Jump on the 'WaterTok' Trend With These 6 Flavored Water Recipes
With #WaterTok, hydration is trending. These flavored water recipes will help keep your sips healthy and sustainable.
Health trends come and go; social trends rotate even faster. The latest buzz at the nexus of virality and wellness? Flavored water recipes, concoctions designed to make prioritizing your daily hydration a far more interesting habit—and perhaps aiding the efficacy of your efforts, too.
Welcome to the world of #WaterTok.
What Is WaterTok?
#WaterTok, the H2O-centric hashtag, currently sits at 133.2 million views, with creators sharing innovative ways to make your water a flavorful affair. The recipes usually involve the coveted Stanley Quencher, ice, water (sometimes bottled), and packaged mixes—not the most sustainable of combinations.
It's not necessarily the healthiest approach, but take a moment to reimagine the trend, and #WaterTok becomes an opportunity to embrace healthy hydration while reducing food waste.
Like the low-waste mocktails before them, flavored water recipes are a means of upcycling food scraps, with excess produce—or even their rinds and peels—infusing water with health and palate benefits.
Here, six flavored water recipes that are good for your body and the planet.
6 Flavored Water Recipes
Craving something Paloma-like? Grapefruit-infused water comes with a boost of vitamin C, with rosemary providing antibacterial benefits.
Photo: The Produce Moms
Cool colors converge in this sweet and earthy beverage, making it a prime candidate for a garden party. Plus, lavender's scent relaxes, while ingesting it has anti-inflammatory effects.
For a quick (and healthy) detox, you can beat lemon and mint. Lemon provides citrus' typical immunity boost along with a bittersweet taste, while mint is a calming antimicrobial.
Photo: Easy Healthy Recipes
Spa water! Adding sliced cucumbers to your water is refreshing and immediately cooling, ideal for a balmy day.
Photo: Dr. Kellyann
Celebrate strawberry season by tossing some slices into your water. Basil's herbaceous taste sweetens the deal—as does its circulation-encouraging magnesium.
Photo: The Balanced Berry
Mint's digestion aid teams with the antioxidants in blackberries to create a healthy and memorable flavored water recipe. Bonus: These ingredients exist in abundance and are easily foraged.
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