Refreshing Cucumber Juice

Perfect for the summer weather, this cucumber juice not only refreshes you but provides the benefits of "cooling"

Cucumber juice

What is the temperature in your City?

I feel like as much as I was longing for summer to get to Florida, I am not ready for these constant 98 degrees at 10am. NOT!!

So I have resorted to cooling it down as much as possible with juices I love. Lemonades, lime juices, mocha shakes and now my cucumber juice.

Cucumber is that all cooling drink. You know "Cool as a Cucumber". And my mix of cucumber and a little lime juice does just that for this summer heat.

I first had cucumber juice in a Jamaican restaurant some years ago. It's not something we drink in Trinidad and Tobago that I know of. We use it for salads more than anything else.

Anyway, I love looking in the fridge in Caribbean restaurants to see what combination of juices they have and was pleasantly surprised with the cucumber.

It was so cool (sorry I just had to use it). Surely akin to coconut water, where it's amazingly refreshing but really doesn't have a distinct strong flavor.

Cucumber has its health benefits.

It is a great vegetable for vitamin A and aids in eye health, bone growth, and reproduction. It is also a great source of fiber and sodium.

Jamaican Cucumber Juice

But the best benefit of cucumber is the cooling.

The juice of a cucumber helps to normalize your body's temperature and some people say as a result it's a great drink to have when you have a fever.

Let's ignore those benefits though and look at the most important thing, the taste of this drink.

Cucumbers are what, 90% water? So just imagine chilled water, with some lime juice and ginger? Refreshing enough?

Jamaican Cucumber Juice

I always ensure I use fresh cucumbers (organic is obviously much better). Cucumbers sometimes have worms in them, so keep an eye out.

Try to pick ones that are dark green and firm when you touch them. Avoid those that are starting to yellow, more chances they are starting to spoil.

Jamaican Cucumber Juice

The quality of the cucumbers make a difference to the taste, so really be careful of what you pick.

So go ahead and dive in!!

Easy Cucumber Juice

You need to stay hydrated!


Pressed Juice, Juices
Beverages, Drinks
Caribbean
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Cucumber Juice

An extremely refreshing juice made from cucumber and mixed with lime and a little ginger. Not only refreshing but packed with healthy benefits

ingredients:


  • 1 1/2 lbs cucumber
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup lime juice
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • Approx 28 grams fresh ginger

instructions


  1. Wash and peel cucumbers
  2. Cut cucumbers into chunks and add to blender with water to blend
  3. Strain mixture through a strainer, at least 2 times removing pulp
  4. Add lime juice and sugar and grated ginger to strained cucumber juice
  5. Adjust sugar to taste
  6. Chill before serving
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