With our hottest month approaching it’s important to stay hydrated, but drinking plain water can often become boring. We discovered the tastiest (and prettiest) home-made flavoured combo for you to enjoy.

This recipe beats any store bought flavoured water – no added preservatives, unnatural sugars or artificial flavouring, however, remember to use only fresh and organic fruits to ensure you receive all those natural vitamins and minerals.



½ a pineapple
1 Lemon
1 Bottle of Sparkling Water
Pre-made ice (using filtered water)
2-4 cups of filtered water
Mason Jars/Glass cups

*A trick to ensure your fruits are as clean as possible – wash them out with a few spoons of vinegar in water

1. Cut the lemon in to very thin slices and keep them aside.

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2. Cut the pineapple. The best way to do this is to cut the bottom and top of first.  Then cut the skin off of the sides from top to bottom in strips following its’ shape. Continue cutting strips all around – making sure you get rid of the brown blotches.  Then from the same position, cut it in half or fours and remove the core. Finally, cut it in small bite sizes.

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3. Now prepare your mason jar/glass cup with the fruits – drop a slice of lemon flat down on the bottom of the jar. With a wooden spoon, slightly press down and twist it a few times to release some flavours. Then slide the some more lemon slices all around the jar. Next, add a few pineapple slices.

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4. Lastly, depending on how fizzy you want your drink to be, pour in some filtered and sparkling water.

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You can drink it straight away but a great idea is to prep and let it sit over night, to intensify your flavour!

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Compiled by Jessie Bell


  1. Will try your recipe, but I cut up a whole lemon, add sugar to taste ( Xylitol or other sugar substitute) sufficient filtered water and liquidise for a few minutes – strain and refrigerate – a tasty refreshing drink full of vitamin C! (inexpensive and delicious)

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