Take a look at your water intake and you might realize you’re not drinking quite enough. But adding a little fruity twist means you won’t think twice before gulping it down.
Some get turned off by the taste of tap water at home or work, which can be due to chlorine or contaminants, so throwing some fruit and garnishes in can turn your tastebuds around. Add onto that a filtration system and your water will have an extra crisp taste.
What’s even cooler about adding fruit is that you’re getting extra nutrients while enjoying a sweet or zesty taste. So, besides hydrating, you’re also fuelling your body with more healthy stuff to keep you going through your entire summer day.
Check out these fruit infused water recipes to give your H20 an extra nutrient and flavour boost during the rest of your hot summer.
Cherries and lime
This one’s rich in antioxidants, not to mention vitamins A and C. Cherries are packed with flavour – try cutting them in half so their flavour is best infused throughout the water. Keep this water BC inspired by using Okanagan cherries and some lime for zesty twist.
Raspberries and mint
Tart, fresh, and sweet, raspberries are a summer essential, and you should add these BC gems to your water before they go out of season. Go local with raspberries sourced from Southwest BC – and as an added plus, they’re packed with fibre. For a subtle taste you can put them in whole after rinsing, or mash them up to taste them full on.
You’ve probably heard it before but here it is again: blueberries are full of antioxidants and are great for your skin, amongst a ton of other things. No need to spend time cutting these up. Just make sure they’re washed and throw in your desired amount. Try playing around with different garnishes for the perfect water kryptonite.
Watermelon and mint
Packed with water, it’s the perfect match for your glass of icy cold goodness. It always tastes sweet and is perfect for enjoying on a hot day in August and July. Sprinkle some mint in for a refreshing summer flavour and squeeze in some zesty lime. As an added plus, this one’s loaded with vitamin A which is great for your skin.
They’re packed with vitamin C, vitamin K, and dietary fibre – just to name a few of the kiwi fruit’s nutritional benefits. Their soft texture means they’re easily infused throughout your water, and quickly too. Make sure to shave off the peel before throwing them in.
Apples and cinnamon
It’s hard not to love that fresh apple taste, especially when it’s paired with fresh, cool water. As an added plus, they’re packed with iron and available all year long. Try experimenting with different kinds to find your favourite flavour. Add a cinnamon stick or two for some extra pep. Said to reduce the likelihood of diseases, apples are a go-to for their antioxidants, fibre, flavanoids, and much more.
An acquired taste but more than just bittersweet to those who love it. Grapefruit makes you feel refreshed so you can only just imagine how you’ll feel once you’ve added it to your water. Try slicing into triangles to help make sure it’s evenly distributed throughout your water. Known for helping with blood pressure and heart health, it’s full of potassium, fibre, vitamin C, and much more.
Strawberry and basil
You’ve eagerly awaited for their summer arrival in the grocery store, so make sure to add some BC strawberries to your water while you still can. Perfect for sipping on a hot day, strawberry infused water tastes best with an added kick of basil. You’ll be taking in protein, fibre, and more – effortlessly.
Take yourself to the tropics with this pineapple infused water. Slice it into even pieces and plunge them into the water until it’s nice and sweet. They’re full of fibre, vitamin C, folate, calcium, and much more.
These fruit infused water recipes make sipping water effortless. If you’re not a fan of the taste of your tap water at home or office, think about installing a home water filtration system, such as the WA-2! H Series so you enjoy drinking water more.
You only replace the filter once a year, and it’s as easy as changing a lightbulb. The system is quick and easy to install, and stays hidden under the sink – all you see is a neat little faucet beside your regular tap. Find out more about getting your own home filtration solution here.