One of the ways to celebrate this gorgeous summer and celebrate July 4th is to try this summer trend; fruit infused water. While I know it’s tempting to sip wine during your party (July 4th or spa party), why not save the wine and champagne for a toast at the end and hydrate in style with some healthy, fruity Spa Water drinks. Spa Water is delicious, fruit-infused water and it’s great to drink anytime, year round. And of course you can use your wine glasses for Spa Water – everything tastes better in a wine glass! Offering fruit infused water is also a wonderful way to entertain the taste buds of your guests while quenching their thirst. Many people don’t like drinking plain water, but once you add some delicious fruits and herbs – they will certainly come back for more.
If you are growing mint in your garden you can add some to your spa water. Peppermint is quite refreshing and blends so well with lemons, oranges, strawberries, melons, and more. Spearmint is another delicious herb that really enhances the flavor of seasonal fruits and drinks. This summer, have fun quenching your thirst by adding different flavorful herbs to your water.
If you are trying to encourage your kids to make healthier beverage choices you’ll be glad you read this post. Instead of serving soda and other sugary drinks, get them involved and have them help you create some tasty fruit infused waters this summer. Adding berries, melons and other seasonal fruits will make water more appealing, plus will provide a boost of vitamins and minerals that are so good for their ever-growing bodies.
Here’s a recipe you can try this week:
Cucumber Watermelon Strawberry Mint Infusion
1 half English cucumber diced
1 half English cucumber julienne sliced for garnish.
2 cups cubed watermelon
6 to eight strawberries cut in half
1 bunch mint
3 to 4 cups of ice
3 to 4 cups of cold water
Combine ingredients and allow two to four hours for flavors to infuse. I make mine the night before and enjoy a glass first thing in the morning.
Cucumbers are known to enhance skin tone and its texture. Watermelon can give you substantial energy, is a natural source of nature’s most powerful antioxidants and can help reduce the risk of colon cancer, asthma, heart disease, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and prostate cancer. Strawberries are said to be in the top eight foods which are known to lower the risk of cancer. And mint is known to help with headaches, nervous strain, fatigue and stress.
Sip and enjoy natural flavor combined with health benefits!
Recipe courtesy of Pam Wenzel, Author of The Spa Water Book – A Guide to Creating World Class Spa Water