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Enjoy a cool and refreshing glass of cucumber mint infused water to beat the heat outside. There are no added sugars or sweeteners in this flavored water.
Getting adequate water is really important and I do keep a bottle of filtered water with me at work. But, plain water is rather boring.
A couple weeks ago, I discovered cucumber mint infused water at a family gathering. My sister-in-law told me that her friend makes it and made some for the celebration.
It was just water poured into a jug of mint and sliced cucumbers that was allowed to soak up the flavor of both the mint and cucumber. And, it was really delicious without any added sugar or sweetener!
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You don’t need a recipe to make your own cucumber mint infused water because I’m sure that you can vary the amount of ingredients slightly. And, it won’t make much of a difference.
I’m providing the recipe I used, but it’s really just general guidance with plenty of room to make modifications. You can even add lemon or lime if you wish.
They do sell pitchers and water bottles with a built in center for adding fruits and such to infuse in the water. This really isn’t necessary, though.
I actually like to scoop some of the infused ingredients out of the water and put it in my glass. Once I’m done drinking the water, I’ll snack on the infused fruit like these cucumbers.
I used store bought mint that came in a package that weighed about 21 grams. After washing the mint, I picked the leaves off the stems and discarded the stems.
Then, I placed the leaves into a 2 quart water pitcher and mashed them up a bit with a wooden spoon. Mashing helps release the mint flavor into the water.
I peeled and sliced a cucumber. I tried to cut the cucumber as thin as I could with the knife.
Then I dumped the sliced cucumbers over the mint in the pitcher. The next step is to just add the water.
Once the water was added, I stirred it a bit with the wooden spoon. You could add a mix of water and ice if you want colder water. You want it to sit for at least 15 minutes, but the longer it sits, the better.
I recommend letting it sit for an hour or two before serving. This cucumber mint infused water definitely hits the spot on a hot summer day!
Cucumber Mint Infused Water
- 15 g mint leaves
- 1 medium cucumber peeled and sliced
- 2 quarts water
Place mint leaves in pitcher and press with wooden spoon to slightly mash up.
Stir in cucumber and water.
Place in refrigerator for at least an hour.
Makes 16 (8 ounce) servings
Nutrition per serving: 0.4g net carb