Although we usually eat cucumbers in salads throughout the year, this cucumber cocktail ‘smells’ like summer, and it is normal, since if we focus on the seasonality of vegetables, summer is the season of cucumber. In addition to being richer, more aromatic, having more flavor … there are more dishes in which you want to incorporate it, that’s why, in summer you should try this delicious cucumber cocktail!
Reasons to eat cucumber every day
They hydrate, are perfect allies to maintain weight, have anti-inflammatory properties and help fight stress. For this and much more it is recommended to include cucumbers in the daily diet.
Packed with vitamins, dietary fiber, and water, cucumber helps in indigestion. Having a cucumber daily can solve issues related to bowel movements and hence help you combat constipation.TimesofIndia
Lots of B Vitamins
By eating a cucumber a day, you can get a good amount of nutrients. Among the most important are the B vitamins, which are perfect for promoting nervous impulse and cellular health. In addition, this vegetable provides the body with folic acid, vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and zinc.
The high water content in cucumbers helps you reach quick satiation, thus controlling overeating which can help you in your weight-loss efforts. Cucumber is free from fats and is a low-calorie fruit. Hence, it’s a great choice for anyone trying to get a grip on their body weight.Brightside
The perfect summer recipe
Cucumber is ideal for our summer recipes because it is very refreshing, it has a lot of water, it is light, crisp, easy to combine and to incorporate into different recipes… Anyway, many times we take it alone, both prepared in sticks to take as a snack
Cucumbers may play a role in controlling and preventing diabetes. It contains substances that may help lower blood sugar or stop blood glucose from rising too high.One theory is that the cucurbitacins in cucumber help regulate insulin release and the metabolism of hepatic glycogen, a key hormone in the processing of blood sugar.MedicalNewsToday
Lots of hydration
The cucumber keeps the body “fresh”. This gives an idea of what it does organically. Thanks to the hydration it provides, it favors multiple internal processes by nourishing the cells. In turn, the extract of this vegetable reduces pain and infections thanks to its action to inhibit the enzymes that occur with internal inflammation.
Sterol is a hormone found in cucumbers that can reduce bad cholesterol and help in treating both high and low blood pressures.MTLblog
Here we give you the following recipe on how to prepare a cucumber cocktail.
Ingredients for the best cucumber cocktail
- 3 Peeled and seedless cucumbers
- 3 Huaje tomatoes
- ½ Onion
- 1 bunch of radishes
- 3 jalapeño peppers without seeds
- ½ bunch of coriander
- ¼ cup Catsup Sauce
- ¼ cup V8 Vegetable Juice
- 5 lemons
- 2 spoons of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- Salt to taste
- 1 avocado
How to prepare cucumber cocktail
Vegetables are finely diced. The sauce ingredients are mixed and added to the vegetable.
It is served in glasses or plates and decorated with sliced avocado.
More inspiration for healthy cocktails?
I hope you like my cucumber cocktail and that you will give it a try! I can also recommend this very special cocktail cecipe – with Gin, Mint and Cucumber:
Are you looking for a delicious fruit dessert for your summer party? I recommend this yummy fruit cocktail, it’s very easy to make!
If you are looking for 3 sugar-free healthy summer drinks, we have them listed for you here.