Several weeks ago my wife Pam and I attended a Delaware Extension Service Open House. The event is an annual get together and happened in the Demonstration Garden in Georgetown Delaware. While there we sampled several diverse New Smyrna Beach Animal Removal which the various members of the Master Gardeners had made. Cucumber water has been a favorite detox drink for several years before the entry of the infused water trend.
In days past it was not unusual to find water that had been 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 major 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 such as this. Other health features of cucumbers are centered about its high vitamin B content and it’s considered a rich source of magnesium and potassium which will help to keep blood pressure low and well under control.
Cucumber water has its own set of benefits also, since the addition of water will help the mixture flush out ones system and detox your system. Since you will feel fuller when you drink this you will often realize that you may not eat as usual making it a great addition to those contemplating a diet.
To make this Terrific cucumber water is quite simple:
Slice up a clean cucumber. It can be peeled or not, as that’s up to you. Cut the pieces into 1/2 inch slices. Blend these cucumber pieces in cold water and some ice. Allow the mixture to marinate for at least one hour. For the best results the water-cucumber mix should marinate in the refrigerator overnight. Bear in mind that the cucumber slices will tend to float so keep your container topped with ice and continually stirred.
If you’re lucky enough to own a fruit infused water pitcher you won’t need the ice as the room of the infuser will hold the cucumber pieces. You’re able to fill the infuser several times until the water starts to loss its flavor.
The above costs very little to make and has so much benefit which you really should try it at home.