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10 Infused-Water Recipes to Keep You Hydrated All Summer Long

by Brianna Steinhilber /
Image: Flavored ice cubesLet's Mingle /

If there’s one mainstay of a healthy diet that we all seem to be able to agree on, it’s the importance of drinking water.

As we learned firsthand, staying hydrated boosts energy, curbs hunger and gives you that enviable summer glow. It can also help improve focus at work, encourage quality sleep and offers up other benefits that make our lives healthier and more productive.

And as the temperature begins to heat up — and we take our morning jogs and weekend lunch dates outdoors — it’s especially important to keep that water bottle nearby. In hot weather, we tend to lose more water through sweating, so it’s important to be diligent about replacing that lost fluid.


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But even the most avid hydrators among us have to admit: water can get boring. Especially when lemonade, Frappuccinos and glasses of rosé are calling our name. The solution? Adding a little excitement to your glass with a pop of color and some actual taste to keep you sipping away.

When it comes to flavoring water the sky is the limit — there are endless combos of fruit, veggies and herbs to experiment with. Here are a few of our favorite combos to get you started:

 Blackberry lemon infused water Tried and Tasty

Recipe: Blackberry Lemon

 Watermelon basil infused water Belle of the Kitchen

Recipe: Watermelon Basil

 Coconut kiwi mint infused water Sugar & Cloth

Recipe: Coconut Kiwi Mint Infused Water

 Rosemary citrus water Delightful E Made

Recipe: Rosemary Citrus

 Raspberry, rose and vanilla water She Who Eats

Recipe: Raspberry, Rose and Vanilla

 Jalapeno cucumber lime infused water Sparkle

Recipe: Jalapeno Cucumber Lime

 Blackberry sage flavored water Alpha Smoot; Cup of Jo

Recipe: Blackberry Sage

 Lime, mint, cucumber and green tea infusion Lyndsey Paige Eden

Recipe: Lime, Mint, Cucumber and Green Tea Infusion

 Mojito water Sugar & Soul

Recipe: Mojito Water

 Flavored ice cubes Let's Mingle

Recipe: Flavored Ice Cubes

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