We all hear that we should drink more water, but plain water can be boring? Why not why flavorful water infused with cucumber and fresh fruit? You can make this refreshing Strawberry Lemon Cucumber Water drink and hydrate your body in a tasty way.
Homemade Cucumber Water
Sometimes at fancy Spas or some upper scale gyms they often serve cucumber-infused water. It is completely refreshing, and yes, it is delicious. You can make this at home. Yes, you can buy fruity cucumber waters, but they tend to have ingredients that we can’t pronounce. You can make this hydrating water at home. So toss out that juice box, and make some cucumber infused water.
Benefits of Cucumber Water
Drinking fruit-infused cucumber water has benefits. It is made with natural ingredients. You benefit from the natural oils and flavors of the fruit, but you do not get the calories of fruit juice.
When you drink an ample amount of water each day you benefit your joints because they are fully lubricated, your organs and function fully when you are hydrated properly. Your skin looks soft, you will counter the dehydration from coffee and alcohol.
With the recommended amount of water, you will feel full.
Cucumber Water Tips
The possibilities are endless when it comes to the flavors of your cucumber water. You really can combine just about any type of fruit with any other. The key is not to infuse it for too long.
You can infuse the fruit for a few hours, then if your water isn’t completely gone you can add more water. Cucumber water should be kept in the refrigerator. You may want to get a handy infusing pitcher like this one: Prodyne Fruit Infusion Flavor Pitcher.
My Strawberry Lemon Cucumber water is made for a specific reason. Cucumbers will help rid your body of toxins, so it is there for detox. Lemons are added to help balance your pH, and strawberries are there to promote bone and heart health.
Strawberry Lemon Cucumber Water
- 2 quarts water - start with 1 1/2 quarts
- 1/2 small lemon sliced
- 3 ounces cucumber sliced
- 4 ounces strawberries washed, cored, and sliced
- Place sliced cucumber and fruit in a pitcher and add water to fill the pitcher.
- Allow it to infuse for at least 15 minutes before drinking. The optimal flavor is at 2 hours.