12 Refreshing Infused Water Ideas

Infused water is the perfect summer drink – super hydrating and with the addition of fruit and herbs can be extremely delightful, flavourful and refreshing.  

Infused water is the perfect summer drink – super hydrating and with the addition of fruit and herbs can be extremely delightful, flavourful and refreshing.

How to make it?

Well, it couldn’t be easier.

All you need is a jug of water and some fruit and/or herbs. Simply pop your herbs and fruit into the water (you might want to slice the big fruits like apples, lemons or grapefruits so the final flavour of the water is more intense) and then you just wait… Ideally you want to leave it to infuse overnight, up to 12 hours for best results but with a minimum infusing time of just 4 hours. When ready remove the fruit and herbs from the water, discard them and store the infused water in the fridge (for up to 3 days) ready to use.

For most people plain water can get a little boring especially if consumed regularly, but with the endless possibilities for infused water, everyone will find something they like and will enjoy.

I personally like the simple combo of lemon and mint – a few thick slices of lemon and a small handful of fresh mint left in the fridge overnight gives me an extremely refreshing drink in the morning.

With so many different fruits in season right now, I wanted to share with you some infused water ideas from other bloggers in the hope that they will inspire you to create your own infused water combos.

Blackberry Mint Infused Water

Cantaloupe Blueberry Infused Water

Dill, Melon, Lemon and Apple Detox Water

Fresh Mint Infused Water

Grapefruit Rosemary Water

Kiwi and Mint Infused Water

Lemon Ginger Water

Mojito Infused Detox Water

Orange Basil Infused Water

Pomegranate Lime Infused Water

Rose, Lemon & Strawberry Infused Water

Strawberry Lemon Infused Water

 

Which of those takes your fancy?

Which combo is your favourite?

 

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Keeping Kids Hydrated

Water is essential for life therefore it’s a crucial part of our diet… after all we are nearly two-thirds water! Many of us forget about the importance of the right hydration levels or simply have not enough knowledge on how to ensure it but the right hydration level is crucial to our wellbeing and development, especially for young children so we should do all we can to get it right!

Water is essential for life therefore it’s a crucial part of our diet… after all we are nearly two-thirds water! Many of us forget about the importance of the right hydration levels or simply have not enough knowledge on how to ensure it but the right hydration level is crucial to our wellbeing and development, especially for young children so we should do all we can to get it right!Two out of three parents have no idea how much water their kids should intake every day. Infants and young children have a higher proportion of water in their body mass when compared to adults so it’s especially important to maintain the correct hydration level.

A child between the age of one and three needs about 1.3 litres of fluids a day, this amount will rise depending on your child’s activity levels or the weather conditions. Some of those liquids will come from the food they eat but most of it will require serving as a drink.

Drinking water is a perfect choice as it provides the required liquids, helping with hydration without additional calories in the child’s diet. But plain water can be a little bit boring, can’t it? Well, this may be true but we should lead by example. If you drink water instead of juices or canned drinks, the chances are that your child will do the same. The best tip from me is to “get them whilst they are young”. If your child will get used to drinking water at a young age, they will most likely still drink it when he or she is all grown up. It’s much easier to teach them this good habit when they are young… as it might really become a nightmare trying to convince them to swap fizzy drinks for example for water later on in life.

So what to do when plain water isn’t really an option?

Well, Robinsons to the rescue!

Water is essential for life therefore it’s a crucial part of our diet… after all we are nearly two-thirds water! Many of us forget about the importance of the right hydration levels or simply have not enough knowledge on how to ensure it but the right hydration level is crucial to our wellbeing and development, especially for young children so we should do all we can to get it right!With real fruit in every drop, Robinsons is a tasty way to enjoy drinking more water. The Robinsons range contains no added sugar, is free from artificial colours and preservatives and is a great way to stay refreshed this summer.

Water is essential for life therefore it’s a crucial part of our diet… after all we are nearly two-thirds water! Many of us forget about the importance of the right hydration levels or simply have not enough knowledge on how to ensure it but the right hydration level is crucial to our wellbeing and development, especially for young children so we should do all we can to get it right!This small, handy and super concentrated squash offers 20 servings per bottle and it comes in a choice of six delicious flavours:

  • Apple & Blackcurrant
  • Citrus
  • Lemon & Lime
  • Orange & Peach
  • Passion Fruit & Mango
  • Summer Fruit

With such an ace up your sleeve there really should be no problems with hydration this summer!

Do you have any trick and tips which can help to drink more water?

Water is essential for life therefore it’s a crucial part of our diet… after all we are nearly two-thirds water! Many of us forget about the importance of the right hydration levels or simply have not enough knowledge on how to ensure it but the right hydration level is crucial to our wellbeing and development, especially for young children so we should do all we can to get it right!

* This post is an entry for BritMums #EnjoyMoreWater Challenge, sponsored by Robinsons

3 Easy Ways to Drink More Water

3 Easy Ways to Drink More WaterHydration, hydration, hydration – I bet all of us at some point in our lives have been reminded to drink more water.

We all know how important hydration is yet it is claimed hardly any of us actually drink the daily recommended amount of water.

I personally struggle with drinking water in the amounts I should. I am much more eager to reach for a cup of tea or coffee.

In June I started my journey into the new me. I want to have a healthier, more balanced lifestyle and also stay on top of my hydration. I can’t say that I like pure water. I find it… well boring… there is no other way to say it. But as drinking water is a necessity to staying well hydrated and indeed alive, as well as an essential element in keeping a balanced diet I had to find ways to make it work for me.

So, what can you do to drink more water?

Infused water

This is one way to make your water more attractive. Infusing water is easy but for maximum effect it takes some planning. You can infuse it with fruit or veggies or even herbs… whatever you fancy on the day. Lately my favourite infused water is made from lemon and ginger (half of the lemon thinly sliced, 3 slices of fresh ginger and 2 litres of water). I tend to set it up in the evening and then leave it in the fridge to infuse overnight. In the morning I remove all the “floating” bits and have 2 litres of delicious water to keep me going through the day.

Flavoured ice cubes

Yet another way to make water more appealing than just plain water. Yes, again, pretty easy and even less time consuming – you make your ice cubes once a week and they keep you going. To maximise the effect of your pure water do not freeze anything artificial to make your ice cubes. I found that small pieces of sharp tasting fruit like lemon, lime or grapefruit or even an orange work the best. Or if you fancy a bigger flavour boost, freeze pure fruit puree – simple pour it into an ice cube mould and use as needed.

Natural water enhancer

Third and last way to make your water more than it actually is. Natural water enhancers are the easiest way to “flavour” your water. There is no need for any preparation – you just add a drop to your glass and job jobbed. Just please have in mind that I am not talking here about so called “coloured waters” you buy from supermarket – these are artificial and full of sugar or other types of weird sweeteners… I am talking about Stur – which is natural, has 0 calories and 0 sugar. Stur is a natural flavour water booster and you don’t have to keep it in the fridge which means that you can take it with you wherever you go.

That’s it, this is my list so far.

Do you have any trick and tips up your sleeves which can help to drink more water?

If so, please do share.