Load up on water this summer and feel your best! Hydration is so important. Water keeps our organs functioning properly and not drinking enough can lead to low energy, headaches, muscle cramps, and more.
Do you have a hard time drinking water? Try adding flavors like citrus, herbs, or flowers to make it fun! This Lilac Lemon Water adds both citrus and floral for a beautiful and refreshing drink.
A closer look at what’s inside:
Up to 60% of the human body is made up of water — so it makes sense that we would need to drink water regularly to maintain balance. Especially during the hot summer months when we are sweating more. Health authorities generally recommend you drink a minimum of eight 8oz glasses of water per day. Depending on your body weight and how much you are sweating, you may want to drink more.
This citrus fruit is loaded with flavor! Adding lemon slices to your water is thought to be beneficial for immunity, digestion, skin health, weight loss, and more. Many health experts recommend drinking lemon water in the morning to help maintain your body’s pH balance.
Yes, this beautiful flower is edible! I love the smell of lilac, and the taste of it is just as lovely. Make sure you are using lilac that hasn’t been sprayed with pesticides or other chemicals.
Looking for more summertime drinks? Try this delicious Mango Orange Peach Cream Soda using fresh fruit, club soda, and coconut milk!
Lilac Lemon Water
- 1 pitcher filtered water
- 1 lemon sliced
- 3-4 bunches lilac flowers
- Fill a pitcher with filtered water.
- Rinse and scrub a lemon well. Slice into thin slices. Add to the pitcher of water.
- Rinse lilac well and remove excess stems and leaves. Add to the pitcher of water.
- Let sit 3+ hours. You may want to put it in the fridge to chill so it is nice and cold when you are ready to drink it.
This looks so good! What a beautiful drink to make for a brunch!
Thanks for sharing! How far ahead of time can I make it?
Make sure to prep at least a few hours ahead of time to allow time for the water to absorb the color/flavor of the flowers. Remove the flowers after 12 hours max and the water should be good for 2 or so days in the fridge.