I recently attended a birthday party at my friend, Rhonda’s house. (If you read the blog often you know she is a regular guest contributor.) The moment I walked into the party my eyes locked on a beautiful glass pitcher surrounded by goblets filled with the most refreshing looking beverage I had ever seen. As I made my way over she announced that the liquid filling the glasses was cucumber water. Curiosity got the better of me and I grabbed a glass. After a few sips I was surprisingly hooked and begged her to share her refreshing cucumber water recipe with us!
Guest blogger Rhonda writes:
Cucumber water is not only refreshing, but a healthy addition to your diet because of its many health benefits. I’ve been making it for about 20 years now, but recently I’ve sampled it everywhere from spas to restaurants to Trader Joe’s and it’s always delicious! Now there are articles all over the web that break down and detail the superfood aspects of the cucumber as it’s packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, etc. (and just think it’s 95% water!), but this won’t be one of them! I could list all of the nutritional benefits for you, but it would take longer for you to read than to make & sip! Enjoy!
- 2 Cucumbers
- Fruit Wedges
Step 1: Wash/rinse 2 cucumbers
Step 2: Cut up the cucumber, blend it up and then press the pulp through a sieve to extract the juice. Method 2: If you have a juicer, juice 2 whole cucumbers.
- If you don’t mind the pulp, use the whole cucumber; personally, I like to use the pulp because it adds fiber.
Step 3: Fill a beautiful glass pitcher with ice water about 3/4 full and fill the remaining with cucumber juice.
Step 4: Refrigerate
Step 5: Garnish ideas: Strawberries, Mint, Lemon wedges, Honeydew Melon slices
Step 6: Enjoy!
I hope you have enjoyed this refreshing cucumber water recipe! It makes a really great party beverage for bridal or baby showers. Please feel free to share any recipes that you love that include the use of cucumbers in the comments section below.