Water the way you like it

As the UK swelters in some very nice weather, it's important to drink plenty of fluids and stay hydrated.  The European Food Safety Authority recommends that women should drink about 1.6 litres of fluid – that's about eight 200ml glasses for a woman.  This does include tea and coffee and other drinks that are non-alcoholic e.g. milk, fruit juice.  

Water however, should primarily be the main source of fluid and this can sometimes feel like a difficult task.  I often find gulping down copious glasses of water more of a chore – water although incredibly refreshing is tasteless depending on where you are in the UK, it will also differ in taste.  

There are a few ways to quench your thirst by adding an extra twist to your daily water intake: 


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Add the juice of a lemon and some honey and pop in the fridge.  This tastes incredibly refreshing and lovely in the summer sun. 

Fresh Mint and Lime


Squeeze in one whole lime, add a bunch of fresh mint to the mix – pop in the fridge and drink when cooled. 



Before you freeze your ice cubes chop up some strawberries, blackcurrents, cherries – to be honest any type of fruit you like.  Add some of your favourite cordial to the the ice cube tray and let it freeze.  Add the cubes chilled water once frozen.

Kiwi and coconut 


Chop up your kiwi into slices.  Add in some fresh coconut water – you can also buy this from the supermarket.  Chill, stir and drink.

All these recipies are so easy and simple to replicate.  The best thing about experimenting with flavoured water is that the list of ingredients is endless.  Whatever you like you can add to the mix and enjoy water just that little bit more. Try it yourself and let us know how you get on…


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