Cucumber lemonade with mint - recipe with and without sugar
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Now is the time for a fresh summer lemonade. It should be refreshing, low in calories, as natural and fast as possible. For some, overcoming cucumbers and lemonade costs a bit, but it's worth it. Here is our refreshing cucumber lemonade: prepared in just five minutes.
Cucumbers are rich in vitamins and minerals. They contain vitamin C, iron, zinc and magnesium. Another advantage: with a water of over 95%, they are ideal for a calorie-conscious diet.
The cucumber lemonade is refined with fresh herbs such as mint or lemon balm. Gourmets are allowed to add a quarter lime and a little bit of kiwi to the recipe - but more about that in the recipe.
- For about 5 medium sized longdrink glasses
- 1 organic cucumber
- 5-8 tbsp sugar (alternatively without sugar: Xucker powdered sugar from erythritol for cold drinks)
- 8-12 leaves of mint or lemon balm
- 1 liter of mineral water (medium or sparkling)
We cut down about five thin slices of cucumber for each jar. The remaining cucumber is peeled and processed with a blender to a soup. This can also be done in the Thermomix.
Now the sugar is added and dissolved. Then the mass is passed through a fine sieve so that only the green juice remains.
The herb leaves are then added to a glass and lightly crushed with a pestle. The bitter freshness kick is created when one quarter of a lime per glass is crushed. Then fill the glass half full with cucumber juice, add some cucumber slices to the glass and pour over with mineral water.
Extended version : the lemonade gets an exotic touch with a little bit of kiwimus.
Enjoy the refreshing cucumber lemonade!
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We decorated our lemonade with some lemon balm leaves and put them in different glasses. Depending on the taste, the soda can be in this way as a trendy soft drink, as a cocktail for in between or as a coffee alternative in the office.1 of 2