A simple recipe for fresh cucumber mint water to help you drink more H20! It's a great way to stay cool and hydrated all summer long!
Cucumber Mint Water Benefits
There's no better way to beat the heat than hydrating with this tasty infused water blend. Adding herbs, fruit and cucumbers is a great way to naturally flavor your water, without food dyes, sugar substitutes, and artificial ingredients. Cucumbers are rich in anti-oxidants and this blend with mint is great for digestion. Not to mention, it's such a simple, refreshing and delicious combo!
Helps You Nail Water Intake Goals
I love going to spas, not only because I get pampered (this is a luxury that I don't get to enjoy very often), but they usually have the best tasting infused waters to sip on while you wait for your treatments. Why not make your own at home? A few more of my favorite combinations are strawberry basil, lemon lavender, orange kiwi, lemon cayenne, and strawberry pineapple. Fruit and herb-infused water make it so easy to hit your daily water goals, especially if drinking water is a huge struggle, and trust me, you are not alone! I usually try to hit half of my body weight in ounces of water a day, and even more on days that I work out and tend to sweat more. Sometimes the struggle is real to get it all in, but this tasty water combo makes it MUCH easier!
Can Help You Eat Less By Drinking More
Drinking more water throughout the day can help with feelings of satiety. Studies have shown that increasing water intake can also improve resting energy expenditure, therefore increasing your calorie burn. Cold water seems to further increase this benefit. Drinking a full glass of flavored water before a meal reduces your appetite, so you'll naturally eat less at mealtime.
Another really fun infused water beverage to try is this Butterfly Pea Flower Lemonade. Not only is it beautiful to serve, but it's healthy and delicious! It's made with dried butterfly pea flower blossoms, stevia, and fresh lemon juice.
- Fresh cucumbers- sliced.
- Fresh mint- this is one of the many reasons that I always have fresh mint in my garden!
- Filtered water- I have a Berkey countertop water filter and love it. It pays for itself in the long run when you drink a lot of water and use it on a daily basis.
Combine all ingredients in a large, container (half recipe, if needed) and let flavors mingle for several hours or overnight. I don't like to add citrus to this concoction since it can make the water cloudy and turn it bitter if it sits too long. However, I do love to add a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime to my glass right before drinking for an extra flavor burst.
If you want even more of a minty flavor, you can muddle a few mint leaves in your glass before adding the ice and the cucumber mint water. I also recommend buying organic produce or making sure to wash the cucumber and mint leaves thoroughly before adding them to the water. I love serving cucumber mint water in a pretty drink dispenser for parties. People always appreciate a healthier beverage option, but sometimes a Blueberry Lavender Mojito is worth the splurge. 😉
More Tasty Cucumber Recipes
Easy Pickled Cucumber Salad (my Nana's recipe...a summer fav!)
Old-Fashioned Cucumber Relish (my great grandma's recipe- clearly my family LOVES cucumbers)
Simple Spicy Cucumber Salad (for when you need an extra kick)
Cucumber Mint Water
- 2 cucumbers large, sliced
- 4 stems of fresh mint with leaves
- 2 gallons water filtered
- Combine all ingredients in a large, container (half recipe, if needed) and let flavors mingle for several hours or overnight before drinking.
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