So we know how important it is to drink water throughout the day as well as the benefits of drinking the proper amount of water daily. However, there are many of us who don’t like the taste of water, which can discourage us from drinking it.
Yes, there are many options available for flavoring our water on the store shelves but I’ve found making a gallon of cucumber lemon water is much more refreshing. Not to mention, the natural and healthy nutritional benefits of having cucumber and lemon in your water.
|Benefits Of Lemons||Benefits Of Cucumbers|
|Good Source of Vitamin C||Antioxidant Rich|
|Flavor Promotes Hydration||Excellent Source of Hydration|
|Improves Health of Skin||High in Vitamin K-Aids in Bones Health|
|Aids in Digestion||Potassium Aids in Blood Pressure|
|Helps With Weight Control||Aids In Skin Health|
The recipe is simple, little to no prep time, and very inexpensive.
To make a gallon of cucumber lemon water you’ll need the following:
-1 Gallon of Water
Thinly slice the cucumber and lemon. Place both the cucumber and lemons into the bottom of the pitcher. Pour your gallon of water into the pitcher with the cucumber and lemons. You can give it a little stir to mix everything together, but it isn’t necessary.
Next, you can refrigerate for about an hour to cool or fill pitcher with ice if you’re needing to serve right away. The longer you allow the ingredients to penetrate the water the more flavorful it will be.
If you don’t want to make a full pitcher, a glass of ice water recipe calls for:
*2 Slices of Lemon
*3 Slices of Cucumber
Please note: This is how I like my cucumber lemon water. You may increase some ingredients or decrease some depending on your taste buds.
This is a great refresher if you don’t like the taste of water, if you plan on entertaining and would like a spin on plain water, great of course in the summer, and if you need a detox at the beginning of the year to start your fitness journey.
I first tasted this flavor of water three years ago at a Hotel in July while we were on vacation. Every time we walked into the lobby we couldn’t wait to stop at the cooler and get a cup, and I’ve been hooked ever since then. When I drink cucumber lemon water I can’t stop and therefore my body thanks me. Whenever I feel like I need to cleanse or dehydrated I spend the weekend drinking this mixture and by Sunday I can literally see the difference in my body, energy, and skin.
Please give it a try and let me know how you enjoyed this all natural refresher.
Be you so you can be free.