Hate Drinking Water? Try Fruit-Infused Water.
  • August 10, 2015
  • You get up from the massage table, bleary eyed. You’re a mix of mad that it’s over and dizzy because you were just face-down in a donut-shaped pillow for 30 minutes. You spent half of that time totally relaxed and the other half wondering if you are or are not supposed to wear underwear during your massages and to what degree is your therapist judging you for your choice. The answer is still unclear as you put your clothes back on.

    The only thing that makes it all better is meeting the massage therapist in the hallway, eagerly waiting to ask you, “how are you feeling?” and hand you an ice-cold glass of water.

    There’s something really special about that post-massage glass of water. Ice cold, cucumber flavored and so, so refreshing.

    And there’s more to that H2O than an extra boost of flavor. Vitamins and minerals come with the fruits, veggies and herbs to help hydrate you.

    Good news: you don’t have to indulge in a massage to experience that luxury fruit-infused water. Whip some up and enjoy naturally flavored water throughout the week.

    Here are a few of my favorite, laughably simple recipes.

    Watermelon, mint and lime water

    Ingredients:

    • 1/4 cup-ish watermelon
    • 2 lime wedges
    • 1 TBS mint
    • water, duh.

    Directions:

    1. Cube a watermelon, cutting it into half-inch pieces.

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    2. Chiffonade some mint. Honestly, you just want the mint to be cut at least in half so the flavor makes its way into the water.

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    3. Combine about a quarter cup of watermelon, two lime wedges, a tablespoon of mint and water in a glass or a fruit diffuser.

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    Strawberry and kiwi water

    Ingredients:

    • 2 kiwis
    • 5 strawberries
    • Water!

    Directions:

    1. Slice the strawberries

    2. Cut the kiwis in half, scoop the kiwi goodness out, slice.

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    3. Combine kiwi slices, strawberries and water.

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    Blueberry, mint and lime water

    Ingredients:

    • 1/4 cup blueberries cut in half
    • 2 lime wedges
    • 1 TBS mint
    • Water.

    Directions:

    1. Cut blueberries in half, but if the idea of trying to hold a blueberry to cut it in half terrifies you like it terrifies me, just chop the blueberries and hope that you get one little cut in each.

    2. Chiffonade that mint.

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    3. Combine blueberries, mint and 2 lime wedges in a glass or diffuser of water.

     

    At the very least, all of this flavor may just make you still a bit more hydrated. What’s your favorite flavor combo?

     

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    About Jeana Anderson Cohen

    Jeana Anderson Cohen is the founder and CEO of aSweatLife.com a destination for living your best life, with fitness as the catalyst. She's also the co-founder and head of strategy of the SweatWorking App. But before starting health-focused companies Jeana earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For the first decade of her career, she created and executed social media strategies for brands. aSweatLife fuses her experience and her passion for wellness and SweatWorking was the natural evolution of that experience. You can find Jeana leading the team at aSweatLife, hosting aSweatLife’s monthly #Sweatworking events, and - on the rare evening off - you may find her using her Personal Training certification to coach group fitness classes across Chicago.