Sugar-Free Cucumber & Mint Limeade

Steph Wagner

June 19, 2013

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Sugar-Free Cucumber & Mint Limeade

 

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Ahhhhhhhh.

Excuse me. I just took a refreshing drink of a cucumber & mint limeade. And I am relaxed.

I found an article in a Rachael Ray magazine about a Cucumber & Mint Limeade, which sounded delicious, but included a cup of sugar. I wondered….could I? Can I? Would this taste any good without sugar?

I got started, and realized I didn’t really follow the recipe. But still created something delicious and refreshing! No sugar. No calories. No guilt!

Let’s get real for a minute here. It’s summer, and I know what you want. You want, a drink. Ahem, an adult drink. (Okay fine, that might not be just a summertime request.) So here it is. My first blog post on an alcoholic option. You thought it would never happen, didn’t you??

To spike this beverage: add a splash of vodka or gin. Yeah, I realize splash means something different to all of us. I’m giving you freedom to interpret…

Another way to add some pep in this drink: use sparkling water. Except my weight-loss surgery friends, stick with the non-carbinated version. 

Sugar-Free Cucumber & Mint Limeade

Cuisine: No Cook
Servings: 2 glasses
Calories: 16kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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Ingredients

  • 1 large lime
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 packets natural no calorie sweetener ex: Stevia
  • 8 cubes ice
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup cucumber slices

Instructions

  • In a saucepan put water, stevia, 1 tbsp zest from the lime and all the juice from the lime to a boil. Stir occasionally, add half the mint and continue to let boil about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Then move sweetened mint-lime water to refrigerator to chill further.
  • In a medium pitcher or two serving glasses add remaining mint & cucumber slices.
  • When mint-lime water is cooled, add ice to the pitcher (or glasses) and add sweetened water. Add remaining cold water to dilute the mixture. Serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1glass | Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Sugar-Free Cucumber & Mint Limeade
Amount Per Serving (1 glass)
Calories 16
% Daily Value*
Sodium 18mg1%
Potassium 111mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Vitamin A 280IU6%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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