Getting bored with your regular glass of water? Keep hydrated + feel refreshed after making this Strawberry Basil Lime Spa Water Recipe!
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Earlier this week I was writing about fall.. now I’m back to summer. I’m all over the place. August is such a weird month. Part of it is saying ‘OK, summer is over, let it go!’ but the other part is saying ‘No! Not yet! One more week of summer, please!’ Poor thing can’t make up it’s mind. It’s ok, I’m rollin’ with it.
No matter the season, staying hydrated is so important. Whether it’s the dog days of summer, or it’s a cold winter day – drinking water is key to keeping your skin, organs and stomach happy!
The only thing is that drinking water can get reeeaaaally boring. Even thought we all know it’s important to stay hydrated, I think a lot of us fall flat on actually drinking as much as we should simply because there’s no taste to it and it’s just blah. Some people turn to sugary drinks like bottled iced teas and juices in an effort to stay hydrated but these can actually have a reverse effect. Caffeine can be a diuretic, and those sugary drinks can reduce the amount of water hat your body is able to retain.. so really, it puts you back to square one in the hydration department. Thankfully, I have a better way for you to stay hydrated that actually tastes refreshing + yummy – this Strawberry Basil Lime Spa Water!
This has been my go to drink this summer. I make pitchers of it at night or in the morning, and fill up my water bottle with it so I can enjoy it all day long. It’s refreshing from the basil and cucumbers, has a nice flavor from the limes, and is subtly sweet from the strawberries. SO yummy! Plus it takes all of 2 minutes to make…. seriously. It’s that easy.
Strawberry Basil Lime Spa Water
- 1/4 cup strawberries
- 1 lime sliced
- Juice of one lime
- 1/4 cup cucumbers sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
- 8 cups water
- In a large pitcher (I like to use a gallon size), add all ingredients.
- Store in pitcher for 1-2 days in the fridge
Having pitchers of this in the fridge has been key this summer to staying hydrated. I honestly don’t know what I would do without it! I easily get bored drinking unflavored water and try not to drink a lot of caffeine/sweet drinks, so it puts me in a weird place when it comes to staying hydrated! Usually through out the summer I’ll just make pitchers of whatever fruit/herbs I have laying around. I tried this with mint and rosemary instead of basil and it was equally delicious. You really can’t go wrong with any combo though! What’s your favorite way to say hydrated? This Healthy Honey Mint Lemonade is another one of my favorite things to sip on!