If you’re like me and prefer your water to have some flavor but don’t like cocktail of sugars and preservatives found in store brought flavored water, here’s an easy way to make your own healthier flavored water at home.
Simply cut an orange or other citrus fruit in half. Juice it on a hand juicer dish and pour the juice into your drink bottle before filling it with fresh water. Give it a mix before drinking and you’ll have a slight orange flavor through your water similar to the purchased drinks.
Obviously you’ll need to experiment a little to see how much juice is required to suit your tastes remember that less is better because all sweet fruits have a certain amount of sugar in them so this isn’t a sugar free drink, but it is natural sugar and is far less than any purchased drink will have and you can eat the remaining fruit flesh after you’ve juiced it so you get a snack as well.
You may also want to use a strainer to collect any pulp which might pour into your bottle.
I’ve found that oranges will stay fresh in the refrigerator for a least a couple of weeks so you don’t have to keep running to the store for fresh oranges for your water.