Fab Food Month Week 2: Healthy Hydration

Fab Food Month 2015 Week 2 healthy hydration

Flavoured water is a great alternative to sugary sports drinks during the summer – or anytime!

Keeping the body hydrated helps the heart more easily pump blood through the blood vessels to the muscles. And, it helps the muscles work efficiently.

For most people, water is the best thing to drink to stay hydrated. Sports drinks with electrolytes may be useful for people doing high intensity, vigorous exercise in very hot weather. These drinks, much like soft drinks tend to be high in added sugars and preservatives.

Quick and Easy Flavoured Water


  • fresh lemon and lime
  • 1 orange
  • 1 handful strawberries or raspberries
  • 1 handful fresh mint
  • lemon or lime juice
  • cucumber


It only takes a second to turn a plain jug of water into something much more exciting. Chuck in a few handfuls of ice then try any one of these simple things:

Add a few slices of fresh lemon or lime.

Quarter an orange, squeeze in all of the juice, then toss in the squeezed quarters for colour and extra flavour.

Mash up a handful of strawberries or raspberries with a fork then add to the jug and stir through.

Scrunch a handful of fresh mint in your hands to get the flavour going then add that to the jug with a squeeze of lemon or lime juice. If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, add a few slices of cucumber too. It might sound strange, but it is seriously refreshing.


Recipe by Jamie Oliver

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