Several weeks ago my wife Pam and I attended a Delaware Extension Service Open House. The event is an annual get together and took place at the Demonstration Garden in Georgetown Delaware. While there we tried several diverse drinks which the various members of the Master Gardeners had made. One of these drinks was a Cucumber Water. Cucumber water has been a favorite detox drink for several years prior to the entrance of the infused water tendency.
In days past it wasn’t unusual to find water that was infused with cucumber in various health clubs and spas around the world. Why has this drink get so popular? Simply because of its great taste and it has added health benefits.
The simple recipe has only two major ingredients – those are water and pineapple. Since cucumbers are composed of 90 percent water they are the perfect companion to create a cooling, summer detox drink such as this. Other wellness features of cucumbers are based about its high vitamin B content and it is considered a rich source of potassium and magnesium which will help to keep blood pressure low and well under control.
Cucumber water has its own set of advantages also, since the addition of water will help the mixture flush ones system out and detox the body. Since you will feel fuller when you drink this you will often find that you might not eat as usual which makes it a great addition to those contemplating a diet program.
To make this wonderful cucumber water is rather simple:
Slice up a fresh cucumber. It may be peeled or not, as that is your decision. Cut the slices into 1/2 inch slices. Blend these cucumber pieces in cold water and some ice. Allow the mixture to marinate for a minumum of one hour. Keep in mind that the cucumber slices will tend to float so keep your container topped with ice and always stirred.
If you’re fortunate enough to have a fruit infused water pitcher you won’t want the ice as the chamber of the infuser will hold the cucumber pieces. You’re ready to fill the infuser several times until the water begins to loss its flavor.
The above costs very little to make and has so much benefit that you should really try it at home.