This strawberry mint and cucumber water drink is just what you need to quench your thirst this summer! Make your own drink in less than 5 minutes!
How to Pick the Best Strawberries, Mint and Cucumbers
The key to this easy at-home drink is choosing high-quality ingredients. Look for cucumber, strawberries and mint that are at their peak ripeness, which indicates more nutrients. Here’s what to look for when selecting the ingredients in the market:
Look for strawberries that are bright and vibrant in colour and avoid strawberries that are unripe or discoloured. Always use fresh strawberries for this recipe.
Select a cucumber that is bright green, firm, and heavy. Give it a gentle squeeze to ensure there are no soft spots or bruises along the length of the vegetable. I opt for organic cucumbers for this recipe. However, if you can’t find organic, peeling the cucumber is a good way to remove any trace pesticides that might be on the skin.
Mint leaves should be fragrant, hardy, and dark green. Avoid mint that’s yellowing, old-looking or wilting. And give your leaves a good sniff. If they smell like mint, they’re fresh.
Ultimately, it’s vital to wash your produce for this recipe. Otherwise, any dirt on the surface of your strawberries, cucumber, or mint leaves will end up in your drink!
How to Make Strawberry Mint and Cucumber Water
With these three simple ingredients you can create this delicious drink in five!
Slice the strawberries and cucumber into thin slices. Then, roughly chop the fresh mint leaves, add your produce to a large jug, fill with fresh filtered water and ice (optional).
Refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the flavors to develop. Next time you go for a glass of refreshing water, you’ll have bright and flavorful strawberry, mint and cucumber flavoured water to enjoy!
More Delicious Summer Recipes
- Healthy Cucumber Lemonade From The Busy Baker
- 1/2-1 cup of strawberries sliced
- 1/4 cucumber sliced
- a handful of mint leaves roughly chopped
- ice optional
- Slice the strawberries and cucumber into thin slices. Then, roughly chop the fresh mint leaves, add your produce to a large jug, fill with fresh filtered water and ice (optional).
- Refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the flavors to develop and serve!