Liven up a glass of water with exciting flavours
Bored of simply having water? Then add a colouful tasty spin by making these tweaks
Drinking the recommended one-anda-half to two litres of water every day can seem daunting. Why not try one of these ideas to liven up your glass or bottle of water with these interesting new flavours?
FRUITY ICE CUBES
Next time you make ice cubes, try placing a chunk of fruit in each compartment in the tray. Berries are a great choice because they can be added as a whole. Try adding a whole raspberry, for example, or a few blueberries. Fruity ice cubes are ideal for livening up a jug of water at dinner parties, barbecues or kids' birthday parties.
MASH IT UP
All kinds of fruit and vegetables can be added to a glass of water, just go with what you like. Make sure you slice everything as thinly as possible to bring out the most flavor. Try slices of cucumber, lemon, melon or watermelon, for example, or small pieces of apple, raspberries, sliced strawberries, etc. Then, crush all the ingredients in flavourpacked mash at the bottom of the glass. Herbs are the
cherry on the cake when it comes to water infusions. Try adding a leaf of basil, mint, coriander or parsley to stimulate taste buds.
Don't throw out lemon, grapefruit or orange peels! Once eaten, citrus fruit peels can be grated into water for a zesty zing. Simply grate a few citrus zests straight into your glass or bottle of water. Make sure you pick organic or untreated fruits to ensure pesticides on the rinds don't end up in your water.
Dried flowers can bring a pleasantly floral flavour to your water. Simply leave them to infuse for a few minutes, and then add them. You can add vanilla or strawberry to give it a fresh taste.