The event is an annual get together and happened at the Demonstration Garden in Georgetown Delaware. While there we tried several diverse 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 trend.
In days past it wasn’t unusual to find water which had been infused with cucumber in various gyms and spas around the world. Why has this drink become so popular? Simply because of its great taste and it’s 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’re an ideal companion to create a cooling, summer detox drink like this. Other wellness features of cucumbers are based about its high vitamin B content and it’s considered a rich source of potassium and magnesium which will help to keep blood pressure low and well under control.
Cucumber water has its own set of benefits also, because the addition of water will help the mixture flush out ones system and detox the body. Because you will feel fuller when you drink this you will often realize that you might not eat as usual which makes it a great addition to those contemplating a diet.
To make this wonderful cucumber water is rather simple:
Slice up a clean cucumber. It may be peeled or not, as that is your decision. Cut the pieces into 1/2 inch pieces. 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 refrigerator 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 fortunate enough to own a fruit infused water pitcher you won’t want the ice as the room of the infuser will maintain the cucumber pieces. You’re ready to fill the infuser several times before the water begins to loss its taste.
The above costs very little to make and has so much benefit which you really should try it at home.