6 Natural Water Alternatives: Staying Hydrated


I have to admit…I don’t really like to drink water.

I know, I know, it is the best thing for you. Forget the sugary drinks, I get it. It’s not that I want to drink sugary drinks all the time, it’s just that water isn’t that appealing to me so I end up drinking nothing instead. Which is NOT a good choice either.

This lady’s getting older and staying hydrated is good for the skin. Those bags and dark circles and fine wrinkles under my eyes are asking for more hydration so I’m gonna give it to them. Not to mention the fact that I am hoping that increasing my (natural) fluid intake will increase my over well-being, and fitness level as well. Nothing is worse than drinking a cup off coffee, going for a run, and coming back with granules all over your forehead because you have already stopped sweating. Not that I would know anything about that, clearly I am talking about someone else.;)


So I have been getting creative with tricking my mind into all natural hydration and I have even started *gasp* craving water!

Here are my favorite natural alternatives to my plain jane water:

Mint Tea – This is my all time favorite. I can’t wait to jump into our new home to start my crop of mint. Until now, I’ll rely on the closes farmers market. This one is so easy to make at the beginning of the week in a giant stockpot and it lasts all week long too. Check out my recipe for Chamomile Pineapple Mint Iced Tea.



Cucumber Infused Water – Again, it’s a great time of year for this water. Cucumbers are coming in leaps and bounds. This seems like an easy one to have on hand all the time!

Strawberry Basil Flavored Water – It’s the perfect time of year for this one and Natasha’s Kitchen has a great recipe for it! How refreshing!



Grapefruit Spritzer – I heart grapefruit and this gives it a little carbonated kick for a nice refreshing after activity drink. Or maybe just for fun:)

Blueberry Lemon Water – This sounds like the perfect combination!



Pineapple Mint Water – We had some pineapple leftover the other day so I just added it to my mint “tea” that I had made – Delish!

What are your favorite ways to spice up your water?





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About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. These all sound so delicious! I’ve got a ton of mint out back. I should try that recipe first.
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  2. Thank you for this!! I need to drink more water too! I opt for coconut water or vitamin water… but they can get pricy. That mint tea sounds awesome!
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  3. Yum! I don’t mind drinking water but these are delicious alternatives.
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  4. I actually like plain old water, but that strawberry basil drink looks right up my alley.
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  5. I like the grapefruit spritzer idea! I don’t really like water either, but know I should drink something.
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  1. […] Mint Water all summer long makes me happy. A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I am not a big fan of plain old water. This is one of the ways that I change it up to be just a little […]

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