DIY Spa Water
Who said water has to be plain? There are many ways to make your daily dose of H2O more delicious. Fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs give a boost of flavor while delivering many beneficial nutrients. And no one says you have to use water—many of these combinations are delicious with your favorite herbal teas.
Try some of our favorite spa-water flavor combinations:
Cucumber Melon Mojito
Muddle cucumber slices, watermelon cubes, a peeled lime slice, and some fresh mint leaves in a glass and top with seltzer. The watermelon contains lycopene, a powerful antioxidant which may reduce the risk of heart disease.
Peach Ginger Hibiscus Tea
Steep sliced fresh ginger in hibiscus tea and garnish with peach slices. The ginger can help settle a queasy stomach, and the hibiscus is a good source of vitamin C.
Cherry Rosemary Lemon
Lightly crush a few pitted cherries, a sprig of fresh rosemary, and a peeled lemon slice in a glass and fill with sparkling water. Cherries are a good source of potassium, which may help lower blood pressure, while the rosemary can aid in digestion.
Mango Chia “Bubble” Tea
The soluble fiber in chia seeds becomes gelatinous in liquid, resembling the tapioca pearls in bubble tea. Simply combine chia seeds with a spoonful of mango purée, season with ground turmeric and a little freshly ground black pepper, and top with herbal tea. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes to give the chia time to absorb the liquid. This hydrating refreshment is loaded with healthy omega-3 fats, protein, and fiber, and the turmeric delivers a powerful antioxidant boost.
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