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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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
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.