Lemon and Cucumber Water

When the weather is crazy hot, like these days, and when I do not feel like drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day, which I never feel like doing, the best way to change it is LEMON, or LEMON and CUCUMBER WATER.

My husband makes fun of me drinking water with cucumbers in it, but he says if that makes me to drink more water and keeps my headaches away… well… “suit yourself, honey” 🙂  (two things he hates dearly: lemon and cucumber!!!)

Yesterday I added a few raspberries to my jar and the water was even better. 

The water is so refreshing I want to drink it all the time.

This water does not only taste great but it is very good for you, too.

Cucumbers contain vitamin C and caffeic acid, two antioxidant nutrients that can help protect the skin from sun damage. Vitamin C boosts collagen and elastin, which helps keep skin looking vibrant while caffeic acid protects skin cells from UV radiation. Cucumbers also have natural anti-inflammatory properties and help to prevent water retention. Cucumbers also contain silica, an essential component of healthy connective tissue.

Lemon water suppose to help you to kick the coffee habit, but I am not really fond about it, as I DO LOVE COFFEE and do not plan to stop drinking it anytime soon 🙂 Although, I have noticed that drinking it I do not feel tired at all during the day. 

Lemon water helps boost immune system and control blood pressure. It balanced pH in our bodies, helps with weight loss (helps fight hunger cravings), clears the skin. There is many more benefits of lemon water…

My recipe is very strong in lemon flavor, and only slightly cucumber-ish.

Ingredients:

3 quarts water

2 lemons

1/2 English cucumber

10 raspberries (optional)

Directions:

Wash lemons and cucumber. Slice one lemon and the cucumber. Put them in a container with water. Squeeze the juice from the second lemon and mix it with water.

If you use more fruits you can smash half of them to release the juice and put the purée in the water altogether with the non-smashed fruits. Mix it well.

Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before using.

There is a tremendous amount of recipes for this water on Internet. Some are with mint. Some are with lemon zest. Some are with cucumbers without peels. Some with natural sweeteners… etc.

For me this one works the best. Has the right amount of lemon and cucumber flavor.

I hope you’re having a wonderful day, my friends.

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20 responses to “Lemon and Cucumber Water”

  1. Oh, I hate water. I have to force myself to drink it. I’ve been putting lemon juice in mine but this sounds like a much better idea!

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    1. I am the same way. I do so little water I get headaches all the time, but I do not like it when it’s room temperature or if it’s tasteless. This one is really great. Jay couldn’t believe I drank 3 quarts in one day!!! Me neither!!!

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      1. Lol! Wow! No more headaches for you!

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        1. actually, I got one two days ago. Though my head is going to explode. It wasn’t the water this time… 😦

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  2. This sounds so lovely and refreshing! I love lemon water, drink it every morning, but I love the idea of adding some cucumber to it! Must try that 🙂

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  3. I am not a big fan of cucumber but I may give this one a try!

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    1. Mira, try watermelon in place of the cucumber…. it is super delicious, too!

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  4. That looks delicious! I’m going to give it a try.

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  5. Love it! What a refreshing drink for a HOT afternoon like today! 🙂 My name is Cindy and I blog over at Vegetarianmamma.com I wanted to invite you to link up your recipe at our Gluten Free Fridays Recipe Link up party! It happens every Friday and we’d love to have you join us with some of your awesome recipes! You can find this week’s link up here: http://vegetarianmamma.com/gluten-free-friday-recipe-link-up-1/
    Thanks, Cindy

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    1. great! thanks for the invite. I am going to check it out !

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      1. Thank you for stopping by our Gluten Free Fridays link up http://vegetarianmamma.com/gluten-free-friday-recipe-link-up-1/
        I have pinned your recipe to our Gluten Free Fridays (recipes) board on Pinterest! Thanks again for making it a huge success! We had over 100 gluten free recipes this week 🙂
        Cindy

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  6. honest: i’m not the biggest lemon water fan.

    however: i LOVE cucumber in my agua and raspberries are always a good idea. we just got about 10 white cucumbers in our CSA box this week – definitely gonna have to drink a LOT of water to use those babies up. haha.

    thank you for taking the time to link up with us at the Wednesday Fresh Foods Blog Hop! We hope to see you again this Wednesday with more fantastic seasonal & real food posts 🙂 xo, kristy

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  7. hee hee…
    The homemade pop tarts reminds «Louis» of the time he tried to bake a rhubarb pie like his mother used to make – without the benefit of her recipe. He had forgotten just how much rhubarb cooks down. Quite accidentally, he ended up with a rhubarb pop tart…

    «Louis» thanks you for your visits to San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

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    1. happy accidents are always great. no matter if in the kitchen, in photography or any other dimension of life !

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  8. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  9. this is great. Thank you so much for linking up with our Gluten Free Fridays party. I’m excited to try this recipe.. and your photos are gorgeous.

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  10. […] drinker. I love coffee and tea. I need a flavor.  Last summer, for example I had been drinking LEMON CUCUMBER (or LEMON RASPBERRIES) water and that worked just fine for me. This year I am trying a new […]

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