DIY Eating

Flavoured Water

Drinking enough fluids is essential for everyday life, especially drinking water is important for various metabolic processes and water is a medium for the transport of toxic agents (by means of, well, peeing). About 70% of our own body is water, so it’s the most important part (quantitatively). Now that we know that drinking is vital, we need to get to the point: Humans need to ingest about 1,5 liters of fluid by drinking, and when you’re exercising you need to drink even more, and that can be quite hard sometimes.

Believe me, drinking (we’re not talking about alcohol here) was never a real treat for me unless I’m exercising or have eaten something salty or spicy, and I often have to force myself to drink enough by placing a bottle of water near me. I hear it’s getting even harder when you get old. Of course you could drink juices and lemonade and sugary nonsense, but that’s what it is: nonsense. I don’t want to gain weight by drinking alone, let me do that with food! So it’s water then, but water alone can become really boring real quick, and that’s where some additional natural ingredients come into play. Believe me, you can improve so much with this!

Raspberry + Lime

Raspberries not only taste heavenly (for me), but they also contain provitamin A and B, and above all a lot of vitamin C. There’s a lot of iron (transport of oxygen in your blood), calcium, citric acid, which is important for the urinary metabolism, potassium (cells, nerves, muscles), magnesium, folic acid (cells) and flavonoids, which are highly antioxidant. And so much more. There’s really some good stuff in there! And then there’s the lime, containing some more vitamin C, calcium and potassium.

Lemon + Mint

Lemons are known for their high vitamin-C concentration, fighting off free radicals and being important for your conjunctive tissue. And they contain potassium as well! Mint contains among other things flavonoids (antioxidant) and is a perfectly fresh companion to the sour lemon!

10Cucumber + Ginger

My favourite combination and for me the easiest one to make for I always have some cucumber and fresh ginger at home. Cucumbers contain vitamins B and C, calcium, zinc, magnesium, potassium and phosphor (bones, blood, cells). Ginger is a fusion of so many good things, and its spicy and very special flavour fits perfectly to the refreshing cucumber.

There is no way I am going to drink normal tab water again after trying these three flavour combinations. They’re not too overpowering but rather linger in the background and are a perfect addition to your normal workout water, and you do actually ingest some of the nutrients through the water!

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17 Comments

  • Reply
    Clarissa
    10th May 2016 at 9:24 pm

    I love flavoring my water! You’re so right – it makes it more of a treat instead of feeling like you HAVE to drink it. I’ve never tried raspberry + lime, but that sounds bomb <3

    –Clarissa @ The View From Here

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      11th May 2016 at 9:49 pm

      Do try it, it’s so good!

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    Hanna Marie
    11th May 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I love flavored water –Hanna Lei

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    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      11th May 2016 at 9:49 pm

      Glad you like it!

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    Alona
    12th May 2016 at 12:07 pm

    The raspberry ans lime one sounds fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂 Definitely going to try it out! x Alona

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    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      13th May 2016 at 8:17 am

      Tell me how you liked it, this was my favourite flavour combination as well!

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    mihaela
    12th May 2016 at 1:37 pm

    great post! your blog is really good btw ;D

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    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      13th May 2016 at 8:18 am

      That’s so nice of you to say, thank you!

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    The Fashion Folks
    12th May 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Flavoured water is so delicious, do it all the time during the summer! Xx

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    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      13th May 2016 at 8:18 am

      It’s a perfect and low calorie solution for me 🙂

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    Midsby
    12th May 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Lemon+mint is my all-time favourite! But I’m wondering how raspberry+lime water tastes. I used to forget about drinking water too (still do sometimes!), but then my skin is getting dry and acne shows up, ughhh). It’s “friendly reminder” let’s say.

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      13th May 2016 at 8:19 am

      That sounds awful! I do try to keep a glass of water or a whole bottle near me wherever I go, I noticed that I can usually think better when I drink more water!

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    Victoria
    13th May 2016 at 5:01 pm

    I need to try this! 😀 I have such a hard time drinking water is cray!
    love the blog btw, soo nice!

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      13th May 2016 at 6:44 pm

      This is so nice of you, I’m glad you like it here 🙂

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    Lisa
    15th May 2016 at 4:54 pm

    I’ve been thinking about upping my water game so that’s for the flavour suggestions!

    • Reply
      Lisa
      15th May 2016 at 4:54 pm

      *thanks

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      21st May 2016 at 4:32 pm

      Glad I could help 🙂

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