Hydrate the Healthy Way With Fresh Flavored Water

By Kristen Rasmussen, MS, RD, dietitian consultant, and Terri Brownlee, MPH, RD, LDN, Bon Appétit Regional Director of Nutrition

Every month, Bon Appétit Management Company’s Food for Your Well Being program offers information about a particular dietary change that our customers could make to improve their health. July’s Hydrate the Healthy Way campaign focuses on avoiding beverages with added sugar or other sweeteners. (Read more about it on our Facebook page.) We hope you’ll try out one of the recipes we’ll be posting this month for delicious drinks that will quench your thirst without expanding your waistline.

Mint, Citrus, and Fruit-Spiked Water

Still or sparkling water Citrusdrink
Fresh mint leaves, crushed
Sliced oranges, lemons, or other citrus fruit
Sliced strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries 
Ice (optional) 

Stir fruit and/or herbs of choice into still or sparkling water to taste and add ice if desired. Let flavors “marinate” for 10 minutes. Enjoy your refreshing, thirst-quenching, low-calorie beverage!