Cucumber-Lemonade

It’s time for cool, refreshing summer drinks! 

But they don’t have to be unhealthy! Just the opposite!

iTOVi Cucumber Lemonade combines some of nature’s best detox ingredients into a tasty summer beverage that you can combine with your favorite essential oils!

Ingredients: 

  • 6 cups (36 oz) of filtered water
  • 1 cucumber
  • ¼ cup of filtered water
  • ½ cup lime or lemon juice (fresh squeezed from 3-4 citrus fruits or store-bought)
  • 2 ½ tablespoons of organic honey OR 1 tsp liquid stevia
  • 1 drop of ingestible emulsifier (safe-for-consumption Polysorbate 80 or 20, Lecithin, etc)
  • 3-5 drops of your chosen flavoring oil (Just make sure you have a food-grade oil that is safe for consumption)

Instructions: 

  • Peel the cucumber and cut it in half, dicing one half into pieces small enough to fit into your blender and set the other half aside.
  • Add ¼ cup of filtered water to the cucumbers in the blender and blend. 
  • Filter the blended cucumber mix through a mesh net strainer. This should yield about half a cup of cucumber juice. (The leftover cucumber pulp can be used in a moisturizing face mask!)
  • Mix the cucumber juice into a pitcher with 6 cups of water. 
  • Add the lime or lemon juice and your sweetener (either honey or liquid Stevia)
  • In a small, separate dish, thoroughly combine your oil drops and your one drop of emulsifier together before stirring them into your lemonade.
  • Slice the remaining cucumber into rounds and add to the lemonade. 
  • Keep cool and enjoy!

Find more recipes on the iTOVi Blog! (i.e. iTOVi ElectroLiGHT Drink Recipe or Can Essential Oils Impact Food Cravings?)