A couple days ago my dad and sweetie Eli were taking down this big dead tree in our front yard. It was a hot day too. So, I was trying to think of something to keep them hydrated besides gatorade. I had time and fresh cucumbers from the garden..
So, I made a sort of cucumber lemonade.
(not my photo, found on this blog: http://www.wearenotmartha.com/2011/09/cucumber-lemonade-with-basil/)
Here’s what I did:
Fill a pitcher up with warm water.
Cut half a lemon into slices and put in pitcher.
Use other half to squeeze lemon juice into the pitcher.
(you can add more to taste of course)
Slice half a small cucumber into rounds. Put these in the pitcher too.
Add some delicious HONEY to taste.
Let sit out for a little while so water absorbs the nutrients and flavors.
Eventually, add some ice! And you will have a hydrating, deliciously refreshing drink.
The benefits of lemon, cucumber, and honey is great. Here is a good source that explains the benefits a little bit. You can find a similar drink among other sources too. You could also add some mint or basil. mmmmm…Some folks may want to add some vodka.