Sunday, 12 April 2015

Cucumber mint lemonade with sweet basil Seeds

Stay well hydrated this summer with this natural body coolant drink - Cucumber, mint lemonade with sweet basil seeds. Cucumber and basil seeds are high in vitamins, Iron and Potassium. Both cucumber and sweet basil seeds are natural body coolants. Cucumber helps in weight loss and sweet basil seeds keeps filled for hours. Have this drink for breakfast and I can guarantee you that you will not feel hungry till lunch time. And one more health benefit of this juice is that it is good for your skin. Include this drink twice a week to get glowing skin.


  • 2 Lemons
  • Zest of a lemon
  • 1/2 Organic cucumber sliced ( 8 to 9 slices)
  • 4 Tablespoons of granulated white sugar
  • 1 Cup water to prepare the sweet syrup
  • 500 ml chilled water
  • 2 Lemons
  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 Tablespoon sweet basil seeds - soak them in 1/3 cup of regular tap water for 10 minutes
  • a big pinch of salt


1. In a pan, add 4 tablespoons of sugar and 1 cup water and bring it to boil. Reduce the flame to medium and cook the sugar syrup for 5 minutes until it thickens slightly. Switch off the flame and cool the syrup completely
2. In a food processor / juicer add sliced cucumber , mint leaves and process until the cucumbers are pureed to thick paste
3. Squeeze out juice of 2 lemons
4. In a large mixing bowl, add lemon juice, cucumber puree, sugar syrup and 500 ml of chilled water
5. Give it a nice stir. Add pinch of salt and stir in
6. Now, strain this lemonade through a strainer to remove any cucumber seeds or mint leaves. After straining the lemonade will look clear and see through
7. Stir in lemon zest and pour the lemonade to the pitcher
8. Pour in serving glass and top it with soaked basil seeds / sabja seeds

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