Friday, 24 June 2016

Keep calm and drink more water

My boys are fussy eaters, but ,thankfully, I don't have to encourage them to drink more water. They drink plenty of water, both tap and bottled. While my older son prefers a certain brand of flavoured water, he's as happy with just plain water, especially if I add some ice.
With more outdoors activities planned in warmer weather, we need to carry bottles of water with us. Eddie has recently started playing tennis. After every session he is so thirsty, he gulps up the whole bottle.

I know some kids as well as grown-ups need quite a bit of encouragement to drink more. Take my Mum. She says she's not thirsty and might go without water until the afternoon. I am forever nagging her that it's not healthy.
If you or your kids find the taste of plain water boring, Robinsons have recently launched a campaign called Enjoying Drinking More Water.
They say: "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. They have recently expanded their range to add the super concentrated squash called Robinsons Squash'd.
It comes in 6 flavours including Summer Fruits, Lemon & Lime, Citrus, Orange & Peach, Apple & Blackcurrant and Passion fruit & Mango. Each container is small and portable, so you can even carry it around with you.

summer squash

You need just a tiny squeeze to flavour a glass of water. And by tiny I do mean tiny, as otherwise your drink will be very sweet. This is a concentrated squash, so you really need just a few droplets.

summer squash

I quite often buy cordials and squash and often jazz the drink up with sliced citrus fruit and fresh mint leaves.

Infused water is one of the foodie trends these days. All the health guru-bloggers seem to be extolling its virtues. But it surely is not a novelty. My Mum has been doing it many years ago, when we were kids. She's been always adding sliced fruit, berries, herbs to the iced or hot tea and water.
It certainly is much more cost-effective to make your own soft drinks at home. I have recently seen the infused water in what Mumsnetters would definitely call a "naice place", and the price was quite shocking really.

cold summer drinks

I tend to slice a whole orange (peel on) and add a couple of slices of lemon to a small jug of water. Sometimes I add mint leaves, sometimes I drizzle a little bit of squash for an extra flavour.

cold summer drinks

Cucumber peel makes a very refreshing drink, while strawberries add a touch of sweetness. And again, if you add a few drops of Squash'd, you have a whole variety of different flavours to choose.

cold summer drinks

cold summer drinks

These little portable squashes will come handy when we stay in Cornwall later in summer. We can jump to our heart's content on the beach, run and scream like noone is watching, play football, dig the trenches in the sand and then have a cool flavoured drink, because holidaying on the beach is a thirsty job.

We are counting days until the school holidays start. So many plans, so much to see and discover...

This post is an entry for BritMums #EnjoyMoreWaterChallenge. sponsored by Robinsons.

Disclosure: I received a selection of Squash'd for the purposes of writing this post. All opinions are mine.

1 comment:

  1. Great to hear how you got on and lovely pictures. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part