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5 Ways To Dress Up Your Water and Stay Hydrated This Summer

Infused Ice Cubes Recipe

Infused Ice Cubes Recipe

It’s time to stay hydrated, my friends.

I don’t really get tired of drinking water anymore…. like… ever, but it’s soooo nice to switch things up a little, once in a while! If I don’t have enough time to make fresh juice (which I love making, but… sometimes I don’t feel like spending 30 minutes, assembling the juicer and using up a ton of oranges for a glass of juice.. not to mention the cleanup- fresh juice is more of a Sunday morning type of thing for me these days) I love making a healthier version of lemonade or infusing my water with herbs.

I’m known for always trying to make everyone I know give up on soda (my husband loves giving me puppy eyes when we get groceries, while holding little cans of Ginger Ale) so if you’re trying to cut back on those soft drinks, “dressing up” your water is a great way to quench that thirst, while cutting out all that sugar and caffeine.  Today I’m sharing five of my favorite water-based drinks that I love to make on those hot summer days.


How to Dress Up your Water

How to Dress Up your Water


A healthier option to your traditional lemonade made with sugar or sugar syrup, this pink lemonade is made with stevia, lemons, and raspberries. It’s sweet and tangy and it’s something I always make for our summer barbecues. Find the recipe in this post.

Watermelon Lime Coconut Refresher


This combo is very refreshing and really good for your skin. Coconut water is naturally rich in electrolytes so this refresher is also a perfect way to cool down after an intense workout. If you don’t like natural taste of coconut water, this is a great way for you to still get those electrolytes in- it has no added sugar and the lime, watermelon and coconut combo is amazing. Find my recipe right here.

How to Dress Up your Water


Another refreshing combo that’s also amazing for your skin. Mint is rich in antioxidants, it aids digestion and its smell alone can help fight depression and fatigue as it’s a natural stimulant. When mixed with water, mint leaves add an extremely refreshing flavor. Due to their mild diuretic property, cucumbers reduce cholesterol and control blood pressure- see this post to see how I make my infused water.

How to Dress Up your Water


This is probably one of my favorite ways of dressing up my water during summer. It’s so easy to do and you can just keep these in your freezer until needed- they’re also perfect for cookouts and barbecues and will make your water look all pretty and fancy. I love using rosemary, mint, raspberries, limes, lemons, and basil (lemon, lime, and basil make for a killer combo). See how I make these right here.

How to Dress Up your Water


If you’re in need of a little dose of energy, but iced coffee is a bit much for you, try matcha. I recently talked about my matcha obsession and shared a recipe for my favorite combo (lemon, lime, mint and maple syrup) right here.

Will you be giving any of these a try? What’s your favorite summer drink?


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    The Gossip Darling
    June 8, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    OMG. This is like the best post ever!! I am terribleeeeeee at drinking water! I really do try but I just can’t! I am trying these!!

    Mel |

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    June 8, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    OMG this post is amazing! I was actually thinking of posting m=something similar! :)

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    Wanderlust Girl (kyia belle)
    June 9, 2016 at 12:39 am

    These look so good! Now I have a craving for flavoured water, haha! I’m also in desperate need of a good body “detox” shall we call it, and these are definitely going to be my go-to options!

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    June 9, 2016 at 1:02 am

    I love these ideas and I will try them all!

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    Roxy | The Happy Momster
    June 9, 2016 at 3:03 am

    I feel so refreshed an hydrated by merely looking at your lovely photos! LOL. Will probably try your pink lemonade, but with local strawberries since we don’t have raspberries (except the frozen and very pricey ones) here. :)

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    Ela BellaWorld
    June 9, 2016 at 5:06 am

    I tried pink lemonade a few weeks ago and I am sure I will be making it a lot, it tastes so good and so refreshing! I like having fruit and herb cubes, however I’ve never made rosemary one, something I will try out. Dressing up the water is the healthiest and taste better than soft drinks.

    Ela BellaWorld

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    Aleksandra // bunniesaremagic
    June 9, 2016 at 5:18 am

    My go to infused water is strawberries, raspberries and mint, especially now in the strawberries season. Something I can never get enough of :) I love lemonade too, although in the UK it is a dangerous thing to order when eating out, because for some reason people over here believe 7up and Sprite are lemonades….;)

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    Ambar Syed
    June 9, 2016 at 8:05 am

    These are such wonderful ideas! I love water and it’s so nice to switch things up a bit in the summertime with fruits and herbs. :)
    – Ambar

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    Sophie Stewart
    June 9, 2016 at 10:25 am

    I love the fruit ice cubes, i’m definitely going to try them. Sophie x

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    Phoebida x
    June 9, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Love these creative ways to make water more fun! I personally love water – I rarely drink anything else, haha! xx

    Phoebe & Abida |

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    June 9, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Lvoe thdeas and the Pictures are just perfect, epecially the lemonade and th one with cucumber Sound perfect for me :) <3

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    June 9, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    All the drinks sound so delicious, and I love the ice cubes! I’m definitely going to try that. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    Samantha Frances
    June 9, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    I absolutely love this post – they all look so delicious and are an amazing way to get more creative with water! I am definitely going to be trying out the pink lemonade recipe! xxx

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    Emily Carter
    June 9, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Wow! These all look so lovely! I want to try out them all especially Pink Lemonade! X

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    June 9, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    I do actually get bored of water sometimes and usually switch it up with some cordial now & then. These ideas look amazing & sound super delicious! Wouldn’t mind some watermelon-lime-coconut refresher right now x

    Beauty with charm

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    Kiss & Make-up
    June 10, 2016 at 4:11 am

    Now those look SO much more appealing than plain water!

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    Elizabeth Hisle
    June 10, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Oh yes indeed! I am in the process of planning some cool, refreshing summer drinks as we speak. It just so happens that I am overloaded with mint so that cucumber/lime/mint combo is next on my list.

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    Samantha @
    June 13, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    This is so refreshing! Will save this post for later! Thanks!

    – Samantha

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    Daphne Lefran
    June 14, 2016 at 12:54 am

    matcha is the best! and cucumber lemon water is what i look forward to every morning :) will definitely need to try the mint, cucumber and lime one. love your blog :)


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    Lisa @ Midwest Glam
    June 14, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    The coconut, watermelon and lime sounds like a great combo! I love infusing my water! It’s such a fun and refreshing way to stay hydrated! Great looking photos too!

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    The Mad Scientist's Kitchen
    June 17, 2016 at 11:11 am

    mmmm love them all

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    June 18, 2016 at 9:53 am

    these look so refreshing,x

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