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easy green drinks for kids

Cucumber Basil Limeade Drink Recipe

Course beverage
Author Kelli Miller

Ingredients

  • 1 large English Cucumber peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Basil Leaves about 10-12 whole
  • 1/3 cup of freshly squeezed Lime Juice 4 big limes
  • Zest of one Lime
  • ½ cup of Sugar.
  • ¼ teaspoon of Sea Salt
  • 1 + 4 cups of cold water
  • Cucumber spears Basil Leaves and Lime Slices/wedges to garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, lime zest and 1 cup water to a gentle boil on medium heat. Keep stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat and let it cool to room temperature. This step can be made in advance too.
  2. In a blender add the cooled lime syrup, chopped cucumbers, basil leaves, lime juice, sea salt and another cup of water. Blend on high for a minute or so.
  3. Add the remaining 2 cups of water and mix well.
  4. Serve immediately over ice, garnished with cucumber spears and lime slices.