Cucumber water is not sweet tea, but we are not making sweet tea today; we are making cucumber water. This is my logic: southern sweet tea is liquid diabetes, but what is the alternative. At your party or dinner, there is probably soda pop available which is probably worst than sweet tea and you probably have some hot stale water sitting off to the side. But what if that water wasn’t all nasty looking. What if we made it a star, like it could quench any thirst ever! That is where the cucumbers come into play. If there were a nice refreshing pitcher of cucumber water awaiting you, would you pick the water over the sweet tea? No? Most people wouldn’t, but I know that instead of getting a second, third, fourth glass of tea, some of you may try the cucumber water instead. Do you know how many calories you would save by just replacing one of those glasses with cucumber water? A medium McDonalds Sweet Tea (and let’s face it, we always get the large) is almost 200 liquid-non-nutritious calories. A large is 300. Drink more water, and make it special.
How to make Cucumber Water?
1 medium sized cucumber, sliced
2 pints water
Boil a medium sized pot of water.
Place the sliced cucumbers in a glass pitcher and pour enough water into the pitcher to cover the cucumbers.
Allow the cucumbers to steep for 30 minutes, then fill the pitcher with ice and stir.
Serve in cute little cups.
Other videos on how to make cucumber water:
LunitasKitchen Recipe for Cucumber Water
Ellumine Elly’s Health Tidbits #2: CUCUMBER LEMON WATER
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