Sip it, Sip it Good!

My Top Tips for Keeping Hydrated All Year Round!

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So we all know that we need to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to keep our system healthy, happy and hydrated….but how many of us actually do it?

Some of the main reasons people are not meeting their daily water intake is a) failing to pack and prepare a drink bottle and b) they don’t actually enjoy drinking water.

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Set yourself hourly reminders:

Either using the memo feature on your phone or downloading an app such as ‘Waterlogged’ to help spur you on and remind you to keep on sipping.

Set yourself a challenge:

I like to set myself a daily challenge, aiming to drink 4 refills of my bottle while I am at work to help keep my mind on the drink and to keep myself accountable.

Keep it handy:
Always bring water! Wherever I go I am sure to take my trusty water bottle with me. There is nothing worse than being stuck somewhere feeling parched with that oh so frustrating headache beginning to take charge. If you work at a desk always keep a glass or bottle handy while you work. To help you sip throughout the day.

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Style it up:

Ok so you are probably not going to want to carry around that old school sports bottle with the chewed lid or that scrunched up Mount Franklin bottle now are you? I recommend investing in a quality bottle that you can carry everywhere you go. I love this one from Made by Fressko. BPA free, inbuilt infuser for tea, roots and spices, stylish compact design and made from completely organic materials! There is no way I am leaving this bad boy behind!

Add some Flavour!

Here are some great summer flavours                       IMG_8182

that will motivate you to drink:

Infuse these fruity combinations overnight for the best effect.

  • Lemon & Ginger
  • Blueberries and mango
  • Watermelon and lime
  • Cranberries

Or put on the kettle and help beat the winter chill by enjoying a nice warm glass of infused water or tea;

  • Lemon & Ginger
  • Mint leaves
  • Apple Pie- sliced apple, ginger and cinnamon

A Cleaner Way to Cocktail

IMG_1520 Strawberry Daiquiri (low sugar)

– Squeeze fresh lime juice

1 shot vodka

– 3 strawberries

1/2 cup mineral water

– 1 tsp agave or natural sweetener of choice (optional)

Mix lime, vodka, agave, mineral water and strawberries in a blender. Pour into serving glass with chilled mineral water. Stir until combined. IMG_1671 Pina Colada

2 rings of fresh pineapple

1/2 cup of coconut water

1 shot of rum (white or dark)

– Squeeze of fresh lime juice

(optional – 2 Tablespoons of Coconut cream)

Juice or blend pineapple (I juiced mine so it wasn’t stringy), pour it into a glass. Separately blend coconut water, coconut cream, rum and lime. Once combined pour on top of pineapple mixture.

IMG_1672 Margarita (low sugar)

– 1 squeeze fresh lime juice

– 1 squeeze fresh lemon

– 1 tsp agave or natural sweetener of choice

– 1 shot of tequila

– 1/3 cup mineral water

Blend all ingredients with some ice and pour into a cocktail glass. IMG_1519 Vodka Cranberry (low sugar)

– Small handful of cranberries 

– 1 shot vodka – 3 mint leaves chopped

– 1/2 cup mineral water

– 1 tsp agave or sweetener of choice

Mix cranberries, vodka, mint and agave in a blender until well combined. Pour over ice along with some chilled mineral water. IMG_1669 Mai Tai

– 1/2 cup coconut water chilled

– 3 strawberries

– 2 rings of fresh pineapple  

– 1 shot spiced rum

Mix strawberries, rum and coconut water in blender, until well combined. Pour in glass. Juice or blend pineapple separately then pour on top of strawberry mixture. IMG_1674 Grape Freezer

– Small bunch of frozen grapes

1 squeeze fresh lemon juice

– 1 shot of vodka

– 1/3 cup of Mineral water

Mix grapes, lemon and vodka in a blender until well combined. Pour into a cocktail glass along with the mineral water.

Simple Spritzer: One of my favourite drinks is made simply with mineral water, vodka and fresh lemon. It is simple, cheap and low in sugar! Too spice it up a bit you can even add fresh fruit pieces i.e.. blueberries and raspberries.

Virgin cocktails can be made simply by omitting the alcohol. This would work best with the Mai Tai and the Pina Colada.

Safe and happy partying! Remember unwind but stay wise 🙂