I’m feeling very lucky that it’s Springtime in Scotland, the sun is shining and the temperature is soaring. With the kids spending more time in the sun it reminds me of the importance of staying hydrated.
But let’s be honest, after a couple of glasses of good old tap water it can get a bit boring and you know most soft drinks are full of sugar or nasty sweetening chemicals.
So change things up by popping some slices of juicy fruit or some tasty fresh herbs into your water. You’ll be amazed how much flavour you can get from just a couple of slices of fruit and what’s more my children will drink a lot more water when it’s boosted with a hint of fruitiness.
Some say there are added health benefits of infusing your water with fruits and herbs but I guess the biggest health benefit would be proper hydration without all the sugars and nasty stuff you get with most soft drinks.
So get slicing and sipping the healthy way. No nasties added here, just smug, sorry angelic, hydration.
I like to take a large jug in the morning and slice the fruit into it before topping up with water. If it’s a warm day I pop the jug in the freezer so that the fruity water delivers maximum refreshment with its icy blast.
Here are my favourite fruity combos:
- Sliced apple
- Sliced lime and mint
- Lemon or orange slices
- Sliced strawberries with grape slices