Guest Post by Annie of our sponsor Mighty Nest
Staying well hydrated is vitally important to our overall health. Water is great, but sometimes we want something with a little more flavor.
Instead of sugary juices and sodas, try creating combinations of homemade flavored waters. You can easily create a calorie-free beverage with loads of flavor–that will keep you hydrated all day long!
Using a glass jug, add citrus, berries or melon and an herb like mint, basil, sage or rosemary and muddling the contents at the bottom.
Muddling simply means to press the fruit and herbs against the side of the glass (with a muddler) to release the flavors of the fruit and herbs.
Mint and basil can be muddled with a lighter touch – you don’t want to over muddle these or they turn bitter, but ingredients like rosemary and limes can withstand a heavier muddling hand, although rosemary releases a strong flavor, so you’ll want to be mindful of this otherwise the flavor will overwhelm any accompanying fruit.
Homemade flavored waters to try:
- Blood Orange-Lavender-Watermelon
- Strawberry Smash
What are your favorite homemade flavored waters? Have you ever made flavored waters?
Disclosure: This post was originally sponsored by our partner, Mighty Nest.