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Ditch The Soda This Summer For These Delicious, Healthy, And Hydrating Fruit-Infused Waters

March 20th, 2018

Summer is just around the corner, and that means things are going to get hot. You will be constantly tempted to quench your thirst with soda, but there is a healthier way.

Sodas are full of sugars, preservatives, and even dyes. According to the FDA, “Benzene [is] a carcinogen [that] may form at very small levels in some carbonated soft drinks that contain both benzoate salts and ascorbic acid.” There is a higher cost to that soda than just the calories.

There are, however, drink options that are great in taste and health value. By using natural flavors, you will be able to add sweetness to your drink while actually improving your health. Here are 15 fruit-infused waters that you should try instead of soda.

1. Strawberry, Lemon, and Basil

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Natasha's Kitchen Source: Natasha's Kitchen

This delicious recipe involves 4-6 strawberries, half a lemon, and a small handful of basil. I can’t wait to try it!

2. Orange and Blueberry

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The Peach Kitchen Source: The Peach Kitchen

The citrus will boost your immune system, and the blueberry is a superfood. This is a great tasting, super beneficial drink.

3. Watermelon and Mint

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Eat. Drink. Love. Source: Eat. Drink. Love.

This combination is PERFECT for a refreshing summer beverage. Plus, watermelon makes anything look good.

4. Citrus and Cucumber.

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No Gogis No Glory Source: No Gogis No Glory

This is the best drink to put in a portable water bottle, since citrus slices are about the same width. Even the water you carry around can be exciting!

5. Strawberry, Lime, and Cucumber

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Wholefully Source: Wholefully

This recipe is the perfect balance of sweet and sour. Red and green look good together in refreshing water.

6. Citrus and Cilantro

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Hello Glow Source: Hello Glow

I never would have thought of this, but it sounds fantastic. This drink is sure to have a little kick to it to give you an extra dose of energy.

7. Rosemary and Grapefruit

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Raw Food Magazine Source: Raw Food Magazine

This elegant fruit-infused water is perfect for entertaining guests. It is light but still tastes wonderful.

8. Raspberry, Rose Petal, and Vanilla

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She Who Eats Source: She Who Eats

Speaking of great tastes, here is another one. You’ll be glad you tried this unique combination.

9. Blueberry and Lavender

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Melissa's Source: Melissa's

Go blue for a cool, relaxing warm weather drink. Blueberries and lavender both have terrific health benefits, so your body will thank you.

10. Cantaloupe Agua Fresca with Honey and Mint

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Wisconsin from Scratch Source: Wisconsin from Scratch

This aqua fresca is on point. It looks amazing, tastes amazing, you get the idea.

11. Kiwi and Cucumber Agua Fresca

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Barbara Cooks Source: Barbara Cooks

Kiwi and cucumber make a perfect balance together. Get a little green in your body with an easy-to-drink water beverage.

12. Honeydew and Raspberry Agua Fresca

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The Wanderlust Kitchen Source: The Wanderlust Kitchen

This is another pairing I’ve never seen before. I just want it to be summer already so I can give these recipes a try!

13. Watermelon Coconut Agua Fresca

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Kitchen Treaty Source: Kitchen Treaty

You can never go wrong with coconut. Add it to some watermelon, and you have yourself a five star drink.

14. Champagne Mango-Lime Agua Fresca

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Boulder Locavore Source: Boulder Locavore

If you feel like getting fancy, give this recipe a try. Mango and lime are a perfect match and it will have you feeling refreshed.

15. Cherry Lime

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Pinterest Source: Pinterest

This is one recipe no one will be able to pass up. Two cups of cherries and one fresh lime will completely change the way you think about water.

You may not think water is the most exciting thing to drink, but you will after you try these beautiful and healthy fruit-infused waters. Once you test them out yourself, share your favorite ones in the comments below.

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