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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cucumber Citrus Water

The citrus will help kick start your metabolism, improve your digestive system as well as give you extra energy, cucumber will actually help to hydrate you even more than just regular water and mint is a very strong antioxidant and will also help your digestive system. Quick, easy and simple this stuff will help prevent bloating and weight gain during the holidays months.




Shopping List
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 Lemons
  • 2 tsp Dried Mint (3 tsp fresh)
  • 4 Cups Filtered Water
  • 4 Cups Ice

Hardware
Cutting Board
Sturdy Knife
Hand Juicer (or a very firm grip)
2 Quart Jug
Mixing Spoon

Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Prep 15 minutes
Rest 2 hours
Yield 8 servings



Time To Get...Making???
Add all ice to pitcher
Slice and quarter the cucumber
Halve lemons and lime
Juice into pitcher
Drop the rinds into pitcher
You can slice them thinner or quarter them if you so wish
Sprinkle mint around ice
Mix around until throughout the pitcher
Add water
Mix together thoroughly 
Mint will sit on top since it is dry
Put on the lid (if your picther has one)
Leave in the fridge for at least 2 hours
Pour, drink and enjoy!

Serving
1 8 oz glass
drink like you would any beverage

Storing and Reheating
Store for up to 2 weeks int he fridge
You can add more liquid as needed, remember to stir every time

Nutritional Facts
Calories 7
Fat 0g
Carbs 2g
Protein < 1g
compared to a store bought product
Calories 0g
Fat 0g
Carbs 0g
Protein 0g
Nutritional Difference (our recipe)
Calories +7
Fat 0g
Carbs +2g
Protein+<1g

Cost
Recipe Cost:$0.75
Cost per Serving:$0.09
compared to a store bought product
Product Cost on Average: $3.09
Product Cost per Serving:$1.55
You Save on Average per Serving: $ $1.46

Tricks
-Leave sitting longer if you would like the mint to sink to the bottom and dissolve a little bit
-Feel free to eat the cucumber pieces if you like, they are delicious and a quick snack





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