How to make Fancy Spa Water and Stay Hydrated
Water Water Everywhere-Episode 4
Most people have trouble getting their water in because lets be honest it is boring! I noticed this when I was in a hotel on vacation! There were two water pitchers both ice cold and frosty. One with ice cold water and one with strawberry infused water. Which one do you think I choose. The fancy one of course. You really can make water a “Spa Water” with any kind of fruit, veggie, and herb but some work better than others. Listen below for my ideas for how to make fancy spa water and stay hydrated.
Ideas for Spa Waters
- Triple Berry-Blueberry, Raspberry, Blackberry
- Citrus-Oranges, Lemons, Limes
- Cucumber, Lime, Mint
Containers to make water in
They come in single serving water bottles or you can even get in large pitchers. These are great to keep the fruit pieces from mixing in the water and make it easy to change to fruit with little mess! I usually just use a large Rubbermaid pitcher and put citrus type fruits in.
According to Infusedwater.com, here are 3 tips I found helpful that they listed for using infused water.
How long should I infuse the water?
A good rule of thumb is to infuse for 1-2 hours at room temperature or in the fridge for 3-4 hours to achieve potent flavor and water color. Do you like your water really fruity and tangy? You can infuse overnight or up to 12 hours! If you infuse for 4 or more hours, though, be sure to remove the fruits and herbs from the water, then store the infused water in the fridge for up to 3 days.
How long do infused waters last?
Drinking the water the same day or next day is optimal, but you can drink your refrigerated infused waters within 3 days of infusing. However, you should always drink un-refrigerated infused waters the same day as infusing. Infused waters are meant to be consumed fresh, just like the very fruits you are putting into them.
Are there any nutritional benefits to drinking infused waters?
Absolutely! Nutrients leak out of the fruit directly into the water. Some nutritionists estimate that you get as much as 20% of the vitamin content of freshly squeezed fruit juice, all without he extra calories or fructose. In addition, fruits are naturally rich in antioxidants, so you’ll also be consuming a variety of naturally occurring antioxidants when you drink infused water. Teas such as green tea or chamomile are also antioxidant-rich, so adding tea to your recipes just adds to the goodness.
So if you have trouble getting your water in, this may be a great way to do it, especially if you are weaning yourself off of soda or juice. I also recommend putting in a fancy glass and it will make you enjoy it even more. I hope this helps you live your best life and also live a fancier life!
Paula Ward aka TuTuFitMama
For some addition information on the benefits of drinking water please check out great ideas from Positive Health Wellness for 6 more fruit infused recipes
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