Written on July 29, 2011 at 11:58 am , by Colleen Travers
With the nonstop heat wave that keeps hitting us this summer, my water consumption is at an all-time high. I’ve surpassed the recommended eight glasses a day by noon, and between pee breaks and refilling at the water cooler I’m starting to feel a little H2O burn out.
To stay hydrated without resorting to high calorie drinks, I’ve gone on a mission to perk up my water. After some extensive research (otherwise known as me randomly sticking things in water and seeing how they taste), I’ve come to a conclusion: You can put just about anything in water! Below, my three favorite extras that don’t rack up extra calories or a ton of sugar.
- Mint leaves: One or two of these adds a subtle hint of flavor to your water without completely overpowering it. It’s also an aphrodisiac, so slip a few in your hubby’s glass too!
- Fruit ice cubes: Pour your favorite low-cal juice like orange or cranberry into a standard ice cube tray. Once frozen, pop them in to your water for your sipping pleasure.
- Go coconut: Coconut water is fat-free and has zero sugar. It’s packed with electrolytes and actually hydrates you faster than water. Pick this guy over a sugary sports drink to fuel up.
Now tell us: How do you jazz up your water?