Strawberry Mint Spa Water

Sassy Water caused quite a fuss on this little website.  To date, it is my most trafficked post which Jason and find slightly hilarious.  For all the trouble, planning, and effort I put into most of my recipes, I'm best-known as the girl that put cucumbers, lemons, and mint leaves in a pitcher of water. But, I do love Sassy Water.  I still drink it and can definitely tell a difference in water retention and weight loss on the weeks I'm faithful to whip it up.  Plus, it's all natural and totally safe for me and the baby.

But, what I love most about Sassy Water is how refined it makes me feel.  I'm not just downing a detox tea... It's a pretty, light drink.  Spa water in general makes me feel a little more elegant than normal. There is something delicate and relaxing about drinking a lightly flavored water with pretty pieces of fruit laced throughout it. So when we hosted brunch for Jason's mom last weekend, I wanted to make sure we served it.

I turned to lemons, strawberries, blueberries, and mint for this beverage.   Lemons and mint provided a nice refreshing base flavor. The strawberries added a faint sweetness and a ruddy color.  I really added the blueberries for a pretty color contrast, but you could sort of taste them. It was a lovely, leisurely drink with zero guilt.  In fact, lemon water promotes hydration and detox.  An all around win... Pretty with substance. Enjoy!

Strawberry Mint Spa Water
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Ingredients:
2 lemons
1/2 cup strawberries
1/4 cup blueberries
10-12 fresh mint leaves
3 quarts water

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 8 hours
Yields: 6-8 glasses

Method:

1. Slice strawberries and lemons.  Place lemons, strawberries, and blueberries in the bottom of the pitcher.   Toss in mint leaves. Add water

2. Chill overnight or for at least 8 hours.