- Adding a few slices of lemon or lime and a squeeze of juice can add variety and help with digestion.
- For extra flavor to the lemon add some basil leaves and/or strawberries.
- Keep a bottle or jug of water nearby – making it easy to drink water and keep an easy track on how much water has been consumed. Sometimes it helps to select a bottle or jug that reflects your personality.
- Ice blocks made from fresh fruit can help to add flavour to water (make ice-blocks from non-sweetened juice or whole slices of fruit for a bolder impact).
- Make some ice blocks with rose petals or lavender flowers for a touch of colour (make sure the petals are well rinsed of any sprays).
- A few sprigs of mint with lemon make a refreshing drink on a hot day.
- A few slices of cucumber add a clean and refreshing treat.
- Add slices of your favourite fruit in a jug of water and chill overnight (berries, citrus fruit, pineapple, watermelon are just a few suggestions).
- Add some unsweetened cranberry juice and allow it sink to the bottom for a drink that looks enticing.
- Choose water instead of other beverages when eating/drinking out (you’ll reduce your calorie intake and save some money at the same time).
- Freeze some water in a freezer safe bottle to take when going out all day or on a picnic, bushwalk, to provide a cool and refreshing drink in the afternoon.
- After boiling vegetables, save and chill the water for a refreshing, healthy and tasty drink.
- Add a few drops of rose water.
- Brew some green tea, jasmine tea, blueberry tea, or your favourite herbal tea and chill overnight.
- If you still need some help to stay on track consider a free water app for your phone such as Water Alert or Water Log.
15 Fun Ways to Increase your Water Intake this Summer
- Featured | Janne Ramsay