You’ve probably heard you’re supposed to drink about 2 liters of water each day — maybe more, depending on your age, lifestyle, and body type. But unless you’re a fish or constantly hooked up to a Camelback, hitting that 8-cup mark can be hard. On its own, water is pretty tasteless (or at least it should be), which makes it a much less appealing solution to that 4 p.m. thirst than, say, soda.
Luckily, by infusing your water with a few fruits, veggies, and herbs, you can easily make that H2O a little sweeter or spicier. Try out these pretty simple and intensely flavorful infused water recipes to up your intake in a delicious way.
This infused water is basically a garden party in a glass. Though best enjoyed under the sun, this simple combination of sweet strawberry and mint leaves is a classic that we’ll happily sip on all year long.
Spruce up your H2O with a deeply tangy and sweet blood orange-infused water recipe that’s brought to perfection with hints of thyme. The best part? The blood orange adds a beautiful color to your drink to make it totally Instagram-worthy.
Drinking that PSL isn’t quite as hydrating as water. For a chiller alternative, try sipping on water infused with all of the best flavors of fall — apples, pears, plums, and cinnamon sticks. We won’t tell you it tastes like a PSL, but it does make the most of your favorite sweater-weather flavors.
Let’s talk citrus. Not only are grapefruits loaded with flavor — they’re also packed with vitamin C. Slice up one of these citrus gems, along with half a lemon and some sage, and drink it when you’re looking for something refreshing and energizing.
With the exception of the ocean, this is definitely the most beautiful water we’ve ever laid eyes on. Rose-colored glasses. Pour a glass of this when you’re feeling like something a little extra, or serve it up as a super-sexy way to stay hydrated during date night.
If you’ve got a lot of produce sitting around, this everything-but-the-kitchen-sink-water can help you put it to use. Jam-packed with cucumber, lemon, orange, strawberries, blueberries, and mint, this intensely flavorful water makes tasting the rainbow healthier than ever before.
The next time you’re in need of a refreshing pick-me-up around midday or while you’re lounging on your patio, consider combining cold water and the produce in your fridge.
It’ll add some sophisticated flavor and a few extra nutrients to your day. And we can’t deny you’ll look pretty swanky on Instagram holding on of these babies. Cheers!