Cleansing Cucumber Limeade

  • Servings : 2
  • Prep Time : 5m
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The other week, Brita (the maker of Brita Filters) launched a ‘Better with BRITA’  food and drink campaign, designed to draw attention to how much we use water as an ingredient in cooking, and how using BRITA filtered water results in better tasting food and drink.


Although tap water is completely safe to drink, BRITA filters claim to reduce impurities, which allows the flavour of ingredients to really come through – from better tasting vegetables to rice, stocks to soups, as well as teas and coffees!


Being a ‘Yorkshire Lass’ I’m lucky to have pretty decent water already but I have to admit that having filtered and cooled water, straight from the fridge, does make it more appealing to drink (coming from a diluted squash addict!). As well as making food and drink taste better, filtered water removes that ‘oily film’ that can sometimes appear in hot drinks once the milk is added, and if you live in a hard water area then BRITA water filters can help reduce limescale build up in kettles and coffee machines, prolonging appliance life span.


To test out my BRITA filtered water I decided to make a *Cleansing Cucumber Limeade* which tastes AMAZING (yes I was dubious at first too!). This drink is super hydrating and is perfect for summer or on those mornings when you need a refreshing ‘pick me up’ … for whatever reason ;)


And if you like this recipe then do check out my Lemon, Cucumber & Mint Detox Water too!



  • 350ml BRITA filtered water*
  • 1 cucumber
  • 30g (2 tbsp) xylitol**
  • 1 lime
  • 1/4 tsp salt***
  • 14 ice-cubes (a large handful!)

*I’ve seen BRITA filters for sale in supermarkets as well as online from Amazon!

**Xylitol is a 100% natural sugar alternative that has fewer calories than sugar and is kind to teeth too!

***I use celtic sea salt because of it’s superior taste & mineral content in comparison to regular table salt.


Cucumber Limeade



Step 1

Peel the cucumber & remove any seeds before slicing into pieces (English cucumbers don't tend to have seeds!)

Step 2

Add the pieces of cucumber, water, sugar/xylitol, salt & the juice of the lime to a blender along with half of the ice-cubes

Step 3


Step 4

Pour over the remaining ice-cubes in two glasses & serve immediately (if the drink starts to separate just give it a good mix with a spoon!)


P.S. And although I do not endorse ‘binge drinking’, this drink could taste nice as a mixer – do let me know if you try it! For more information about alcohol check out the NHS Choices website!


UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who sends me pictures of my recipes on Twitter & Facebook - here are a selection!!

Cucumber Limeade

detox drink

cucumber limeade

detox water


*This blog post has been sponsored by Brita who paid/provided me with a gift of value for the time it took me to write it. The words written however are 100% my own and were not influenced by the incentive received. I do not promote this company more than other companies who have not sponsored a blog post.  This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read my disclaimer page for more information.

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Comments (16)

  1. posted by Liza Salt on August 27, 2013

    I’m going to use this recipe for my party on Friday as a soft drink and a mixer (whilst drinking responsibly). Living in London, we love our BRITA filter and can really taste the difference. * X

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on August 27, 2013

      Oooh I can’t wait to see a pic Liza!! Be sure to have some cocktail stirrers on hand too – enjoy your responsible drinking.. whilst being super healthy at the same time!! x

  2. posted by Katrina on August 27, 2013

    I love my Brita filter, it’s made a huge difference in how much water I drink even though I agree that in Yorkshire our water is pretty good.

    This recipe sounds delish! Will have to try!

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on August 27, 2013

      Yes I agree! If you don’t have one of those American fridges with the pre-cooled water then this is definitely the way forward!! I love this drink- it feels like you’re drinking pure goodness!! I’ve just seen your Brita recipe too – LOVE IT!! xx

  3. posted by Nikki @ The Road to Less Cake on August 28, 2013

    That looks so refreshing, Nic. I totally agree that it would make a great mixer, not that I’m advocating drinking either :)

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on August 28, 2013

      Te he .. ;) My pregnant friend just text me actually to say she is living off my healthy drink recipes and loves this one – she must have one healthy baby. I’m drinking one as I type – it’s so filling!! Nic xx

  4. posted by Levoton Tuhkimo on September 1, 2013

    I tried the recipe this morning after an evening out with friends and it was super refreshing. I’ll definitely keep this recipe in mind, and I already know now what I’ll drink the morning after the back to school party next week. I have to get up early the next day so I think it’s great to kick off the day… :)

    I slightly changed the recipe (well, I never stick 100% to recipes anyways ;) ). I used lemon juice which I still had in the fridge and stevia…

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on September 1, 2013

      Oooh I love your tweaks Levoton! Thank you so much for your great pic and comment!! Nic xx

  5. posted by Jasmine on October 17, 2013

    When i read this i thought eww cucumber drink?! But i thought I’d give it a go seeing as all the ingredients as things that u have around the house anyway. So i reluctantly made it and couldn’t believe how nice and refreshing it was! Its quick and easy to make and would go down a treat in the summer! I’d defferently be making this again and again. Yummy! I might put more lime in it next though for more of a zest

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on October 17, 2013

      Hurray! Lol you thought the exact same as me then :) So glad you liked it! And I like your lime suggestion too :) Thank you so much! Nic x

  6. posted by Claire Benson on January 6, 2014

    I tweaked this by leaving the skin on the cucumber (lazy), cutting out the sugar. I used fizzy mineral water instead of filtered water, although didn’t put it into the blender for obvious reasons! I love this drink, it’s keeping me sane during a booze-free January.

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on January 6, 2014

      I love your tweaks Claire! Thank you so much for taking the time to share them! Nic xx

  7. posted by lorraine cooney on January 13, 2014

    When I saw this recipe, I remembered a bizarrely delicious cucumber drink I was offered after a trek in India some years ago. And so nostalgically driven I went and made your Cucumber drink and mine (cucumber, lemon, cardamom, ginger to taste, sugar and water) and had a cucumberade taste challenge with all people present in my house. We had a laugh and both are great tasting and refreshing drinks. We couldn’t decide which was best so it ended up in a draw! Love your food and drinks inspiration Nic, will be keeping an eye on what you come up with next. Lorraine

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on January 14, 2014

      Aw thank you so much! Love your taste off.. and so interesting about the India trip!! xx

  8. posted by Graeme on February 1, 2015

    First recipe of yours I’ve tried. I added mint for a bit of a mojito feel, and it worked a treat! Lovely stuff!

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on February 2, 2015

      Ooh that sounds gorgeous! Thanks for the comment Graeme :) x


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