I’ve always been a big water drinker. In fact, I can’t leave the house without my water bottle. However, there is something about being pregnant that makes water taste bad. Thankfully it’s not all the time but sometimes it tastes so bad to me that it has made me throw up. I don’t understand how can someone that loves water so much find it so disgusting at times. I’m sure it has to do with all the crazy hormones. It’s always the crazy hormones!
I’ve spoken to my mommy friends and turns out a lot of them had this issue too but what surprised me the most is that a lot of my friends have a hard time drinking water, pregnant or not!
Water is so important for your body to function properly and even more so when you’re pregnant (doctors say you should aim to drink 64-100 ounces per day). Sure you can have juice but depending on the juice you get, you might be drinking a lot unnecessary crap as well as sugar. So I want to share with you my tip to drink water when it tastes bad.
It is simple: just add fruit to a water jug, let it sit and drink up! The mild flavor it will give your water will be enough for you to be able to chug water all day, pregnant or not!
Now that I’m pregnant I’ve been trying different fruits and combinations so I’m going to share with your my favorite ones. For this specific purpose I bought a new glass jug. I wanted something big enough that would hold water for the day and that was made out of glass so I wasn’t drinking any of the chemicals that come with plastic. I bought the Bormioli Rocco Frigoverre Glass Pitcher (68 ounces). I love that it’s really compact so it doesn’t take much space in my fridge.
Organic flavored water recipe
I usually chop up the fruit at night and leave it in the fridge over night so the water has a stronger fruity flavor the next day. I drink one pitcher in a day or two.. I wouldn’t let it sit in my fridge for more than 3 days just to be safe.
If you’re wondering how much fruit I add, I usually add 1/4 of the jar in fruit but everyone has different taste buds so experiment until you find the quantity you like best. The key is to always use organic fresh fruit and make sure you wash it thoroughly before you cut it.
Top 8 single ingredients:
- Lemons or limes
When I don’t have time to prepare the flavored water then I just squeeze the juice of half a lemon in a cup of water.
Top 8 combinations:
- Blueberry, lemon and mint
- Watermelon and mint
- Watermelon and lemon
- Cucumber and lemon or lime
- Peach and melon
- Mango and lime
- Raspberry and lime
- Pineapple and mint
On the ones that have mint I only use a small bunch of leaves.
Believe me, everyone in your family will love this flavored water so you’ll probably end up making lots of it and it’s a healthy way to make sure everyone in your family drinks enough water!
Do you have a hard time drinking water? How do you cope with it?