Summer has arrived and increased thirst for lots of cool drinks, milk shakes to keep body fresh and healthy!!! Cucumber mint drink is a perfect summer cooler with lots of healthy benefits. Cucumbers have rich water content upto 95% and high fibre. They help in preventing constipation, soothing effect to skin during summers, cleansing of toxins from body. While mint and ginger help in curing indigestion, acts as immune boosters to the body. This drink is perfect to cool down the body in raising temperatures. There are many ways in which the flavours can be induced to cucumber juice. If you have the ingredients in the pantry in no time this summer cooler drink can be prepared. The recipe is very simple and do try, in this summer to get maximum benefits of concentrated source of nutrients.
Here is the recipe
Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
Serves: 4 nos
Cucumber pieces (deskinned)-1 cup
Mint or pudina leaves- ¼ cup
Ginger pieces-1 tsp
Black salt or kala namak powder – 1 tsp
Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
Honey – 2 tbsp
Sugar – 2 tbsp or as per taste
Water as required
Ice cubes as required for serving
- Take a blender or a food processor, add cucumber pieces, mint leaves, ginger pieces, black salt, little water and blend it to fine mixture.
- Strain this mixture and add required quantity of water to the strained liquid.
- Add lemon juice, sugar, honey, mix well and add some ice cubes.
- Cucumber mint drink is ready to be served.
Black salt or kala namak is optional, can be replaced with normal salt.
Sugar, honey can be adjusted as per taste. Sweetness can be adjusted with only honey.
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