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After these fun, fizzy weeks filled with celebration and bubbles, start 2022 off with our best wishes and some much-needed good intentions. 

One of the best ways to go about a fresh start is a small but very important step: hydration. Try to begin every morning with a solid helping of healthy and delicious bubbly water. Whether you like a nice amount of fizz in your water, prefer a subtle sparkle, or love to add some flavour to your water: have it your way! Take your pick from a wide range of flavourings, including gimber, mint, maybe a slice of lime or lemon. 

© Jamie Street

© Jamie Street

 

The celebrity-favourite morning wellness drink, “lemon water,” usually consists of the juice of half a lemon squeezed into a glass of lukewarm or hot water, had first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Ascorbic acid — also known as vitamin C — and flavonoids in lemon juice can have positive effects on your metabolism, immunity and overall health. Lemon is also thought to help with lowering blood pressure.  

Or go with ginger to give your drinks that extra kick and strengthen your immune system. The zingy root is packed with anti-oxidants and is also very effective against digestive and intestinal ailments. What’s more, it has a detoxifying effect, anti-inflammatory properties and is a great natural treatment to ward off nausea. 

A healthy & yummy recipe:  Zingy ginger lemon mocktail 

 

© Юлія Вівчарик

© Юлія Вівчарик

 

(4 servings) 

  • 1 lemon (juiced) 
  • 2 cm fresh ginger (peeled and grated) 
  • 3 tbsp sugar 
  • 1-litre sparkling water with lemon flavour 
  • 4 sprigs of fresh mint 

 

  1. Squeeze the juice of one lemon into a small bowl, combine with the freshly grated ginger and leave to stand in the fridge for at least 2 hours.  
  2. Through a sieve, pour the lemon juice into a carafe to remove the ginger. 
  3. Add the sugar and stir until completely dissolved. 
  4. Make 1 litre of sparkling water with lemon syrup in the Mysoda machine. Add the sparkling water to the carafe and stir gently.  
  5. Pour the mocktail into 4 glasses and garnish with fresh mint. 

 

Bubbles for a better world 

 

© MySoda

© Mysoda

 

With Mysoda you can’t just make your own soda very easily, but also contribute to a healthier environment, since making your own sparkling water or soft drinks in this way saves a lot of plastic — and saves you money, too: Mysoda lot cheaper than continually buying those heavy, bulky bottles from the supermarket and ending up with a lot of single-use plastic trash. Plus, you always have your favourite drink at home, at the push of a button. 

With this stylish appliance on your kitchen counter, you can become a sparkling beverage pro. It’s easy: the machine comes with a one-litre glass carafe; all you need to do is to fill the carafe with tap water (and optional flavouring syrups), click it into place, press the button and you’re done! The appliance does all the work, so that you have a bottle of sparkling water, or the soft drink of your choice, ready in no time. 

 

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