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The benefits of cucumber-lime-mint water

August 28, 2014

 As I told you, some of my French family was visiting this month.  And, to enjoy, indulge, celebrate, I did drink more wine than usual, eat more bread than usual.  I had fun!  However, now, my body feels a little off.  I am now trying to get back on track…  Not easy!  I miss my sugar fix after lunch, I did indulged AGAIN yesterday, you’ll see on Instagram.

On another note, our mini garden that we did for Food revolution has been a half success: We got a few peas, not that many.  The kids loved it.  The carrots… well, they got taken over by the cucumbers.  Carrots are out the picture now, but the cucumbers are numerous to the joy of the kids.

Cucumber lime mint water

 Since I indulged quite a bit and cucumbers are all over… Do you follow me?  Yes?  No?  How about a healthy cleanser flavored water? Bring it on!  My lovely neighbor showed me a little big stash of mint so here I go for a few leaves a the scented plant!  Add some lime.  And let it set.  Does it get any simpler?  I mean I am  sharing my recipe anyway but you know, sometimes you need the idea!  You’re welcome 🙂

BONUS!  Not only it is quenching your thirst, it tastes good and it is good for you!
MINT is good for your digestive system, it relaxes it.
– LIME stimulates and helps to regulate your digestive track.
CUCUMBER has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. 

Cucumber lime mint water

 This was really interesting reading on those 3 ingredients and all the good it brings to you!  I am really interested into looking more into the power food to boost our family immune system before the cold arrives.

And you, what do you do to stay healthy and keep a body in great shape?  Tell me, I want to know more and put into place new habits we may not have.

 Cheers to your healthy you for back to school!   Or back to work!

Cucumber lime mint water

Cucumber water

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 600ml

Ingredients

  • - 40ml of lime juice (=1 lime)
  • - 500ml of water
  • - 1/2 a cup of sliced cucumber
  • - 4 tablespoons of chopped mint

Instructions

  1. - In a pitcher, put all the ingredients, stir well.
  2. - Put in the fridge for 2 to 4 hours.
  3. - Sip, drink, enjoy!
http://bonappeteat.ca/2014/08/28/cucumber-water/

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  1. Love it! I can’t wait to try it.

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  2. Cucumber, mint and lime. Sounds refreshing. Pinning this.

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  3. Every time I have cucumber water at the spa (not that it happens very often), I always think to myself “I should make this at home!” and then I never do. Now I have very few excuses left since you’ve given us a recipe 😉

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  4. This is the year of the cucumber for me, too. I have soooo many ripening on the vines.

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  5. Mmm … this sounds absolutely delicious! I love all of those flavours. Perfect for a hot day.
    As for exercising, hubby and I have just got into going for a walk morning and evening. It makes me feel like I’m doing ‘something’ to stay healthy!

  6. Every time I get cucumbers in the CSA (which is often right now), I drink the crap outta cucumber water Mélanie! It feels so indulgent (hello, day spa retreat) yet it’s so economical. Especially with how many are showing up at the farmer’s market right now. Plus I love lime so throw some fresh herbs, citrus and cucumbers in a pitcher and call me one happy lady! Or at least, one happy person drinking delicious water, hydrating like a mo fo and loving every minute of it (I’m really not that much of a lady 😉 )

    So glad to be a part of FBC with you!! xo!

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