Recipes

Juicing Cucumbers


The sheer fact the cucumbers are made of about 96% water content make them practically excellent for juicing. They also boast a wealth of nutrients and minerals that are beneficial to the body and make them a no-brainer for a number of juicing recipes.

Some of the potential health benefits that cucumbers can provide include;

· Help improve digestion and fight cancer

· Help on weight loss and inflammation

· Helps the body flush out toxins due to the high water content in the vegetable

· Improves the immunity levels

· Reduces puffiness of the eyes

· Strengthens the connective tissue

In a bid to help you enjoy this vegetable and all the health benefits it has to offer, here are some cucumber juicing recipes that you may consider.

Recipe #1: The Cucumber Cooler

Ingredients

• 1 cucumber
• 4 carrots
• 1 stalk of celery
• 1 apple
• 1/2 piece of peeled lemon

Yields up to a maximum of 4 servings

Like the name suggests, this is the recipe to go for when you want to cool your body particular if the temperature is high or after a long tiring walk. Besides the high water content in cucumber, the other ingredients add to the nutritional value of the juice by supplying minerals such as vitamin A and C. The apple complements the cucumber’s taste to improve the overall flavor of the resultant juice.

Recipe #2: The Cucumber Kale Mint

Ingredients

• 1 cucumber
• 1 Granny Smith apple
• 1 cup of pineapple
• 3 leaves of kale
• 1 handful mint
• 1/2 peeled lemon

Yields up to a maximum of 4 servings

The kale in this recipe comes with a number of benefits such as reducing the effects of cancer and detoxifying the body. For this particular recipe, you may consider using at least four varieties of kale found in most grocery stores. Apart from enhancing the taste, the pineapple adds the alkaline effect to this recipe thus reducing inflammation associated with conditions such as arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.

Recipe #3: The Green Juice

• 1 cucumber
• 2 stalks of ribs
• 1 handful of cilantro
• 4 springs of basil
• 2 apples

Yields up to a maximum of 4 to 5 servings

This is one of the most nutritious cucumber juicing recipes that feature two important herbs; cilantro and basil. Cilantro is packed with anti-bacterial and anti fungal components that have shown positive effects on a condition known as salmonella. Cilantro also helps deal with anxiety and diabetes. Basil offers antibacterial properties and DNA cell protection as well as helping dealing with cardio vascular diseases.

Recipe #4: The Cucumber Apple Love

Ingredients

• 1 cucumber
• 3 to 5 small apples
• 3 Kale leaves
• 1/2 peeled lemon

Yields up to a maximum of 4 servings

Apart from adding an assortment of vitamins to this recipe, apples contain important minerals and halic acid that enhance digestion and rejuvenate the skin. The lemon brings the antioxidant properties while the kale adds their own assortment of vitamins and minerals.

Cucumber may not be as tasty on its own but can be combined with other vegetables and fruits to give you more than a glass of juice. The amount of ingredients to be used in the above-cited cucumber juicing recipes depends on the number of people you want to serve. Do not forget to go for the most fresh and firm ingredients that are likely to have the nutritional content still intact. Below is another simple recipe that involves all of the goodness of the cucumber.