5 Thirst-Quenching Drink Ideas Plus Simple Syrup Recipe
Are you in need of some amazing thirst-quenching drink ideas?
It’s hot and you’re thirsty. You’ve had glass after glass of water, but you’re looking for something with just a little more pizazz.
It can be a struggle to drink enough water every day and many of us fall short of our water requirement. Instead of thinking “outside of the box” when it comes to water, we continue to grab our glass, stick it under the facet and hurriedly chug it down. Just trying to “get it in.”
If you’re struggling with infertility, you may recognize this scenario. Because just like everything else, you’re doing your best to listen to your doctor and dietitian’s advice to stay well nourished and well hydrated. And you’re doing your best to get those 8 cups of water in each day.
I know staying hydrated while dealing with infertility can sometimes be hard. You may have given up some of your favorite beverages in lieu of optimizing your chances of getting pregnant. But just because you’re giving up something doesn’t mean that there aren’t other, awesome alternatives. Heck no! In fact, I’ve got some awesome ideas to help quench your thirst and keep you hydrated!
5 Thirst-Quenching Drink Ideas
1 Use Your Core! Jazz up that water with a pineapple core. It’s true, don’t toss that pineapple core, instead toss it into a pitcher along with some water and let it work it’s magic in your fridge. Pineapple water anyone? Yes please!
2 Ice, Ice, Baby! Put those ice cube trays to use. Fill them first with sliced fruit, including lemons and limes or herbs, then fill with water and freeze. Pop them into your water and enjoy!
3 Have a Spa Day! Even if you can’t afford a day getting pampered, you can at least sip that fancy spa-like water. Fill your water glass with sliced cucumbers, fresh basil or mint, lime slices and sparkling water. Refreshing! Need more ideas, head on over to Shaw Simple Swaps for her recipe for Simple Flavored Water!
4 Eat Your Fruits and Veggies! That’s right, you can eat your way to better hydration. Most fruits and vegetables are made up of water. That means you’ll be hydrating and getting other amazing nutrients too!
5 Fruit-Infused Simple Syrup – Feel like a sweet treat? Skip the dessert and make a fancy fruit water. How? – by making homemade fruit-based simple syrups. They’re fun to create and only require three simple ingredients – water, sugar and fruit. And because the flavor is concentrated, you won’t need a lot. A two teaspoon serving of my simple syrup below is only about 35 calories. Note – Yes, this is a source of added sugar, but I know that the struggle people face to drink enough water is real. So being creative is sometimes the solution. My advice? Enjoy, just keep your portion size small! 🙂
Fruit-Infused Simple Syrup
Use this delicious fruit-based syrup to make fabulous homemade flavored water!
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup chopped fruit of your choice (strawberries, blueberries, peaches, watermelon, etc)
- Bring water and sugar to simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Add fruit and continue to simmer for about 25 minutes.
- Set a strainer over a jar or bowl and carefully pour mixture into strainer. Use the back of a spoon to gently push any extra juice out of fruit. Allow mixture to cool before using or storing in the refrigerator. Store, covered, up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
- To serve, add 1-2 teaspoons to a glass and top with 8 fluid ounces of sparkling or still water. Add fresh herbs, sliced fruit and plenty of ice and enjoy.
- Makes 1 cup simple syrup
- Serving Size: 24
- Calories: 26
- Sugar: 4
- Sodium: 1
- Fat: 0
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 7
- Protein: 0
- Cholesterol: 0
These photos are BEAUTIFUL! I love them so much- nice work Sara. And great writing, I’m sure your family must be loving their “fruit water” right now!
Oh we are! :)Thanks Liz!
YUM! This would surely be tasty in an adult beverage 😉
It is…just saying. 🙂
Great tips Sara! And love this fruit-infused simple syrup! We often make these types of syrups to add to cocktails, but they’re great for flavoring water too! Love making spa water too!
Such beautiful images, Sara. I’ve made basil and grapefruit simple syrups but never thought to do peach. Thanks for the inspiration – I can’t wait to make it with my Georgia peaches this summer.