Looking for a refreshing and easy drink to make at home? Cucumber juice is a wonderful, hydrating drink with many health benefits. It keeps you hydrated, supports healthy skin, it's great for weight loss as well as bone health.
You might be wondering how to make this magical drink. Turns out it's actually quite simple. First, you'll want to peel and slice off the ends of a large cucumber. Chop the cucumbers into small chunks and place into a food processor or blender. Blend the cucumber pieces and pour into a fine-mesh strainer to separate the pulp from the juice. If you don't have a fine-mesh strainer, cheesecloth also works. And there you have it! Fresh cucumber juice. Check out this video below.
While it's great to drink cucumber juice on its own, there are also other ways to incorporate it into your drinks. Here are 15 easy cucumber juice recipes.
1. Cucumber Mint Pineapple Smoothie
For a nice pick me up during the day or fresh morning smoothie, this recipe will give you nothing but fresh flavors between the cucumber juice and fresh mint. It's also super healthy- it's low in calories, high in fiber, and loaded with vitamins C, A and B.
2. Mean Green Detox Cleanse
If your body could use a good cleanse, this juice made with kale, spinach, cucumbers, apples, fresh ginger and lime juice can do the trick. On top of being a detox juice, it's packed with iron, calcium, and vitamin K. Here's the recipe.
3. Green Juice for Your Immune System
Juicing the fruits and veggies in this recipe- kale, apple and cucumber helps your body better absorb the nutrients and also helps boost your immune system. A squeeze of fresh lemon adds delicious, tangy flavor to this drink.
4. Ginger and Cucumber Juice
This easy recipe only requires a few ingredients and is insanely fresh and tasty. In a blender or food processor, blend the fresh ginger, cucumber and a bit of water. Strain through a fine mesh strainer to separate the pulp from the juice.
Serve the juice over ice and garnish with a slice of lemon and cucumber. For a boozy twist, pour over some vodka. Here's the recipe.
5. Watermelon Cucumber Juice
Put your juicer to good use with this refreshing, Watermelon Cucumber Juice. Juice the watermelon chunks, cucumber and peeled lime and pour into a tall glass.
If you don't have a juicer, no problem! Blend the ingredients in a blender or food processor and be sure to strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer. Here's the recipe.
6. Big Green Breakfast Smoothie Bowl
Take a break from the juices and transform your cucumber juice drink into a smoothie bowl. Smoothie bowls are becoming a huge hit because they're nutritious and can be topped with a variety of ingredients for extra flavor and texture.
7. Morning Green Smoothie
This hydrating smoothie made with cucumber juice, celery juice, pears, apples, bananas, kale, spinach, lettuce, fresh ginger, fresh parsley and lemon is slightly sweet and nothing but nutritious.
8. Strawberry-Cucumber Juice
Made with fresh strawberries, cucumbers, apples and carrots, this recipe is one to keep on hand. And no need to worry if you don't own a juicer. A blender or food processor works perfectly fine.
9. Rainbow Green Smoothie Bowl
Don't be thrown off by the green color. Green smoothies are delicious and packed with nutrition. This balanced smoothie bowl made with a variety of fruits and veggies is a great way to get your day going. Here's the recipe.
10. Fresh Cucumber Mint Lemonade
Who doesn't love mixing up a pitcher of lemonade on a hot day? Or any day for that matter! To get the most flavor out of the cucumbers, lemon zest and mint, squeeze the juices out using cheesecloth and then combine with the other ingredients. You can also use a blender, but cheesecloth is preferred.
11. Celery and Cucumber Juice
With a ton of health benefits and especially good for weight loss, this Celery and Cucumber Juice recipe is easy to prepare and can be made a few days in advance.
12. Super Skin Glow Juice
13. Easy Cucumber Fennel Juice
If you're looking for ways to incorporate fennel into your diet or just trying to use up that extra piece of bulb in the refrigerator, try juicing it, along with cucumbers, kale, apples and celery.
There's a lot of earthy flavor in this juice, so it's anything but borning. Here's the recipe.
14. Spicy Carrot & Cucumber Juice
This cleansing juice can be made in either a juicer or blender and combines carrots, cucumbers, fresh ginger and lemon juice. For a slightly spicy flavor, stir in a pinch of ground cinnamon.
15. Grapefruit Carrot Cucumber Juice
With the many health benefits of cucumbers and carrots, grapefruit also has its share of benefits. While it adds color, juiciness and a tart flavor, grapefruit is also high in vitamin C and great for a healthy immune system.
Combine these three powerful fruits for a tasty juice blend. Here's the recipe.