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Cucumber Lemon Ginger Water: The Ultimate Detox Elixir

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Stay hydrated and rejuvenated with this cleansing Cucumber Lemon Ginger Water. Packed with crisp cucumbers, zesty lemons, and warming ginger, this infused water quenches your thirst and helps detox your body.

This Cucumber Lemon Ginger Water is more than just a refreshing drink. It’s a natural powerhouse of health benefits. By infusing water with slices of cucumber, lemon, and ginger, you create a delicious concoction that not only quenches your thirst but also supports your body’s detoxification process. This simple yet effective recipe has gained popularity for its potential to aid digestion, boost hydration, and enhance overall well-being.

This recipe is great for summer when you want to look good in a swimsuit. In addition, it is refreshing and delicious. Every summer, I have two jars of this cucumber water in the fridge, and I don’t go to bed until I drink it. If you struggle with drinking enough water, this recipe will help you with your daily water intake.

Tips and tricks to make the best-flavored water

Why you will love this recipe?

Tasty and refreshing: If you constantly struggle to drink more water in general, this ginger-infused water is the ultimate solution. This detox water is made with natural ingredients (no added sugar) with many health benefits. 

Easy to Make: Don’t have the time for complicated recipes? No worries! This cucumber and ginger water is a breeze to prepare. Just steep the ingredients in water and let the magic happen. Within just 30 minutes, you’ll have a pitcher of refreshments ready to enjoy. 

Easily Accessible Ingredients: No need to hunt for rare ingredients. Cucumbers, lemons, and ginger are always in my fridge or easy to find in any local grocery store.

A Nutritious Drink: With no extra calories, this ginger infused water comes with vitamins and minerals from the cucumber, lemon, and ginger. Sip on this goodness and nourish your body simultaneously. 

Ingredients to make detox water

Well, this cucumber lemon ginger water recipe contains a triple combo of effective ingredients that help our body cleanse from toxins and add vitamins and minerals that hydrate, revitalize, and support our vitality. 

Refreshing cucumber.

Refreshing cucumber.

Cucumbers are a good source of antioxidants, particularly flavonoids like quercetin, which can help combat free radicals in the body. These antioxidants play a role in reducing oxidative stress and inflammation. Cucumber is also a good source of dietary fiber, especially when consumed with their skin. Any kind of cucumber will work for this recipe. I like to use English cucumber as it has fewer seeds, but organic and local is the best. If you have leftover cucumbers, make this cucumber beet salad that is just so good to miss!

How to store infused cucumber lemon ginger water?

Lemon water and Vitamin C.

Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C, which is a potent antioxidant that strengthens the immune system and improves skin appearance. Additionally, the citric acid in lemons may aid in digestion. If you have more lemons, try this Lemon Cinnamon Water; it’s refreshing.

Ginger in water and digestion.

Ginger root has a long history of being used for its potential to aid digestion and reduce nausea. Its anti-inflammatory properties may also contribute to improved gut health. You can also sip it as a warm tea.

Choose Fresh Ingredients

Lemon cucumber water benefits

Detoxification

The infusion of cucumber, lemon, and ginger in water provides an effective and natural way to aid detoxification. Cucumber contains antioxidants that help combat free radicals, while lemon adds vitamin C and aids digestion. Ginger, known for its anti-inflammatory properties, contributes to improved digestion and can even assist in weight management.

Hydrate

Staying hydrated is vital for overall health; sometimes, plain water can feel mundane. Cucumber Lemon Ginger Water offers a flavorful alternative that can encourage you to drink more water throughout the day. The infusion process enhances the taste of the water, making it more enjoyable and enticing, especially for those who struggle with drinking plain water.

Cucumber Lemon Ginger Water Recipe

Refreshing drink

The combination of crisp cucumber, zesty lemon, and the subtle heat of ginger creates a refreshing and invigorating flavored water. It’s an excellent choice for rehydrating after a workout, during a hot day, or whenever you need a revitalizing.

Nutrient Boost

Infused with cucumber, lemon, and ginger, this water quenches your thirst and delivers a nutrient-packed punch. As these ingredients infuse, the water becomes enriched with water-soluble vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, and vital minerals, offering a delicious and healthful way to enhance your daily nutrient intake.

Weight Management

While it’s not a miracle solution for weight loss, cucumber lemon ginger water can be a valuable addition to a balanced diet. It’s low in calories, making it a healthier alternative to sugary beverages. The natural flavors of cucumber, lemon, and ginger can also help curb cravings and support your weight management goals.

Prepare the ingredients

Cucumber Lemon Ginger Water Recipe

Creating your own batch of Cucumber Lemon Ginger Water is simple and rewarding. 

First step: Prepare the ingredients

Wash the lemon and fresh cucumber thoroughly. Peel the fresh ginger. Slice the lemon, cucumber, and ginger into thin slices.

Ingredients to make detox water

Second step: Make infused water

In a pitcher, combine sliced cucumber, lemon, and slices of ginger. Fill the pitcher with water and let the ingredients infuse for a few hours or overnight for a stronger flavor. You can muddle the cucumber slices and ginger a little to help their flavors infuse into the water faster.

Lemon water and Vitamin C.

Third step: Serve and Enjoy

Serve your glasses of water filled with ice. Garnish with extra cucumber or lemon slices if desired. Cucumber lemon water is best enjoyed within 24 hours. 

How to store infused cucumber lemon ginger water?

Store the water in the refrigerator. Consume your cucumber ginger lemon water within 24 hours. This practice will also clearly indicate how much water you have consumed daily. Beyond this time frame, the lemon peel begins to give the water a bitter taste and the nutritional value decreases too. You can also strain the water to remove the solids using a strainer or sieve to keep the drink in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Ginger in water and digestion.

Variations

Include slices of oranges, grapefruits, or limes for a vibrant citrus medley.

Toss in a handful of berries like strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries to introduce a subtle sweetness and an extra layer of antioxidants.

If you enjoy a little heat, add a small slice of jalapeño or a pinch of cayenne pepper for a spicy kick that pairs well with the freshness of cucumber and lemon.

Experiment with herbs like basil, rosemary, or thyme to infuse a unique herbal aroma into your water.

Add a splash of coconut water to your lemon, ginger, and cucumber water for added electrolytes and a hint of tropical flavor.

A cinnamon stick can bring warmth and depth to your infused water.

Combine the cooling cucumber with the refreshing essence of mint for a revitalizing drink.

Mix and match various fruits like watermelon, pineapple, peaches or apple slices for a fruit-infused water.

Make infused water

Tips and tricks to make the best-flavored water

  1. Choose Fresh Ingredients: Opt for fresh, organic lemons, ginger, and cucumber for the best result.
  2. Keep the Skin: Leave the skin on the cucumber and lemon slices if they’re organic and well-washed. The skin contains extra nutrients and adds to the flavor.
  3. Thin slices: The thinner you slice the ginger, cucumber, and lemon, the faster the water will absorb the nutrients and flavor.
  4. Infusion Time: Allow the ingredients to infuse in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. For a more intense flavor, let it sit overnight. If you prefer a milder flavor, reduce the amount of ginger or lemon slices.
  5. Re-Infuse: After finishing the water, you can refill the pitcher with more water and keep using the same ingredients for another infusion, although the flavor might be milder.
  6. Use Cold Water: Use cold or room temperature water for infusing, as hot water might destroy some of the nutrients.
  7. Wider Neck Glass Pitcher: If you have a glass pitcher with a wide neck, adding and removing ingredients is easier. Acidic components such as fresh lemon can degrade plastic containers, especially when left to infuse over a longer period of time.
Cucumber Lemon Ginger Water
Yield: 4 cups (1l, 32 oz)

Cucumber Lemon Ginger Water: The Ultimate Detox Elixir

Variations

Stay hydrated and rejuvenated with this Cucumber Lemon Ginger Water. This infused water quenches your thirst and detox your body.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • Half cucumber
  • Half lemon
  • 40 g Ginger
  • 4 cups of water (filtered or tap, based on preference)
  • Ice cubes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Wash the lemon and fresh cucumber thoroughly. Peel the fresh ginger. Slice the lemon, cucumber, and ginger into thin slices
  2. In a pitcher, combine sliced cucumber, lemon, and slices of ginger. Fill the pitcher with water and let the ingredients infuse for a few hours or overnight for a stronger flavor. You can muddle the cucumber slices and ginger a little to help their flavors infuse into the water faster.
  3. Serve your glasses of water filled with ice. Garnish with extra cucumber or lemon slices if desired. Cucumber lemon water is best enjoyed within 24 hours. 

Notes

Store the water in the refrigerator. Consume your cucumber ginger lemon water within 24 hours. This practice will also clearly indicate how much water you have consumed daily. Beyond this time frame, the lemon peel begins to give the water a bitter taste and the nutritional value decreases too. You can also strain the water to remove the solids using a strainer or sieve to keep the drink in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 10Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

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Vladka Merva on August 23rd, 2023

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