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"Spa Water"

ReThinking your Drink to "Spa Water" (fruit flavored water) is sinple, easy and fun. Just add your choice of sliced fruit to water and let the flavors blend. Prepare a batch for meetings or school events. Create your own or try the recipes below.

Fruits and vegetables you might want to try alone or in combinations:

  • orange
  • lemon
  • lime
  • watermelon
  • cantaloupe
  • berries - either single berry or mixed berries
  • cucumber
  • mango
  • pineapple

 

Spa Water Recipes

(Download pdf of these recipes: English | Chinese | Spanish)


Citrus Cucumber Water

  • 1 large lemon, sliced
  • 1 large lime, sliced
  • 1 large orange, sliced
  • 1 large cucumber, sliced
  • 1 half gallon of water

    Place all fruits and vegetables in a pitcher and add water. Allow flavors to blend at least two hours before serving in glasses over ice.


Orange Mint Water

  • 3 large oranges, sliced
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 1 half gallon of water

    Place mint and orange slices in a pitcher and add water. Allow flavors to blend at least two hours in the refrigerator. Pour in glasses over ice and serve garnished with an orange slice and a sprig of mint



Cucumber Melon Water

  • 1 large cucumber, sliced
  • 1/4 honeydew melon, cubed
  • 1/4 cantaloupe, cubed
  • 1 half gallon of water

    Place melon and cucumber in a pitcher and add water. Allow flavors to blend at least two hours and then serve in glasses over ice.


Watermelon Basil Water

  • 2 cups of seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 10 to 12 basil leaves
  • 1 half gallon of water

    Pour water over melon and basil. Refrigerate at least two hours and then serve in glasses over ice, garnished with a sprig of basil.


Honeydew Lime Water

  • 2 to 3 slices of ripe honeydew melon
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 4 sprigs of mint
  • 1 half gallon of water

    Add melon slices, lime slices and mint sprigs to a large pitcher; fill with the half gallon of water and
    refrigerate two to four hours. Serve in glasses over ice.


Citrus Coriander Water

  • 1 large lemon, sliced
  • 1 large lime, sliced
  • 1 large orange, sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves

    In a large pitcher, pour water over citrus fruits and cilantro. Refrigerate at least two hours. Serve in
    glasses over ice and garnish with an orange slice and sprig of cilantro.


Frozen Fruit Water

  • 2 cups frozen apple chunks, grapes, or berries
  • 1 half gallon of water

    Add frozen fruit to a pitcher. Pour water over fruit and let sit at least an hour in the refrigerator. Stir
    to distribute fruit flavor and serve in glasses over ice. (Note: you can chop up the same kind of fruit,
    unfrozen, and follow same directions. You’ll need to use more ice when serving the unfrozen fruitflavored water).


Strawberry Water

  • 4 sliced strawberries
  • 8 cucumber slices
  • 1 half gallon water

    In a large pitcher, add 4 sliced strawberries and 8 cucumber slices. Fill with the half
    gallon of water and refrigerate two to four hours. Serve in glasses over ice.


Lemon Lavender Water

  • 3 large lemons, thickly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh lavender
  • 1 half gallon of water

    In a large pitcher, pour water over the lemons and lavender. Refrigerate at least two hours and serve
    in glasses over ice, garnished with a sprig of lavender.


Rosemary Berry Water

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, lightly crushed
  • 2 4-inch sprigs of fresh rosemary, lightly crushed (to release more flavor)
  • 1 half gallon of water

    Add blueberries and rosemary sprigs to a large pitcher. Fill with the half gallon of water and
    refrigerate two to four hours. Serve in glasses over ice.


 

 

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