How are those resolutions going? If you’ve been trying to drink more water in 2022, chances are the cloudy tap water is starting to feel old. Or perhaps, you smashed Dry January and are determined to carry the healthy habits into February. These ideas will keep things flowing in the right direction!
Add excitement and flavour to your water with fresh fruit – think grapefruit, strawberries, and lemon, or go savoury with cucumber slithers. Herbs and spices such as ginger, basil, mint, or lavender can bring zing, so experiment to find the most mouth-watering combinations for you. We’re loving:
- Watermelon and rosemary
- Lavender and orange
- Blackberry and sage
- Lemon and basil
- Watermelon and coriander
- Grapefruit and rosemary
- Apple and cinnamon
- Apple and thyme
- Cucumber, lemon, mint and rosemary
- Strawberry, kiwi and thyme
Hit the herbs…
Forget dusty teabags; try brewing your own. Fennel seed tea is excellent if you’re feeling bloated, plus its natural sweetness means there’s no need for sugar. Likewise, fresh mint tea blows away the cobwebs better than any coffee. Try a few springs topped up with hot water for a refreshing start to the day. Fresh ginger tea is warming, anti-inflammatory and high in antioxidants. Or why pimp up your black tea with a cinnamon stick? Cinnamon also boasts impressive antioxidants anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial qualities.
Bring on the bubbles…
Are you missing fizzy drinks? If plain water isn’t for you, add a hit of sparkle with a BIBO Fizz. Simply fill your bottle with filtered water, attach it to the Fizz and press the button to create sparkling water in seconds. Plus, with four levels of carbonation on offer, you can choose the perfect fizz level for you. Add fresh fruit or natural juice flavours, as suggested above, or look for naturally flavoured concentrates at the supermarket. The good news is carbonated water is just as hydrating and healthy as regular water, as long as you don’t add sugar. So get your fizz on, guilt-free.
Did you know many people confuse thirst for hunger? Check both boxes with a savoury umami hit. Yeast extracts fortified with minerals and vitamins work wonders: think Marmite or Vegemite, laced with lime juice, Tabasco and a sliced, fried onion if you’re feeling adventurous. The savoury flavour will satisfy hunger pangs and quench your thirst. Often dubbed ‘black gold,’ the health benefits of yeast extracts are impressive: they’re brimming with B vitamins, magnesium, chromium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, zinc, and lithium.
Alternatively, miso, a protein-rich paste made from fermented soybeans, is delicious and health-giving. It’s loaded with nutrients, enzymes and millions of beneficial bacteria. Add hot water and any combo of sliced spring onion, grated carrot, silken tofu, soft boiled egg, sliced daikon radish and sesame seeds for a delicious snack that boost your hydrations levels.
Pure and simple…
Sometimes it pays to keep things simple: investing in a water filter means even plain water will taste delicious. The BIBO Classic uses a multi-stage filtration system with a silver impregnated carbon block filter and a powerful UV lamp, leaving your water tasting as pure as nature intended.
Whatsmore, the Bibo Classic provides unlimited hot and cold water at the touch of the button: perfect for quick ice-cold refreshment or steaming cuppa: no more waiting for the kettle to boil or the tap to run cold.
How’s that for water with the wow factor!?