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The Best 10 Recipes for Drinks Made With Cucumber. From Cucumber Water to Cucumber Smoothies.

Updated on July 10, 2011

Are you on the Cucumber Bandwagon?

Do you drink or have you ever drank cucumber water? I am now on the Cucumber bandwagon joining those who have known about the secrets of its health benefits and also skin benefits. I got on the cucumber kick recently when I reviewed a new makeup line that uses cucumber water in exchange for oil based ingredients. Obviously I loved it and wanted to know more about the other benefits of using cucumbers in my diet and for skin care as well.  If you have been looking for a good recipe to make cucumber water....as am I, here are the top 10 recipes I found.

Simple Cucumber Water
Simple Cucumber Water | Source

1. Cucumber Water Martha Stewart Style

BASIC EASY TO MAKE CUCUMBER WATER MARTHA STEWART STYLE: On Martha Stewart's Site she gives an easy recipe for basic cucumber water in which you simply slice up an English Cucumber and add it to a pitcher of chilled water. She also suggests adding a cucumber garnish to your glass, you know just in case you forget what's in it, you can see the cucumber and remember...like a garden stake!

2. Kool Krispy Cucumber Water

For the Kool Krispy Cucumber Water from grouprecipes.com, their recipe calls for:

  • One unwaxed cucumber
  • Water
  • Mint
  • Optionsl fruit flavor infused ice cubes

Instructions at grouprecipes.com.

3. Sparkin Spa Cucumber Water Recipe

Over at Spark People, I found this recipe which adds a little citrus to the mix.

  • 1/2 Cucumber with Peel
  • 1/2 Lemon with Rind
  • 8 cups of water

Pour the water in a pitcher.  Slice up cucumber and lemon with skin and rind, and then add them to the ice water.  Allow the mixture to chill for about an hour, and then serve.

MexChic's Neat twist to Cucumber Water!

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4. Refreshing Cucumber Water with Mint, and Vanilla Bean

The picture of this recipe is what caught my eye because it looked a little like a green smoothie....yummy.  The MexChic has this recipe ( Refreshing Cucumber Water with Mint and Vanilla Bean) posted on her blog and it looks absolutely delicious.  It calls for, of course, cucumber, mint, vanilla bean, and a tad bit of sugar....and it looks like this ===>

5. Apple-Cucumber Shake from Pankaj3625

I even found some hubbers with a different take on cucumber drink recipes.  That's right, it doesn't have to just be water.  There are thousands of drink combinations out there to get your dose of cucumber goodness....including Pankaj3625's version which he calls Apple-Cucumber Shake.  Sounds delicious and perfect with the hotness of summer coming on. 

6. Carrot-Cucumber Combo

Mackyi of Philadelphia shares an interesting combination of ingredients along with the cucumber to make what sounds to be a great tasting combination.  It includes:

  • Cucumbers
  • Carrots
  • Oranges
  • Lemons
  • Honey

Visit Mackyi's Hub to get the recipe and instructions and also read the benefits of this combination.

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7. Slimming Queen's Cucumber Detox Recipe

If you're interested in detoxing, I found this A+ recipe that sounds pretty tasty over at Slimming Queen's HubPages. She gives you the list of Fresh Veggies, Fresh Fruits, and resources of Fresh Skim Milk to use as well. Oh and there's a video as well...who doesn't love a great instructional video.

The Green Mojito
The Green Mojito | Source

8. The Green Mojito

Aaaah finally a cucumber mix fit for a Miami Housewife. The Stumpwriter has shared his top 5 juicer recipes in which I found one Green Mojito.......it's not what you expect and it sounds yummy. I think I'm trying this out this this weekend since i have a new Juiceman I've bben toying around with...and loving!

Get the Green Mojito Recipe.

9. The Green Beyond

This is one I tweaked up a little.  Tastes excellent.  If you like a little spice, remove the apple from the ingredients and add just a dash of cayenne pepper...yum!

  • 1/3 medium cucumber, peeled
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 4 carrots sliced
  • 1/2 lemon or lime, peeled (optional)
  • Process the ingredients in a juicer and serve.

10. Mighty Mint

If you're not a big fan of super sweet drinks, this one may be perfect for you. The Mighty Mint found at Purely Juicing. This drink has a different combination than I've seen, a mixture of a little apple gives this just the right amount of sweetener. In it is:

  • 2 stalks of fennel
  • 1/2 – 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 green apple
  • 1 handful fresh mint
  • 1.25 inch piece of ginger

Get the rest of the recipe and instructions here.

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  • Balinese profile image

    Balinese 

    7 years ago from Ireland

    Really interesting - I love to try all those drinks

    Thanks for sharing

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    Amy D. 

    7 years ago from Mostly in My Own Little World

    Absolutely truthfornow. I am excited to start trying these. It's already smoldering hot here in Texas.

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    truthfornow 

    7 years ago from New Orleans, LA

    Great ideas for new drinks to cool down for the summer and cucumber is refreshing.

  • holyjeans30 profile imageAUTHOR

    Amy D. 

    7 years ago from Mostly in My Own Little World

    Hello Bobri Dobri...thank you for commenting and yes #9 sounds very good. Especially for summer coming up. I plan on trying all of these within the next couple months.

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    Bobri Dobri 

    7 years ago from Oklahoma

    Mmm, that's interesting idea. I have never thought about cucumber as ingredient for drinks.. Number 9 sounds tasty for me, definitely should try it.

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