Post # 1
Hi Bees! I’ve been putting lemon in my water for quite some time now, but I was wondering if anyone else had tips/ideas on how to add flavor to water. I had the unfortunate experience of plain water at the gym today and got to thinking of other possible ways to make water more enticing.
Post # 3
@angustia: When I worked at a day spa, we would put slices of orange, apple and cucumber in the water. It’s a light flavor, but it’s really refreshing.
Post # 4
I sometimes put some orange in it 🙂
Post # 5
I like keeping a pitcher of water in the fridge with strawberries sliced in it. Yum!
Post # 6
Sliced lemons are really refreshing, plus kick start your metabolism in the morning 🙂 I have a 1litre bottle on my desk at work and I’ll slice half a lemon in the morning and keep refilling it during the day (I’m trying to drink a lot so I can run better,) and the lemons still give flavour after 2 or 3 goes. Mix it up with limes and oranges. I’ve seen people add sprigs of mint with the fruit for a little something extra. Doesn’t work for me but each to their own!
Also have you thought about carbonated water rather than just still? I find its got a completely different flavour
Post # 7
I use lemon, cucumber and basil…sometimes a combo of those.
Post # 8
Have you tried flavored selzter water?
Almost any fruit juice can be used, just add a little bit to any water and it will be better than plain.
Post # 10
This is why I LOVE the Bee! I’ve never heard of any of this. I always thought it was lemon, or nothing. Cucumbers, mint, oranges, strawberries (especially interesting….and yummy-sounding) basil? Amazing ideas!
@kerensa: I’ve never had seltzer water….will definitely try it out. For starters, I am going to add some of my lemonade to the water and see what happens!
Thank you, ladies!
Post # 11
I was at a resort in Vegas and they did watermelon slices in the water- quite refreshing and a change from lemon:) Definitely best ice cold!
Post # 12
I know it is filled with lots of unnatural stuff, but Walmart or Target brand of Mio is great. I use about a fourth of what the serving size is just to give it a little but of a kick (barely turns the water a different color). I know it isn’t the healthiest thing in the world, but a little bit of artificiality is better than not drinking enoguh water (or so I figure!).
Post # 13
My newst addiction is Polar flavored seltzer water. Some great flavors, has natural flavorings, no sweetners of any kind and zero calories. I love these which is saying something because I HATE drinking water. My favs are Black Cherry, Mixed Berry and Boston Cream Pe!
Post # 14
I do love just plain water, but every once in a while, I use the dry powder grape G2 (or the store brand version). I LOVE “artificial grape” flavor….but I dilute it (1 packet fo 32 oz rather than 16 oz).
But I also second the cukes in water … also very tasty!
Post # 15
I love lemon, lime, basil, cucumber, berries, and jalapeno. Cucumber and jalapeno together is amazing. I know it sounds weird, but try it! Sparkling water is also good with flavorings.
Post # 16
@Ennie: I love the Mio flavorings! It’s nice because it’s not a pre-measured amount in a packet, but it’s a liquid in a bottle. You can squirt as little or as much as you want in your water.