It’s no secret that there are a ton of benefits to drinking water such as healthy skin, improved brain function, constipation relief (it’s important, we had to say it!), and, of course, that whole staying hydrated thing. But water isn’t something we necessarily crave for taste, you know? So we compiled a list of ways we can make water taste a little better, and our endgame here is that we all drink more water. So a win, win, yeah? Let’s get started!
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We Did the Mash
You know how when you’re making a delicious cocktail, the first part of the recipe involves muddling fruit and herbs together? Then, when you pour the alcohol into it, it takes on just enough of those flavors to create an aromatic blend of all of the ingredients that are just delightful together? You can create this magic with water! Mash some of your favorite fruits, then pour carbonated or still water over, and there you have it! Our personal favorite is mashed blackberries with a few mint leaves. Just don’t forget to nab a metal straw!
If your water is feeling extra boring, add a splash of your favorite unsweetened juice to it. You can even get a little creative with the flavors and add a couple of splashes of different fruit juice. Kind of like a cocktail, but way better for you.
Flavor of Love
If you like the flavor to be more than simply subtle, grab some Crystal Light (or any brand) of water flavoring packets the next time you go grocery shopping. Make sure you’re grabbing the sugar-free stuff (it tastes the same, we promise) so you aren’t accidentally adding a bunch of sugar to your water.
Mint to Be
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Fresh mint leaves are a great addition to water, just don’t forget to give them a little slap before you put them in your glass; when you do this you’re kind of waking up the mint leaves, so this will ensure that your water will be crisp and refreshing. There are a lot of fresh fruits that taste great paired with mint, such as blueberries and watermelon, which would make your water even tastier.
Pop Some Bubbly
After you’ve added fruit or mint, top your water off with a splash (or go half and half) with some sparkling water. Sparkling water alone can be a little much, but just a few bubbles can make drinking water a much more exciting experience.