Drinking clean, crisp water is one of my best tips to have clear and radiant skin, increased energy, and overall good feelings.  I aim to drink 100 ounces a day which is no simple feat, but I’m sharing some of my favorite tips to take your hydration situation to a whole new level.  Drink that water, girl!


start with fresh water

I used to be a bottled water drinker because I couldn’t stand the taste of water that didn’t taste perfect (I know, that sounds high maintenance) but I couldn’t help but thinking I was drinking something not pure.  Bottled water not only is a waste of money since its incredibly overpriced, but the extra plastic bottles end up in landfills, in oceans, and pollute our planet.  I’ve since switched over to filtering my own water.  I picked my Brita up on a grocery trip to Safeway and it is definitely more economical and planet friendly than bottled water.  At less than $30, my Brita pitcher practically paid for itself and it reduces all of the chlorine taste that bothered me before.  I also love being able to bring the pitcher to the dining table during meals for easy refills.

Oh… and not to mention my hero Steph Curry from the Golden State Warriors has teamed up with Brita to share the importance of drinking clean water!  You guys…my local Warriors are going to win the NBA Finals again this year, I can feel it!

fruit water

dress it up with fruit

Once I have my crisp and clean water, I’ll sometimes add fresh fruit to jazz it up a bit!  I’m a diehard fan of water with lemon but also love the combination of strawberries with mint, black cherries, and lemon with kiwi.  Make sure you muddle the fruit in your container first to bring out the juices to really enhance your water.

pick your vessel

Since I’ve made a pledge to myself to avoid single-use plastic water bottles, I’ve developed quite the collection of various jars, bottles, and containers that I use based on what I’m doing.  If I’m at home I’ll use a large glass mason jar with a straw (love these plastic ones because they are so durable!).  If I’m on the go or headed to a fitness class, I’ll opt for one of the metal insulated bottles so it keeps my water cold for hours.  I recently found this gold bottle and it’s been on constant rotation!

swell water bottle

Since summer is around the corner and I want you to join me in your hydration, I’m partnering with Brita to give away a pitcher for one lucky winner!  You can enter by retweeting this tweet HERE or enter via the rafflecopter widget below for more options!

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  1. I don’t really drink anything but water but even then there are days when I don’t think I get enough so tips like these are always welcome!

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
  2. Pam wrote:

    I really needed these tips! I know I need to drink more water but I just really don’t like water so it’s hard to motivate myself to drink it.

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
  3. Willow wrote:

    I drink a lot of water. I especially love to add cucumber slices or lemon juice. I think adding flavor makes me want to drink more.

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
  4. Ashley wrote:

    I have started keeping a pitcher of water with lemon slices in my fridge and it is so crisp and refreshing!

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
  5. I really need good reminders to drink water. Great tips! I shall be implementing these

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
  6. It’s so hard for me to get my water in. It’s just so bland and boring! Once I started flavoring it, though, it became much easier.

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
  7. Candy wrote:

    Adding lemon or any fruit really helps with water consumption around our house.

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
  8. Elise wrote:

    Great tips! I also find there are some great apps available for download that help remind you to drink more. Plant Nanny is my personal favorite.

    – Elise |

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
  9. Theresa wrote:

    There is nothing better than a glass of ice cold water on a hot summer day. I like to keep my Brita pitcher in the fridge so I can access chilled water all day long.

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
  10. I’m all about the right water bottle AND a big straw. SOmehow, it’s easier for me to take big gulps in between focusing with a big one!

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
  11. Angie wrote:

    These are great tips! I LOVE my Brita filter, though I keep forgetting to use it. I need to start doing more flavored waters, at least adding lemons. It would help a ton.

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
  12. Love Brita filters. Water taste so much better!

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
  13. Mitch wrote:

    NYC is supposed to have good water, but I still have Brita all over the house. It just makes us all feel safer!

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
  14. Kristen Kavan wrote:

    IF Steph Curry supports it so do i! Thanks for a fun giveaway!

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
  15. Marcie W. wrote:

    We have a Brita pitcher and find it extremely easy to use. It even helps encourage the kids to drink more water.

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
  16. Val wrote:

    These are great tips to increase your water intake, I like Brita they have good products!

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
  17. What a great giveaway! I drink so much water in the summer easily…it is in the winter that I tend not to drink enough.

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
  18. Cinny wrote:

    Ya, my husband is real fussy with water. He drinks a lot but he has to have bottled water.

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
  19. Jeanine wrote:

    I can only drink water if its super cold and lately trying to add more water I have been adding some fruit. It works great!

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
  20. Liz Mays wrote:

    I’m really going to have to get one of those pitchers. The filter in my freezer doesn’t work and I’m not too fond of the tap.

    Posted 6.3.16 Reply
  21. I’m a total water snob. I can’t stand if it tastes funky! I love how great water tastes after it’s been filtered with Brita!!! And I love your water bottle collection! 🙂

    Posted 6.4.16 Reply
  22. Wow, you drink a lot of water a day.
    These are some good tips, thanks.

    Posted 6.4.16 Reply
  23. Louise Bishop wrote:

    Anything that helps me increase my water intake is a plus. I have such a hard time. If only coffee counted, it would be a breeze 🙂

    Posted 6.4.16 Reply
  24. Dawn McAlexander wrote:

    As odd as it may sound, I find that I drink more water when I am drinking from a pretty water bottle! Also, I love adding fruits to my water. Some of my favorites to use are strawberries and blackberries.

    Posted 6.4.16 Reply
  25. These are all some really great tips! Perfect for the summer months to prevent dehydration!

    Posted 6.4.16 Reply
  26. Rosey wrote:

    I’m big on water. I’m lucky that it’s my favorite drink.

    Posted 6.4.16 Reply
  27. Sarah Bailey wrote:

    Such great tips! I know that I have tried to get more water into my diet.

    Posted 6.5.16 Reply
  28. Ann Bacciaglia wrote:

    I love adding frozen blueberries to my water. I love my Brita water filter. I have been drinking a lot more water since i quit my diet coke addiction.

    Posted 6.5.16 Reply
  29. I need to get some good reusable water bottles. We currently have well water at our home, so we’ve been using a ton of water bottles. I may just need to buy a big brita and then filling up my water bottles. I do love adding fruit to my water, because it actually makes me drink it!

    Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  30. Karlaroundtheworld | Karla wrote:

    I love this post, there really can’t be enough articles and posts about water and its necessity for our lives. Having it with fruits actually makes it more doable for the sensitive tastes or should I say, more fruitful.

    Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  31. Tracey wrote:

    These are helpful tips! I am pregnant and trying really hard to get my water intake up.

    Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  32. I always drink lemon water, which is not so good for your teeth but I cannot stand plain water. Berries would be nice !
    Danielle |

    Posted 6.6.16 Reply
  33. I drink lots of water, because I know its benefits. I love water with lemon. But I loved the hint of drinking water with other fruits to differentiate the taste . Kisses!

    Posted 6.30.16 Reply
  34. Daniela wrote:

    hello I’m Daniela I am from Spain
    It’s amazing and very beautiful
    Kisses !!

    Posted 7.27.16 Reply