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Cucumber Agua Fresca

Makes: 6 servings
Prep 15 mins
Cucumber Agua Fresca
Ingredients
  • 4  medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and sliced into 1/2-inch slices (about 5 cups)
  • 1/2  cup  water
  •  Pinch of salt
  • 3  cups  ice cubes
  • 1  small bunch  fresh mint or basil (about 1 cup)
  • 1  lime, juiced
  •  Agave nectar or sugar syrup*
  •  Cucumber spears (optional)
Directions

1. In a blender container combine cucumber, water and salt. Cover and puree until smooth. If you want it perfectly smooth, sieve mixture, but this is not essential. Add ice cubes and mint; blend until slushy. Stir in lime juice and sweeten with agave nectar to taste. to serve, add a cucumber spear to each glass. Makes 6 servings.

*Sugar Syrup
Ingredients
  • 1  cup  water
  • 1  cup  granulated sugar
Directions

1. In a small saucepan combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar; heat and stir until sugar dissolves. Cool. Pour into a jar and store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts (Cucumber Agua Fresca)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 73,
  • carb. (g) 18,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 12,
  • pro. (g) 2,
  • vit. A (IU) 826,
  • vit. C (mg) 11,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 32,
  • sodium (mg) 34,
  • Potassium (mg) 376,
  • calcium (mg) 71,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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