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Cucumber Drink

Source: The Mexican Gourmet
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Active Time:  5 Minutes
Total Time:  5 Minutes
  Makes 1 quart
This recipe can be used as a prototype for all aguas frescas. Here it is made with cucumber as the main ingredient, but any number of fruit could be substituted for the cucumber, including watermelon, cantaloupe (rockmelon), papaya (paw paw), strawberry or mango. Adjust the sugar and lime according to your taste, and the amount of water you add according to how strong you like the flavor.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
1 large cucumber, peeled and cut into large pieces
2 cups water
1 cup  ice
3 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
Juice of 1/4 lemon or 1/2 lime, or to taste
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DIRECTIONS
Place the cucumber in a blender, and puree with all of the remaining ingredients until completely smooth.


Serve immediately, garnished with cucumber and lime.


Serving Size = 1 cup


Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes 1 quart
Calories: 57
Sodium: 2mg
Fiber: 1g
Carbohydrates, Total: 15g
Protein: 1g
% Cal. from Fat: 0%
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Rating: 5
by: Rae Reviewed: 08/20/2009
Great thirst quencher
This was very good. I used only 1 cup of water instead of 2 cups, but that would depend on the size of the cucumber. I also used my Vitamix for this.
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