If you think water doesn’t taste good, I’ve got a few simple tricks for you.
Water is calorie-free and sugar-free, so what could be a better beverage! Over the years, I’ve watched countless patients and clients better manage their weight, diabetes, energy levels and more by ditching sugary drinks. Want to know how much sugar is in a typical soda? The answer is here.
If your water doesn’t taste crisp and refreshing, attaching a filter to your faucet or filling a filter pitcher may be all you need to brighten the taste. But if water is just plain boring, you can flavor it without sugar. Experiment with fruits, vegetables and herbs.
Try any of these:
- Cucumber slices and mint or lavender
- Orange slices or orange and lemon slices
- Lemon slices and grated gingerroot
- Blackberries, lime slices and mint
- Pineapple cubes and orange slices
- Peach slices and basil
- Strawberry and lime slices with rosemary (my fave)
Sugar-Free Flavor Tip
Before adding herbs, gently crush them in your hands to release their flavors. Some combinations – like my favorite with the strawberries, lime and rosemary – may take several hours to reach their best flavor.
Need something fast? Flavor your water with True Lemon, TrueGrapefruit, or True Orange. These come in tiny packets about the size of a sweetener packet and are nothing more than crystallized citrus – no sweeteners, artificial flavors or preservatives.
Do you have a favorite way to flavor water? Do tell.