Drinking water is boring you say? Give infusing a try, and you’ll be drinking your words.
A major component of a healthy lifestyle is, you guessed it, drinking more water. But we get it – trying to down glass after bland glass can be a grind. Instead, what you need is a little infusion in your life, and water will become your beverage of choice.
Getting your hands on infused water is a breeze. All it takes is a few mix and match ingredients, a large pitcher and, most importantly, a splash of creativity. Simply fill the jug with cold water, add ingredients, and over the course of a few hours, let the fusion happen.
Not sure where to begin? There’s nothing wrong with beginning your infusion experience with baby steps. A lemon wedge, cucumber slices or a berry mixture are all super easy and can instantly add a flavor boost to your water. Bubbly sparkling water can add an element of excitement too.
Now that you realize flavored water has been the missing piece, you’re ready for bolder steps. Try freezing bite-size pieces of fruit into ice cubes and toss in your glass when it’s water time, or freeze cherries in a baggie (pits removed) and add to water. Experiment with a variety of teas as well. You can steep tea in cold water – it just takes a little longer than the conventional hot beverage.
This is where your creativity will really come into play. In addition to fruit, herbs and spices are a great way to kick up the zest factor. Mint or basil will make your water super refreshing. Adding ginger and lemon to sparking water will give you a DIY ginger ale. Apple and a cinnamon stick or pear and vanilla bean will soothe you, while jalapeno peppers mixed with a tropical fruit like watermelon or pineapple will have your taste buds singing.