Cucumber water is not something that I realized I needed in my life until recently. One of our dear friends recently became obsessed with fruit waters and now I am too. So this is how to make cucumber water.
This recipe isn’t for cucumber-infused water. That is very refreshing and nice but this is a bit different. This is considered aqua Fresca. This is essentially us juicing the cucumber and adding water to that juice.
How to make cucumber water if you are in a hurry. Blend 1 cucumber with 1 cup of water and a teaspoon of sugar. Adding lemon and tajin is optional but they add a nice flavor.
What is Aqua Fresca?
First, Aqua Fresca is Spanish for fresh water. However, in this instance, it is a drink created by blending water and fruit together. It is generally slightly sweetened but that is optional. After blending it with fruit and sometimes herbs, it is served over ice.
- 1 cucumber
- 1 cup of water
- 1 t. Sugar
- 1 lemon
- 1 dash tajin
- Wash and peel the cucumber.
- Juice the lemon.
- Cut the cucumber into chunks.
- Place cucumber chunks in a blender.
- Fill the blender until the cucumber chunks are fully submersed with water.
- Add in the sugar, lemon and tajin.
- Blend for one minute.
- Pour the mixture into a container with a lid.
- Chill the cucumber water in the fridge for 1 hour.
- Shake and serve.
Are cucumbers a fruit or a vegetable?
Technically speaking cucumbers are actually a fruit. From the perspective of culinary uses, cucumbers are treated as a vegetable.
Are cucumbers Keto?
Yes, cucumbers are considered a safe vegetable for the Keto diet. There are only about 1.5 carbs in half a cup of sliced cucumbers. This means that cucumbers are an excellent keto snack.
Now, I admit that cucumbers are one of my absolute favorite things to eat. Almost every day I have a snack plate that includes cucumber slices, radish slices, and walnuts. But there is just something earthy and refreshing about this cucumber water. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.