One of the best things that you can do for your diet is to give up sweetened beverages. Most are just empty carbs, and full of processed, really bad-for-you sugars. Nothing good from them at all. I’ll admit that I’m preaching to myself here because I am not quite there yet! I still love my occasional soda, though I also drink lots of water.
Sometimes, though, drinking lots of water can get old. My husband works outside in the weather, and especially in the summer days when our temperatures are in the mid-90’s, he needs to stay hydrated! He drinks a lot of water, and while he likes it, he has said he gets tired of the monotony.
So, of course, I decided to hop on pinterest and try some of the great flavored water recipes there. I started with a basic cucumber and lemon recipe, but am excited to try lots of others as well!
Refreshing Cucumber Lemon Water
- 1/2-1 cucumber, depending on size
- 1 lemon
- a few mint leaves (10-12)
- 1/2 gallon water
How to make your water: Slice cucumber and lemon and add them to water with peeling left on. Add mint leaves and let sit overnight.
Drink and enjoy! Yes, it really is that easy. I’m not usually a fan of lemon in my water, but this combination of flavors is really refreshing. My husband loved it as well, and we both agreed that is the best word for it: refreshing!
I have made it without the mint leaves since I didn’t have any, and the lemon and cucumber taste great as well. As a bonus, I have seen others say that this water can be great for detox and weight loss, so that’s always nice.
Have you made your own naturally flavored waters? What combinations are your favorite?