Cucumber Ginger Lemon Detox Juice

February 14, 2019

When it comes to this Cucumber Ginger Lemon Detox Juice, it’s all about the spicy ginger and mint flavors paired with the bit of tartness from the lemon and freshness of the cucumber. Great as a detox or a boost in digestion, overall, this recipe is completely natural, easy to make, and perfect for any day or season.

Cucumber Ginger Lemon Detox Juice

It’s Thursday, so that means that the weekend is fast approaching and well on it’s way! So, of course, to end the week off well, I chose to share this delicious juice with you!

If you’ve been an avid reader of Orchids + Sweet Tea then you’ve seen our Natural Homemade Lemon Ginger Ale recipeThis homemade drink is so refreshing and is great for your health! More importantly, lemon and ginger together does wonders as well!

Hand in hand, both ingredients have amazing antioxidant and immune-boosting effects, stimulate your metabolism, treats nausea and indigestion, improves cognitive function, excellent aides in skincare, promotes weight loss, relieves pain, and a few other amazing benefits. I’ll dig a bit deeper below.

Cucumber Ginger Lemon Detox Juice

Then there’s this Creamy Jamaican-Inspired Vegan Carrot Juice recipe, which is one of my faves to date! It’s a healthy take on the delicious traditional Jamaican Carrot Juice which includes bold flavors and is beautifully textured.

This Vegan Carrot Juice boasts of it’s creaminess, thickness, and generous play on spices and freshly grated carrot flavor along with a secret thickener that brings it to life. The perfect drink to enjoy during family dinner or to kick start your day.

With all of this cold (more like frigid) weather, I’m so looking forward to a little fun in the sun with the Spring and Summer months ahead!

More importantly, I’ll be free to make more recipes like this Fresh Watermelon Cucumber Mint Juice. You’d be surprised at just how easy it is to make, using all natural and organic ingredients, in just under 30 minutes. It’s certainly the best drink of the summer.

 

Before we dig into this recipe, did you know that Cucumber is an actual fruit and not vegetable? I know.

It’s pretty crazy how we think of all fruit being sweet or at least a little sweet in the midst of any tartness. However, a cucumber just don’t fit either category right? Is it just me? Haha.

But yes—cucumber is a fruit and it has some pretty awesome benefits as well:

  • It’s high in nutrients, containing Fiber, Protein, Vitamins C + K, Magnesium, and more (all with the skin + unpeeled).
  • Has great antioxidants—flushes out toxins and all!
  • Promotes hydration and can help meet your daily fluid needs—they’re made up of 96% water!
  • They can help aid in weight loss.
  • May lower blood sugar levels.
  • Great for digestion!
  • Supplies skin friendly minerals.
  • Revives the eyes—think spa day and cucumber slices on your eyes to reduce puffiness and under-eye bags.
  • Refreshes the mouth and heals diseased gums.
  • Keeps kidneys healthy!
  • Makes hair and nails stronger.

And the list goes on.

Let’s face it—cucumbers are more than just that one ingredient that you throw on top of a salad to add character! It’s healthy stuff!

Cucumber Ginger Lemon Detox Juice

Let’s dig into this recipe, shall we?

In a medium pot over medium-high heat, add water and let it begin to boil. Once boiling, add chopped ginger and mint leaves and boil for 10-15 minutes, letting it simmer after the first 5 minutes.

Once done, let it cool for 10 minutes or so.

Simply add cooled ginger-mint mixture (leaves + chopped roots included) to a blender along with diced cucumbers and blend on medium-high speed until smooth and ‘foamy’, about 2-3 minutes.

Add in juice of a lemon and sweetener (honey or agave) and blend for another 30 seconds.

Once done, slowly strain juice into a pitcher, squeezing the pulp to ensure that all juices are extracted. **NOTE: If preferred, you can skip this step and leave pulp in.**

To serve—add an ice cube or two into prepared glass(es), followed by the cucumber-ginger-lemon juice and top with a fresh mint leaf.

Store any leftovers in the refrigerator, tightly sealed or in a covered mason jar.

Wallah!

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Cucumber Ginger Lemon Detox Juice
Cucumber Ginger Lemon Detox Juice

Cucumber Ginger Lemon Detox Juice

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
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Ingredients

  • 2 large cucumbers, peeled + diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2-3 cups water
  • juice of a lemon
  • 2-3 medium ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup honey or agave syrup

Instructions

  • In a medium pot over medium-high heat, add water and let it begin to boil. Once boiling, add chopped ginger and mint leaves and boil for 10-15 minutes, letting it simmer after the first 5 minutes.
  • Once done, let it cool for 10 minutes or so.
  • Simply add cooled ginger-mint mixture (leaves + chopped roots included) to a blender along with diced cucumbers and blend on medium-high speed until smooth and ‘foamy’, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in juice of a lemon and sweetener (honey or agave) and blend for another 30 seconds.
  • Once done, slowly strain juice into a pitcher, squeezing the pulp to ensure that all juices are extracted. **NOTE: If preferred, you can skip this step and leave pulp in.**
  • To serve—add an ice cube or two into prepared glass(es), followed by the cucumber-ginger-lemon juice and top with a fresh mint leaf. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator, tightly sealed or in a covered mason jar.
  • Wallah!

Tips & Tricks

STORAGE: It’s best if you consume this drink within the same day. However, leftovers can be stored tightly sealed or in a covered mason jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Be sure to stir before serving.

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    • Hi! Personally, I never store it in the fridge for more than 2 days since everything tends to settle at the bottom after awhile due to the ingredients! Therefore, I recommend making batches every 2-3 days! 🙂

    • There is no specific timeframe to drink this, however, I usually drink it in 3-4 day increments with rest periods. 🙂

    • Hi Coby! I’m so happy that you’re enjoying this recipe! It’s definitely perfect for post-workouts or regular detoxing! 🙂

  1. I have a problem i want to lose belly fat n a few KGS can you recommend a drink for me which can work faster.

    • Hi Maggie! Unfortunately, I don’t specialize in weight loss! However, Detox drinks usually aide in that in some ways! 🙂

    • Hi Thanam! I’m so glad that you enjoy this recipe! It’s definitely a staple! When storing, I’d recommend keeping it for 1-2 days for optimal freshness. Also, I would drink just 1 glass a day.

  2. I made this refreshing drink so Devine I must say. I would like to know if there is a diet to go along with it or can I eat I normal no
    Lette

    • Hi Lette! I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed this one! It definitely is a fave in our house! I don’t have a specific diet to go with this, however, I do have many Vegan options on our site! Of course, you can always eat normal, while keeping things healthier. 🙂

    • Hi Shelby,

      Thanks so much for your feedback! It really depends on how much ginger flavor you’d like! A 1-inch piece of fresh ginger is the equivalent to 1 1/4 teaspoons of ground or 1 tablespoon crystallized ginger. Therefore, you can try using 3-4 inches of ginger to start and add additional depending on your taste. Hope this helps!

  3. I have to tell you I really enjoy visiting your blog, you have such an amazing combo of great recipes such as this detox drink, as I have grown a little older I have become more and more infatuated with delicious healthy recipes. I can’t wait to try this. It looks so refreshing and healthy!

  4. I love how refreshing this drink sounds! And I learned something today – I can’t believe cucumber is a fruit! I’ve made smoothies with cucumbers as well as cocktails but I love the sound of the combination of ginger and lemon to flavor the cucumber. This will be high on my list to try for a healthy pick-me-up.

  5. I love the flavors in this detox juice! Of all of the juices that I’ve tried, this one is by far my favorite!

  6. I love cucumber juice in beverages — and I’ve found that if you leave the skin on when you blend it — it turns a remarkably SHAMROCK shade of green. Gorgeous! I would strain the pulp like you suggest to make it more liquidy.

    • Yes, I really enjoyed it a lot! I’m definitely thinking about doing a whole week of it before the month ends! I do hope that you enjoy it as much as I did, Adriana! 🙂

  7. I grow up drinking cucumber juice, so this detox juice is an exciting idea for me. Plus, you had me at “makes hair and nail stronger”. I really need some help in that department right now. 😉

    • Yes, it’s so crazy how many benefits Cucumber has, especially since it’s one of the most overlooked fruits. I’m so with you on stronger hair and nails! Enjoy!

    • Thanks so much, Tayler! Yes, I definitely believe that it should still taste great even when it’s the most healthy! Haha! I do hope that you enjoy it as much as I did!

    • Yes, I love ginger too! Of course, you can adjust the amount based on your preferred spiciness! I do hope that you enjoy it as much as I did!

  8. This juice is definitely going on my to make list. I love the combo of ginger and lemon and often make myself a hot drink with both plus honey. This is a great alternative for when the weather gets warmer, which I hope is soon!!!

    • Yes, the ingredients really work so well together and plus, they’re super healthy! Be sure to let me know how it turns out, Jacqueline! 🙂