When it comes to this Cucumber Ginger Lemon Detox Juice, it’s all about the spicy ginger and mint flavors paired with the bit of tartness from the lemon and freshness of the cucumber. Great as a detox or a boost in digestion, overall, this recipe is completely natural, easy to make, and perfect for any day or season.
It’s Thursday, so that means that the weekend is fast approaching and well on it’s way! So, of course, to end the week off well, I chose to share this delicious juice with you!
If you’ve been an avid reader of Orchids + Sweet Tea then you’ve seen our Natural Homemade Lemon Ginger Ale recipe. This homemade drink is so refreshing and is great for your health! More importantly, lemon and ginger together does wonders as well!
Hand in hand, both ingredients have amazing antioxidant and immune-boosting effects, stimulate your metabolism, treats nausea and indigestion, improves cognitive function, excellent aides in skincare, promotes weight loss, relieves pain, and a few other amazing benefits. I’ll dig a bit deeper below.
Then there’s this Creamy Jamaican-Inspired Vegan Carrot Juice recipe, which is one of my faves to date! It’s a healthy take on the delicious traditional Jamaican Carrot Juice which includes bold flavors and is beautifully textured.
This Vegan Carrot Juice boasts of it’s creaminess, thickness, and generous play on spices and freshly grated carrot flavor along with a secret thickener that brings it to life. The perfect drink to enjoy during family dinner or to kick start your day.
With all of this cold (more like frigid) weather, I’m so looking forward to a little fun in the sun with the Spring and Summer months ahead!
More importantly, I’ll be free to make more recipes like this Fresh Watermelon Cucumber Mint Juice. You’d be surprised at just how easy it is to make, using all natural and organic ingredients, in just under 30 minutes. It’s certainly the best drink of the summer.
Before we dig into this recipe, did you know that Cucumber is an actual fruit and not vegetable? I know.
It’s pretty crazy how we think of all fruit being sweet or at least a little sweet in the midst of any tartness. However, a cucumber just don’t fit either category right? Is it just me? Haha.
But yes—cucumber is a fruit and it has some pretty awesome benefits as well:
And the list goes on.
Let’s face it—cucumbers are more than just that one ingredient that you throw on top of a salad to add character! It’s healthy stuff!
Let’s dig into this recipe, shall we?
In a medium pot over medium-high heat, add water and let it begin to boil. Once boiling, add chopped ginger and mint leaves and boil for 10-15 minutes, letting it simmer after the first 5 minutes.
Once done, let it cool for 10 minutes or so.
Simply add cooled ginger-mint mixture (leaves + chopped roots included) to a blender along with diced cucumbers and blend on medium-high speed until smooth and ‘foamy’, about 2-3 minutes.
Add in juice of a lemon and sweetener (honey or agave) and blend for another 30 seconds.
Once done, slowly strain juice into a pitcher, squeezing the pulp to ensure that all juices are extracted. **NOTE: If preferred, you can skip this step and leave pulp in.**
To serve—add an ice cube or two into prepared glass(es), followed by the cucumber-ginger-lemon juice and top with a fresh mint leaf.
Store any leftovers in the refrigerator, tightly sealed or in a covered mason jar.
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Cucumber Ginger Lemon Detox Juice.