Here are 10 refreshing and exciting ways to make flavored water and ideas for coming up with your own custom flavors.
1. Add citrus: Slice up some of your favorite citrus fruits, including lemons, limes, grapefruits or blood oranges, and add them to a pitcher of water or a water bottle with a wide mouth. Squeeze some of the juice from the fruit into the water for an even bigger burst of flavor, or let the juice from the slices infuse your water throughout the day.
2. Add some veggies: We all know how refreshing a few cucumber slices can be on our eyes to help them de-puff, but consider adding them to your water for a refreshing burst of flavor and a way to reduce bloating.
3. Consider herbs: Adding fresh ginger, mint, tarragon or lemongrass to your water — with some fruits and veggies or on their own — can help switch things up while making your water taste a little like a chilled, summery cocktail.
4. Use seasonal produce: Take advantage of whatever fruit is in season, like strawberries, blackberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple or mango, and drop a few handfuls of each into a pitcher of water for a boost of flavor that’ll also provide you with antioxidants and vitamins.