13 Spa Water Recipes to Keep You Refreshed
Take your water up a notch.
We all know that we should be drinking more water every day. In fact, some of us (raising my hand), need to be drinking a lot more water every day. But gulping down glass after glass of plain water can often feel overwhelming…and kind of boring. Luckily, there’s a way to make managing your water intake way easier. Infused water recipes add a variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs to water to amp up the taste.
Here are some of our favorite infused water recipes to help you easily meet your daily requirement. So, drink up and get healthy!
Frozen Fruit Sparkling Water
Here’s a delicious infusion that uses sparkling instead of flat water. This one includes frozen mixed berries, lemons, limes, oranges and torn basil leaves. It’s as pretty as it is refreshing.
This one might be the easiest and most common way to improve your daily water habit: simply add some lemons! Many people swear by starting off their day with hot water and lemon. In fact, there are many health benefits associated with lemon water, including boosting your immune system and balancing your body’s pH levels.
For an extra treat, add some chopped lemons to your ice tray with water, then freeze overnight. You can use these in your water or even in a big glass of lemonade.
This spa water recipe is both fruity and fresh. It’s another great warm-weather go-to, since it includes strawberries and cucumbers. Add some basil for an herbal note.
Watermelon-Mint Agua Fresca
If you’re having guests over and you’re looking for more of an agua fresca-type recipe, this one might be a perfect fit. This infused water is chock-full of watermelon, mint and limes. You can add sugar or a sugar substitute to sweeten things up, depending on the sweetness of your melon.
This infused water has a zesty kick to it. Using fresh fennel herbs, add thin slices of orange and let it infuse in your water for several hours. You can also add some lemon slices to amp up the flavor profile.
If you close your eyes, this infused water recipe might trick you into thinking you’re drinking a (healthy) bloody mary. This fresh combo includes chopped celery, tomatoes and bell peppers. You can use stalks of celery as an additional garnish.
Here’s an unusual infused water recipe that will appeal to pineapple lovers. Add chopped pineapple, fresh mint and a bit of ginger to a big pitcher of either sparkling or flat water.
This simple recipe includes plump blueberries and sliced strawberries. It’s the perfect, fresh, warm-weather indulgence. For a fun get-together, include skewers with additional berries on each glass.