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Springtime Strawberry Spa Water

Spring Strawberry Spa Water | GI 365 Is spa water worth the trouble… as it turns out, yes it is! I’ve never taken the time to find out what the fuss was about until last week when I had 4 strawberries left alone in their big empty carton. As I pondered what I might do with just a couple of berries, I decided to make some spa water including cucumber, lemon and mint from my garden. It was a big success in terms of flavor, whether or not these infused waters are all they’re cracked up to be in the ‘better healthy department’ is a question for the scientists. As far as I’m concerned, spa water is quick and easy to make, and it makes a great change from Lemon Water. There is evidence that infused waters not only provide you with more vitamins and minerals, but they also help you stay hydrated w/o retaining excess water (and I’ll have to say, my experience backs up these claims)!

Whatever you put in your spa water literally infuses it, and I’ll take that freshness of flavor any day over plain water. There’s an endless variety of yummy things to put in your water. Just last week while I was getting my hair cut, my stylist told me she puts leftover pineapple cores into a pitcher of water, which is right up my alley!

Spring Strawberry Spa Water | GI 365

Spa water is super simple, just place all the fruits/veggies you want to use into a pitcher and fill with water. I noticed that the water had the best infused flavor after it had steeped for 6 hours. You can keep it in the fridge for up to 2 days, but no longer – after 48 hours you’ll need to start over with fresh ingredients.

Spring Strawberry Spa Water | GI 365

I also tried this recipe without the mint or any other herbs, and I found I rather enjoyed it that way as well. As your water sits in the fridge it will gradually turn pink over time from the strawberries.

Spring Strawberry Spa Water | GI 365

Enjoy all summer long!

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Springtime Strawberry Spa Water
 
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Items
  • 1 gallon of water
  • 1 large lemon thinly sliced
  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 6 medium sized strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced
  • 3 small sprigs of fresh herbs - basil or mint is nice
Instructions
  1. Place all the sliced fruits and veggies into a pitcher.
  2. Add the sprigs of herbs, and fill the pitcher with water.
  3. The water tastes best after 6-8 hours in the refrigerator, but it will keep up to 2 days in the fridge.
Notes
You can add as much fresh herbs as you'd like. This infused water is also delicious without any fresh herbs if you don't have any handy!


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10 Responses to “Springtime Strawberry Spa Water”

  1. Mike@TheIronYou June 3, 2014 8:43 am #

    My GF loves fruit flavored water, I should definitely try making this for her!

    PS the first picture of the mason jar is fantastic Kari, the turquoise reminds me of the Caribbean sea, really great job Kari!

    • Kari June 3, 2014 10:28 am #

      I hope you both enjoy this recipe! It’s funny how addicted I’ve gotten to all these infused waters – they’re so much better than I ever thought they’d be!

  2. dina July 10, 2014 8:15 am #

    this is such a great way to detox and also make water taste good!

    • Kari July 10, 2014 9:13 am #

      I’ve become more addicted to flavored water than I’d care to admit! :)

  3. Elaine July 10, 2014 8:32 am #

    Kari, this bottle looks so great for the hot summer day.

    • Kari July 10, 2014 9:12 am #

      It is, I find it extra refreshing when it’s hot outside! :)

  4. Deborah July 30, 2014 8:21 am #

    I made something similar using 3 long cucumber and 3 Oranges.
    I made mine and filled with Ice. Keeps the fruit almost frozen so it last longer. I keep adding ice and this one I made on Monday and today is Thursday and the fruit is still as fresh as the day I made it,

    • Kari July 30, 2014 9:26 am #

      Thanks for the great tip!!! I’ll be trying this on my next batch because it would sure be nice if it kept for a bit longer! :)

  5. Deborah July 30, 2014 8:22 am #

    By the way I made this in a gallon jar.

    • Kari July 30, 2014 9:27 am #

      I think something with a lid (as opposed to my favorite pitcher) would be a good idea for keeping is a bit longer as well! :)

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