I don’t know about you but I suck at drinking water. I can drink coffee all day, without a problem but when it comes to water, I’m rubbish. I’ve always prefered a little sweetness or flavour in my water, not just juice but slices of lemon, cucumber or apples. I am a huge fan of fruit water but sometimes it’s a pain in the bum to prepare.
Something else is when you are on the go you don’t always want to be paying so much money for fizzy drinks or flavoured waters. We tend to bring our own bottles of water or pick up a couple on the go. I think that is why Squash’d appeals to me so much. The bottles are so small, they are easy to shove in a handbag or a rucksack.
Once the bottles arrived I knew that there would be a flavour that everyone liked. We have pretty mixed preferences so that made it really easy for everyone to try the flavours, and find one they liked best. I am a firm fan of the passion fruit and mango, whereas my daughters all love different ones. P likes Summer Fruits, L liked Apple & Blackcurrant and Ivy was a fan of Lemon & Lime.
The two big kids are loving the Lemon & Lime here, while Ivy is having Apple & Blackcurrant in her little green cup. Because they can add their own flavours to the water, it’s like that can now join in with breakfast prep!
While it’s been hot I’ve been making fruity drinks, this one has wizzed up watermelon, water and some Passion Fruit & Mango Squash’d for a tropical tasting drink. It got me thinking about how the girls watch me drink coffee all day, while they have water but really I should up my own water intake and set an example to them. So I have been, I realised that enjoying more water starts with me.
I was recently at Britmums Live, and I was delighted to find Squash’d on the tables, I was drinking water all day long because of it.
I have noticed a huge improvement for me in terms of how my skin looks, how I feel, my dark circle eye bags, and how long I can concentrate for. I think due to the fact it’s been upped now, when I don’t drink enough water I can actually feel an adverse effect pretty quick.
So my top tip for keeping your kids hydrated is this:
Let them see you drink more water too
This post is an entry for BritMums #EnjoyMoreWater Challenge, sponsored by Robinsons