Ice cubes

A nice, tall glass of anything frosty and cold always hits the spot during the summer. But if icy-cold water is your go-to beverage morning, noon and night, your hydration process can start to get a bit drab (albeit still highly effective.)

Jazz up your daily glasses of water by tossing in a few flavored ice cubes. Flavored ice cubes are incredibly simple to make, and freeze over quickly – they are ready to consume in a few hours. Try any one of the following DIY flavored ice cube recipes, and lay back and chill.

1. Refreshing, orange-lime mix from Whole Living

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups of organic orange juice
2 tablespoons of organic lime juice
1 teaspoon organic lime zest

Method

Mix lime juice, orange juice and lime zest in a bowl. Freeze the mixture in an ice cube tray.

2. Cooling, coconut water ice cubes from Eco Salon

Ingredients

Coconut water

Method

Simply pour coconut water into an ice cube tray and freeze in freezer. The coconut water will give a standard glass of water a hydrating kick.

Simple and invigorating ice cubes from the Free People Blog

3. Blackberry and raspberry ice cubes

Ingredients

15-20 organic blackberries (depends on how large your ice tray is)
15-20 organic raspberries

Method

Place a single berry (or two depending on the size of the berry) in each ice cube slot. Add water, freeze and enjoy!

4. Strawberry and basil ice cubes

Ingredients

About 6-10 organic strawberries, sliced
10-15 fresh, organic basil leaves

Method

Place starwberry pieces and about a half a basil leaf in each ice cube slot. And same as before: water, freeze, add to beverage, and relax.

Note: other flavor combinations can be found in the linked Free People article

5. Freshly squeezed lemon ice cubes from OA

Ingredients

Organic lemons
Organic lemon zest

Method

Squeeze fresh lemon juice in an ice tray. Add a bit of lemon zest for extra flavor.

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