Cleansing Cucumber Limeade2013-08-27
- Servings : 2
- Prep Time : 5m
- Cook Time : 0m
- Ready In : 5m
The other week, Brita (the maker of Brita Filters) launched a ‘Better with BRITA’ food and drink campaign, designed to draw attention to how much we use water as an ingredient in cooking, and how using BRITA filtered water results in better tasting food and drink.
Although tap water is completely safe to drink, BRITA filters claim to reduce impurities, which allows the flavour of ingredients to really come through – from better tasting vegetables to rice, stocks to soups, as well as teas and coffees!
Being a ‘Yorkshire Lass’ I’m lucky to have pretty decent water already but I have to admit that having filtered and cooled water, straight from the fridge, does make it more appealing to drink (coming from a diluted squash addict!). As well as making food and drink taste better, filtered water removes that ‘oily film’ that can sometimes appear in hot drinks once the milk is added, and if you live in a hard water area then BRITA water filters can help reduce limescale build up in kettles and coffee machines, prolonging appliance life span.
To test out my BRITA filtered water I decided to make a *Cleansing Cucumber Limeade* which tastes AMAZING (yes I was dubious at first too!). This drink is super hydrating and is perfect for summer or on those mornings when you need a refreshing ‘pick me up’ … for whatever reason
And if you like this recipe then do check out my Lemon, Cucumber & Mint Detox Water too!
- 350ml BRITA filtered water*
- 1 cucumber
- 30g (2 tbsp) xylitol**
- 1 lime
- 1/4 tsp salt***
- 14 ice-cubes (a large handful!)
*I’ve seen BRITA filters for sale in supermarkets as well as online from Amazon!
**Xylitol is a 100% natural sugar alternative that has fewer calories than sugar and is kind to teeth too!
***I use celtic sea salt because of it’s superior taste & mineral content in comparison to regular table salt.
Peel the cucumber & remove any seeds before slicing into pieces (English cucumbers don't tend to have seeds!)
Add the pieces of cucumber, water, sugar/xylitol, salt & the juice of the lime to a blender along with half of the ice-cubes
Pour over the remaining ice-cubes in two glasses & serve immediately (if the drink starts to separate just give it a good mix with a spoon!)
P.S. And although I do not endorse ‘binge drinking’, this drink could taste nice as a mixer – do let me know if you try it! For more information about alcohol check out the NHS Choices website!
*This blog post has been sponsored by Brita who paid/provided me with a gift of value for the time it took me to write it. The words written however are 100% my own and were not influenced by the incentive received. I do not promote this company more than other companies who have not sponsored a blog post. This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read my disclaimer page for more information.
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