Written by Cindy Graham of Natural Health Asheville
Makes 6 servings
There’s logic behind the saying, “Cool as a cucumber”. Cucumbers have quite a wonderful cooling effect on the body, so refreshing on a hot summer day. This recipe combines our cool cucumber with mint, lime and ginger for a taste sensation.
2 medium organic cucumbers, sliced
½ cup fresh lime juice from about 7 limes, or natural bottled
1 inch of fresh ginger, peeled and minced
½ cup packed spearmint leaves
mint leaves for serving
3 cups pure water
Stevita stevia drops to taste, about 13
5 cups of ice
Blend all at high speed for approximately 15 seconds. Strain through a fine mesh sieve, pressing out juice with a rubber spatula. Serve over ice, letting set a few minutes, so the ice can melt a little. Garnish with mint leaves, and lime slices cut halfway through and pressed onto the rim of the glasses.