Cucumber Lemon Water with Basil

Cucumber-Lemon Water with Basil recipe | Refreshing and perfect for summer days on your deck or to tote along on a picnic!

Well, Bon Appetit beat me to posting this today, but we’ve been enjoying this super refreshing cucumber lemon water with basil all summer long. The idea came to me when we were planning a vegan picnic and wanted something satisfying to drink. Our basil has been growing like crazy this summer, so I thought I’d try adding it to some water with cucumber and lemon. It was a hit!

This is a great way to drink more water with added nutrients and it’s incredibly simple to do. It’s actually a perfect thing to drink first thing in the morning to wake up your digestive system.

You can try it with all kinds of combinations of fruits, vegetables and herbs. If you do, let me know your favorite in the comments!

Cucumber Lemon Water with Basil

Cucumber Lemon Water with Basil
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Recipe type: Beverages
  • ½ Cucumber
  • 1 Lemon
  • 6 Fresh Basil Leaves
  1. Slice up the cucumber and lemon, remove any lemon seeds, and pop all of the ingredients into a pitcher or jar.
  2. Top with filtered water, stir and serve.
I would imagine replacing the basil with mint would be a deliciously refreshing alternative! Or try Bon Appétit's version, which calls for parsley.
If you don't finish it in one sitting, it keeps in the refrigerator for about 24 hours before getting a little funky. The flavor will intensify the longer you let it sit. If it's a hit and you run out of water during one sitting, you can reuse the ingredients once or twice more—just add more water.

I love the look of my Weck Juice Jar, plus it seals really well in case you’re toting it on a picnic or something!

I bet this would be a fairly simple way to get kids to drink more water . . . especially if you let them help make it!

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