Lemon Cucumber Water is delicious, refreshing, loaded with health benefits, and so easy to make. 1 cucumber, 2 lemons, and 5 are all you need. It’s also great for weight loss and is a natural detox drink.
The first time I tried lemon cucumber water was at a little cafe in Franklin, Tennessee. It seemed weird and felt all hoity-toity. But, after a few sips, I was hooked! It was clean, refreshing, and much better than soda or plain water.
This is the perfect drink for any hot summer day, picnic, BBQ, or cookout. So, be sure and keep this in the fridge at all times. It’s cheap, easy, healthy, and a great substitute for soda or juice.
Ready? Let’s drink!
Cucumber Lemon Water Benefits
First of all, I am not a nutritionist or a doctor. But, you don’t have to be a genius to know that adding fruits and veggies to your daily routine is a good thing. And, we all know our water intake needs to be consistent especially in the summer months.
Here are some of the basic and practical benefits of drinking lemon cucumber water.
Low in Calories
Sugary sodas, juice, and other sweet drinks loaded with artificial flavorings are full of empty calories. However, there are only 8 calories per serving in lemon cucumber water. And, even that is stretching it because you’re not actually eating the cucumbers or lemons. So, essentially, it’s almost calorie-free!
Cucumbers Are Good for Digestion
Cucumber is one of the super veggies! It’s loaded with fiber and water and when eaten it helps to sweep out your system and get rid of all the nasty toxins. Never underestimate a good poop! So, to get double the benefit of this amazing food try snacking on it while you are enjoying your lemon cucumber water. And, while everyone else is cramped and bloated you’ll be happily flushing away your cares…literally💩 🚽
Full Of Nutrients and Antioxidants
Cucumbers are rich in Vitamin C, manganese, beta-carotene, and other powerful antioxidants. These are powerful nutrients that can help prevent or even repair cell damage that can lead to illness. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties which are also crucial in fighting off chronic disease.
Get Rid of Belly Fat
Drinking lemon and cucumber water may help you get rid of that stubborn belly fat while it’s flushing toxins from your body.
Lemons contain significant amounts of soluble fiber, vitamin C, and other valuable nutrients and antioxidants that possibly aid with weight loss and improve digestion. The antioxidants found in the lemons may help stimulate the liver to burn fat.
Similarly, cucumbers are full of essential nutrients, including vitamins C and K, which play a vital role in losing weight. Cucumbers are also very low in calories yet high in soluble fiber, making them an excellent food that promotes hydration and boosts weight loss. (resource)
Great For Hydration
We all know we have to stay hydrated but water gets pretty boring. A Cucumber is 95% water and will only aid in making sure you’re getting water into your system. Also, adding flavor like cucumbers and lemons makes drinking water much more pleasurable, adds numerous health benefits, and helps you get those 8 glasses in for the day.
Good For Your Skin
Hydration is THE best thing you can do for your skin. And, when you combine the powerful nutrient benefits of cucumber and lemons it’s even better. Lemon Cucumber Water is loaded with Vitamin C, antioxidants, and silica, which is an anti-aging assistant. Lemon Cucumber water cleans the toxins from your body that would usually create redness and blemishes. The pantothenic acid or Vitamin B-5 in cucumbers may also help to tame acne. It may sound weird but some who struggle with face breakouts even apply cold cucumbers to the trouble areas on their skin.
It’s Good For Your Muscles
Toss in some cucumber slices and lemon with your workout water. Cucumbers contain a trace mineral called silica which is necessary to keep muscle tissue healthy. So, it not only adds some flavor to your water but it’s also helping you meet your fitness needs.
Lemon Cucumber Water Is A Natural Detox Drink
Lemon and cucumbers are natural diuretics that help the body to pass toxins through urine.
Lowers High Blood Pressure
Cucumbers are a good source of potassium, an electrolyte that helps regulate blood pressure. It helps your body eliminate the excess sodium that is usually a contributing factor to high blood pressure.
Ingredients You’ll Need
2 CHEAP ingredients make up this delicious and healthy concoction.
- 1 cucumber
- 2 lemons
How To Make Lemon Cucumber Water
Lemon Cucumber water is so easy to make. And, it’s perfect for entertaining because it takes no time to prepare and looks all fancy and stuff.
You can drink this right away and it tastes great. But, it’s even better to prepare beforehand if you have time so it can sit in the fridge for at least a couple of hours. It allows the flavors to really infuse.
Here’s how you make Lemon Cucumber Water:
- Thinly slice the cucumber and lemons and place them in a large pitcher.
- Fill the pitcher with cold water and place it in the fridge for a couple of hours.
How Long Will Cucumber Lemon Water Last
This infused water is best when consume within one day of making it. However, it will last for several days in the fridge. But, the flavor tends to become more bitter the longer it sits.
Here are a few things to remember when making Lemon Cucumber water:
- I prefer to use filtered or bottled water. But, feel free to use regular tap water if you like.
- Use a glass pitcher and serve in glass jars or cups if possible. It will keep the water colder longer once you remove it from the fridge. I like to place some glass jars in the freezer for a couple of hours and serve the water in those. CHILL! It also cuts down on the need for ice cubes which can dilute the flavor.
- Garnish with fresh mint leaves or berries for extra added flavor. I prefer strawberries or raspberries. But, this step is completely optional.
- Adjust amounts of cucumber, lemon, and water according to your taste and the size of the pitcher. Ultimately, it is about your taste and what you prefer.
- Try adding other flavors like orange and ginger. Amazing!
If you want to try more infused water recipes be sure and check out this collection from Culinary Hill!
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- 2 lemons thinly sliced
- 1 cucumber thinly sliced
- 64 ounces of water (8 cups)
- Add the lemon and cucumber to a large pitcher and fill with cold water.
- Place the pitcher in the fridge and chill for 1-2 hours to allow the water to infuse with flavor. Best when enjoyed the same day.
I prefer to use filtered or bottled water. But, feel free to use regular tap water if you like.
Use a glass pitcher and serve in glass jars or cups if possible. It will keep the water colder longer once you remove it from the fridge. I like to place some glass jars in the freezer for a couple of hours and serve the water in those. CHILL! It also cuts down on the need for ice cubes which can dilute the flavor.
Garnish with fresh mint leaves or berries for extra added flavor. I prefer strawberries or raspberries. But, this step is completely optional.
Adjust amounts of cucumber, lemon, and water according to your taste and the size of the pitcher. Ultimately, it is about your taste and what you prefer.
Try adding other flavors like orange and ginger. Amazing!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Chill Time: 1 hour
- Category: Drink
- Method: Raw
- Cuisine: Vegan
- Diet: Vegan
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 8
- Sugar: 0.9 g
- Sodium: 10.3 mg
- Fat: 0.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 2.2 g
- Fiber: 0.2 g
- Protein: 0.3 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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