Adding fresh fruit to still or sparkling water is a great way to brighten up an ordinary cup. Try adding some cut up citrus fruits like lemons, limes or oranges to a jug of iced water, or experiment with other flavours. Cucumber and mint are also nice additions, and you could even add a few sliced strawberries for a light, fruity flavour.
Flavouring water with fresh fruit minimises the added sugar and calories compared to cordials and squashes, and results in a lovely fresh flavour.
Coconut water (not to be confused with coconut milk! Coconut milk is very high in fat) is the juice found in a very young coconut. Its main component is water, but it’s also packed full of nutrients, making it a great tasting, healthy alternative.
A 250ml serving of leading brand coconut water contains more than your daily recommended intake of Vitamin C, as well as nearly 500mg of potassium! Watch out for how much sugar your coconut water contains though - some branded products will be higher in sugar or have added sugars.