Cucumber, lemon and mint infused water is a refreshing drink that will make you feel like you're having a relaxing spa day. You'll love this beverage if you need incentive to drink more water and want a fun way to stay hydrated.
Ever been to a fancy spa? Like the kind where they give you a fluffy robe and slippers to change into while you wait for your appointment, zen music playing in the background. Sometimes, healthy treats – and a tall glass of “spa water” to hydrate you before and after.
By “spa water” I don't mean like hot tub or swim water, we're talking about that delicious fruit or veggie infused water that not only is pretty to look at, but can give you some extra nutrients too.
I've seen many variations, but for today I'm showing you how to make a cucumber, lemon and fresh mint combo that is refreshing and sure to get you in the self-care mood.
First, thinly slice half a large cucumber.
Do the same with a large (preferably organic) lemon. Tear a handful of fresh mint leaves (10-15 small leaves) and place in a pitcher.
Muddle to get the juices flowing, if desired.
Cover with filtered water.
You can serve right away or let it sit all day. The flavor will become stronger the longer you let it sit!
My most important tip for making your own cucumber infused water is to start with quality filtered water. I personally use a Berkey Filter. Whatever you use, make sure it's good-tasting, clear water before infusing.
Feel free to add more of anything: more cucumber slices, lemon slices or mint leaves – or cut a few extra for each serving glass. The more you add, the more flavor it will have. It's can be fun to experiment with the ratios you prefer.
Really, I just cut up as many as I feel like and cover with water until the pitcher is full.
Other infusion combination ideas for your homemade “spa water”:
- Pineapple and mint
- Grapefruit and orange
- Strawberry and basil
If you're the kind of person who doesn't like drinking plain water, this could be the solution for you! Fruits, vegetables and/or fresh herbs can help add that hint of flavor – and even some extra vitamins.
Looking for other drink recipes with mint? Try this blueberry mint lemonade!
- 1/2 a large cucumber, thinly sliced
- 1 large organic lemon, thinly sliced
- handful of fresh mint leaves, torn
- 8 cups filtered water
- Put the slices of cucumber, lemon, and mint in a pitcher.
- Muddle with a wooden spoon to mash up the juices a bit.
- Fill pitcher with water. Add ice if desired.
- Serve immediately or let sit for at least one hour. Flavors will be more saturated the longer it sits, but it still is deliciously refreshing right away!
Suggestion: cut extra slices of cucumber and/or lemon to use directly in the serving glasses.
You can pour the water over the cucumber, lemon and mint without muddling them first, the flavors will just not be as strong.
Serving Size:1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 9Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g
Nutrition information is calculated automatically by an online tool at Nutritionix. It is not always accurate. Please use your own tools to check if you rely on this information.