Cucumber Lemon Spa Popsicles

Healthy and hydrating Cucumber Lemon Spa Popsicles

Cucumber Lemon Spa Popsicles ~ just like the refreshing water at your favorite spa, these flavor infused ice popsicles will hydrate, detox, and rejuvenate ~ you’ll be so glad you have them in the freezer when the temperature soars.

Cucumber Lemon Spa Popsicles ~ the healthy way to hydrate!

There’s a reason spas and salons offer you lemon cucumber water, not only is it refreshing, but you feel healthier with every sip (or lick, in this case!)  Cucumbers are an underrated superfood, full of vitamins, minerals, and anti-inflammatory flavanols.  They help flush out toxins and curb cravings.  The cooling hint of fresh cucumber flavor combined with the light acidity from the Vitamin C rich lemon is an unbeatable combination and puts regular H2O to shame.

When water tastes this good you’re more likely to get enough of it ~ and these flavored ice popsicles are a win win.

Cucumber Lemon Spa Popsicles ~ the healthy way to hydrate! These popsicles will keep you happy and cool all summer long...

These pops are made for days when the thermometer hits 3 digits, and even the cold tap water runs warm, you know the days.  It’s almost to hot to eat, let alone cook.

TIP: Sometimes when you think you’re hungry, your body just needs hydration, and these zero-calorie popsicles can help make hydrating a little more interesting.

Healthy and hydrating Cucumber Lemon Spa Popsicles

What’s great about these popsicles is that you can make them and keep them almost indefinitely in the freezer, the longer you keep them the stronger the infusion will be.  The ice will lock in the flavors until you’re ready for them, and unlike fruit or yogurt based pops, these won’t get sticky or stale over time.  Just be sure to keep them covered or well wrapped  so they don’t absorb random odors floating around your freezer.

Cucumber Lemon Spa Popsicles ~ just like the super refreshing water at your favorite spa, these cooling popsicles will hydrate, detox, and rejuvenate ~ you'll be so glad you have them in the freezer when the temperature soars.

To make cucumber lemon spa popsicles I thinly slice fresh lemons and small Persian or pickling cucumbers, and drop one or two into each well of my popsicle mold.  Then I fill with filtered water.  I’ll let it sit for an hour or so to let the flavors infuse at room temperature before setting it in the freezer.

Even if you’ve just polished off a bag of Cheetos only moments before, a cucumber lemon spa pop will make you feel like a goddess ~ trust me on this!  Popsicles can be an incredibly healthy way to treat yourself in hot weather, a quick scroll through my ICE CREAM AND POPSICLES recipe index will give you lots of inspiration.


People always ask, so here’s the type of popsicle mold I use, I have several, some have metal tops and some have plastic, but I always use a sheet of foil and punch the sticks through because the tops can stick. I love the classic shape and they don’t wear out.  Click on the photo for more info.

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Cucumber Lemon Spa Popsicles

Yield: 10 popsicles

Cucumber Lemon Spa Popsicles

Ingredients

  • about 2 1/2 cups filtered water (depending on your popsicle mold)
  • 1 lemon, washed and thinly sliced, seeds removed
  • 1 slender Persian cucumber, thinly sliced (no need to peel)

Instructions

  1. Insert a lemon slice and a couple of cucumber slices in 10 popsicle molds. Fill with water and let sit for an hour on the counter.
  2. Cover the top of the popsicle mold with foil, then insert the popsicle sticks. Freeze until solid.
  3. To remove the popsicles from the mold, dip the mold up to, but not over the top ledge in a sink filled with warm water. Slide the popsicles out and eat right away, or wrap in waxed paper and store in zip lock freezer bags. You can also store the popsicles right in the mold itself.
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Make it Your Own ~

  • Add a few mint leaves along with the cucumber and lemon slices.
  • Try using iced tea instead of water, you can use black, green, or herbal.
  • Add a few berries and kids will think they’ve scored a special treat!
  • Use a lightly sweetened lemonade and omit the cucumbers for a refreshing lemony treat.
  • Try adding one or two edible flowers, or petals, instead of fruit, much like my EDIBLE FLOWER ICE CUBES.

 

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Cucumber Lemon Spa Popsicles ~ just like the super refreshing water at your favorite spa, these icy popsicles will hydrate, detox, and rejuvenate ~ you'll be so glad you have them in the freezer when the temperature soars. | summer | healthy | clean eating | hydration | weight loss |

 

21 Comments

  • Reply
    Hayley
    July 17, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Wow, these are some of the prettiest popsicles I’ve ever seen. Love the idea of having detox water in the form of popsicles :)

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    Sandra D, Joliet
    July 17, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    I finally tried these today. I did some gardening and it was so refreshing. I noticed some other recipes used sugar so it was lemonade-like but I get too much sugar already. I enjoyed it without so this is a keeper. I love hot tea that is not bitter so I don’t have to add sugar to it.

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      Sandra D, Joliet
      July 17, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      Also I take medicine that dries my mouth and drinking water doesn’t help but this did. Another plus!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 17, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      Thanks for coming back to let me know, Sandra ~ and I agree, so many popsicle recipes include unnecessary sugar. I’m glad these refreshed you, gardening can be sweaty work ;)

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    Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
    July 14, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    What a unique and refreshing combo. Can I get a facial with that?

  • Reply
    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    July 11, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    I love these, Sue! On a triple digit day, one of these pops is just what I need to make it through the afternoon!

  • Reply
    2 Sisters Recipes
    July 11, 2017 at 10:47 am

    I LOVE this IDEA! Genius Sue! and just in time with the heat we are having down South -Love it! We finally got around to changing our look and getting the kinks out. Good news – we added a PIN button too! So I will be pinning this one too!

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    Traci | Vanilla And Bean
    July 11, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Oh my goodness Sue! I can see how these will become a freezer staple (right next to my honey chamomile popsicles) for Summer! A spa experience right at home. So smart, easy and refreshing! Thank you for sharing this – I’m in LOOVE! :D

  • Reply
    sippitysup
    July 11, 2017 at 7:19 am

    Icy jewels! GREG

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 11, 2017 at 7:45 am

      :)

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    Thia
    July 10, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    I love the way that something so clean and healthy becomes a “treat” the moment you pour it into ice pop molds!!
    Gotta try these!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 10, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      The concept works great with kids, too!

  • Reply
    Jill Lewis
    July 10, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Did I miss it? Who won the pots and pans ?

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 10, 2017 at 11:18 am

      I announced it on the original post, Jill, it was KYMBERLEYE HINTON.

      • Reply
        Jill Lewis
        July 10, 2017 at 1:43 pm

        Oops! Ok ? thank you, I’m sure she will love them!

      • Reply
        Jill Lewis
        July 10, 2017 at 1:44 pm

        Oops! Ok thank you :) I’m sure she will love them!

  • Reply
    Chris Scheuer
    July 10, 2017 at 8:26 am

    These truly look like works of art – delicious, refreshing works of art! What a wonderful way to start this hot, sticky Carolina week!

  • Reply
    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    July 10, 2017 at 6:51 am

    I’ve heard you are having some big heat out your way, so I imagine these beautiful popsicles are in heavy rotation :) Love this idea, as I’ve never been good at drinking enough water!

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      Sue
      July 10, 2017 at 6:57 am

      Soooooo much heat…I’m melting myself!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    July 10, 2017 at 4:08 am

    That’s like detox water in pops form :-) Nice and cool!

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    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    July 10, 2017 at 3:51 am

    How wonderfully refreshing! I can just see myself enjoying one of these sitting around a tropical pool somewhere … guess I need to get started packing :) Have a lovely week Sue! Pinning and sharing

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