Today we bring you this refreshing Cucumber Ginger Agua Fresca. During our most recent trip to Mexico, Jess and I went to our girl’s beautiful wedding. For the cocktail hour, we noticed green drinks being served at the bar and ran right up to find out what this healthy-looking concoction was. We had to know what this beautiful green machine was.
Turns out, they had prepared a tasty cucumber mint agua fresca. It was refreshing and light, and everything we needed. Back home, I decided to whip up my own agua fresca rendition. I wanted a more comforting drink so I replaced the mint with ginger, and the results were perfection.
Ginger is an awesome ingredient to add to your recipes. It has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties. When our bodies suffer from chronic inflammation, it can lead to diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, digestive diseases, cancers, cardiovascular disease, and other diseases. Anti-inflammatory foods, along with other healthy lifestyle habits, can help to alleviate these conditions. Ginger has been found to help with stomach aches, nausea, asthma, arthritis, and high blood pressure. Not to mention the delicious flavor that ginger adds! The cucumber and ginger combo is great and refreshing for an energizing pool-side drink or a comforting spice for those cooler nights.
This is a super simple recipe that will only take about five minutes from start to finish. Begin with one large cucumber and cut it into four pieces. From there, blend it up nicely with your ginger and one cup of water. You’re going to then strain this blend into a large jar. Add the last two cups of water and your maple syrup and stir! Easy-peasy! Throw into a pitcher and keep in your refrigerator to enjoy for up to seven days or call all your friends to catch up over an invigorating and healthy drink! Try this out and let us know your favorite way to enjoy! Comment below! xo
- 1 large cucumber
- 2 ounces of fresh ginger
- 3 cups of water
- 3 tablespoons of maple syrup
Cut the cucumber into 4 pieces, and blend with ginger and 1 cup of water.
Strain the blend into a large jar, add 2 cups of water, and maple syrup. Stir away!
Lasts for up to 7 days.