Hydrating Cucumber Lemon Water

By Amanda Paa – Updated April 17, 2023
5 from 2 votes
If you struggle to drink enough water throughout the day, infusing it with fresh cucumber and lemon is a great way to make it more enjoyable and refreshing! When you enjoy the taste, you'll be more inclined to drink a glass of water and increase your hydration. When you mix the water, you'll add a bit of pink sea salt for additional electrolytes.
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Do you have someone in your house you struggles to drink enough water each day? I am constantly making sure Brian has drank at least some water during the day because it is an issue for him. He’s had kidney stones and vertigo several times because of his typical dehydrated state. We’ve tried many things; timers, different water bottles, water tracking apps, a new water filter, you name it.

What has ended up working best is adding some natural flavor to water, making it more enjoyable for him to drink. This Cucumber Lemon Water is his current favorite, bright and refreshing for ultimate hydration.

Adding Pink Salt to Water for Hyrdration

This recipe has just four ingredients, but one of the most important is pink Himalayan sea salt which contains major electrolytes including chlorides ions, magnesium ions, calcium ions, potassium ions, and sodium ions.

Since the body absorbs such electrolytes faster than it absorbs water, the consumption of Himalayan salt water leads to faster hydration. You can certainly still make this water without the pink salt though; drinking any water is good for hydration!

cucumber lemon water ingredients
pouring water into glass pitcher filled with cucumbers and lemon slices
place lemon slice in a glass of cucumber water, clear glass.

How to Make Cucumber Lemon Water:

  1. Add ingredients to a 32 ounce pitcher or jar. Stir with a long spoon, several times to help dissolve the salt. 
  2. Put a lid on jar or cover the pitcher and set in refrigerator for 40 minutes, up to 12 hours. 
  3. When ready to drink, pour over ice and garnish glass with additional lemon and cucumber slices.

What are the benefits of cucumber lemon water?

Besides the great flavor aiding you in drinking more water and staying hydrated, the acid from the lemon may be especially helpful in supplementing stomach acid levels, which tend to decline as we age.

Lemon water may also help prevent painful stones in those deficient in urinary citrate (a form of citric acid). More importantly, increased fluids help prevent dehydration — a common cause of kidney stones.

Juice half a lemon into your water and you’ll add get more than a sixth of your daily vitamin C, which is needed to protect us from cell damage and repair injury.

cucumber lemon water in a clear glass

How long does lemon water last?

Many of the recipes you’ll see for lemon water say you can let it sit in the fridge for several days. I find that leaving the additional ingredients in the water can start giving off a bitter flavor after 24 hours. Instead, strain the fruit/vegetables out of the water after one day, then keep the infused water in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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Hydrating Cucumber Lemon Water

Adding flavor to water with fresh lemon and cucumber makes it enjoyable and refreshing to drink, improving your hydration throughout the day! Pink sea salt and a touch of honey elevate the bright and cooling flavors.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time :5 minutes
Resting Time :40 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Amanda Paa

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon fine pink sea salt (preferably pink salt for its healthy minerals)
  • ½ teaspoon maple syrup or honey, optional
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 lemon (100 grams), washed and thinly sliced
  • ½ of an english cucumber (100 grams), cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 4 cups (32 ounces) filtered water

Instructions 

  • Add all ingredients to a 32 ounce pitcher or jar in the order listed above (starting with sea salt.) Stir with a long spoon, several times to help dissolve the salt.
  • Put a lid on jar, or cover pitcher, and set in refrigerator for at least 40 minutes, up to 24 hours*.
  • When ready to drink, pour infused water over ice and garnish glass with additional lemon and cucumber slices.

Notes

I find that leaving the additional ingredients in the water can start giving off a bitter flavor after 24 hours. Instead, strain the fruit/vegetables out of the water after one day, then keep the infused water in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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April 17, 2023

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1 comment

  1. Alanna Taylor-Tobin

    5 stars
    Definitely making this! I’ve had cucumber lemon water, and salty-sweet water for hydration, but I’ve never combined the two. Gonna make it as soon as I get some cucumbers!