Cucumber Limeade

We’ve had some really hot weather here the last several days. Drinking lots of water is important and we definitely do plenty of that but I’ve also been really into homemade refreshing drinks. I’ve been experimenting with different herbal and green tea concoctions which have turned out really great. This recipe really turned my head though.  I love limeades but the ones you get at drive-in’s are so full of sugar. This recipe seems so insanely refreshing with cucumber and lime….oh yummy!

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Cucumber Limeade (this delicious recipe found on Crunchy Creamy Sweet)

Ingredients

  • 1 medium cucumber, washed, skin peeled
  • 3 small limes, juiced
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 4 to 5 cups of cold water
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar (I will be using 2-3 packets of stevia in lieu of sugar)

Instructions

Chop cucumber into small cubes and place cucumber and lime juice in a blender, blending until smooth. Strain over a medium mixing bowl, throwing away any solids.** Return the cucumber lime juice back into the blender and add 2 cups of water, ice cubes and sweetener, blend well. Pour into a pitcher, add the remaining water and stir well. Serve over ice.

**I will be using my juicer to juice the cucumber instead of messing with blending and straining.