Cucumber Juice

5 from 403 votes

You can make cucumber juice with just cucumbers and water and no special juicer. I share the easy steps to make the recipe and its amazing health benefits!

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Homemade cucumber juice is an easy way to get in all the health benefits and bright, fresh flavor of cucumber in a snap. With added lemon and mint for a refreshing, zingy kick, this easy cucumber juice recipe is a great way to make staying hydrated less boring and add more nutrients and minerals to your diet.

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Cucumber juice is the perfect pick-me-up for any time of day, giving you a burst of hydration and nutrients with minimal effort. Plus, adding in a glass of cucumber juice here and there is an effortless way to add some excitement to your hydration routine. So, the next time you’re feeling a little thirsty or just need a quick health boost and aren’t feeling like water, give it a try!

Been making this now for 2 months, replacing my snacks during the day, and have lost an extra 5 lbs along with my diet. It’s so delicious and refreshing. My two-year-old loves it as well. Where’d you get those glasses that are seen in the photo? They’re gorgeous.Jania

Recipe at a Glance

Cuisine Inspiration: American
Dietary Info: Vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, Keto-friendly
Key Flavor: Cucumber with a hint of lemon and mint
Skill Level: Easy

Summary

  • Limited Ingredients: This recipe uses three ingredients alongside water, making it super simple to throw together.
  • Healthy Alternative To Sports Drinks: If you’re looking to cut down on sugary drinks, this cucumber juice is a great alternative, offering light natural sweetness and flavor without any added sugars.
  • Nutrient Rich: Cucumbers contain vitamins C and K, along with magnesium, potassium, and manganese. The lemon in the juice adds a major kick of vitamin C and helps with digestion, as well.
  • Tasty Hydration: The bright flavor of the cucumbers makes it easier to stay hydrated than remembering to drink boring water.

Ingredients for Cucumber Juice

You really only need cucumbers and water to make cucumber juice, but I like adding lemons and mint for their added nutritional benefits and flavor.

  • Cucumbers: Use the freshest cucumbers you can for juicing, and organic if you can. They should be bright in color with an evenly colored skin, and make sure they are firm. Cucumbers are high in nutrients but low in fat and calories. They contain up to 90% water, so they are great for hydration with added benefits of heart-healthy antioxidants. They can also help lower blood pressure and blood sugar.
  • Lemons: Lemon juice adds a great zing to the cucumber. I recommend using fresh rather than bottled juice for the most benefits. Lemons contain a high amount of vitamin C and can reduce your risk of heart disease and improve your digestive system.
  • Mint: Fresh mint leaves are blended into this cucumber juice and they work so well with the other ingredients. Use fresh leaves that are rich in nutrients. They can help digestion and ease cold symptoms.
  • Use other high-water vegetables: Celery and zucchini both have high water content and similarly bright, crisp flavors, making them perfect options to switch things up. 
  • Use your favorite citrus: The acidity in any citrus works well with the flavor of the cucumber. Try lemon, lime, orange, or even grapefruit juice. 
  • Try other herbs: Basil, cilantro, lemon verbena, dill, and flat-leaf parsley all add a nice kick of flavor and work well with the brightness of the cucumber. 
  • Add fruit for more flavor: Add fruits with high water content, like berries or melon, to create your own cucumber juice variations.

Add a kick of cayenne: Add a small pinch of cayenne pepper to your juice to add a spicy kick that’s balanced by the coolness of the cucumber.

Ingredients to make the recipe: cucumbers, lemon juice, lemon zest, mint leaf

How to Make Cucumber Juice

Place all of the ingredients into a food processor or in a blender, and blend the ingredients until smooth. There is an option al step to strain the juice through a fine sieve and into a pitcher or bowl, but it’s not necessary if you have a strong blender.

Process shots to show how to make the drink in the blender

I tried this and love it. The fresh mint and lemon give a a wonderful taste.Nadrah Adam

Tips for Making the Best Cucumber Juice

  1. Peel and remove all of the skin from the cucumbers. This helps to ensure that there are no tough solids left over after making the cucumber juice. Instead, you’ll have a smooth and consistent juice.
  2. Blend the ingredients for at least two minutes. This is especially important if you don’t have a strong blender. The speed and duration of blending are what help with the perfect consistency.
  3. Use a strainer for extra smooth cucumber juice. If you keep the peel on the cucumber or feel that the mint or lemon zest didn’t blend well, you can pour the juice through a mesh sieve and use a spoon to stir it around so it strains properly, making it without any chunky bits.
  4. Cut the cucumber into small chunks: If you don’t have a high-speed blender, cutting the cucumber into small chunks makes it much easier to create a smooth juice.
  5. Drink the juice as soon as you’ve made it since the ingredients start to lose their nutrients once they are oxidized. If you are making it ahead of time, store it in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge. Drink it within 24 hours.

How to Store Cucumber Juice

For the brightest flavor and maximum health benefits, you should drink your cucumber juice as soon as you make it. However, it can be refrigerated for about a day if necessary. 

How long will cucumber juice last in the fridge?

Cucumber juice will last for a maximum of 24 hours in the refrigerator in an air-tight container. After that, the flavor begins to dull and many of the nutrients are lost. 

Can I freeze homemade cucumber juice? 

Cucumber juice freezes well and will last for up to a year in the freezer. The most efficient way to freeze cucumber juice is by pouring it into ice trays, then popping out the cubes and storing them in a heavy-duty freezer bag.  

Frequently asked questions

Can you drink cucumber juice everyday?

Cucumber juice is a great way of rehydrating your body and you get a good dose of vitamins and minerals at the same time. A glass of this juice each day will do you know harm but a lot of good. It’s a great juice to drink first thing in the morning to rehydrate your body after sleep.

How do you make cucumber juice taste good?

Some people may not enjoy the extremely mellow flavor of cucumber juice and may find it bland. The great news is that cucumber juice pairs well with other fruits like berries, melons, and citrus along with various herbs, so there’s a laundry list of additions you can add to make your cucumber juice pop.

Which type of cucumber is best for juicing?

English or hothouse cucumbers are best for juicing. These cucumbers are long and thin with dark green skin. They have little to no seeds making them ideal for juicing.

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 Cucumbers are one of my favorite vegetables because they have such a bright flavor that makes everything just a little more delicious. From classic watermelon cucumber salad to cucumber yogurt sauce, this versatile vegetable is so good in so many ways. I even have a delicious cucumber gazpacho recipe that knocks everyone’s socks off, so adding the juice to my diet just makes sense. If you’re looking for a cool, refreshing, and flavorful way to help you stay hydrated and add important vitamins and minerals to your diet, you can beat homemade cucumber juice. This recipe is quick and easy, and it makes hydration tasty!

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Cucumber Juice

You can make cucumber juice with just cucumbers and water and no special juicer. I share the easy steps to make the recipe and its amazing health benefits!
5 from 403 votes
Servings 3 servings
Course Beverages
Calories 43
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
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Ingredients
  

  • 6 cups water
  • 2 English cucumbers
  • 1 lemon juice and zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint

Instructions

  • Slice off the ends of the cucumbers and peel. Chop into a few larger pieces.
  • Place the cucumbers, water, lemon zest, lemon juice and mint in a food processor or in a blender. Blend the ingredients for 2-3 minutes until smooth.
  • Set a strainer over a larger bowl and pour the cucumber juice into the strainer. Use a spatula to move the juice through the strainer until no more juice strains out. Discard the solids.
  • Enjoy the cucumber juice immediately, or store in fridge for up to 24 hours.

Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight mason jar. It will stay fresh for up to 24 hours. But ideally, it’s best to consume immediately after blending.
Equipment: I use my Vitamix blender to make my smoothies. It has a “smoothie” button so it does all the work for me until the ingredients are well blended.

Nutrition

Calories: 43kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 31mg, Potassium: 363mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 352IU, Vitamin C: 26mg, Calcium: 64mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Cuisine American
Course: Beverages

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  1. taylor says:

    I made it this morning but sadly, through no one’s fault, except Mother Nature it did not turn out well. We are in a drought situation and the cucumbers were dry and very woody. The English cucumbers are imported and I do not pay $5.00 US for one. Anyhow I might add vodka to the juice I made but when I get English cukes at a decent price I will try this recipe again.😁😁😁 FIVE stars again for ease of making and for just a few ingredients.

  2. taylor says:

    It looks delicious but how do you get the vibrant green colour?
    I am giving this 5 stars even though I have not tried it. My rating is based on minimal ingredients and ease of making. I can’t get English cukes in my neck of the woods but am sure it will still be refreshing.

    1. Yumna J. says:

      Choosing a fresh, brightly colored cucumber helps give that vibrant green color. The lemon also helps prevent browning. I think other varieties of cucumbers would taste great, let me know how it turns out for you!

  3. Jania says:

    Been making this now for 2 months, replacing my snacks during the day, and have lost an extra 5 lbs along with my diet. It’s so delicious and refreshing. My two year old loves it as well. Where’d you get those glasses that are seen in the photo? They’re gorgeous.

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