Let’s talk about water.
On the face of it, it’s not very exciting. But it can be, I promise.
I have heard that there are people who have a real aversion to water and will only drink it if there is absolutely nothing else and they are so desperate for a drink that even licking the rain drops off a window is a consideration.
I am not one of those people. I like water. The problem I have is remembering to drink enough of it.
If there is a bottle of water on the desk whilst I am working, I will easily chug it down. But if I have to get up to get a glass, or even refill a glass . . . it doesn’t happen. Which is silly because a) it is hardly difficult and b) the brief spurt of exercise that gets me off my bottom for 2 minutes will also do me good.
So. In a bid to get myself to drink more water, I have started chucking things in it. I have also got a couple of those plastic drink cups (the ones that look a little like see-through fast-food outlet drink containers, with a straw in them) so that I can cart it around with me wherever I go.
See, I am trying.
Infused water is having a real moment currently (had to try really hard not to write moment twice then), and they are all over the Pinterest place. These are my current favourites.
Not recipes as such, but ideas. The two featured this week are fresh and zesty whereas next week I have gone for more fruity options. They really do make water more interesting. And I can usually get two batches out of one load of fruit / herbs.
Tip – give the leaves of the herbs a little crush before you put them in the glass as it will help to release the flavours.
Option one: lemon, cucumber, thyme, rosemary and mint.
Option two: lemon, lime and basil.