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We all know how important it is to stay hydrated, but sometimes, water can be super boring. That’s why we love infusing our water with fruits, herbs and veggies – it’s healthy, refreshing and seriously delicious.

  1. Lemon or lime: they’re classics for a reason! Said to have detoxifying powers, infusing your water with lemon or lime slices won’t just taste great – you’ll feel great, too.
  2. Frozen blueberries: a good ice alternative for warmer days, popping a few frozen blueberries into your water will also make the water nice and tasty (plus, they look awesome, too!)
  3. Basil: it’s an often forgotten water-infusion ingredients, but you seriously haven’t lived until you’ve infused your water with basil! Combine it with strawberries, lime, cucumber, orange… whatever tickles your fancy.
  4. Cucumber: add a few mint leaves and pretend you’re on vacation with this cocktail-inspired combination. If you’re a fan of cucumber, eat the remaining slices once you’ve finished the water for extra hydration!
  5. Raspberries: similar to blueberries, raspberries are great additions to your water when frozen. But, you can also pop a few fresh ones into your water for a beverage that both looks and tastes delicious.
  6. Vanilla: vanilla tastes great with a number of other ingredients, whether it’s rose petals, oranges, peach, pear… the list goes on. Add a few drops of vanilla essence to your water and taste the difference!
  7. Ginger: looking to spice things up a little? Adding a small amount of ginger to your water won’t just taste great (particularly when combined with ingredients like orange or carrot juice) but it’s also said to have anti-inflammatory effects, too.
  8. Watermelon: watermelon is another ingredient that’s great with mint. Mix the two for the perfect (healthy!) beverage for a summer’s day. 
  9. Grapefruit: a small amount of grapefruit juice also works wonders!
  10. Fruity tea: tea is an obvious one when it comes to things to mix with water, but you don’t have to go for the classic hot English Breakfast. There are loads of iced tea recipes floating around on the internet that you can whip up in minutes and will keep you going all day long. 
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