9 Ways to Make Your Water More Exciting
ADD SOME HERBS
When you’re shopping for herbs, water is probably the last thing on your mind. Herbs aren’t only for cooking, though. Rosemary, thyme, basil, cilantro, and mint will make your water quite tasty (and look pretty). In addition, they provide many health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties.
ADD SOME SPARKLE
Instead of enjoying still water alone, mix half of your glass with sparkling water. This will enhance your water, along with reducing the carbonated qualities of straight sparkling water.
HEAT IT UP
If you’re trying to kick your caffeine addiction and wean off coffee, believe us when we say it’s easier said than done. Though many people truly enjoy the taste of coffee, others love the comfort of grasping a warm mug and drinking something hot first thing in the morning. Luckily, coffee and tea are not the only liquids you can enjoy warm. If you heat up a cup of water in the morning, it will provide the same comfort as a hot cup of tea or coffee. Add some lemon juice for a boost of flavor.
INVEST IN A REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE
Not only will this tactic make drinking water more exciting, but it’s also better for the environment. Carrying a water bottle around all day will act as a constant reminder to keep on drinking. With a reusable water bottle in your hand, you’ll quickly run out of excuses as to why you’re not hydrating. While searching for the perfect reusable water bottle for your lifestyle, it’s helpful to considerer the insolation, capacity, and material of each brand. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite options.
INFUSE IT WITH FRUIT
Offering truly the best of both worlds, fruit-infused water will simultaneously hydrate you while providing you with all of the benefits from the fruits you chose to infuse it with. To infuse your water, just cut up your favorite fruit, drop it in a pitcher or a glass of water, and drink up! Plus, you can eat the fruit once you’re finished. Feeling inspired? Check out this list of 10 fruits to add your water that will totally benefit your body.
JAZZ UP YOUR ICE CUBES
Instead of infusing your fruits and herbs into your water, try making ice cubes with them. Next time you go to make another set of ice cubes to store away in your freezer, add some small berries and mint leaves into the tray. You can use these ice cubes in water to make it a more exciting beverage, but you can also use them to add flavor to other liquids, too.
KEEP TRACK OF YOUR PROGRESS
Ask yourself: What’s the best part about getting in shape or changing your diet? While embarking on a lifestyle or diet change, people enjoy tracking their progress and seeing results. This is the concept behind tracking how much water you’ve consumed in a day: Each bottle or glass of water you drink marks another tally on your daily intake. This way, at the end of the day, you can look back on all of your progress and give yourself a pat on the back. An easy way to track how much water you’ve consumed is to wrap a rubber band around the body of your water bottle after each time you finish it.
TRY NONTRADITIONAL WATERS
Nothing will hydrate you like plain water, but if you need to add a little oomph to your cup, flavored waters are the next best thing. While shopping for a flavored water or a non-traditional water like charcoal or coconut to try, be sure to check the nutrition labels. Many pre-packaged flavored waters have added sugars that will actually dehydrate you. Coconut water from an actual coconut is probably your safest option.
SWITCH UP HOW YOU SERVE IT
Yes, if you drink plan water from a mason jar rather than a normal glass, it’s the same thing. Though switching up your glass will not change the taste, it will definitely make it more appealing to the eye, making it more enjoyable to consume. Why do you think fancy pitchers, glasses, and other vessels are a thing?
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