Lemon Mint Cucumber Water ♥

Lemon Mint Cucumber Water ♥ AVeggieVenture.com, a great way to stay hydrated.
Looking to stay hydrated in the heat and exercise of summer? Don't let the season pass without at least one pitcher of this refreshing water, a welcome change from plain water. Nothing fancy here, just a simple mix of thin-sliced lemon and cucumber plus fresh mint leaves.

Fresh & Seasonal, Super Simple. Budget Friendly. Healthy Summer Drinks. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real. Naturally Gluten Free.

"Just Water, Please"

That's my usual restaurant answer, when the drink order is taken. Coffee early in the day. Water throughout the day. Something wet and refreshing before dinner. But at a restaurant, nine times out of ten, "Just water, thanks."

One of the basic tenets of Weight Watchers is to make sure to get enough to drink. So I make it a habit to drink a glass of water when I take a five-minute move-a-bit break every half hour or so. The tap water here is good so there's no need to "doctor" it except for something a little more interesting.

And I'm liking this water – just slices of lemon and cucumber and mint – but some times, just cucumber too. And it feels "free" too, just tap water, lemon and cucumber that's already on hand plus mint from the herb garden. (Not growing herbs? It's so worth it if you can! Never Buy Fresh Herbs Again.)

So if you too would appreciate a refreshing change from "just water, please" ... try this!

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Lemon Mint Cucumber Water ♥ AVeggieVenture.com, a great way to stay hydrated.


Hands-on time: 5 minutes
Time to table: 5 minutes (flavor deepens over time, of course)
Serves thirsty souls!

1/4 a cucumber, sliced thin
a lemon, sliced thin
sprigs of mint
2 quarts water

Add cucumber, lemon and mint in a pitcher. Fill with water. Enjoy!

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  1. AnonymousJune 17, 2007

    Sounds intriguing . . . . and what a WITTY post!

  2. Lovely picture...looks so refreshing :) And I still remember the unique taste of that cucumber lemonade!

  3. What an interesting twist on flavoured water. Thanks for sharing Alanna.

  4. I 'discovered' flavoured waters in one of the Edinburgh venues, the Villager, couple of years ago. Since then I've been trying several versions, and my long-time favourite is cucumber, lime and mint/basil. I think it's a colour thing:)
    Great and refreshing photo indeed!

  5. I used to constantly drink water but seem to have got out of the habit recently. This ought to help! It sounds so refreshing.

  6. Adanna ~ Hello to my witty sister!

    Nupur ~ Hmm, yes, must make some now!

    Cynthia ~ Who knew water could be so interesting?! That said, I grew up in a house with its own well and wonderful water - the first thing I do when I get home is pour a big glass and down it.

    Pille ~ Love the lime addition!

    Wendy ~ It helps to mix things up a bit, yes? Hope this inspires you!

  7. Try adding fresh ginger as well. Adds even more flavor and plenty of extra health benfits!

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