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For the past few months, my goal has been to increase my water intake. I know it’s good for me, I preach it to my clients, but yet I still struggle to chug the recommended intake of water everyday. One reason is because I get so busy that I forget to drink. Totally being honest here. Another reason is that I just don’t love the taste of water that much to want to drink it constantly.

Since I love pretty things, one strategy that I find has helped to up my water intake is to make my water pretty. Plain and simple, right? If it looks pretty, I’ll be more likely to want to drink it.

So I tested out my theory.

The other day, I noticed that we had a whole load of tangerines sitting in the fridge that no one was eating, so I sliced them up and popped them into my water. I also happened to have some leftover mint from another dish that I had previously made, and thought what the heck. I’ll throw that in there too. And finally, I’ve always loved the taste of cucumber in water because it makes me feel like I’m at a spa or something. So I’m sure you’ve already guessed what I added next. That’s right, cucumbers. Man, you’re smart!

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So turned out to be super refreshing!

And guess what?!

I actually really started craving my pretty water and kept refilling my glass throughout the day. I’m pretty sure I met my water quota that day.

It was quite popular with the family too. When I made it for my parents one day, the jug of water went really fast. I even caught my dad trying to refill the pitcher for the third time. Obviously he was trying to suck all the life out of the tangerines, cucumber and mint. I’m pretty sure he was feeling the same way about my water.

It’s pretty addictive stuff.

The first batch is always the best, but I definitely refill the pitcher at least two or three times and let it sit in the fridge throughout the day. Gotta take full advantage of all that flavour, right?


Pretty Citrus, Cucumber & Mint Water


  • 1 litre of water
  • 3 tangerines, sliced
  • 1/2 a cucumber, sliced
  • 6 mint leaves


  1. Fill a pitcher with water.
  2. Wash the tangerines and cucumber. Slice and add to pitcher of water.
  3. Wash mint leaves and add to pitcher of water.
  4. Let the water sit in the refrigerator for at least half an hour for optimal flavour. Enjoy!

Elysia, XOXO