Blended Cucumber and Lime Drink (makes 4 servings)

Monday, June 14, 2010


Ingredients:Nutrition Facts for Agua Fresca de Pepino

3 quarts water


3 cucumbers, peeled and chopped


1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice


1/4 cup sugar


Crushed ice (optional)


Slice of lime for garnish (optional)

Directions:
1.Pour 1/2 cup of the water and 1 cup of the cucumbers in blender. Blend until cucumbers are pureed then add more cucumbers and water until all cucumbers are pureed.
2.Using a fine-mesh sieve, strain cucumbers into a pitcher to remove seeds and pulp. Stir in remaining water, lime juice and sugar.
3.Chill before serving over crushed ice garnished with a slice of lime.

Other versions:
Instead of cucumbers, use tropical fruits like papayas, guava, pineapple or traditional fruits like orange, pink grapefruit, cantaloupe, watermelon or a combination of 2 or more.

TEXT VERSION OF NUTRITION FACTS:
Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe (269 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount per serving
Calories86
Calories from fat3
Total Fat0 g
Saturated Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium5 mg
Total Carbohydrates21 g
Dietary Fiber2 g
Sugars12 g
Protein2 g
Vitamin A10%
Vitamin C35%
Calcium4%
Iron4%

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