Spa Worthy Cucumber Infused Water

by NaturalDeets
side view of a glass with water, ice and cucumber ribbons

Bring the spa home with this super easy and refreshing spa-worthy recipe for cucumber-infused water. It’s perfect for a hot summer day, or just for sipping on the patio while watching the kids ride their bikes!

a glass of water with cucumbers floating in it

If you want to take it up another notch, add some fresh mint leaves and a splash of lemon. Consider this recipe a reminder that infused water is so easy to make, then make it your own! Keep reading for more ideas.

Looking for an alternative for the kids? Try our Healthy Strawberry Lemonade too!

Cucumber Water Benefits

The recommended amount of water that we need to consume can vary from study to study and doctor to doctor. Per the Mayo clinic, women need about 11 cups of water a day. If you aren’t used to drinking water, this can be tough!

top view of a hand holding a glass of water with ice and cucumbers

The simple act of adding cucumber to water takes regular water from basic to delicious! And there are so many benefits to drinking water. Here are just a few:

  • Keeps your skin hydrated – Drinking water is known to help make your skin look fresher and flushed out all those toxins that can cause breakouts. In addition, cucumbers are high in pantothenic acid and B-6 which is sometimes used to treat acne.
  • Keeps you fuller longer – Sometimes when we are hungry, we are actually thirsty. Drinking water throughout the day can help to curb cravings and keep you satisfied longer.
  • Flushes toxins from your body – Drinking enough water can flush toxins from your body, keeping you healthy and potentially increasing your energy levels!

The benefits go on and on…after all we can’t live without water so why not make it delicious?

Can I Drink Cucumber Water Everyday?

You sure can! This is a great way to get your daily intake of water without getting bored.

When the kids are sick, or in the heat of summer when we are sweating all the time, I will add cucumbers to a glass of coconut water for the added electrolytes. It’s delicious too!

side view of coconut cucumber infused water with round cucumbers and a green striped straw

But don’t stop at cucumber infused water! Use what you have in the fridge. Here are a few of our other favorites:

  • Cucumber and Mint Infused Water
  • Apple and Lemon Infused Water
  • Cucumber and Lemon Infused Water
  • Pineapple and Raspberry Infused Water
  • Cucumber Strawberry Infused Water
  • Cucumber and Lime Infused Water
  • Kiwi and Oranges Infused Water
  • Watermelon and Mint Infused Water

How Long Can You Keep Cucumber Slices In Water

Technically cucumbers should only be kept in water for about 12 hours before they should be removed. The infused water can then be kept in the fridge for a few days.

However, in the past I have stored cucumbers in water for 24 hours and they have done well. Just keep an eye on them and make sure they don’t get mushy.

Like this recipe? You and your kids will love these too:

side view of a glass with water, ice and cucumber ribbons

Cucumber Infused Water

Yield: 1 Cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Bring the spa home with this refreshing glass of cucumber-infused water!

Ingredients

  • 1 Cucumber
  • 8 oz. Water

Instructions

  1. Wash the cucumber and cut into thin slices
  2. Place the cucumbers and ice into a cup and add the water
  3. Let sit for a few minutes and enjoy!
  4. This can be made the night before and stored in the fridge.

Notes

Try adding coconut water to change it up!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 30Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

Nutritional information was calculated automatically. Please verify accuracy

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4 comments

Suzanne August 3, 2020 - 6:59 pm

This is such a good idea! With cucumbers coming out our ears in the summer, what a great way to use them and a nice alternative to lemons!

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NaturalDeets August 7, 2020 - 2:30 am

I’m so glad you like this idea! It is so simple but so delicious and you’re right, it’s perfect with fresh cucumbers!

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Vanessa August 3, 2020 - 7:01 pm

Thanks for sharing! How long is one good for?

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NaturalDeets August 7, 2020 - 2:29 am

You’ll want to enjoy it the same day. The cucumbers can start to look a little mushy after a day. 🙂

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