Say goodbye to juice boxes, sodas and sugar filled drinks. These naturally flavored waters are the perfect, healthy, refreshing drinks.
This gives the phrase "taste the rainbow" a whole new meaning. These waters have no added sugars, preservatives, additives or chemicals.
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!
Why You Should Make these Naturally Flavored Waters
There really is no "recipe" for these drinks. Simply place the ingredients on the bottle of a mason jar or a pitcher 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. Slice them all (except the pomegranate seeds) to really enhance the flavors.
Blueberry water is fantastic. Who even knew that blueberry water 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 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.
Iced Tea from A Couple Cooks
Detox Carrot Drink from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Kombucha Recipe from Live Eat Learn
Naturally Flavored Waters
- 1 gallon water
- For Blackberry Grape:
- ¼ cup smashed blackberries
- ¼ cup sliced grapes
- For Blueberry:
- ¼ cup smashed blueberries
- For Cucumber Mint:
- ¼ cup sliced cucumbers
- 2 tablespoons muddled mint
- For Pineapple Lemon:
- ¼ cup chopped pineapple
- ¼ cup sliced lemon
- For Orange Clementine:
- ½ sliced orange
- ½ sliced clementine
- For Strawberry Pomegranate:
- ½ cup sliced strawberries
- ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
- Fill up a pitcher with a gallon of filtered water. Add desired fruits for infusing. Allow to sit for a few hours or overnight.