10 Ways to Make it Easier to Hit Your Water Quota for the Day

Hydrating, fruity recipes like a La Croix mocktails and coconut water ice pops make it a treat (rather than a trouble) to get your eight-or-so glasses of H2O each day.

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    Watermelon-Berry Limeade

    Secret ingredient: Coconut water

    How refreshing! This blended beverage contains enough produce to count as a serving of fruit, plus a half cup of coconut water for a hit of electrolytes.

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    Strawberry-Coconut Cream Soda

    Secret ingredient: Coconut sparkling water

    While the original recipe calls for mixing strawberries with coconut milk and plain club soda, we like to double up on the tropical touches by topping things off with coconut sparkling water. Follow suit and imagine your feet in the sand as you take that first sip.

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    Green Tea Soda

    Secret ingredient: Raspberry sparkling water

    Boost the hydration factor of this lightly sweetened green tea mocktail by mixing each serving with about a half cup of chilled sparkling H2O. Try any berry flavor to play off the fresh fruit in the mix.

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    Agua Fresca 5 Ways

    Secret ingredient: Blended fruit

    Choose your flavor adventure with these lime-infused Mexican-inspired mocktails. Start with 4 cups of cubed melon, pineapple, cucumber, berries, or mango; puree; strain; mix with water; and serve over ice.

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    Watermelon and Strawberry Lemonade

    Secret ingredient: Strawberry sparkling water

    Strawberry and watermelon are a match made in fruit flavor heaven, so we stir both into this lemonade punch. Pour in 2 liters (about five and a half 12-ounce cans) of strawberry sparkling water for a fizzy finish.

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    Pineapple, Mint, and Coconut Water Pops

    Secret ingredient: Coconut water

    If you can’t seem to get enough water by drinking it, eat it in ice pop form. These lightly sweetened pineapple pops start with coconut water (opt for flavored if you like) and plenty of fresh mint.

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    Sparkling Basil Lemonade

    Secret ingredients: Lime sparkling water, jalapeño slices 

    Pow! Jalapeño peppers and basil leaves garnish this homemade lemonade. Balance that spice with some sparkle via plain club soda or our favorite—lime sparkling water.

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    Flower Water

    Secret ingredient: Edible flowers

    More for the visual appeal than a flavor boost, edible flowers will turn heads and make everyone—even those who generally skip standard water—focus on the drink station. Try this technique with tap or sparkling water.

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    Cucumber-Mint Water

    Secret ingredient: Honeydew

    Cucumber and mint are in the mix, of course, but wedges of peeled honeydew add a hint of sweetness. If you prefer, watermelon would work wonderfully as well (or in addition) to the honeydew.

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    Sparkling Peach Punch

    Secret ingredient: Peach or lemon sparkling water

    The peaches and peach nectar are sweet as is, so cut down on the sugar in this summery drink by subbing peach or lemon sparkling water for the ginger ale.

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