Wednesday, July 9, 2014

5 Naturally Flavored Spa Water


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Do you love hanging out at the Spa?  Imagine having a totally relax day to detox; treat yourself to a nice long body wrap or massage; maybe even a little pampering pedicure!  These all sound wonderful and I believe we all deserve a little time off to unwind from our hectic lives, every once in a while.  I love going for a spa day with my girlfriends; hanging out at the steam room or Jacuzzi while sipping a little spa water and chit chat away.  But with the Kiddos off from school in the summer, it’s hard for me to “escape”!  But at least, I can make some spa water and day dream a little at home.   

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I’m sure you are all familiar with the typical spa water, which usually is pretty much adding a few slices of cucumber or lemon wedges into ice cold water to keep you stay hydrated while you enjoy the Spa facilities.  Today, I wanted to share 5 different spa water recipes with you, all naturally flavored with fresh fruit and herbs.

They’re pretty much an upgraded spa water compared to the typical ones you get from the Spa (with just a few stingy slices of cucumbers? Come on! We can do better than that.)  Best of all, these are really refreshing and super easy to prepare.   Some even say these types of spa water help your body to detox.  Detox or not, I’m not too sure.  All I know is that they are a feast to your eyes and very delicious.  Plus, you can use any fruit and/or herbs that you like or in season.

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Follow me to my Spa Kitchen and see how I prepare these Spa Water:

1) In a mason jar or mug, fill the jar 1/3 full with your choice of fruit and herb, then muddle with a wooden spoon
2) Fill the jar with ice cubes
3) Then, fill the jar with filtered water or chilled sparkling water, enjoy!


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Super easy, isn't it?  Here are the different versions that I've prepared.

The picture below shows you the Watermelon and Mint Spa Water. Simply cut the watermelon in cubes and add a spring of mint and muddle away.  It’s watermelon season right now and this is super refreshing.  The natural sweetness from the watermelon really flavors the water and the mint adds a nice cooling factor.

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Up next is the Nectarine and Meyer Lemon Spa Water.  I happen to have these ingredients in the fridge so why not?  This combination turned out really great as the sweetness from the nectarine compliment the tartness from the Meyer Lemon really well.  Both fruits add its own mild tone of floral aroma to this water.


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The third one I wanted to share with you is the Blackberry and Rosemary Spa Water.  Isn't the color gorgeous?  I adore the earthy aroma from the rosemary and the blackberries really stand up to their own flavor and not overpowered by the rosemary.

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Up next is the Raspberry and Lime Spa Water.  The color contrast alone is a feast to the eyes.  The raspberries I have are super sweet with just a hint of tartness, perfect combination with the lime.

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Last but not least, Meyer Lemon, Lime and Thyme Spa Water.  If you don’t have Meyer Lemon, you can use regular lemon in this one as well.  Or add a slice of orange to add more citrus flavor. I love the refreshing and floral tone from the Meyer Lemon and the lemony fresh thyme really adds more depth to this drink.

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I love these mason drinking jars, you can get them from here.  I prefer using glass jars because I do not want to mix citrus (think about acid) with plastic containers.  Another option is that you can use a large pitcher to make a bigger portion as well.  These are perfect for drinking throughout the day to stay hydrated, as well as for summer parties!  Aren't they festive and vibrant?  They are totally delightful to drink and you know they are good for you, too.  Plus, these are way healthier than drinking sodas!  


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Another reason why I love these mason drinking jars?  I can close them tight with a lid if I don’t drink them right away.  You can keep it in the fridge for up to 2 or 3 days and the flavor will infuse the water even more.  And I can just grab one and go….and usually that means going to the park with the kiddos.  Love how portable and convenient they are.


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I hope you enjoy today’s post and recipes.  Stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay beautiful!  Wish you all a fun and fantastic summer holiday!



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Tools and Prop used in this post:
Mason Drinking Jars with Handle (Click here for more information)
Mason Jar Lids (Click here for more information)
Blue Paper Straws (Click here for more information)
Red Paper Straws (Click here for more information)
Grey Paper Straws  (Click here for more information)
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5 Naturally Flavored Spa Water:

Watermelon and Mint Spa Water Ingredients:
1/2 cup watermelon, cut into small cubes
1 to 2 springs of fresh mint

Nectarine and Meyer Lemon Spa Water Ingredients:

1/2 cup fresh nectarine, sliced
2 to 3 slices of Meyer Lemon


Blackberry and Rosemary Spa Water Ingredients:
1/2 cup fresh blackberries
1 to 2 springs of fresh rosemary

Raspberry and Lime Spa Water Ingredients:

1/2 cup fresh raspberries
2 to 3 slices of fresh lime

Meyer Lemon, Lime and Thyme Spa Water Ingredients:

3 slices of Meyer Lemon
3 slices of fresh Lime
2 to 3 springs of fresh thyme

To prepare the Spa water:

1) In a mason jar or mug, fill the jar with your choice of fruit and herb, then muddle with a wooden spoon
2) Fill the jar with ice cubes
3) Then, fill the jar with filtered water or chilled sparkling water, enjoy!

6 comments:

  1. So colorful! Must be very tasty and refreshing because it is all natural!

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  2. Wonderful for the summer, I will be testing out the blackberry/rosemary!

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  3. Refreshing! I don't think I need to go to a spa for some colorful flavored water like these. Thanks for sharing, Amy!

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  4. OMG! I would love to try them all...they all look so refreshing Amy. Awesome pictures as usual.
    Enjoy the rest of your week :D

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