By Amanda Box
Can water really be improved upon? Yes, it can – very much so! The main complaint I get from those who don’t drink much water, is they don’t like the taste. I find this ironic because water really doesn’t have a taste. Unfortunately, society has bombarded us with sugary flavored drinks that have caused our taste buds to dislike the very essence of life: pure water. Fortunately, there are ways to not only improve the taste of water, but also add nourishment!
See below for our recipes for natural, healthy and homemade kefir water, berry water, probiotic water plus a video on how to add nutrition to your daily water intake.
One of the biggest money makers right now in the beverage industry is vitamin water. It is touted as a nutritious drink that gives you all the vitamins you need. The truth is, that most of these vitamin “waters” aren’t really waters at all. There are just hyped up sports drinks under the disguise of being water. Most contain a ton of sugar and synthetic vitamins. I recommend two healthy alternatives.
This is the water contained inside of young coconuts. It’s gaining more and more popularity as a healthy sports drink alternative. I began drinking it several years back during my pregnancy. It’s high potassium and magnesium levels helped my pregnancy induced tachycardia and restless legs. I also brought it to my son’s birth to drink after labor. I raved about it to my midwives and they now keep it on hand for new mothers instead of Gatorade! This is nature’s TRUE vitamin water! It contains nothing synthetic, just nature’s creation.
Homemade Vitamin Water
Making your own flavored waters is very easy to do and incredibly delicious. When you infuse your water with herbs and different fruit combinations, you are infusing it with natural vitamins and minerals. This is fantastic for those who hate the taste of plain water. Below are some of my most favorite homemade vitamin water recipes.
Note: Many people are making their vitamin water in a quart size mason jar. I use a larger sun tea jar. If you do this be sure and increase your ingredients. Anything glass works. Recipes are designed for 1-quart servings.
Cucumber, Lemon, and Mint Water
Probably the most popular homemade vitamin water combo is...
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