It is important to stay hydrated, and the best thing to drink? Water! Unfortunately, there are some people who don’t like water simply because it’s flavourless.
So how can you jazz up your drink? You can of course infuse your water with fruits, but another way to do this is with fruity ice cubes. These will not only impart delicious flavours to your drink but also look mighty pretty in a glass!
Try some of these combinations below for a natural and healthy addition to your glass of water.
Lemon & Lime
Nothing beats a citrusy-fresh drink on a hot day and what better than citrus flavoured ice cubes? Combine lemon and lime juices and freeze in an ice cube tray. You may have this with a plain glass of water or add it to a tall glass of tea.
Basil & Strawberry
These two go really great together. Puree or mash some strawberries (you may need to add some water to make the mixture pourable) and pour into an ice cube tray. Chop some basil and add it to the tray, and then put in to freeze. Instead of just water, you can also add this to lemonade for an interesting medley of flavours.
Cucumber & Mint
Cucumber helps to maintain healthy skin and keeps you hydrated while flushing out toxins. So why not cucumber ice cubes? Blend cucumber (you may add some water if needed) and place in an ice cube tray with chopped or whole mint leaves. A refreshing and tasty staple to have in your freezer!
Ginger & Mint
Puree some ginger with a bit of water and place into an ice cube tray with chopped or whole mint leaves. You may omit the mint leaves if you plan on using the ginger for cooking - yup, a delicious addition to a drink or an easy way to have your ginger ready for your next meal!
This is slightly more time consuming but results in such fun and colourful ice cubes. Get some of your favourites fruits – maybe strawberries, blueberries and watermelon, for example. Puree the fruits separately. Start by filling the ice cube tray with one of the purees about a third of the way. Put this in the freezer for a bit to let it set (a half hour to an hour) and then add in the second puree and repeat the step. Once you’re done with layering all the pureed fruits, place the tray in the freezer to set – overnight would be best. Pop these into your glass for a colourful drink of water.
There are so many different combinations you can try – really, the choices are limitless! This is also a great way of having a cool drink without having ice cubes diluting your drink; for example, watermelon juice with watermelon ice cubes!
If you’re looking for a way to make it even easier, then fill your ice cube tray with water as usual and drop in some fresh fruit or herbs. These will also impart flavour and dress up that glass of water.
Drink up and enjoy!