Say goodbye to juice boxes, sodas and sugar filled drinks. These naturally flavored waters are the perfect, healthy, refreshing drinks.
They only contain all whole, clean ingredients.
Generally when you eat (or drink) bright, vibrant, colorful foods then you are ensuring that you are consuming a whole bunch of vitamins and minerals. That is why I always advise to eat (or drink) as many colors as possible.
Try to avoid the boring tan, white or bland colored foods. Or if you just can't avoid them, try to sprinkle in some color every now and then.
That's where these gorgeous waters come in!
There really is no "recipe" for these drinks. Simply place the ingredients on the bottle of a mason jar or glass and add water.
You can drink them immediately, but if you let them sit for at least 30 minutes, the full flavors will shine through. I get it if you are feeling impatient and want to drink them immediately.
I like the make them first thing in the morning while I am enjoying my morning tea so the flavors can infuse into the water. And then when I am finished with my beloved comforting tea, I can start sipping on one of these beauties.
So clearly I was going with the whole "rainbow theme" but you can use any fruit or herbs that you like. Get creative!
Use whatever fruits or herbs you have in your house or whatever you like. Try different combinations of flavors, you never know which one you might fall in love with.
If there are certain fruits that you like more than others, go for it. I sliced them all (except the pomegranate seeds) to really enhance the flavors.
I even smashed the blueberries a bit. I just figured that would help bring out the natural juices. It totally did.
Blueberry water is fantastic. Who even knew that was a thing?
Smashing, slicing or whatever you call it gently releases natural fruit juice in the water for a very light, subtle taste.
I know all these pictures are relatively the same. But they were just so pretty.
I had to take a lot of them. And with spring finally here, we are all going to be drinking more water (hopefully).
Why not have a little fun and drink PRETTY water?
I used concord grapes for the "purple" water because of their deep purple, almost black, vibrant color. One word of caution: concord grapes permanently stain everything.
I wouldn't advise giving your 4 years old a whole bunch to snack on while he wears his brand new white t-shirt that you literally just took the tags off. Seriously, it never fails.
That one was totally my fault. I just wasn't thinking.
Ok, one last one. I promise.
I think my favorite was the Blackberry Grape water (despite the stained white t-shirt) but that Pineapple Lemon just might be a close second.
Cucumber mint water is one that you might commonly find in spas or wellness centers. It is so light and refreshing.
How do you like to naturally flavor your water? Comment below and share your favorite naturally flavored water! I am always looking for new suggestions and I love to share them with all of you.
If you made any of these naturally infused waters or any of my other recipes, please come back and let me know. You guys know that I love to hear from you!
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