I’ve been known to add cucumbers to my water from time to time during the summer months. It’s so hot and dry and I get so dehydrated I have to drink a ton of water to keep up. But, why not add some zesty taste to plain water, just to make it more interesting? I try to keep a variety of fruits and veggies on hand to add to my water for a much better sipping experience. Cucumbers are a favorite because they’re not too sweet and not too overpowering. They’re light and fresh and super hydrating too so they’re ideal for this sweet cucumber water. But the kicker here is cucumber plus TAJÍN ’s seasoning. Have you tried this stuff? It’s the not-so-secret ingredient that makes this cucumber water drink really pop.
I have to be honest, I don’t only drink this TAJÍN topped take on water when I’m thirsty. This fresh summer drink not only goes down easily, but is super healthy, with each serving packing a whole cucumber, on average! It’s so much better for you than soda, in every way. You’re not going to turn down vegetables, are you? Come on! Oh, and feel free to use a sugar substitute instead of sugar if you want to lower the guilt indulgence factor further.
FRESH SUMMER FUN: CUCUMBER SPLASH
Calories: 474 per serving
2½ quarts of water
5 small or 3 large cucumbers
1½ cups sugar
1 tablespoon TAJÍN CLASICO
- Process the cucumber in a blender with 1 quart of water
- Strain and add it to the remaining water
- Add sugar, TAJÍN CLASICO and serve very cold.
Note: You can make your Cucumber water “light” by using Splenda® or another sugar substitute.
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