Early last week, I was really in the mood for something super refreshing. I had already had my kobucha for the day, drank tons of water, and I was just craving something crisp.
I wanted lemon water with a little something extra. Then it came to me: spa water!
It was late in the day and I did something utterly blasphemous to the Inspiralized doctrine: I grabbed a cucumber out fo the fridge and…. a knife, to slice the cucumbers.
Can you believe it?! As I went to slice the ends off of the cucumber, it struck me – “Ali, who has time to slice that cucumber? Spiralize it!”
Like a lightbulb, I grabbed some fresh mint I had leftover from another recipe, a lemon and of course, the Inspiralizer.
Within a few seconds, I had gorgeous, fluffy, spiral-y cucumbers. I placed them into a pitcher we got for our wedding, and added in some sliced lemons and the mint.
This water was EXACTLY what I was looking for and it quenched that urge for something crisp, refreshing, and, for lack of a better word, not boring (lemon water gets old after awhile.)
Talk about food as art, right? The cucumbers look beautiful in the pitcher with a pop of color from the lemons and texture from the mint.
I can’t wait to serve this up the next time I have friends over – it’s a fancy way to serve water, especially during the summertime when cucumbers are in abundance!
If you’ve ever had spa water, you’ll love this Inspiralized spa water!
- 12 oz cucumber, Blade A (do not pat dry)
- 7 grams roughly chopped mint
- 1 small lemon, sliced into ¼" rounds
- 9-12 cups water (depending on the size of the pitcher)
- Add the cucumber, mint and half of the lemon into the bottom of a pitcher. Pour in the water and then squeeze the remaining lemon into the pitcher and either discard the lemon rinds or add them in as well. Stir well and let sit for a few hours to infuse or enjoy immediately!