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Betty's Cooling Cucumber-Mint Lemonade

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Betty demonstrates how to make refreshing Cucumber-Mint Lemonade. This is a great drink for a lazy summer day. It has a wonderful combination of flavors—cucumber, mint, and lemon, sweetened with honey.
Ingredients
  Cucumber 1 Medium, peeled (seeded and coarsely chopped)
  Freshly chopped mint leaves 3 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Cup (16 tbs), chilled
  Honey 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Cold water 1⁄2 Gallon
Directions

Making

  1. Place cucumber and mint in blender and pulse until finely chopped.
  2. Add lemon juice, honey, and a pinch of salt and blend until smooth, leaving some flecks of green.
  3. Pour mixture through a sieve into a bowl or large measuring cup.
  4. Use a spoon to press as much liquid as possible through the sieve.
  5. Discard the cucumber/mint pulp.
  6. Add enough water to the strained liquid to equal a total of 8 cups (1/2 gallon).
  7. Pour into two large pitchers for serving.

Serving

  1. Place ice cubes in a tall glass. Pour Cucumber-Mint Lemonade over ice cubes.
  2. Garnish the top of the glass with one slice of cucumber and a spring of mint.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Ingredient: 
Cucumber
Course: 
Beverage
Interest: 
Summer
Drink: 
Lemonade
Method: 
Blending
Restriction: 
Vegan
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 571 Calories from Fat 5

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.59 g0.9%

Saturated Fat 0.17 g0.83%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 356.9 mg14.9%

Total Carbohydrates 157 g52.3%

Dietary Fiber 5.6 g22.5%

Sugars 131.6 g

Protein 4 g8.1%

Vitamin A 42.4% Vitamin C 219.1%

Calcium 21.6% Iron 19%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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