We are always looking for ways to drink more water; have a bottle with you at all times, track your progress, try infused water, and the list goes on. However, this has got to be the granddaddy of them all- use flavored ice cubes! Flavored ice cubes not only add some zip to your ordinary water but, they make it look darn pretty.
Fruits, vegetables, and herbs added to your ice cubes, and subsequently, your water will enhance the vitamin and mineral content further adding to the health benefits.
Flavored ice cubes should be made with distilled water to assure the highest quality outcome. Distilled water lacks minerals that when exposed to extreme temperatures may separate from the liquid. Also, the composition of distilled water allows it to draw out the flavors of any added ingredients.
This fruit ice cube recipe is a real treat. You get the sweetness of the watermelon while having all of the extra vitamins, minerals and hydration benefits. Fruit-flavored ice cubes are a great way to make your hydration more exciting without sacrificing a healthy lifestyle. While this particular fruit-flavored ice cube has more of a summer vibe, it can always be used to liven up your water.
- 1 Cup of Watermelon, cut into chunks with the seed removed
- 1/8 Cup of Coconut Water
- 1 TSP of Lime Juice
Combine all of the ingredients until they are mixed together thoroughly into a puree. Carefully pour the mixture into an ice tray of your choice. Stick your fruit-flavored ice cubes in the freezer until they are solid. Take them out and serve them in a glass of water to liven up your hydration.
This fruit ice cube recipe gives you a great tasting addition to your water with plenty of added health benefits. Lemons are filled with vitamins, minerals and immune-boosting properties. The critic acid has plenty of Vitamin C, which gives your immune system a quick and natural boost.
- 2 to 3 large organic lemons
- A high-speed blender
- 1 TSP of distilled water
Cut up the lemons into smaller pieces. Add the pieces with 1 TSP of distilled water into your high-speed blender. Blend the lemons until you are left with a smooth consistency. Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray and freeze it until the fruit-flavored ice cubes are solid. This is a great way to include lemons into your daily diet.
If you’re looking for a sweeter combination in your fruit-flavored ice cubes, this recipe is more your style. Blueberries and blackberries are filled with plenty of anti-oxidants, which are good for your heart health.
- 1 Cup of frozen Blueberries and Blackberries
- 1 TSP of distilled water
Puree the frozen blueberries and blackberries together while adding the distilled water to the mixture. Once the consistency is thick but still can be poured, fill your ice cube trays with the mixture and place it in the freezer until it is frozen solid. Enjoy this sweet addition to hydration.
Other Ice Cube Recipes
- Spiralized Cucumber Ice Cubes
- Edible Flower Ice Cubes
- Jello Ice Cubes
- Strawberry Lemon Ice Cubes
- Champagne Ice Cubes
Distillata Can Fill Your Distilled Water Needs
While fruit-flavored ice cubes offer a fun spin on your hydration, I recommend using distilled water in the recipes for the best results. Learn how you can easily purchase distilled water here.