August 2, 2019

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.

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Cucumber Water

Cucumber Water

How to make refreshing cucumber water

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 t. Sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 dash tajin

Instructions

  1. Wash and peel the cucumber.
  2. Juice the lemon.
  3. Cut the cucumber into chunks.
  4. Place cucumber chunks in a blender.
  5. Fill the blender until the cucumber chunks are fully submersed with water.
  6. Add in the sugar, lemon and tajin.
  7. Blend for one minute.
  8. Pour the mixture into a container with a lid.
  9. Chill the cucumber water in the fridge for 1 hour.
  10. Shake and serve.

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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.

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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.

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Hi, I am Emily Mathews. I grew up in a small town in Tennessee, where I learned how to cook fabulous local dishes from my Mother. I have 3 children and they enable me to cook from my heart every day. I am also passionately interested in creating globally inspired food with locally grown ingredients.

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