We have reached the peak of summer and all we can think of is doing whatever it takes to stay cool. Hydration is the keyword you must be seeing and hearing everywhere. Many of us are consuming drinks like watermelon juice, buttermilk (chaas), aam panna, jal jeera, etc. to beat the heat. These homemade drinks are healthy and delicious options for the summer. But if you're looking to try something different that does not require much effort, we recommend a fun cucumber mocktail. With a dash of lemon and mint, this refreshing drink can be prepared in just 10 minutes. Check out the recipe below.
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Do Cucumbers Keep You Cool In Summer?
Cucumbers not only offer a refreshing way to beat the heat (try them sliced and sprinkled with salt and pepper), but they also provide a fast and energizing boost during the day. According to Natural News, cucumbers promote hydration and aid in the elimination of toxins from the body.
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Does Cucumber Mocktail Help Combat Body Heat?
The cucumber mocktail is one of the popular choices among summer coolers. Not only is this drink incredibly soothing but it also boasts a range of health-benefiting properties that make it an excellent choice for anyone looking to stay healthy in the hot weather. With cucumber and mint containing significant amounts of anti-inflammatory compounds, this drink can be especially useful for reducing bloating - a common problem in the summer months.
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How To Make Cucumber Mocktail Without Sugar | Easy Recipe For Cucumber Mint Cooler with Club Soda
In a blender, mix diced cucumber, mint leaves, lemon juice, water, honey, ginger (optional) and a pinch of salt. Blend until you get a smooth, runny puree. Strain this puree to remove out any excess pulp and get a fine green juice. Pour the juice into glasses filled with ice cubes. Then pour the club soda/ sparkling water on top and stir a few times. Garnish the drink with extra mint leaves and serve.
The lovely green colour of the drink makes it look even more tempting. Another great thing about this cocktail: it does not have to be a guilty pleasure. Here's why:
Is Cucumber Mocktail Healthy?
Unlike many other popular summer drinks, this mocktail does not require sugar. Hence, it is already healthier than the rest. It is homemade, and the only 'packaged' ingredient used is club soda - so additives and preservatives are kept to the minimum. Lemon juice provides you with vitamin C and mint is a summer-friendly herb full of nutrients. Lemon and mint can also help you keep up your energy levels. Above all, the base ingredient - cucumber - is a powerhouse of benefits such as:
- High water content that provides natural hydration
- Low in calories.
- Can boost metabolism and aid in weight loss
- Eases digestion and bowel movements.
- Contains antioxidants, vitamins C and K, magnesium, potassium and manganese.
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