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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Cucumber and Lemon water with a hint of mint. A refresing summertime drink with Scandinavian flavors!

Cucumber water is soooo refreshing!
Are you tired of drinking plain water or having trouble hitting your eight glasses of water everyday?  Try this fun recipe to make refreshing, zero-calorie cucumber lemon water with a hint of mint! What is terrific with this drink is that you can personalize to taste.  The more slices of either cucumber or lemon you have in the pitcher the stronger it will taste.  Also, the longer you leave both in the pitcher the taste will be stronger too.  To start you might just want to have 2-3 slices of both the cucumber and lemon.  Then, keep adding if you like the water to be a little stronger.
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 medium cucumber, scrubbed well
  • Lemon/Lime, (optional)
  • Warm water
Kitchen Utensils
  • kitchen knife
  • cutting board
  • pitcher of water(tap or mineral water)

Instructions
Trim and discard ends of both the cucumber and the lemon.  Cut both the cucumber and lemon into into thin slices.  You will probably only need half a cucumber for the pitcher of water.   It really depends on the size of pitcher you like.

Fill a pitcher up of either tap water or your favorite mineral water.  Combine cucumber and water in large pitcher; steep for 1 hour, and serve over ice. Many times I like to go to the grocery store and pick up my favorite Norwegian water.

Now you are ready to serve with ice! For a stronger taste, let the water sit in your refrigerator for an hour prior to serving.  Many times I like to add mint leaves either right into the pitcher of cucumber and lemon water or in the glass. Mint makes the drink even more cooling and refreshing.

Other alternatives is to add fresh berries or orange slices too!  Enjoy! 

  
 
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