Detox Cucumber Infused Water is a delicious clean eating option to hydrate yourself and refresh any time of year.
Clean eating has been on my mind lately. My habits have been slipping and I’ll fully admit I slipped back into my old diet soda habit over these last stressful months. It’s time to turn that around and this Detox Cucumber Infused Water is an excellent place to start!
While some people think of infused waters like this Cucumber Detox Water as summertime drinks, they’re a great choice all year ’round and especially as we head into a new healthy new year!
With a healthy start, clean eating (and drinking) is taking priority and that means it’s time to get creative and find EASY options.
The reasons for drinking detox water vary from person to person. Lots of people turn to a water detox for clearer skin, weight loss, and just as a clean eating option. But the main thing is, they taste amazing and leave you feeling good after drinking a glassful.
This delicious Detox Cucumber Water Recipe is a great way to help your body detox for the new year or any time.
There are lots of benefits of drinking cucumber water. The biggest benefit is the water itself and also the fact that you are avoiding any of the “yucky” substances you might find in other beverages.
As far as cucumbers themselves, they contain antioxidants and their most concentrated vitamins are Vitamin C and Vitamin K. So, go ahead and eat some slices of cucumber while preparing your water. (Cucumber is also very low in calories!)
Besides all the great benefits – this cucumber water JUST TASTES GOOD! It’s also very simple to make.
The recipe below is for a single glass of cucumber water. If you’re making a whole pitcher of water, you’ll want a full cucumber and 2 quarts of water.
Detox Cucumber Water Recipe
5 thin slices of cucumber
10 oz water
How to Make Cucumber Water:
In a large glass or mason jar, or fruit infusion pitcher, place the cucumber slices and top with water. Refrigerate.
Allow the cucumber to steep in the water for at least 8 hours.
Remove the cucumber and drink chilled.
Optional Cucumber Water Detox Additions:
I personally like my cucumber water just like this. But, if you choose some people like to add one or more of the following:
- sprig of fresh mint
- fresh ginger – a slice or a bit finely grated and strained out of the water
- fresh basil leaves
- lemon or lime slices or juice
- stalk of lemongrass
- fresh berries
You can also make your water in a Fruit Infusion Flavor Pitcher. It’s an easy way to add the flavor to the water while keeping the fruit out of your glass.
Detox Cucumber Infused Water
- 5 slices cucumber
- 10 oz water
- In a large glass or mason jar, or fruit infusion pitcher, place the cucumber slices.
- Top with water. Refrigerate.
- Allow the cucumber to steep in the water for at least 8 hours.
- Remove the cucumber slices and drink chilled.