Adding lemon or mint to water is fairly traditional. Even oranges feel normal, but cucumber? The fact is the fantastic cucumber brings a number of health benefits to this drink including anti-inflammatory properties. It is also a good source of vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin K.
Fun fact: the term “cool as a cucumber” comes from the fact that cucumber can cool the temperature of blood. That’s why it is used in beauty routines.
This is a powerfully detoxifying drink, but it is also wonderfully refreshing. The citrus flavor of oranges and lemon mix well with the other ingredients: the subtle taste of cucumber and the gentle kick of mint.
2 large oranges
Handful of fresh mint
1. Slice the oranges, lemon and cucumber
2. Put the oranges, lemon and cucumber into a pitcher of water. Gently mash with a spoon to release more flavors.
3. Gently mush the mint and add to the pitcher
4. Add the cold water to the pitcher and serve