Fruit-infused spa water recipes are popular right now because they are so refreshing — and making it yourself sure beats the cost of buying expensive flavored water at the store. Plus, they're healthy, and virtually calorie-free!
There are hundreds of variations, some using single ingredients, and others multiple. The basis premise for all of them is the same however – adding one or more ingredients to water, and allowing the flavors to infuse into the water for a light drink. You can leave the water for as little as 20 minutes to infuse for a light flavor, or as long as overnight, for a very strong flavor.
I decided to pair two ingredients together for the following three recipes. Please note that the ingredient amounts are just suggestions and easily adaptable. It doesn’t have to be exact.
Instructions: I used a 1-quart jar, and after putting the other ingredients in, topped with water, then covered and infused in the refrigerator. I infused for 20 minutes, and then drank the rest of the day, enjoying the flavors as they got stronger throughout the day. Once you know what you like, you can make 2 quarts and get in your 8 cups of daily water easily!
Sweet watermelon and cooling mint are the perfect combination in this quencher.
Ingredients: About ¾ cup of watermelon chunks, no rind. 1 spring of mint
Both lemon and cucumber can be used separately to make a delicious and simple spa water, but they are even better when combined.
Ingredients: 3 slices each of lemon and cucumber
I love the cinnamon notes in this quencher. This one is perfect for the fall.
Ingredients: Half an apple, cored, and thinly sliced, and 1 cinnamon stick
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