Highland Spring recently challenged me to drink more water.  A challenge I was willing to accept – I am very aware, as most of us are, that I do not drink enough water.  As a yoga teacher I have a very active lifestyle – often teaching 5 – 6 classes a day, cycling around 2 hours to get from class to meeting to class again, taking an exercise class myself, possibly going on a run….  I definitely need more water in my life.

Water makes us feel great, but we forget to drink it.  I have come up with some exciting ways to jazz up your water this Spring so you remember to stay hydrated.

1. Rosemary & orange – take a few springs of rosemary, a couple of squeezes of fresh orange juice and place in the fridge to infuse.  Rosemary is a good source of calcium, iron & was traditionally used to alleviate muscle pain.  Orange is a great source of Vitamin C.

2. Lemon & mint – a classic combo.  Same as the above – leave to infuse.  Mint can promote digestion and lemon is another great source of Vitamin C.


3. Fizz it up – get yourself some fizzy water, it’s much more exciting.  Fizzy water is not as bad for you as people used to believe. Some people think it actually aids digestion and can help with constipation too. It definitely keeps you hydrated.


4. Make a healthy raspberry cordial: raspberries are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and fibre.

Ingredients: (makes enough for 10 glasses) 300g rasberries, ¼ cup of rice syrup, 1 lemon.

Method: boil the raspberries, rice syrup and 2 cups of Highland Spring water until it has reduced (approx 10 minutes). Strain the raspberry cordial, add the juice of 1 lemon and leave to cool.  Add some Highland Spring fizzy water.

5. Ginger beer. Ginger can help reduce nausea, muscle pain & soreness.

Ingredients: (makes 1 medium jug) 100g of coarsely grate ginger, 2 tablespoons of rice syrup, 2 lemons, 1 litre of Highland Spring fizzy water, a couple of sprigs of mint.

Method: peel the rind of both lemons. Add the syrup, lemons and grated ginger to a bowl and bash up with a pestle. Squeeze the juice of both lemons over the mixture, add the water and allow to sit for 10 minutes. Strain the liquid and add to a jug with a the sprigs of mint.

Can Highland Spring challenge you to drink more water and sparkle this Spring?