Raw, healthy and refreshing cucumber mint lemonade recipe to help you stay deliciously hydrated during the hottest summer days.
ke a mocktail that is actually good for you and your skin, this cucumber lemonade is going to be your new best best friend.
There is no cooking involved my friends, just a powerful blender or food processor to puree the ingredients into a smooth beverage reminiscent of aqua fresca. Actually I’m pretty sure that technically this is a cucumber aqua fresca after all. Ha! Whatever you wanna call it!
In the Mood for a Cocktail ?
All you need to do is add a splash of good rum or vodka to your lemonade and voila! Happy hour like a boss! Remember to give yourself a good tip ?
Fresh Mint. Refreshing Cucumbers. Zesty Lemons.
If you feel adventurous I dare you to add a jalapeño into the mix. It’s bold and fabulous!
Make it without sugar: use a few dates instead, a touch of maple syrup or coconut nectar to taste. Have some fun and add some chia seeds into the mix as well. Stay deliciously hydrated, take it to a party and share with your friends!
- 4 lemons -peeled & seeds discarded
- 1 lemon (sliced for garnish)
- 1/2 English cucumber -sliced
- 1/2 English cucumber -diced
- 5 sprigs fresh mint (leaves only) +some for garnish
- 6 cups filtered water
- 1/3 cup agave syrup or coconut nectar (or to taste)
Add the diced cucumber and peeled lemons together with the mint leaves and agave syrup to a powerful blender or food processor. Add the water and blend until smooth to your liking. ( If using a food processor you might want to strain it at this point. If using a Vitamix there won’t be any need for straining).
Taste and adjust sweetness with more syrup or nectar.
Transfer the lemonade to a pitcher with the reserved cucumber, lemon slices and mint sprigs. Serve over ice.
Add 1/4 cup of chia seeds to the lemonade to boost up the nutritional value.
If using a powerful blender like a Vitamix you won’t need to strain the lemonade.
Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 49.3mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.7mg