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how to make water taste better

We all know that water is essential for life and basically beneficial and needed for your overall well-being. But. It tastes, blah, for me at least.

Making it taste better is something I just have to do, if not, I just would not be drinking any water! And I've discovered so many delicious ways you can add flavor to water and make it more bearable to drink, and without the added sugar. Also sometimes I just love some fragrant water. It doesn't have to taste like anything but if it's fragrant, like the smell of orange or mint, it'll trick me into thinking that the water actually tastes good.

Here I share 30 ways to make water taste and smell better. These recommendations consisting of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and combinations of are simple to make with ingredients that you already probably have in your fridge.

Fruit Infused Water

Fruit is a great and easy way to add flavor and scent to water without any calories or sugar. There are many different fruits that you can use, so you can get creative and find flavors that you love.

Here are a few of my favorite fruity water combinations:

01. Lemon + Lime: This is a classic that's always a crowd-pleaser. Just add a few slices of lemon and lime to your water and you'll have a refreshing and invigorating drink.

02. Strawberry + Watermelon: The perfect summer drink creating refreshing and delicious water looks pretty too.

03. Blueberry + Peach: This is a great way to get your dose of antioxidants too!

04. Grapefruit + Orange. Visually, it just makes me happy. Its citrus-infused flavor is not only invigorating but the scent is uplifting.

05. Peach + Pear: Try it with sparkling water for a change, you won't regret it!

Herbal Infused Water

I absolutely love herbal-infused water!

Whether you choose a singular herb of choice or a combination, it'll get you drinking more water than usual.

Here are some of my favorites:

06. Mint: Adding a few sprigs of mint, lightly crushed, into a glass or pitcher of water is all you need for a refreshing drink.

07. Ginger: Grate ginger in hot or cold water, and you'll have great-tasting water, which is great for the digestive system, as well as being anti-inflammatory.

08. Peppermint: Similar to mint, adding lightly crushed peppermint to your water, will give you an invigorating pick-me-up drink, perfect for those afternoon slumps. It's also great for after meals as it aids in digestion.

09. Rosemary: Just the smell of rosemary does it for me!

10. Thyme: Crushing some thyme sprigs into water is simply surprisingly delicious.

11. Chamomile: A well-known herb that is relaxing, steep some chamomile in hot water for a hot drink or add lots of ice for a refreshingly relaxing drink.

Veggie Infused Water

There are only two vegetables that have made the cut for me and these are:

12. Cucumber: Putting sliced cucumber in your water bottle or pitcher and leaving it overnight in the fridge results in a refreshing drink perfect for the next day.

13. Celery: Celery is a cleansing and detoxifying vegetable. Cut up a stalk and include in ice cold water for a delicious, and healthy vegetable-infused water.

Perfect Combinations

You don't want to miss out on these delicious combos of vegetables, herbs, and fruit. If you're feeling fancy, try some of them with sparkling water.

14. Lime + Ginger: Just add a squeeze of line and a slice or two of ginger to your water. This combination is great warm as well.

15. Orange + Vanilla: Add a squeeze of orange and a drop of vanilla for a delicious and festive drink.

16. Berries + Pomegranate: Use a combination of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Since it looks so pretty, it's great for parties or to enjoy with your family. It's also great with sparkling water. You can try freezing the berries first.

17. Lime + Basil: A few slices of lime and a few basil leaves and you'll have great-tasting water!

18. Blackberry + Thyme: A tart and refreshing combination with just a few blueberries and a lightly crushed sprig of thyme.

19. Watermelon + Mint: This might just be my personal favorite!

20. Ginger + Carrot: Add some grated ginger and instead of just slicing the carrot as if you're making a salad try using a peeler for pretty ribbons of carrot in your drink.

21. Mint + Cucumber: This is a refreshing and hydrating water that's perfect for hot days.

22. Ginger + Lemon: This is a tart and invigorating water perfect for a pick-me-up. Great warm.

23. Chamomile + Lime: A calming infusion that's great in warm water just before bed.

24. Peppermint + Orange: Sounds like a warm fall drink but it's refreshing cold.

25. Strawberry + Mint: Lightly muddle both ingredients for a super delicious infused water. Also great in sparkling water.

26. Pineapple + Mint: Water doesn't get more refreshing with this combination.

27. Watermelon + Basil: I had this once at a restaurant and I've been hooked ever since and it's great as a smoothie as well.

Other Ways to Add Flavor to Your Water

In addition to the variety of delicious suggestions above, there are a few more ways to add flavor to your water. Here are some ideas:

28. Spices: You can add spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or cloves either on their own or in combination with fruits and herbs.

29. Tea: Steep your favorite teabag and add lots of ice for a refreshing drink.

30. Fruit juice: Add a few spoonfuls of juice to your water to add flavor easily.

There you have it - 30 ways you can make your water taste better! With a variety of ways to choose from, there's sure to be one or two that you'll love!

Enjoy your flavored water and keep hydrated!

make your water taste better


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