Cleansing Cucumber Lemonade

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One sip of this relaxing drink will conjure up images of lazy summer afternoons.

Stay hydrated with our Cleansing Cucumber Lemonade! The fresh-squeezed lemon juice in this revitalizing beverage delivers powerful detoxing properties. Lemon juice flushes toxins and alkalizes the body. Alkalizing is a process that involves consuming foods high on the pH scale. The American diet tends to be too acidic. We consume a lot of low-pH foods like soda and cheese. Our bodies need to be alkalized to maintain optimal health. Sipping some homemade lemonade can help balance your pH level. Alkalizing your body and maintaining a balanced pH level has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease and cancer.

Cucumber is a natural refresher rich in minerals and powerful anti-inflammatory properties. A couple slices will hydrate your system and help you mellow out. It can be tough to drink enough water daily, especially if you’re not used to drinking a lot of water. Although it’s important to drink eight glasses of water a day, adding cucumber to your beverages is a great way to start the hydration process.

One sip of this relaxing cucumber lemonade will conjure up images of lazy summer afternoons and fill you with nutrients. Drink it in at home alone or serve it at a luncheon. How fresh!

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Cleansing Cucumber Lemonade

Crisp cucumber, sour lemon juice, and sweet honey join up to provide you with one healthy trio of flavors in this refreshing Summertime drink!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 8 servings
Serving Size 8 oz.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 pound cucumbers peeled if waxy, unpeeled if organic and not waxy, chopped, save 1/2 cup of sliced cucumbers for garnish
  • 2 cups lemon juice freshly squeezed (about 15 lemons)
  • 8 cups water divided
  • 2/3 cup honey raw
  • 12 ice cubes


  • Place chopped cucumbers in the blender with 1 to 2 cups of the water. Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl or into the pitcher, pressing with the back of a ladle to get all of the juice through the sieve. Discard pulp. Add ice on top of cucumber.
  • Heat 1-1/2 cups of the water on a stove top over high heat until steaming, but not boiling. Remove from heat and whisk in honey until dissolved.
  • Pour honey mixture, lemon, and water over ice and cucumber. Stir well to combine. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 8oz. | Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Kid-Friendly, Vegetarian

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  1. Instead of the raw honey I muddle 8-12 Stevie leaves. Saves on the sugar carbs and calories. My new favorite plant in my herb gardens.

    1. Great question, Dunia! Mixing the honey into warm to hot water allows it to dissolve. No nutrients are lost!

  2. Can you use 100% lemon juice concentrate in a bottle. Or does it have to be freshly squeezed lemon juice.

    1. April, You can, but fresly squeezed is always best, especially for a cleansing drink. πŸ™‚

  3. Just curious: how does drinking a lemon juice-based beverage help to alkalinize your system when lemon juice has a very low pH (is very acidic)?

  4. Thanks for sharing your recipe. My mom always makes Cucumber Lemonade at home because she found out about the several health benefits it does to your body. She makes cucumber lemonade smoothie as well.

  5. When I was a kid, I really love eating cucumbers but then as I grew older, I quit eating it. Just recently, I started to eat cucumbers again little by little. I do love drinking water with lemon and honey. So after reading this, I might as well try adding cucumbers as well. I think this is a very refreshing drink after a work out!

    1. Any time of day would be fine – however starting off your day with this would be a great start!

  6. Lemon doesn’t alkalize the body. The citric acid is low on the pH scale, not high. While lemon definitely has important vitamins that the body needs, it’s definitely not basic (alkaline) and is acidic.

    1. Cassidy, There is disagreement in the medical field regarding this topic. Raw Lemon juice is acidic with a pH of about 2, but once it is metabolized, it becomes alkaline. This is one school of thought, there are others.

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