Watermelon Dew Spa Water
Courtesy of My Spa Water Book
1/2 sliced melon
Several sprigs of fresh mint
Add melon to water and chill for at least four hours, or overnight. The longer it sits, the stronger the flavor. Discard melon after twenty four hours—the water will still have the great melon and mint flavor. For presentation purposes, add mint leaves and a small slice of melon to individual glass before serving.<.p>
For a more intense taste and colorful appearance, remove the watermelon from the rind and cut into chunks. Place into a food processor and puree (If the melon is not sweet, this would be a good time to add a few tablespoons of honey). Strain the pureed water. Fill beverage server with ice and watermelon water. This will produce a very sweet tasting water.
Health Note: The antioxidants in watermelon help reduce the severity of asthma and may also reduce the risk of colon cancer, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and prostate cancer. Watermelon is also very hydrating and helps to boost energy levels due to its high concentration of vitamin B.