Halloween is here! It’s time to embrace the spooky and help to hydrate your little ones with some hair-raising, spine chilling concoctions. Trade secret – these aren’t the devil in disguise, they’re packed with vitamins and minerals to help stave off those autumn chills. No need to tell your witches and wizards that, though.
Toffee apples seem to fall into favour at this time of year - but they are laden with sugar. So a fruit infusion that tastes the same is perfect for your Halloween parties.
Honey is a perfect cheat to add a hint of caramel sweetness to any infusion, and it can have a medicinal effect on sore throats. Cinnamon levels out blood sugar and is a great anti-oxidant, too. Find our how to make it here.
The combination of apples and cinnamon can help to boost your metabolism and flush through toxins and nasties. The pears and grapes add a subtle flavour dimension and provide an extra helping of vitamin C. Find out how to make it here
Not going to lie - we've put this together purely to get a slimey looking drink out of it. The black pips from the kiwi will be visible through the pale white coconut water, giving a slime effect. Coconut water is packed full of electrolytes, and a serving contains more potassium than four bananas! Find out how to make this recipe here
The trick here is to get some brightly coloured fruits together, The fruits in this infusion are high in vitamin C, making this a superb tropical immunity booster just as the weather is starting to turn really chilly. It also helps to improve blood flow which makes it essential for this time of year, when little fingers and toes can feel icy cold!Find out how to make the recipe here
This lovely soothing drink has a therapeutic, medicinal kick from the ginger, and a burst of vitamin C from the citrus fruits. Mangoes are full of antioxidants and add a sweet, floral flavour. Find out how to make it here
This infruition is delightfully energizing, as well as serving a multivitamin-filled punch to cleanse the digestive system from toxins. Great for half term, where little immune systems might be taking a bit of a beating. Find out how to make it here
Star anise is a fantastic herb with anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties, which is great for a mid-term immune system top up as well as a topical treatment for existing coughs and colds. Melon is great for helping to regulate digestion and prevent constipation. Lovely!Find out how to make it here
All of these Halloween centric recipes are perfect to have as fruit punches. And with all of the candy flying about - at least you can be safe in the knowledge that these aren't bad for you!
Until next time....