Some people find it really hard to drink the necessary 8 glasses of water a day. Personally, I love water and can’t get enough of the stuff, but sometimes I do feel like a fizzy drink. I’m hesitant to buy the commercial ones available because they’re full of sugar and nasty additives which can make you fat and hyperactive. Not a good combo.
There’s lots of flavoured waters on the market, but I find them far too sweet and they’re always a ‘fake’ version of the fruit flavour. (What did I expect?)
So when I feel like something bubbly, what I like to do is squeeze some citrus fruit into a half mix of sparkling mineral water or soda water with fresh cold water. I especially love pink grapefruit, but lime, lemon, mandarin and blood orange also work really well. Add a few ice cubes and maybe some mint and you’ll never think water is boring again!*
If you don’t feel like a fizzy drink you can replace the sparkling water with still bottled water – it will be just as refreshing.
Happy drinking, Christie
Pink Grapefruit Drink
makes approx 1.25 litres
4 pink grapefruits
750ml sparkling mineral water or soda water
250ml cold water
Ice cubes, sugar, mint leaves (optional)
Slice the grapefruits in half. Squeeze the juice from each half by hand into a large jug (you could use a juicer if you prefer). Top with the mineral water and cold water and stir to combine. Add ice cubes, sugar and mint if using, stir again and serve.
*Just a little note, I’m not suggesting you never drink plain water again. This type of drink could be included into your daily liquid count as a treat; you obviously can’t drink sparkling mineral water all the time, you’d have some serious gas problems!