What can I add to hot water to make it taste better?
Hot water can taste a bit bland and because of this many people find it difficult to cement the habit instead of reaching for tea or coffee first thing. To motivate you to keep at it, why not try adding some flavour to your morning hot water, as there are many things you use to jazz it up, which will also enhance the health effects.
Lemon and honey
For a serious vitamin C boost you can add in a twist of zesty lemon to your hot water to create a deliciously refreshing lemon drink. This is also a great move if you’re trying to cut back on calories, as lemon helps to curb food cravings. Add in some honey to the lemon if you’re feeling under the weather for an extra soothing and decongesting treat.
Spices and herbs
For a warming and nutritious beverage that wakes you up and keeps you toasty on cold mornings, try adding in some spices and herbs to your hot water, such as cinnamon, basil, or ginger. Infuse your spices in a cafetiere the same way you would make ground coffee and experiment with combos to discover your own personal favourite flavour blend.
Did you know you can add cocoa powder to hot water without adding milk? This is a great way to get the super-antioxidant benefits of cocoa but still enjoy healthful hot water first thing. Just add a spoonful of cocoa to a mug then pour in your hot water and enjoy a delicious beverage that’s bursting with health benefits.
Infusing your morning cuppa with fruity berries is not only a delicious way to drink your water but it’s also good for you. Berries are packed with antioxidants, vitamin c and other nutrients such as magnesium, potassium and fibre, so by doing this, you’ll be turbocharging your healthy hot water habit.