Drinking more water and staying hydrated is a super important part of your fitness and weight loss journey that shouldn’t be ignored. While some people take to drinking water like a majestic Michael Phelps with gills, consuming more than a couple glasses each day can be really difficult for others. Luckily, you can teach yourself to love drinking the good ‘ole H20 with a few easy-to-follow flavored water recipes. Check out these awesome drink recipes to help up your daily water consumption.
8 “Mermaid Status” Flavored Water Recipes
1) The Sweet-Tart
Stir together 2 cups of pineapple chunks, 1 cup of pitted and halved fresh cherries and 3 thinly sliced granny smith apples in a large pitcher. Add water and enjoy all day long!
2) Strawberry Basil Delight
Gently crush 8 fresh basil leaves to release their flavor and aroma. In a pitcher, combine basil with 3 cups of halved strawberries and muddle. Add water and start sipping.
3) Peach Dream
Add 1 cup fresh blueberries, 1 cup fresh blackberries, 2 wedged and pitted peaches, 2 cups coconut water, and 6 cups filtered water to a large gallon jar or pitcher. Let the water steep for an hour or more and enjoy.
4) Apple Cinnamon
In a large gallon drinking jar or pitcher, combine 5 cored and thinly sliced apples of your choice with 5 whole cinnamon sticks. Add water and let steep for an hour or more before enjoying over ice.
5) Spicy Cucumber
This drink is great by the glass. Half and seed 1 jalapeno pepper. Combine 1 section of jalapeno in a large drinking glass with 2 thinly sliced cucumbers. Drink and enjoy.
6) Kiwi Cooler
Peel and thinly slice 3 to 4 ripe kiwis (you can muddle a few more for extra flavor). Combine with water in a large, 64-ounce mason jar or pitcher. Drink over ice and enjoy.
7) Melon Lime Refresher
Muddle together 3 thinly sliced limes. Stir together with 4 cups of honeydew melon chunks and water in a pitcher, adding more lime to taste. Refrigerate and enjoy.
8) Citrus Mint Medley
Combine 1/4 cup fresh mint, 1/2 cup of sliced strawberries, 1/2 of a sliced orange and water in a large mason jar. Let it sit overnight and enjoy before your AM workout.
Drink More Water and See Better Results at the Gym
When you’re hydrated you’re more likely to avoid indulging your other cravings, feel a boost to your metabolism and start sleeping better too. Now that you’ve figured out an easy way to trick your brain into replacing soda and caramel macchiatos with flavored water, you can focus on losing weight and keeping it off.
Do your best to meet your recommended daily water intake with the help of flavored water, especially when you’re spending time sweating it out at the gym. While it may take some time to perfect your favorite flavored water recipes, you’ll love the benefits of living a more hydrated life.