Well we have had a cold frosty blast hit the country this past week, I don't think anyone has been spared and snow has been falling in some unusual places! Make sure you stay wrapped up warm wherever you are in the country. 

Winter Wellbeing Tip #6: Stay Hydrated

Try to drink at least eight glasses of water per day. Try hot water with lemon if its too hard to drink cold water on cool Wintery days; or if you don't enjoy plain water try adding, lemon, lime, cucumber or mint leaves to a jug of water and drink that throughout the day. 

This weeks recipe - Winter Fruit Salad

This recipe makes a tasty healthy dessert as well as a lovely accompaniment to your morning muesli with a dash of greek yghurt.

Ingredients

  • 600g good-quality ready-to-eat dried fruits (such as prunes, pears, apricots, figs cranberries)
  • 3 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways
  • 1 Earl Grey tea bag
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • mascarpone or Greek yogurt, to serve

Method

  1. Tip the fruits and 700ml cold water into a large saucepan. Add the honey and vanilla, scraping the seeds from the pod into the pan. Bring to the boil. Stir well, lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes until slightly syrupy.
  2. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the tea bag. Leave to infuse for 10 minutes.
  3. Discard the tea bag and vanilla pod, tip the fruits and liquid into a non-metallic bowl and pour over the lemon juice. Stir, then leave to cool. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
Enjoy!