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 in the Demonstration Garden in Georgetown Delaware. While there we sampled several different drinks which the several members of the Master Gardeners had made. Cucumber water has been a favorite detox drink for several years before the entrance of the infused water tendency.
In days past it was not unusual to find water which was infused with cucumber in various health clubs and spas around the world. Why has this drink become so common? Simply because of its great taste and it has added health benefits.
The simple recipe has only two big ingredients – those are cucumber and water. Since cucumbers are composed of 90 percent water they are an ideal companion to create a cooling, summer detox drink like this. Other health features of cucumbers are based around its high vitamin B content and it is thought to be a rich source of potassium and magnesium that will help to keep blood pressure low and well under control.
Cucumber water has its own set of advantages as well, 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 making it a great addition to those considering a diet program.
To make this Terrific cucumber water is rather simple:
Slice up a clean cucumber. It may be peeled or not, as that’s up to you. Cut the pieces into 1/2 inch slices. Blend these cucumber slices in cold water and some ice. Allow the mixture to marinate for a minumum of one hour. For the best results the water-cucumber mix should marinate in the fridge overnight. Bear in mind that the cucumber slices will tend to float so keep your container topped with ice and always stirred.
If you are lucky enough to own a fruit infused water pitcher you won’t want the ice as the room of the infuser will maintain the cucumber slices. You are 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 really should try it at home.