Lemon Cucumber Detox Water is refreshing, cool, and loaded with health benefits!
Don’t save this drink for summer, drink it all year long!
With all the fresh flavors and vibrant colors, you won’t be able to drink water any other way!
Cucumber lemon water is refreshing and delicious. It’s a great way to naturally flavor your water and entice you to drink more of it. Water has proven health benefits and drinking water is good for you, but adding in cucumber and lemon really help to make it more fun to drink down those daily glasses.
Whether you’re simply looking to make your own detox water for the added health benefits or looking to make a relaxing spa day at home, this watery drink is perfect.
What Is Detox Water?
Detox water is made by infusing water with fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs, or even spices. Sometimes this is called fruit flavored water or just infused water.
Any time you add fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet, you are reaping health benefits. There is added vitamins and minerals for one thing, but also, many natural ingredients can have anti-inflammatory properties and are good for flushing out toxins.
Detox water is a great substitute for sugary and high-calorie drinks. Infused water has very few calories and keeps the body hydrated, plus it tastes great!.
Ingredients you’ll need for Lemon Cucumber Detox Water:
- ½ lemon, sliced
- fresh mint leaves
- 1 cucumber, sliced
How To Make Detox Water
Making detox water at home could not be simpler. Simply chop your fruits and veggies and add them along with herbs (if using) to hot or cold water. The more ingredients you use, the more intense the flavor will be.
You can add your ingredients to your water and allow it to sit in the fridge for up to 12 hours. When ready to drink remove or strain the ingredients (the fresh ingredients can break down and become bitter after a while).
Detox Water Combinations:
- Lemon, Cucumber
- Strawberry, Basil
- Orange, Lemon, Mint
- Grapefruit- Rosemary
- Cucumber, Lime, Kiwi
- Ginger, Lemon, Mint
- Cucumber, Mint
The fruited detox water recipes are mildly sweet, while the cucumber water is crisp and light! Both (well, all of the above) are refreshing and delicious!
Sometimes, I like to add fruit and herbs to ice cubes to have infused water ready whenever I need it! Once the ice cubes melt, remove the fruit to prevent any bitter taste.
Detox Water For Weight Loss?
Yes! You may not realize this, because we take water for granted, but water can actually help you rev up your metabolism. A more efficient metabolism can not only help you lose weight, but it can help you maintain a flat belly.
Adding a few superfoods to plain old water not only makes it taste good, but it can help you burn fat, keep you from feeling bloated and give you an energy boost.
Which Detox Water Is Best For Weight Loss?
The truth? The one you will drink the most! Find your favorite flavor combinations and stick with it. The more water you drink, the better it is for you!
There really is no right or wrong answer here.
Other Possible Benefits of Detox Water:
- Aids in digestion
- Detoxifies the system
- Balances in pH
- Improve mood
- Improve complexion
- Improves Immune System
- Fat burning
While some of these benefits could be attributed to the water alone, adding your favorite herbs and fruits sure do make the water taste better!
Spa Day Ideas
Hosting a fun spa day at home for yourself or a party? Here’s a list of great frugal ideas to make make the day feel more complete.
- You can make your own egg mask. Use the egg whites if your skin is oily and use egg yolks if your skin is dry. Start by washing your face well and then separating an egg. Beat until frothy and then apply to your skin in a thin layer and allow to dry before washing off.
- Steam opens your pores. In a small saucepan with water and chamomile tea, bring it to a simmer, and place a towel over your head and hold your face over the pot to allow the steam to open up your pores.
- After you’ve sweated you can apply a nice layer of lotion to your face and place sliced cucumbers over your eyes. Cucumbers resting on eyes has always been synonymous with the spa. That mostly has to do with the hydrating quality that cucumbers have. They are cool and soothing and can add moisture to our thirsty skin. But cucumbers are magical when it comes to adding slices to plain old water.
These simple spa ideas are great at helping you to feel pampered and special without costing a fortune either. Just make sure to serve your flavored detox water so that you stay hydrated. Hydration is very good for your skin.
How Much Detox Water Should I Drink A Day?
Most experts suggest that the AVERAGE person should drink 64 oz of water a day. But this number can vary depending on your weight, activity level, and diet goals.
How Long Does Detox or Fruit Infused Water Last?
Fruit-infused water is best when consumed within a couple of hours after the water has been in the infusing in the fridge.
Certain fruits and vegetables are good for 2 or even three infusions. Cucumber slices can be reused as can some berries like blueberries and blackberries (strawberries can be reused if they are not overly ripe).
Some citrus can be reused, but you will have to watch for any bitter taste.
Can Detox Water Be Made In A Plastic Water Bottle?
Yes, you can make infused water in plastic, glass, and stainless steel containers. Just be sure that the plastic you use is BPA free.
There are quite a few water bottles available that have a built-in infusion filter.
Is Detox Water Keto?
Yes and no. If you are following a Keto diet, be mindful of the fruit you use to infuse your water. In general, lemon slices will not have enough carbs to kick you out of ketosis.
Lemon juice, ginger, cucumber, and herbs are all acceptable for the Keto diet. And when you are ready for more, try this Detox Salad too!
*Disclaimer* I am not a nutritionist or a medical professional. While I have researched the benefits of detox water, I cannot say with certainty that these benefits are always 100% accurate.
Increasing your water intake on a daily basis has proven benefits. But if you aren’t sure if this is for you, please consult with your doctor.
- ½ lemon, sliced
- fresh mint leaves
- 1 cucumber, sliced
Place a half a lemon slice and a mint leaf an ice cube tray, fill with water and freeze.
Slice cucumbers and put them in a pitcher, fill with water.
To serve, place lemon ice cubes in a glass, top with cucumber water.
*Discard produce once used, citrus will turn soft and bitter*
Other Detox Water Combinations:
Orange, Lemon, Mint
Cucumber, Lime, Kiwi
Ginger, Lemon, Mint
Amount Per Serving Calories 12Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 4mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 1g