11 Jun Cool as a Cucumber Juice Recipe
Isn’t the mother of invention born from necessity? I was a out for a little jaunt around my neck of the woods in wine country in the June heat when I decided that I need something cool and refreshing after my brisk steamy walk. Normally, I would reach for a glass of clear liquid, plain ol’ H20, but this was not a normal day in the vines. It’s hot, sticky and humid. Everything around me is green, in full bloom and full of life. That green theme continued when I got home and headed straight into the refrigerator to see what could cool me down and quench my thirst at the same time.
The result is something between water and juice, since neither really seemed like the right thing at the time. Juater? I don’t know. Call it what you will. I call it refreshing, light and oh so summer-y since I used what was in my crisper, which of course is what’s in season around me this time of year, as you would suspect from a nutrition girl.
Cool Cucumber Juice
What you need
- 1/2 of English cucumber (or a field cuc if you have one)
- 12 or so fresh snap peas
- 4 cups of water
- 1 Tbsp of honey (optional)
What you do
- Blend everything except the honey in a blender or vitamix
- Let the summer goodness rest (or steep) in the blender for about 10 minutes
- Strain the pulp using a fine mesh sieve or nut milk bag collecting the “juater” into a pitcher
- Add honey, if desired
- Chill or add ice if you can wait that long