Attempting to keep hydrated over the last few days, I decided to spice up my water routine. First I added some cucumbers, then some sliced lemons, which naturally lead to adding freshly squeezed lemon juice and finally, a dash of honey. This is how my cucumber lemonade recipe was born.
Cucumber lemonade is really quite simple to prepare and will add a little jump in your step when consumed. Well, at least it did for me.
What is your favorite way to keep hydrated?
Yields: 1 mason jar
- 1 lemon
- 8 thin slices of cucumbers
- Water to fill mason jar (Mason Jars Available Here– Affiliate)
- Optional: Honey to sweeten
- Thinly slice the cucumber until you have 8 pieces.
- Cut half a lemon into slices.
- Place the cucumber and lemon slices into the mason jar.
- Squeeze the juice from the other half of the lemon into the mason jar.
- Add honey, if so desired.
- Cover the cucumber and lemon with water.
- Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
Tips and Notes
- I suggest choosing organic cucumbers and lemons since they will be soaking in the water. If organic is not an option, washing and peeling the cucumbers and lemons will help.
- The longer the cucumber and lemon slices are soaking, the stronger the taste.
- You can always add another sweetener if honey is not your thing.
- Experiment by adding some mint to create a different flavor.
- Keep adding more water to the mason jar over the course of a few days. Switch out the cucumber and lemon slices when they no longer float, are translucent and/or your water doesn't have the taste you desire anymore flavor. [/print_this]
Keep drinking this cucumber lemonade all summer and you'll sure to be cool, hydrated and refreshed!
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