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Easy DIY flavored water

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3 easy DIY flavored waters

It is a constant quest in life, to drink more water. Well, for most of the adults I know anyway. I’m always asked how I manage to drink the amount of water I do and how I love it so much. I can’t really answer that, I just do. I didn’t always though. As a teenager I simply despised water and my mom would have to force me to drink a few glasses a day. Then one day, I decided to challenge myself to down a 2 liter bottle of water (how fun does that sound…). I did it and it was ok. Then I decided to do that for a week. After 7 days, my skin had started clearing up and just felt so much better. Those dull headaches I was experiencing in the afternoon were gone and I had energy. I knew that I would have to carry on but I still didn’t like the taste of just water. That’s when I started experimenting with adding delicious things to my water.

We all know lemon and mint infuse water beautifully but have you thought about all the other goodness you can add to your water? There is always a jar of flavoured water in my fridge whether it’s a simple lemon-infused one or an upgraded version with sliced fruit and herbs. It helps me to drink liters of the stuff and I never feel like I’m just drinking water. In fact, now I prefer it over any other drink. I am often mocked about carrying a giant jar of infused water with me but I simply can’t be without it. Today I’m sharing my 3 favourite recipes for flavoured water with you. I hope you love them as much as I do.

Pineapple kiwi and passion fruit flavored water

Pineapple, kiwi and passion fruit flavored water
 
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Recipe type: Drinks, Flavored water
Serves: 1.5 liters
Ingredients
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • 2 passion fruit, seeds and pulp removed
  • 1.5 liters water (6 cups)
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bottle/jug and allow to infuse for 30 minutes. Serve ice cold.
 

mixed berry and mint flavored water

Mixed berry and mint flavored water
 
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Recipe type: Drinks, Water
Serves: 1.5 liters
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 1.5 liters water (6 cups)
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bottle/jug and allow to infuse for 30 minutes. Serve ice cold.
 

Cucumber and lime flavored water

Cucumber and lime flavored water
 
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Recipe type: Drinks, Water
Serves: 1.5 liters
Ingredients
  • 1 cucumber, sliced into ribbons using a vegetable peeler
  • 2 limes, sliced
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 1.5 liters water (6 cups)
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bottle/jug and allow to infuse for 30 minutes. Serve ice cold.
 

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Alida Ryder
Being a general food freak has proven to be quite helpful in this career I've found myself in. Author of two cookbooks, photographer, food stylist. Mom to twins. Ex make-up and hair artist obsessed with beautiful clothes and spaces. I love a good G&T and I've been known to spend too much money on shoes.
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  • Angie
    Reply

    Where do you get the passion fruit from?

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      I bought the ones I used in this water fresh from a fresh produce shop.

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