Infusing water with fresh fruit and veggies (like this easy cucumber water) is a great way to stay hydrated and give your body (and mind) what it needs. Here’s my go to cucumber water recipe.
How to Make Cucumber Water
- Prepare the ingredients. Slice up the cucumber into thin slices. Slice up the lemon as well.
- Mix it all together. Get a large pitcher and add in the cucumber slices, lemon slices, and mint springs.
- Pour in the water.
- Refrigerate. You’re going to want to refrigerate the water for a minimum of 2 hours, but preferably overnight.
- Serve over ice.
5 Great Benefits of Cucumber Water
Cucumber water doesn’t just taste good, it’s also great for your health as well! Here are 5 proven health benefits that can be gained from making this recipe:
- Helps with hydration. While it goes without saying that drinking water helps with hydration, cucumber water is particularly good at keeping you hydrated due to the added water content of the cucumbers. (1)
- Packed full of antioxidants. Cucumbers are a rich source of antioxidants. These helpful compounds help to fight off the cellular damage caused by harmful free radicals.
- Lowers blood pressure. Daily lemon consumption (along with even a moderate amount of walking) has been shown to relieve hypertension by lowering blood pressure. (2)
- Healthy skin care. Cucumbers contain vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid, which is used to treat acne. Clear skin, anyone?
- Build stronger bones. Along with vitamin B5, cucumbers are also rich in vitamin K, which has been shown to increase bone health. (3)
How Long Can I Keep the Lemon, Cucumber and Mint Soaking in Water?
You can keep ingredients like cucumber, lemon, and mint in water for up to three days. Each one of the three ingredients mentioned begin to go bad in the fridge within that time span.
Consuming your cucumber water within two days is recommended; three is the absolute max.
Can I Freeze This Into Ice Cubes?
You can also make this cucumber water into ice cubes. In fact, there are two methods available to you if you wish to do so.
The first is to simply freeze whatever water is left in an ice cube tray before it goes bad. The water will still be infused with all of the great benefits you’re looking for.
The second method, and my preferred one, is to instead add your sliced up ingredients into a food processor from the very start. Blend everything with the water until it reaches your desired consistency and then freeze the mixture with the cucumber, lemon, and mint. This helps preserve some of the texture of the pulp, which I like to keep in.
More Infused Waters You’ll Love
- Apple Cider Vinegar Lemon Water
- Coconut Hibiscus Electrolyte Water for Post-Workout Recovery
- Hydrating Peach Hibiscus Infused Water
- Calming Lavender-Infused Water for Stress Relief
Refreshing and Hydrating Cucumber Water (Lemon, Cucumbers & Mint)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- ½ organic lemon, sliced
- ½ organic cucumber, sliced
- 4–6 mint sprigs
- 4 cups water
- Place the cucumber slices, lemon slices and mint to a pitcher.
- Add the water.
- Refrigerate overnight or for at least 2 hours.
- Serve over ice.
3 Other Fantastic Cucumber Recipes To Try Out Next
Since cucumber provides so many great benefits for your health (and they’re oh so tasty), why not try out 3 more of my favorite cucumber recipes?
- Creamy Dill Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream and Fresh Baby Dill – This recipe makes use of a fantastic blend of ingredients to produce the most perfect creamy dill cucumber salad that I’ve ever tried.
- Tangy Onion Vinegar Cucumber Salad (So Easy and Refrigerates Well!) – If you prefer your cucumber salads to be on the tangy side, then you’re definitely going to want to make this recipe.
- OMG-worthy Cucumber Sandwich Recipe (Easy, Quick and Craveable) – Pick your favorite type of bread and pair it with a delicious homemade blend of ingredients to make this nutritious cucumber sandwich.