Looking for a more fun way to stay hydrated? This citrus spa water combines lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit for a deliciously refreshing beverage!
Most of us know we should be drinking more water. But whether you’re constantly drinking coffee or trying to kick a soda habit, it can be tough to get the recommended 64 ounces.
That’s why I love making a pitcher of this citrus spa water! It has just enough flavor that I find myself wanting to reach for another glass, so staying hydrated becomes a breeze.
I once tried keeping a pitcher of water with lemon wedges in my refrigerator. But by the end of the day, the lemon rind had turned the water very bitter.
This recipe below solves the problem by only using the citrus juice, not the rind. The result is a slightly tart, refreshing beverage that makes your liver happy and tastes a lot more interesting than a plain old glass of water!
How to make citrus spa water
This delicious beverage only takes about 5 minutes to prep and can be enjoyed all day long.
Step 1: Juice all of the fruit into a measuring cup. Discard the rinds.
Step 2: Pour the juice through a strainer and into a pitcher that will hold at least 8 cups of liquid.
Step 3: Add the water and stir well.
Your refreshing citrus water is ready to enjoy!
Is citrus-infused water good for you?
A doctor once told me I should always squeeze a wedge of lemon into my water to make my body more alkaline. Theoretically, this keeps your liver healthy by helping it neutralize acidic foods in your diet.
This never really made sense to me. Lemon juice is acidic, right? So why would adding something acidic to my body make it less acidic?
After some research, I learned that lemon is only acidic outside the body. Once it’s been metabolized, its effect becomes alkalinizing. How cool is that?
Important note: if you’re taking a statin that interacts negatively with grapefruit, simply eliminate it from this recipe. Instead, try adding extra orange, lemon, or lime juice, or just reduce the amount of water you add.
For easy storage, I recommend making this citrus water in a pitcher with an airtight lid. When stored properly, it will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
You should not drink citrus water that has been sitting at room temperature for more than 12 hours.
Other healthy beverage recipes
Looking for ways to drink more fluids and stay hydrated throughout the day? Thankfully, there are so many ways to add some flavor to plain old water! Here are a few of my favorite beverages to sip throughout the day:
When you’ve tried this drink, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
Citrus Spa Water
- 1 lime (halved crosswise)
- 1 lemon (halved crosswise)
- 1 orange (halved crosswise)
- 1 pink grapefruit (halved crosswise)
- 6 cups water
- Juice all of the fruit into a measuring cup. Discard the rinds.
- Pour the juice through a strainer and into a pitcher that will hold at least 8 cups of liquid.
- Add the water and stir well.