Spa water is one of my favorite ways to stay hydrated in the summer. Now that it’s July, just when I think it can’t get any hotter – Texas proves us all wrong and adds some humidity. With what appears to be a never-ending heat wave, it is more important than ever to make sure you don’t become dehydrated during your summer activities, especially if they involve being outside!
While we all know that drinking water is essential to staying happy and healthy, sometimes water is just . . . boring. Getting in your daily eight glasses can feel like a chore. However, what if I told you that I could make those daily eight glasses just a little bit easier to drink and a little more enjoyable?
Enter, spa water. Sounds fancy, right? I love when simple things sound fancy – and spa water is one of the easiest things you could make.
So, what exactly is spa water? Essentially, spa water is water that is infused with fruit and/or herbs. Spa water is one of those drinks that are so versatile because you can mix just about any combination of fruits and herbs (and even some vegetables like cucumbers!). You are really only limited by your creativity! See what you have already in your fridge and see what you can come up with!
That being said, here are some wonderful combinations for you to try:
- Blueberry + basil
- Watermelon + mint
- Strawberry + basil
- Orange + mint
- Cucumber+ melon
- Lemon, lime, orange + cilantro
- Strawberry + cucumber
- Lemon + lavender
- Rosemary + blueberry
- Grapefruit + mint
As you can see, pretty much any combination of fruits and herbs will work for successful spa water.
In order to maximize flavor infusion, you can lightly muddle the herbs and fruits together in the bottom of your pitcher before adding the water. Additionally, using frozen berries will keep your drink ice cold and refreshing while slow releasing flavor as the berries melt.
Keep in mind that the longer the spa water sits, sometimes the more strong or bitter it can become. For instance, if you make the grapefruit and mint combination, the grapefruit tends to make the water pretty bitter after awhile, so you might have to switch it out with fresh spa water.
Not only is spa water refreshing and tastier than regular water, it has some health benefits too. Spa waters can be great for weight loss, but it’s not the infusions that are the magic ingredient. It’s the water. Drinking enough water throughout the day can help you improve your overall mood, flush toxins from your system, reduce muscle fatigue, keep you from feeling groggy, and help you stay full.
By infusing your water with yummy flavors, you will be more inclined to drink more water and so you’ll be able to reap the rewards of including more water in your diet! Which spa water combination are you going to try?
At Savor, we use some of these spa water recipes for our catering and events. Check out our boutique catering services for your next event!