Whenever I'm working with someone that needs to drink more water, I encourage them to add flavors to it. No, not those gross crystal light packets - real flavor, from real food. You'd be amazed at what a cucumber or lime can do to a glass of water! While plain ol' H2O doesn't bother me, it is nice and refreshing to add citrus to it in the warm summer months.
makes 6 servings
1 handful of fresh basil
fresh, purified water
Peel your fruit and cucumber. Slice each piece of fruit into 6 slices. Slice the cucumber into even slices. Put 2 slices each of the orange, lemon and lime, an even amount of cucumber slices and a few basil leaves into a mason jar. Fill with purified water and refrigerate overnight to a week.
I found that once I drank the water, I could usually fill it up throughtout the day (with the same fruit), shake the water a little and keep drinking. I used the soaked fruit, cucumber and basil the next morning in my smoothie (don't throw it away!)
Do you have trouble drinking enough water?