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Cucumber Mint Water

Cool Cucumber-Mint Water

We love to dress up our water. Plain old water is good stuff, necessary for optimal health and, honestly, we drink a ton of it. Adding a little flavor and some pretty color from some sweet whole foods adds pizzazz to this life-sustaining liquid. 

Recipe Source: 

Recipe reprinted with permission from KICKING CANCER IN THE KITCHEN © 2012 by Annette Ramke & Kendall Scott, Running Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group.

Photo Credit: Steve Legato

Number of Servings: 

Makes 8 ounces

  • 9 raspberries
  • 2 cucumber slices
  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • 6 to 8 ounces filtered or sparkling mineral water
  1. Add three raspberries to each of three ice-cube sections and fill with water. Place in the freezer for several hours until frozen.
  2. In an eight- to twelve-ounce glass, place the cucumber slices, mint leaves and raspberry ice cubes. Add the filtered or sparkling water to top off the glass. 

Annette’s Tasty Tip: Mint is an herb that is easy to grow yourself. It can be used in many ways in the kitchen. One of our favorites is to use the fresh leaves to brew a calming and relaxing mint tea. Steep several sprigs of them in hot water for five minutes, grab a good book, strain the tea and enjoy.