Fresh Ways to Wake Up Water

Stay hydrated all day long with these five fresh twists on water

January 12, 2013
Fresh Ways to Wake Up Water

Even we will admit that water can get pretty boring after a while. For new ways to stay hydrated, we turned to Andrea Giancoli, R.D., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

• Steep herbal tea bags in cold water overnight. mint teas are particularly refreshing.

• Make your own spa water by adding cucumber slices and strawberries to ice-cold water. Just don’t let it sit overnight; the water will get cloudy from the fruit or veggie pulp breaking down.

• Throw in a few slices of fresh fruit like pineapple or orange for a sweet twist.

• Combine two parts water with one part diet Ocean Spray juice—we like blueberry-pomegranate. each serving contains only five calories and two grams of sugar.

• Keep a few single-serving drink powders in your bag. Five-calorie Crystal Light is delicious, and some flavors are infused with energizing B vitamins and caffeine. Palm-size, calorie-free MIO is another great flavor booster to toss into your gym bag.