Here I will show you how to make alkaline water with cucumber, which is one of my tried and tested healthy recipes.
Most people find that alkaline water tastes better than normal tap water and bottled sparkling water. I find that making alkaline water with cucumber is a great way to add some extra flavor and vitamins into your drinking water.
I will be showing you the method that I’ve been using for many years, which produces a fresh-tasting alkaline drink in no time. As an added bonus, I’ll also show you how to make alkaline lemon cucumber water too.
Before we start, let’s take a look at what alkaline water actually is and explore its health benefits.
What is Alkaline Water?
Alkaline water is a type of ionized water that contains alkalinity. It can have a pH value higher than 7. Normal drinking water usually has a pH value of around 7 .
Alkaline water has recently become popular, as it is being promoted as being beneficial to human health. There are claims that drinking alkaline water can help with weight loss, muscle building and enhance the immune system.
There are also alkaline waters that have a PH value of 8 or more, but this higher alkaline water is mainly used for special purposes.
Why should you drink alkaline water?
Alkaline water is a good source of hydration. It helps in the proper utilization of carbohydrates and fats, which results in efficient energy production within the body. Drinking alkaline water before workouts can enhance your workout session by improving performance and stamina .
How can I get alkaline water at home?
Alkaline water can be made in your own home with alkaline water filter pitchers or an ionizing machine. You could also opt for bottled alkaline water (not recommended).
Alkaline Water Filter Pitchers (recommended)
An alkaline filter pitcher increases alkalinity by ionizing water. It produces alkaline water by adding negative ions to the alkaline filter pitcher, which makes alkalinity increase in proportion to pH value.
The best Alkaline Water Filter Pitchers are a cost-effective and convenient way of increasing alkalinity in drinking water as it doesn’t require any extra effort from your side.
Alkaline Water Ionizers (only if you’re super serious about alkaline water)
Alkaline water ionizers are electrical devices that alkalize the water by removing harmful toxins like lead and mercury. The makers of these machines say that they work by using electricity to separate the molecules of alkaline minerals from acidic minerals.
These machines are usually quite expensive, with most alkaline water ionizers costing over $300. Kangen Water filters can actually cost thousands of dollars.
Bottled Alkaline Water (not recommended)
There are several alkaline water brands available including alkil8, alkafuel, alkaline water of the east.
The reason I don’t recommend bottled alkaline water is that it is not good for the environment. You’re going to end up wasting or throwing away a lot of plastic bottles if you decide to go down this route.
If you want alkaline water, you can use an alkaline filter pitcher or an alkalizing machine. It’ll cost more upfront, but will also save you money vs buying bottled water.
How to make alkaline water with cucumber
The alkaline water produced by this method tastes and smells like cucumber water, which makes it a refreshing drink.
Here’s what you need to make the alkaline water
– 1 large organic cucumber (around 10 inches), peeled and sliced thinly
– 2 liters of room temperature or cold alkaline filtered water.
Steps to make your cucumber alkaline water:
1. Peel and slice the cucumber thinly. Remove all of the seeds if your prefer.
2. Add all the ingredients to a large (at least two-liter) jar or bottle
3. Next, pour in 2 liters of cold, alkaline filtered water into your jar or bottle.
4. Stir well until thoroughly mixed and the cucumber is well distributed throughout the water.
5. Drink and enjoy!
Optional: Add some lemon juice
You can also make alkaline lemon-cucumber water by adding the juice of half an organic lemon at the same time as you add your cucumber to the bottle.
Health benefits of drinking alkaline water with cucumber
Here are some benefits of drinking alkaline water with cucumber:
- Natural, delicious flavor
- No sugar and almost no calories
- Added electrolytes
- Good source of hydration
- May promote weight loss 
- May have anti-inflammatory properties
Some other delicious alkaline-infused recipes you should try
Feeling creative? Why not swap out cucumbers for other fruits or vegetables. Some alkaline-infused recipes you can try include alkaline water with lemon, alkaline water with apples, and alkaline water with lime.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are cucumbers acid or alkaline?
Cucumbers are alkaline.
What is the pH of cucumber?
The pH of a cucumber is alkaline, coming in at a pH level of around 8.2 – 8.3.
Do cucumbers cause acid reflux?
No, in fact, many people say that cucumber cures acid reflux (GERD) for them.
Cucumbers can cause alkaline levels to be raised within your body because cucumbers are high in alkaline compounds.
Is lemon water acid or alkaline?
Lemon water is alkaline.
Can alkaline water cure cancer?
No, alkalized water cannot cure cancer. In fact, alkaline water is not even a treatment for cancer. Cancer is caused by abnormal cell division and alkalized water has no effect on this process.
Can alkaline water make you lose weight?
No, alkalized water cannot do this by itself either. Drinking alkaline water may help you lose weight or to suppress your appetite, but alkalized water alone will not achieve this.
Give my alkaline cucumber or lemon cucumber water recipe a spin today
If you’re looking for alkaline water, but don’t want to buy bottled alkalized water or an alkaline machine, then this is the perfect recipe. It’s inexpensive and tastes great too.