Citrus Fresh

By Gabby

We all know we need to drink more water, but sometimes it's just BORING. I found this combination to be refreshing and may actually be good for your glucose levels.

No Waste Tips:
Zest the citrus before you cut them up and let it air dry. Store it for future use in meals
Use the peels of the citrus in your garbage disposal to freshen it up
Compost the rest of the scraps (or in my case, my dog eats the cucumber ends…she's weird)

Citrus Fresh
photographer: Nikki Sheriff
Ingredients
  • 1 med. Cucumber (Peeled)

  • 1 large Lime (all skin and pith removed)

  • 1 med. Lemon (all skin and pith removed)

  • 1 med. Orange (all skin and pith removed)

  • 1/4 cup fresh Mint (coarsely chopped)

  • 2 cups Coconut Water (unsweetened)

  • 2 cups Aloe Vera Juice

  • Optional ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon Chia Seeds

  • Sweetener if you choose

  • Low carb tip:

  • To make this a zero calorie and zero carb refresher, omit the coconut water.

Directions
  1. Prepare 4 one quart canning jars and set aside

  2. Peel all the skin from your citrus. Leave no white pith behind, it will make your drink bitter. quarter each citrus and place one quarter of each into your quart jars.

  3. Peel and slice the cucumber and divide evenly between the 4 quart jars

  4. Remove mint leaves from the stems and chop. Divide evenly between the 4 quart jars

  5. Pour 1/2 cup of Coconut water into each jar

  6. Pour 1/2 cup of Aloe Vera juice into each jar

  7. Fill the jars with water. Screw on lids and give a quick shake. Store in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, no more than 48.

  8. Pour through a strainer into your glass or pitcher and enjoy!


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Serving size is one quart
Calories
22
Carbohydrates
5
Fat
0

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4 replies

Sara~Lee
Sara~Lee 2014-02-18 16:37:35 -0600 Report

Wished I'd seen this before I went grocery shopping! I really need to lower my A1c for it jacked up to 7.9 as of last week's lab work. 3 mos ago it was 7.3, 6mos ago it was 6.7. O me O my!!!

Gabby
GabbyPA 2013-09-17 09:57:28 -0500 Report

I love this drink. I always have a glass or bottle of water near me, so this is a nice change up for me. I was worried about the orange, but it's not a problem because you don't eat it, It just flavors the water slightly.