How do you make cucumber juice? It’s OK to ask, but it may be time to learn how to make your own at home! You will be surprised at the many benefits of making cucumber juice and the freshness it can offer you. You can also save a lot of money by making this beverage at home.
What is cucumber juice?
This drink is exactly what it sounds like, the juice of cucumbers. For those that love detoxing and going on juice cleanses, cucumber juice is very popular, but if you are not in this group, you may have never tried it.
Most cucumber juice requires only cucumbers and water to make. However, you will find that most commercial kinds contain added ingredients, such as lime, lemon, mint, honey, or ginger.
So, how do you make cucumber juice?
To start, you will need to gather your ingredients. You will need one cucumber, one lime or lemon, and water. You can also add more lime or lemon if you like your beverage to be tart.
Once you have gathered everything in place, wash the cucumber and limes well. This step is essential to make sure you do not drink any dirt. Clean your limes or lemons thoroughly, particularly if you want to use the zest.
Next, you can cut the ends off your cucumber, and then cut it into 2-inch pieces. Zest a couple of pieces of your lime, and then juice it. Add at least one cup of water to a blender, put in the cucumber and lime, and blend until the desired consistency is reached.
Some people like the pulp in their juice, but others do not. If this is the case, you should strain the juice before you serve. Add your lime or lemon zest, and enjoy cold.
What else can I add?
The sky is the limit when it comes to cucumber juice. But you can start by adding ingredients like mint, ginger, turmeric, honeydew, honey, and pepper. These can all add a bit of extra kick to a relatively mild-flavored juice. The beauty of cucumbers is that their flavor is sort of neutral, so they mix well with other ingredients.
Try making a big batch of juice to keep in your refrigerator and then add any new ingredients you want as you serve it. This way you will never be bored of your juice!
Why drink cucumber juice, anyway?
You may have heard that cucumbers are low in calories and mostly made out of water. However, this vegetable also contains a good amount of vitamins and minerals. Cucumbers contain B vitamins, vitamin K, vitamin C, copper, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus. Even though they are mostly made of water, they also contain some fiber, making them a satisfying food that promotes digestion, lowers blood sugar, and helps reduce cholesterol levels.
Unlike other vegetables and fruits, cucumbers are low in sugar, so you can enjoy this juice without feeling guilty about the sugar content. Also, you can count cucumbers as an extra source of hydration, which comes in handy when it is summer.
Finally, you can mix cucumber juice with other green vegetables, like kale and spinach, and the flavor will remain tasty. You can also add apples or honeydew for some added sweetness and fiber.
Should I peel my cucumbers?
In reality, the answer to this question is completely up to you. Some people prefer to peel cucumbers because the peel may add bitterness. To others, though, the peel does not affect the flavor at all.
If you do not mind the skin, it is best to leave it, as it contains more vitamins and minerals, making your juice even healthier!
Can I drink cucumber juice every day?
There is no reason to suggest that drinking cucumber juice every day is bad for you. You may want to add different ingredients every once in a while so you do not get tired of the flavor. Since cucumbers are low in sugar and calories but are a great hydrating source, drinking this juice poses no health threats.
Make sure to limit the amount of sugar or fruit you put into your cucumber juice, as these can add more calories and reduce the benefits of your juice in the long term.
Will cucumber juice make me lose weight?
There is no magical food that “makes” you lose weight. Still, if you are going to choose a snack, cucumber juice is a pretty safe one. One glass of this juice is about 45 calories, but it is also filling. Your cucumber juice is a good way to keep yourself satisfied without gaining weight.
What are you waiting for? Make this juice today!
Since you now know how and why to make cucumber juice, then it is time to go ahead and try it. Save some for the rest of the week and enjoy a refreshing, healthy snack!