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"Water is the driving force of all nature."

Leonardo da Vinci

The pleasures of fruit infused water!

The pleasures of fruit infused water!

I never drink enough water. Ever!

I know I'm supposed to and I know it's really good for you and I know that surviving on endless cups of caffeine infused tea every day isn't doing me much good (oh how I love tea).

So the other day whilst feeling a little parched at my desk working on the blog I decided that enough was enough and that I must make more effort to refresh myself in a more productive and healthy way!

The problem is I find ordinary water so very boring.

So what to do?

Inspired by my habit of drinking a freshly squeezed lemon in hot water first thing in the morning, and also by a recent holiday in Portugal where the reception desk offered fresh fruit infused water of all varieties and combinations on a daily basis, I started to look at infused water ideas online and decided to try out a couple for myself.

I was surprisingly pleased with the results and have been happily supping away ever since!

An afternoon spent slicing and splicing.

An afternoon spent slicing and splicing.

Fresh and refreshing flavours.

Fresh and refreshing flavours.

So these are the combinations that I have tried so far (and I intend to keep on trying new ones daily this summer as they have truly perked up my water consumption habits!) some are classic combinations, others a little bit different to the usual. I don't really go by certain quantities as such, I kind of just throw everything in as I think fit.

 

Number One: Lemon, Lime and Orange

Lemon, Lime and Orange.

Lemon, Lime and Orange.

 

Number Two: Lemon, Cucumber and Fresh Basil.

Lemon, Cucumber and Fresh Basil.

Lemon, Cucumber and Fresh Basil.

 

Number Three: Pomegranate and Mint.

Pomegranate and Mint.

Pomegranate and Mint.

 

Number Four: Raspberry, Lemon and Mint.

Raspberry, Lemon and Mint.

Raspberry, Lemon and Mint.

 

All have been truly delicious and delightful. I think they're well worth a try, you could quite quickly and easily make these the night before work, refrigerate to let the fruit and flavours truly infuse and then decant into a water bottle to take to work with you. I recommend trying this bottle here from Lakeland that is very handy and hardy!

If you try any of the above or have any suggestions for new combinations that I should try then please do let me know in the comments box below - I'd love some new ideas!