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Naturally Refreshing Hydration

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I needed some new hydration ideas. Seltzer, tea and plain water were no longer doing the trick. I started adding fruit, herbs, and really anything to a glass. You can even make this ahead of time in a pitcher to allow the flavors to fully sink in. Starting from the top and moving clockwise, here’s the Naturally Flavored Waters I made:

  • Cucumber Melon (my favorite!)
  • Strawberry Basil
  • Mint Clementine

Mix and match. There’s really no wrong combination. (If you don’t want the herbs or “pieces” floating in your drink, try freezing them in an ice cube tray like I did here.)  I’ve added more ideas and combinations below. I wanted to give a Rosemary Grapefruit water a try, but of course I forgot to buy rosemary. Take a sip and stay hydrated naturally with a hint of flavors.

Suggested Ingredients.

  • Citrus (lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange, clementine)
  • Fresh Herbs (basil, mint, rosemary, sage, lavender, thyme, cilantro)
  • Melon (watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew)
  • Berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, cranberries)
  • Spices (fresh ginger, cinnamon stick)
  • Stone Fruits (peach, plum, cherry, nectarine)
  • Tropical (pineapple, coconut, mango)
  • Water
  • Ice

Possible Combos.

  • Rosemary Grapefruit
  • Cranberry Ginger
  • Pineapple Coconut
  • Berry Mint
  • Citrus Sage
  • Cilantro Mango
  • Cinnamon Peach
  • Honeydew Lime

Directions.

  1. Make sure all ingredients are washed.
  2. Place ingredients you’d like in the bottom of a glass or pitcher. For a fuller flavor, muddle ingredients with a mortar and pestle or with a wooden spoon (optional).
  3. Fill the glass with water and/or ice. If you don’t want the herbs or “pieces” floating in your drink, try freezing them in an ice cube tray like I did here.
  4. Sip immediately and enjoy!

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