We all know that drinking water is good for us. It is drummed into us seemingly at every turn, and while it’s been proven time and time again, water is just, well, boring. While drinking water after a long run or having been out in the hot sun is very refreshing, sometimes we just want to kick it up a notch of two and that’s where spa water comes in.

No, it’s not a new brand, just an idea that has been around for as long as there have been spas. Back in the day, people would flock to the Alps to breathe in the fresh air and get back to nature. They’d also be given cucumber in water as the ultimate in a healthy drink. Spa water was born (as was bottle water, but that’s an article for another day!)

Today we put all sorts of things into our water to give it a kick of flavour, because we all know we drink more of it when it tastes good, right? Surprisingly, cucumber water is very tasty, it is fresh and clean tasting and really brings out the cucumber-y taste. While it may seem weird to put a vegetable into water, it’s really not, although fruits of course get more of a look in.

Strawberries, apples and cinnamon, oranges, lemons, limes and even pear can be put into water in any mix you’d like which not only livens up the water but gives you the goodness (vitamins, minerals and general good stuff) of the fruits all at the same time.

Any sort of berry also works well in water, simply prick berries with a toothpick or fork to get the juices flowing and you have yourself a fun drink.

Now you may be thinking that you need some fancy container to run around town with and of course there are many on the market, but in reality all you need is a water bottle with a top large enough to put what you want inside. Doesn’t have to be fancy, just has to work, right?

The best thing about spa water though is the fact that you can customize it to your tastes, put what you want in whatever combination you want into that water and you’re good to go. The health benefits are two fold since we already know that all of the elements are good for us!