Flavored Water

It’s that time of year when hydrating properly and drinking extra water is so important.

I’m naturally a water drinker and almost never drink soda or sports drinks but sometimes jazzing up water with fruit helps it go down easier.

Flavored Water {Spa Water} - Trying to drink more water? It's easy to stay hydrated when it's flavored with fruit! So REFRESHING and healthy!! It tastes like the water they serve at fancy spas!!

There’s really no wrong way to make flavored water, or spa water as I like to call it because it reminds me of the water I’ve had at fancy spas after a massage on vacation.

I made two versions here but the possibilities are endless. First there’s a berry blend with strawberries and blueberries or try raspberries or blackberries.

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Flavored Water {Spa Water} - Trying to drink more water? It's easy to stay hydrated when it's flavored with fruit! So REFRESHING and healthy!! It tastes like the water they serve at fancy spas!!

Next is a citrus cucumber version with oranges and cucumbers. Lemon works great in this one, too.

Flavored Water {Spa Water} - Trying to drink more water? It's easy to stay hydrated when it's flavored with fruit! So REFRESHING and healthy!! It tastes like the water they serve at fancy spas!!

You can make a pitcher at a time or do a single serving. For the single serving I used 8 ounce mason jars and added 1/4 cup berries total or 6 slices total of oranges and cucumbers. Add as much fruit or vegetables as you want for the flavor intensity you’re going for.

Top off with additional water as many times as possible (usually 2 to 3) until the fruit starts losing its flavor.

Flavored Water - Trying to drink more water? It's easy to stay hydrated when it's flavored with fruit! So REFRESHING and healthy!! It tastes like the water they serve at fancy spas!!

Flavored Water - Trying to drink more water? It's easy to stay hydrated when it's flavored with fruit! So REFRESHING and healthy!! It tastes like the water they serve at fancy spas!!

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Flavored Water

Sometimes jazzing up water with fruit helps it go down easier and makes staying hydrated easier. There's really no wrong way to make flavored water, or spa water as I like to call it because it reminds me of the water I've had at fancy spas. I made two versions here but the possibilities are endless. You can make a pitcher at a time or do a single serving. Add as much fruit or vegetables as you want for the flavor intensity you're going for. Top off with additional water as many times as possible (usually 2 to 3) until the fruit starts losing its flavor.

Yield: 8 ounces, double, triple, etc. as desired

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

Berry Blend

  • 2 tablespoons fresh strawberry slices
  • 2 tablespoons fresh blueberries
  • 8 ounces water
  • ice, as desired

Citrus Cucumber Blend

  • 3 thinly sliced orange rounds
  • 3 thinly sliced cucumber rounds (I used a seedless cucumber)
  • 8 ounces water
  • ice, as desired

Directions:

  1. For either blend, add the fruit or vegetables to a large glass, cover with water and ice, stir, and serve. Top off with additional water as many times as possible (usually 2 to 3) until fruit starts losing its flavor.
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19 comments

  1. I used to be a soda addict. Now it’s been five years and I happily drink just water. Well, with the occasional margarita. But I love putting fruit there in the summertime! These are great fruit flavor combos! Beautiful, too…

  2. These are beautiful–and I love seeing pitchers of them as well. So many possibilities too. One of my co workers makes a cucumber, lime, mint variation in the summer.

  3. Great post (and reminder)!!  The pop of color and flavor makes it enticing to drink more water!!  Beautiful photos!  

  4. I agree with Mir–tasty and pretty!  Like you, I rarely drink soda (or pop as we Michiganders call it) but sometimes I want something more “fun” to drink (non-alcoholic, that is!).  Good ideas here!

  5. They’re so pretty! Perfect for garden parties or just about any occasion. Mint is a great id and believe it or not, try rosemary… very tasty!

  6. I gotta try this. No need for sugary drinks anymore, thanks a lot

  7. I totally need to try this. 99% of the time I only drink water but I always forget. Having it flavored would make me remember!

  8. Have you ever tried boiling skinned fruits.

    The  last 2 months, March and April when Blood Red Oranges and Myer Lemons were in season; I cut them up; but them in a pan of water; with numeric and  ginger slices; added apricots, frozen or ones at Trader Joe’s are semi-frozen and delicious alone.    Bring to a boil, then let cool down.   Strain all boiled fruit; pour into a bottle or water pitcher…..add cinnmon on top and mint leaves……

    Sometime I pour 1/3 of ‘potion’ to 3/4 of  water….I use it like an elixir…

    DELICIOUS.

  9. hey girl this looks really good!

  10. I Think this summer some variety like this for our guests… :) Thanks for sharing.. :)

  11. Great suggestions!  I love lemon and basil water during the summer months.  I went to one restaurant that put a sage leaf in the water, and it was surprisingly good!

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