Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Hydrate mate

Hydrate mate // It's Brogues © Brogues Cozens-McNeelance

As things start heatin' up, it's a given that hydration is a pretty essential part of, well, functioning. And while water in its purest form certainly wins in terms of its health credentials, it can admittedly be a little difficult, and perhaps boring, to get ya two litres a day solely via nature's little wonder resource. I've never been one for sugary sodas, but I do find that a lot more water gets gulped if it has just a hint of flavour.

Amid Berlin's Summer heat spell, I'm currently hitting my daily liquid quota with a little help from this easy-to-prep potion, which I keep well-stocked in my fridge for rapid replenishment at any time of day. 
    
Hydrate mate // It's Brogues © Brogues Cozens-McNeelanceHydrate mate // It's Brogues © Brogues Cozens-McNeelance
Hydrate mate // It's Brogues © Brogues Cozens-McNeelanceHydrate mate // It's Brogues © Brogues Cozens-McNeelance

The ingredients are totally open to modification and tweaks according to personal taste. Here's what I'm currently reaching for:

- Water 
- Lemon juice (freshly squeezed or bottled)
-  Apple juice not from concentrate (mine has a touch of acerola)
- Agave syrup (just a squirt)
- Optional: lemon slices

Fill approx. ¾ of your chosen vessel with water, followed by a few squeezes of lemon juice and a couple drops of apple juice. Slightly sweeten with a quick squirt of agave, then shake it all up. Add a lemon slice or two if you fancy. Store in the fridge for optimum refreshment.


Hydrate mate // It's Brogues © Brogues Cozens-McNeelance

I like to keep a healthy hoard of 330ml glass bottles - ChariTea or Lemonaid's are ideal - as they're a perfect on-the-go portion size, but of course any container works. Sip back and relax!

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