Refreshing Pin of the Day – Flavored Waters

flavoredwater2Drinking water is one of the best and quicker ways to feeling better. But due to the lack of taste it’s not always the easiest. I’ve tried those flavored packs and mixes but sometimes I’m hesitant because of the added sugars (and god knows what else!). Here’s a recipe I came across on Pinterest of Chef Jamie Oliver‘s to get healthy, flavored water. Here are the details from JamieOliver.com:

Ingredients

fresh lemon and lime
1 orange
1 handful strawberries or raspberries
1 handful fresh mint
lemon or lime juice
cucumber

Directions

Add a few slices of fresh lemon or lime.

Quarter an orange, squeeze in all of the juice, then toss in the squeezed quarters for color and extra flavor.

Mash up a handful of strawberries or raspberries with a fork then add to the jug and stir through.

Scrunch a handful of fresh mint in your hands to get the flavor going then add that to the jug with a squeeze of lemon or lime juice. If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, add a few slices of cucumber too.

I try to drink at least 32 oz a day, and if I can drink 64 oz. a day I typically feel great and energized. If you think about it, that’s only 4 of the smaller water bottles each day.

bottled_water_packsOne tip is to drinking more water that I can provide is keeping a 24 or 35 pack of water at the office (mine is under my cubicle desk in the office). It helps grab a quick water right at my desk instead of going to the on-site snack shop and then getting soda.

What are your tips for drinking more water? Any recommendations on recipes to get us to drink more water?

Here are some more recipes over at The Yummy Life.

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