Spa water is all the rage right now. Chances are that you've heard the term used, but you have no idea where the name originated from. Have you ever visited a day spa? You are typically treated to some fantastic luxuries that are designed to make you feel incredibly relaxed and pampered. While relaxing at the day spa, you will commonly see large pitchers of ice cold water with tons of amazing fruits infused in it.
I began making spa water in my home as an alternative to sugar filled juices for my kids and caffinated and calorie laden drinks for myself. I wanted something refreshing, healthy and delicious that I could make at home. The possibilities are endless when it comes to making your own spa water. Think of any of your favorite flavor combinations and you can begin experimenting.
Some of my favorite flavor combinations are:
- pineapple, oranges and strawberries
- lemon and lime
- raspberry and lime
- watermelon & rosemary
- cucumber & melon
Most of the time when I make mine, I just use whatever fruit I have lying around and toss it all in. I have *never* been disappointed with the results!
All you have to do is fill your pitcher about 1/3 of the way with ice, add the fruit of your choosing and then fill the rest of the way with water. I usually squeeze the fruit a little to help really get the flavors going. I try to make it ahead of time so the flavor has a chance to really develop...usually about 2-3 hours.
If you aren't a fan of having any tiny bits of fruit in your picher, you can always get a water infuser to put the fruit in. You'll get the flavor of the fruit without the fruit actually being free to float in the water.
Enjoy your new calorie free, sugar free and guilt free drink! I know I am!!