Something must be in the water because it seems everyone is talking about flavored waters -- and we don't mean the ones you buy. People are starting to realize that the sugar- or artificial sugar-laden, artificially flavored, so-called healthy water drinks that every beverage company is trying to force down our throats are no different than other soft drinks. Instead of paying up for those manufactured waters that promise everything but don't deliver much more than a sugar rush, why not just drink regular water with a bit of flavor? It's so easy to make flavored waters with some fresh ingredients from the market. We'll show you how.

Berries, slices of fresh fruit, herbs and even some vegetables can be used to reinvent your standard tap or spring water. It's just a matter of tossing those items into a jug of iced water (or if you prefer you could buy one of these fruit infusion jugs that keeps the fruit separated from the water). Whether you're simply looking for a way to cut down on your consumption of sugary drinks or are one of those individuals who dislikes the taste of water, then flavoring your own will especially appeal to you. Avoid those unhealthy drinks and flavor your own water for a change of pace. In the slideshow below, see all the refreshing ideas we've rounded up from around the web.

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  • Lemon-Cucumber Water, Mint Water, Strawberry-Basil Water

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/08/3-easy-infused-water-recipes.html" target="_hplink">Flavored Water recipes from A Beautiful Mess</a></strong> Lemon and cucumber are a terrific combination for flavoring water. Mint, by itself, is simply refreshing. But strawberry and basil is really unique.

  • Blackberry, Lemon And Ginger Water

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.eatboutique.com/2012/06/25/flavored-water-cucumber-lemongrass-and-blackberry-ginger-recipes/" target="_hplink">Blackberry, Lemon and Ginger Water recipe from Eat Boutique</a></strong> If you're looking for a water with a zing, use ginger, which can be combined with any number of fruits. Here it's paired with sweet blackberries and tart lime.

  • Creamsicle Water

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://whisktogether.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/creamsicle-water-homemade-flavored-water/" target="_hplink">Creamsicle Water recipe from Whisk Together</a></strong> This drink takes the flavors of a creamsicle and packs it into a drink courtesy of fresh orange slices and a vanilla bean. Strain before serving if you like.

  • Fruit Infused Water

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://sweetlifebake.com/2010/03/12/fruit-infused-water/#axzz1ydyDVjkD" target="_hplink">Fruit Infused Water recipe from Sweet Life</a></strong> This is hardly a recipe at all, but simply take your favorite fruit, such as lemon, apple or grapefruit and add a few slices of it to your glass of water. Voila! Instant flavored water.

  • Cucumber Mint Water

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.foodrenegade.com/cucumber-mint-water/" target="_hplink">Cucumber Mint Water from Food Renegade</a></strong> Why not use a vegetable, like cucumber, to flavor your water? The combination of cucumber and mint adds a lot of fresh flavor to this drink.

  • Lemon-Blueberry Water

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://mamaandbabylove.com/2012/06/21/flavored-water-recipe/" target="_hplink">Lemon-Blueberry Water recipe from Mama and Baby Love</a></strong> Blueberries not only add their flavor to this water, they add a pleasant pink color.

  • Citrus Flavored Water

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.thecupcaketheory.com/citrus-flavored-water/" target="_hplink">Citrus Flavored Water recipe from the Cupcake Theory</a></strong> Forget about orange juice or lemonade, you'll love this citrus-flavored water even more. Use a combination of lemons, limes and oranges.

  • Elderflower Mint Water

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://hausfraujournal.blogspot.com/2012/06/diy-flavored-water-no-calorie-summer.html" target="_hplink">Elderflower Mint Water recipe from The Hausfrau Journal</a></strong> Elderflowers and mint add a unique and subtle herbal/floral flavor to water. Just bundle up the flowers and herbs and let it steep in the water for at least an hour.

  • Watermelon Rosemary Flavored Water

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://fountainavenuekitchen.com/watermelon-rosemary-flavored-water/" target="_hplink">Watermelon Rosemary Flavored Water recipe from The Fountain Avenue Kitchen</a></strong> The aroma of rosemary imparts a unique flavor to this watermelon water. The combination is surprisingly refreshing.

  • Cucumber-Lemongrass Water

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.eatboutique.com/2012/06/25/flavored-water-cucumber-lemongrass-and-blackberry-ginger-recipes/" target="_hplink">Cucumber-Lemongrass Water recipe from Eat Boutique</a></strong> Most people wouldn't think to use lemongrass outside of Asian cooking, let alone at all. It lends a unique citrus flavor to this water, which also has refreshing cucumber.

  • Cherry-Lime Flavored Water

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://andloveittoo.com/cherry-lime-flavored-water/" target="_hplink">Cherry-Lime Flavored Water recipe from And Love It Too</a></strong> You'll want to muddle together pitted cherries and lime slices to make this refreshing water. Use a large wooden spoon to make the work much easier.

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