The Best 10 Recipes for Drinks Made With Cucumber. From Cucumber Water to Cucumber Smoothies.
Are you on the Cucumber Bandwagon?
Do you drink or have you ever drank cucumber water? I am now on the Cucumber bandwagon joining those who have known about the secrets of its health benefits and also skin benefits. I got on the cucumber kick recently when I reviewed a new makeup line that uses cucumber water in exchange for oil based ingredients. Obviously I loved it and wanted to know more about the other benefits of using cucumbers in my diet and for skin care as well. If you have been looking for a good recipe to make cucumber water....as am I, here are the top 10 recipes I found.
1. Cucumber Water Martha Stewart Style
BASIC EASY TO MAKE CUCUMBER WATER MARTHA STEWART STYLE: On Martha Stewart's Site she gives an easy recipe for basic cucumber water in which you simply slice up an English Cucumber and add it to a pitcher of chilled water. She also suggests adding a cucumber garnish to your glass, you know just in case you forget what's in it, you can see the cucumber and remember...like a garden stake!
2. Kool Krispy Cucumber Water
3. Sparkin Spa Cucumber Water Recipe
Over at Spark People, I found this recipe which adds a little citrus to the mix.
- 1/2 Cucumber with Peel
- 1/2 Lemon with Rind
- 8 cups of water
Pour the water in a pitcher. Slice up cucumber and lemon with skin and rind, and then add them to the ice water. Allow the mixture to chill for about an hour, and then serve.
MexChic's Neat twist to Cucumber Water!
4. Refreshing Cucumber Water with Mint, and Vanilla Bean
The picture of this recipe is what caught my eye because it looked a little like a green smoothie....yummy. The MexChic has this recipe ( Refreshing Cucumber Water with Mint and Vanilla Bean) posted on her blog and it looks absolutely delicious. It calls for, of course, cucumber, mint, vanilla bean, and a tad bit of sugar....and it looks like this ===>
5. Apple-Cucumber Shake from Pankaj3625
I even found some hubbers with a different take on cucumber drink recipes. That's right, it doesn't have to just be water. There are thousands of drink combinations out there to get your dose of cucumber goodness....including Pankaj3625's version which he calls Apple-Cucumber Shake. Sounds delicious and perfect with the hotness of summer coming on.
6. Carrot-Cucumber Combo
7. Slimming Queen's Cucumber Detox Recipe
8. The Green Mojito
Aaaah finally a cucumber mix fit for a Miami Housewife. The Stumpwriter has shared his top 5 juicer recipes in which I found one Green Mojito.......it's not what you expect and it sounds yummy. I think I'm trying this out this this weekend since i have a new Juiceman I've bben toying around with...and loving!
9. The Green Beyond
This is one I tweaked up a little. Tastes excellent. If you like a little spice, remove the apple from the ingredients and add just a dash of cayenne pepper...yum!
- 1/3 medium cucumber, peeled
- 1 stalk celery
- 1 apple, sliced
- 4 carrots sliced
- 1/2 lemon or lime, peeled (optional)
- Process the ingredients in a juicer and serve.
10. Mighty Mint
If you're not a big fan of super sweet drinks, this one may be perfect for you. The Mighty Mint found at Purely Juicing. This drink has a different combination than I've seen, a mixture of a little apple gives this just the right amount of sweetener. In it is:
- 2 stalks of fennel
- 1/2 – 1 cucumber
- 1/2 green apple
- 1 handful fresh mint
- 1.25 inch piece of ginger
Get the rest of the recipe and instructions here.