If you struggling to drink enough water throughout the day, consider adding some fresh fruit to your bottle. Your H20 will get a boost of flavour, inspiring you to drink more if you’re trying to wean off of those sugary drinks.
The human body is about 60% water and needs to be continually hydrated throughout the day to function optimally. That can translate to better digestion, more energy, stronger workouts and fewer headaches.
If you're looking for inspiration for moreish combinations, chef and naturopath Angele Ferreux-Maeght has created Infused!, a collection of 70 gorgeous recipes for health-boosting tonics, teas and infusions.
The recipes are perfect for those cutting back on alcohol, looking for a refreshing centerpiece for their next backyard summer event, or wanting a bit of sweetness and sparkle to sip at their desk.
Angele says the recipe below is "good for the heart and liver".
RECIPE: Kiwi, cucumber & chervil
Makes about 1.5 litres (6 cups)
1 mini cucumber
1 bunch chervil
2 kiwi fruit
1.5 litres (6 cups) water
some ice cubes
METHOD: Wash the cucumber and chervil well. Peel the kiwi fruit, then use a mandolin to cut them into thin slices. Use the mandolin to slice the cucumber lengthways into thin slices. In a large carafe, place the ice cubes, chervil, kiwi and cucumber slices then add the water. Leave to infuse for between 20 minutes and 5 hours in the refrigerator. Consume in the morning and afternoon.
Extracted from Infused! by Angele Ferreux-Maeght, out February 3, 2021 from Smith Street Books, RRP $29.99.