15 ways to spice up plain ol’ water


Drinking water can get a little boring sometimes. So, a few weeks ago, I asked you how you spice up plain ol’ water/sparkling water. I got so many creative comments and lots of new ideas to try, so of course, I want to share a few – 15 to be exact!

Sara D.
In the morning I fill a pitcher with my water for the day, and I add some chopped fruit. A favorite is peaches, and when I’m done with the water I eat the fruit.

I like to chop up cucumbers and put them in my water with a squirt of lime for a kick.

sarah d.
A couple of slices of cucumber at the bottom of the glass, sometimes with a chunk of lemon. Another option is chunks of cantaloupe.

I pour limeade into my ice cube trays and then freeze them. Then I plop one into my sparkling mineral water. It doesn’t work well with regular water, only sparkling.

There are a number of things I do. I will half and half juice and water or I will cut off some fresh mint and add it to water.

I keep a pitcher of iced tea and one of lemonade (both Crystal Light) in the fridge and then I mix them half & half. Otherwise, I like my water plain because we have delicious well water.

I harvest fresh mint sprigs from my garden and infuse them with warm water overnight- then I remove leaves and pour over crushed ice- stunning. You haven’t lived until you’ve tried it.

limes, mangos, pineapple, lemon- dropped in and chilled

Cynthia C
I add just a splash of 100% fruit juice to filtered water. It really perks up the flavor without adding a lot of calories or artificial sweeteners.

I make ice cubes out of pureed strained berries and add a few to my water ( great for getting kids to drink more water in summer too)

I freeze lemon, lime, & orange wedges and throw those into my water instead of ice cubes. Keeps the water cold with a bit of flavor~

I love to add fresh or frozen fruit. helps keep it cold too! my fave is really lemon, but I have be known to add strawberries and blueberries etc.

Caroline F
I Put lime and some mint in my sparking water–sort of like a virgin Mojito.

Vicki Andrew
I love the taste of water that has had a carrot, celery stick and a slice of lemon in it, it is so refreshing

Heather C
I get those Crystal Light to-go packs. Can’t stand our local water. Ugh.

Thanks everyone for all your great ideas! Who knew there were so many options?!

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