Cleansing Cucumber Lemonade

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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!


Cleansing Cucumber Lemonade

Cleansing Cucumber Lemonade

Yields: 8 Servings | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 109 | Total Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 12mg | Carbohydrates: 30g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Protein: 1g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour honey mixture, lemon, and water over ice and cucumber. Stir well to combine.
  4. Enjoy!
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24 Comments on "Cleansing Cucumber Lemonade"

  1. Patricia  June 8, 2017

    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.

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  2. Kelli  June 17, 2017

    How long will this ‘keep’ in the fridge in your experience?

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  3. Dunia  June 24, 2017

    Does mixing the honey in very warm to hot water take the nutrition factor out of it?

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    • Nichole Furlong  June 24, 2017

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

      Reply
  4. April Teague  July 31, 2017

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

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    • Gale Compton  July 31, 2017

      April, You can, but fresly squeezed is always best, especially for a cleansing drink. 🙂

      Reply
  5. Judy  November 9, 2017

    Can I use limes also?

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  6. Argee  February 12, 2018

    Hi i use to drink lots of clensing water…until i got pregnant,am i still aloud to drink this ?

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    • Gale Compton  February 12, 2018

      Argee, Please check with your GYN doctor. 🙂

      Reply
  7. Lisa  May 10, 2018

    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)?

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  8. Sandra Perrin  September 13, 2018

    Couldnt I juice the cucumber instead of straining?

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  9. AJ  February 5, 2019

    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.

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    • Nichole Furlong  February 6, 2019

      You’re very welcome! Thank you for sharing the smoothie suggestion, it sounds delicious.

      Reply
  10. Khayrie  February 15, 2019

    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!

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  11. Stella  February 20, 2019

    The gym I go to serves free cucumber lemon water. I won’t be surprised if people find this delicious! Nice post!

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    • Chef Sallie  February 20, 2019

      Thank you!

      Reply
  12. Mary  April 10, 2019

    For how many days is good to have this?

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    • Gale Compton  April 14, 2019

      Mary, It keeps fine in the fridge for a few days.

      Reply
  13. Aaron  April 27, 2019

    Is there a specific time of day I should drink this? Once? or multiple times a day?

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    • Nichole Furlong  April 27, 2019

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

      Reply

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