It’s easy to get bored with plain old water, it happens to the best of us!
As humans, we like variety and flavor. However, juice and soda are awful for you so it’s time to get creative! Here are some healthy ways to flavor water while eating clean.
Why Use Healthy Ways to Flavor Water
Drinking water, in general, helps with water weight and speeding up your metabolism. Adding fruit and veggies to your water gives you the added benefit of having vitamins, antioxidants, and flavor with your water.
The flavor alone is a benefit because it can help kick those soda and juice cravings with virtually no calories.
How to Flavor Water Naturally
The easiest way to flavor water naturally is with a fruit infuser water bottle.
With a fruit infuser water bottle, you just have to stick your fruit and/or veggies in to the fruit infusion chamber and pour your water in to the regular portion of the bottle. Then let it sit in the fridge overnight (or for a few hours) and you’re good to go the next day!
I specifically love this bottle because you really get the most bang for your buck. It comes with everything you need to infuse your drink, plus a blender ball to use as a shaker AND an insulated sleeve to keep your drink cold for a few hours. It also holds 32oz vs other ones that only hold 25oz. Oh, and it comes with a water recipe book too!
Premium Glass Water Bottle with Silicone Sleeve and Stainless Steel LidAnother option to make your flavored water is a simple glass bottle.
Of course, since it’s glass, you’ll want one with a silicone cover so that it doesn’t shatter.
With a glass bottle, you just throw all of your fruit and/or veggies in to the bottle and then fill the rest of the bottle with water.
Then leave it in the fridge for a few hours so it has time to infuse and drink it when ready!
With this bottle, I recommend going for the 32oz because a 12oz bottle isn’t going to feel like nearly enough water! Remember, you should be drinking half of your weight in water daily.
Healthy Flavored Water Recipes
Fat Burning Water:
Apple cider is incredibly good for you, the list of benefits can go on forever- and that is the main ingredient here. Because of the ACV, you get the added bonus of clearer skin! Then you get the fiber from the apples that will help keep you fuller longer. The cinnamon is used to speed up metabolism and cut your cravings.
- 12 oz of Water
- 1-2 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/2 Teaspoon sweetener
- Half of an apple, sliced
- Put all of the ingredients (not including the Apples) in the blender and blend for about 10 seconds.
- Add slices of Apple
- Let sit in the fridge for an hour
Cucumber Lemon Flavored Water:
This drink is packed with natural diuretics, fat-burning enzymes, and all of the citrus in this refreshing beverage can help heal the internal digestive tract. This will give your metabolism a boost and will also add fiber to your water and is only 7 calories.
- ½ gallon water
- ½ grapefruit, sliced
- ½ cucumber, sliced
- 2-3 mint leaves
- ½ lemon, sliced
- ½ lime, sliced
- Combine all ingredients in a pitcher.
- Allow the ingredients to chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours before serving.
- Drink throughout the day or discard after 24 hours.
Watermelon Flavored Water:
This one is just soooo good!! There are plenty of antioxidants stored within the juicy melons, and its nutrient contents are through the roof.
- 2 cups Seedless Watermelon, cubed
- 4 cups Water
1. Place Watermelon in pitcher and cover with Water.
2. Let it sit a few hours in the refrigerator before drinking
Simple Clean Eating Meal Plan
Now that you have your drinks all figured out, it’s time to figure out your meals! If you need some guidance, I’ve put together a 21 day clean eating meal plan with over 40 recipes, weekly grocery lists, and everything else you need to get started!