I am in holiday mode. For one month, I will loosen up a bit about my self-imposed dietary restrictions. We are staying at other people’s houses. Sticking to a grain free or gluten free diet, I would have to go the extra mile. I am not willing to do that. I enjoy a cold beer in the afternoon or evening. I also would not want to miss the delicious breads that are available in Germany. Staying mostly sugar free, will not be such a big issue, although I will surely indulge in the occasional ice cream.
But I have come prepared. For the past few weeks in Dubai, I have cooked up storms and taken lots of pictures that I have taken a long. So while I am indulging, there won’t be a shortage of healthy recipes for you.
Today’s recipe is a refreshing drink that I made almost daily in the past few weeks in Dubai when temperatures were soaring: my Cucumber Lemon Cooler. I love the combination of cucumber and lemon, as the cucumber cuts the acidity of the citrus, which is otherwise done with a lot of sugar. Some mint adds some extra freshness. The result is a refreshing low-calorie drink that is made from fresh and raw ingredients only. Enjoy your summer!
In a high speed food processor, combine cucumbers, mint, lemon and lime juice and water. Blend mixture until smooth. Transfer to glasses. Stir in honey and top with crushed ice. Garnish with mint leaves. Serve immediately.