SIGN IN TO YOUR ACCOUNT
REGISTER FOR A NEW ACCOUNT

Just fill in your details below to purchase delicious things, create a wishlist and, if you choose, to receive exclusive news of special offers and updates.

We care deeply about privacy and transparency. Your data will only be used to provide the Yumbles service as described to you. By registering you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions including our Privacy Policy.

Kick The Sugar: Homemade Flavoured Water

8SHARES
BACK TO TOP
Kick The Sugar: Homemade Flavoured Water

Let’s face it, drinking plain old water is a bit of a drag. But we all know that drinking water is good for us, and slugging back sugary drinks and coffee all day isn't exactly a route to optimum health. If you saw Jamie Oliver's Sugar Rush last week, you'll be aware of just how much sugar is in flavoured waters you buy from the shop - shocking! With 7 teaspoons of sugar in one bottle of branded flavoured water, it's not the healthy drink many of us thought it was. 

Topping-up your water intake is one of the quickest ways to rid your body of toxins and help it feel brand-new again (especially after a few glasses of wine the night before!). So in an effort to boost my intake of H2O, I've started experimenting with making my own flavoured waters. By keeping a jug on my desk, I find I drink more without even realising. It's bursting with flavour and looks amazingly colourful too! Plus I know I'm gaining a lot of health benefits from a variety of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and immune-boosting extras. 

Here's how to make the ultimate flavoured water: 

  • Half fill a jug with ice cubes 
  • Add vitamin-rich fresh fruit such as strawberries, cucumbers (yep, this one’s a fruit), pineapple, orange slices or my personal favourite - watermelon! Add pretty much any of your favourite fruits to try different flavours (although I don’t recommend banana, for obvious reasons)
  • To add a little zest and extra Vitamin C, I always squeeze a bit of lemon or lime into the jug
  • I've also had some great success adding herbs. Rub mint between your hands and add to the jug, this goes particularly well with cucumber and lime juice, kind of like a healthy mojito. If not, try some basil (this goes well with strawberries), rosemary, lemon balm or a sprig of lavender. Seriously, try it! 
  • With a wooden spoon or other kitchen utensil fit for the job, squash all the ingredients down to release the juices and flavour
  • You can drink this straight away if you can’t resist, but I find it always taste that little bit more refreshing when left to infuse in the fridge for a couple of hours. If the ice cubes have melted just add a few more and serve! 

It may not seem like rocket science, but getting into the habit of making a jug of flavoured water every morning can really help you stay hydrated and give you a useful vitamin boost. You'll sure to get lots of admiring comments in the office as it looks so pretty too! If you have a favourite flavoured water combination, do let me know. 

  #Recipes   #Health Drinks   #herbs   #clean eating   #water   #drinks   #eat clean   #sugar rush   #herbal

0
View Comments

You

Get Involved

Have something
mouth-watering to share?

Start Posting
162.90CACHE MISS
×
LUCKY COUPON
Congratulations, you have stumbled upon one of our lucky coupons that entitles you to 5% off the price of any products!
5%
COUPON CODE
LUC4225
Expires in 1 hour

Just enter the promo code above at checkout and your discount will be applied automatically.

** Promo code can be used only once per customer **