Cucumber Water Recipe: The Popular Detox

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Cucumber water is popularly known, the world over, as the best detox drink. It is the simplest way to infuse water with nutrients and flavor. This refreshing drink helps to lose weight, enhance the radiance of your skin, and stay hydrated. Serve this pretty, low-calorie drink in a chilled pitcher at your next summer party!

Cucumber Water Recipe

This is an easy recipe to make at home. Let us look at the step-by-step process of making this refreshing beverage.

4 glasses filled with cucumber water
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How to Make Cucumber Water

You can sip this refreshing drink all day!
Prep Time15 mins
Passive Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: cucumber water
Servings: 4 cups
Author: Raksha Hegde

Ingredients

  • 1 large cucumber (or 2 small cucumbers)
  • 1 quart water
  • citrus fruit slices (optional)
  • fresh mint (optional)

Instructions

  • Wash the cucumber under cold, running water to remove any dirt or grime from the skin. It's best to use cucumbers with the skin as the peel has several nutrients. However, if you prefer to peel the cucumber, use a vegetable peeler. You can make it pretty by peeling it in alternate strips.
    Fresh whole and sliced cucumbers on a chopping board
  • Add the cucumber slices to a pitcher of water. You can add ice cubes too. This helps to chill the drink and also pushes the floating cucumber slices deeper into the water so that there is a stronger infusion of flavor.
  • Let the cucumber slices steep for an hour. For best results, you can let the cucumbers marinate overnight. Stir gently before serving.
    4 glasses filled with cucumber water
  • You add make variations of cucumber water by adding mint, chopped ginger, or citrus fruits like lemon, orange slices, or even strawberries!

Notes

You can reuse the cucumber slices a couple of times to make the cucumber-infused water. However, after a day, the cucumber slices are likely to rot. You can also eat the cucumber slices when they are still fresh. So go ahead and have fun making this simple, yet delicious flavored water.

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Raksha Hegde is the content director at Organic Facts and helps oversee a team of brilliant, dynamic content writers. She completed her MS in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University, US. A former business news journalist and editor, Raksha followed her passion for wellness to become a certified Yoga teacher and a wellness festival curator. She believes that learning is a life-long process; she did a certificate e-course on “Introduction to Food and Health” in 2019 from Stanford University, US. 

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