If you’re downing the recommended eight glasses of water per day, you already know it can start to feel like a chore pretty quickly. If you aren’t, then you’re missing out on one of the keys to maintaining a healthy weight and having maximum energy. Regardless, one must face the fact that water can get boring very quickly, so we came up with 10 refreshing ways to infuse your water using fruits and herbs.
 
All of these recipes are simple to make. If the recipes call for berries or melon, just allow them to steep in the water. If it asks for citrus fruits, give it a light squeeze into the water and then toss the rind in with the other ingredients. Drink up!
 

1. Strawberry, Lime and Basil

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Ingredients

  • 4-6 strawberries, chopped
  • 2 Lime or lemon wedges
  • Small handful of Basil, muddled
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    2. Orange and Blueberry

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    Ingredients

  • 2 mandarin oranges, cut into wedges
  • Handful of blueberries, sliced
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    4. Minty Watermelon-Lime

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    Ingredients

  • ½ cup watermelon, diced
  • 3 lime wedges
  • 4 fresh mint leaves, muddled
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    5. Honeydew Basil

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    Ingredients

  • ½ cup honeydew melon, diced
  • 4 fresh basil leaves, muddled
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    6. Tropical Lime

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    Ingredients

  • ¼ cup pineapple, diced
  • ¼ cup fresh mango, diced
  • 3 lime wedges
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    7. Rosemary Grapefruit

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    Ingredients

  • 3 slices fresh grapefruit
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
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    8. Minty Citrus-Ginger

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    Ingredients

  • 2 orange slices
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 4 fresh mint leaves, muddled
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    9. Strawberry-Kiwi

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    Ingredients

  • 4–6 fresh strawberries, chopped
  • 1 medium kiwifruit, peeled and chopped
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    10. Cucumber-Anise

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    Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp., anise seeds or 3 anise star pods
  • 4 slices fresh cucumber
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    Get creative with your recipes and find new flavors to enjoy each week to keep it interesting and hydrating. Share your favorites with us in the comments below!