Especially as we're heading into spring and summer, what could be more refreshing than Cucumber Lime Water? No fuss, no muss, no sweetener, simply chilled fresh filtered water with a light aroma and taste and a few ice cubes and cucumber spears to crunch on. A pitcher of this water makes it easy to get those 8-10 daily recommended glasses in without seeming like a chore.
My entry for Cate of Sweetnick's ARF/5-a-day Antioxidant Rich Foods, eating the cucumbers and the lime juice you squeeze into the water give you the same Vitamin C as drinking orange juice, only without the sugar added to commerical drinks. Cucumbers are a good source for Vitamin A, calcium, and potassium. Set a pitcher in the fridge and enjoy all day long. See Cate's round up for other healthy foods this week.
To make, simply toss peeled cucumber spears, the juice of one lime, and slices of another into a pitcher of water, along with as much ice as you'd like. Chill.