough H2O is harder than it seems – especially if drinking water isn’t your idea of an exciting flavor experience. If you fall into that category, here are seven easy ways to jazz up your water. Bottoms up! 

1. Rose Water

What better way to romanticize your life than by drinking roses? Drinking rose water has been shown to brighten skin, help with digestive issues, and it can even help soothe a sore throat. Plus, it just looks so pretty and feminine. 

2. Lemon Ginger Ice Cubes 

You've probably heard by now the many benefits of drinking warm lemon water first thing after waking up. Add in some ginger, and now you have the perfect morning elixir. Here’s an ingenious way to save some time by batching it ahead of time. 

3. Homemade Ginger Ale

This one is a little more involved, but it’s totally worth it for a good soda alternative. It’s made with real ginger, so it’s sure to pack a flavorful punch. 

4. Lilac Lemon Water 

The scent, pastel colors, and overall freshness: This one gives off total spring vibes. And it's perfect for your upcoming spring gatherings! Of course, make sure your flowers are free of pesticides, and give them a good wash before adding them to your water. 

5. Lemon Cucumber Mint Water 

Lemon, cucumber, and mint – does it get any more refreshing? Treat your tastebuds to a staycation with this classic spa combo. 

6. Butterfly Pea Tea 

Okay, so this one is technically considered a tea, but it’s too aesthetically pleasing not to share. The dried butterfly pea flowers create the most beautiful shade of blue; add in some fresh lemon water, and you'll have a violet drink that’s simply lovely. 

7. Pineapple Basil Lime 

Don’t limit yourself to fruits and flowers. Adding a few unexpected herbs like basil, mint, and rosemary can add some earthiness and excitement to your drink.  

Closing Thoughts 

When it comes to optimizing your health, drinking enough water is non-negotiable. It’s incredibly important for every system in your body, and your overall health will improve with adequate water intake. But it doesn’t have to be boring. Add in some yummy flavors, and it’ll feel like an everyday treat!

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