Honey Mint Cucumber Juice

  • by Robin Frey
4.5 from 2 Reviews

 

With only five ingredients, this cucumber juice is simple and easy to make, yet the mint and honey give it an amazingly complex flavor.

Yield 12 oz
Calories 85 cal
Yield and calories may vary depending on produce used and method of extraction.
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Time

Prep Time
03:00
Juice Time
03:00
Total Time
06:00

This might just be the most refreshing, hydrating juice recipe of all time.

Bursting with freshness, fresh cucumber and fresh mint are balanced with tasty oranges, mint and honey -- the perfect summer drink!

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Click here to skip straight to the healthy juice recipe. Read on to learn why we love it.

Note: If you're looking to learn how to make cucumber juice using a blender/food processor rather than a juicer, we recommend this video. If you go the blender route, you'll need a strainer of some kind (mesh sieve, mesh strainer, cheesecloth, etcetera).

Why We Love This Cucumber Juice Recipe

If you like balanced juices with complex flavors, this easy recipe might be our best-tasting option. The light sweetness from the orange and honey balances the overwhelmingly refreshing combo of cucumber and mint. This drink goes down like water, only tastier.

 Ari Sexner, the chef and creator of this recipe, shares his thoughts on the recipe:

"This blend we created is based on the overused saying "Less is more". We wanted to produce a blend that is very simple to make but tastes amazing.  It can be made for hot days during the summer or when you are looking for something light and refreshing.

I chose to use cucumber as the base of this blend for both its hydrating factors and it being light/neutral in flavor. I add a little orange for light citrus notes to cut the cucumber, and a little local honey for not just added sweetness, but also to help those suffering from allergies. Mint helps to add a depth of flavor with an herbal and floral taste and finally, the spinach, which has two purposes:

  1. Keep it vibrant green
  2. Add more minerals and vitamins

This juice is not only perfect consumed over ice but  also works great when mixing with sparkling water."

Simple cucumber juice recipe ingredients on a stump-like plate on a counter

Now, let's talk health benefits:

  • Great for weight loss. Cucumber is a low-calorie, highly nutritious veggie. The same can be said for this cucumber juice concoction, which is a great weight loss aid.
  • Hydrating. Cucumbers are 95% water, making them great for hydration (and, again, weight loss).
  • Reduces inflammation. The three primary ingredients have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Rich in vitamins and minerals. This includes vitamin A, K, C and B9-folate
  • Supports the immune system. There's more than 1 orange (super high in vitamin C) in every glass of this juice.
  • Can help lower blood pressure. That's thanks to the orange and cukes (that's what the kids call cucumbers).
  • High in antioxidants. Mint is the only ingredient not antioxidant-rich.

This juice is also gluten-free and fairly low in carbohydrates compared to most sweet juices (roughly 20 grams per serving).

Related recipe: The Best Healthy Green Juice.

Equipment note: We used the M-1 commercial juice press to make this juice recipe, but you can use pretty much any type of juicer. Just keep in mind that the quality will always be higher when using a juice press.

Learn more about the industry-leading commercial juicers we use to make our recipes.

Health Benefits

  • aids weight loss
  • antioxidant
  • hydrating
  • lowers blood pressure
  • reduces inflammation
  • supports immune system

Ingredients

  • cucumber
    9.4 oz
    1 large cucumber
  • orange (peeled)
    6.3 oz
    1 1/2 medium oranges
  • spinach
    0.82 oz
    3/4 cup of spinach
  • mint
    0.25 oz
    5 mint leaves
  • honey
    0.2 oz
    1 1/4 teaspoons

Directions

  1. Wash produce thoroughly.

  2. Peel the orange and pick the mint from the stems.

  3. Weigh the ingredients.

  4. Juice the produce together.

  5. Add the honey to a bowl and slowly whisk in the juice until dissolved.

Pro Tips

  • If the mint stems are green and soft you can juice those as well.

  • Orange peels impart a bitter flavor, so be sure to remove them before juicing.

  • We used regular cucumbers, but English cucumbers will do as well. (If you make yours with English cucumbers, let us know how it was in the comments!)

  • Garnish with a slice of cucumber on the rim or a sprig of mint to take your presentation up a notch.

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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Sounds amazing, cant wait to try! Thanks

    Reply

    1. Thanks Steve! Let us know how you like it 🙂

      Reply

  2. 4 stars
    Looking forward to making a wide range of nutrients filled juices.

    Reply