It’s hot!! I love the summer and I love it when it’s hot like this, in my mind it can never be too hot.

It’s important to stay well hydrated while the sun is shining and for your little ones, make sure they’re drinking all day.

As tempting as it may be stay away from the fizzy drinks and squash that are high in sugar and additives and simply stick with good old fashioned water. Here are a few ideas to make your water a bit more interesting!

Berries

Ditch the boring ice cube and try using frozen berries instead.

Make lemonade

Use sparking water with some lemon juice squeezed in and just add ice cubes!

Use a water infuser (or just add flavours to a bottle of water!)

Using a glass or stainless steel bottle is a great way to save on plastic bottles but also means you can create your own flavours.

Get creative!

Get experimenting with different flavours; mint and cucumber, strawberries and kiwis, strawberry and mint, lemon and lime, ginger with mint and lemon, oranges with cinnamon (use a cinnamon stick) … the possibilities are endless!

Jazz up your ice cubes

Pop some blueberries in a an ice tray with water for some blueberry ice cubes, or some mint with coconut water, or a slice of lemon and water. It’s another way to get creative and add a bit of flavour to your water with that much needed coldness! The kids will love seeing the berries in the ice cubes too!

Go bellini style

Crush some berries, pop in the bottom of your glass and top with sparkling water. Not the same as champagne but great in this weather!

A healthy iced tea

Have a healthy iced tea, just avoid the sugar.

Use spices

On my retreat recently I had water infused with a cinnamon stick, 3 cloves and a few peppercorns and it was really good. Again just get creative and see what happens, it may not always work out but you may hit on a great flavour combination.

Try coconut water

Make sure that it doesn’t have any added sugar or other stuff, you want 100% natural coconut water. This will just give you a bit of variety in taste and it’s also high in potassium.

Enjoy the beautiful weather we’re having and stay healthy!

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