What a neat little trick! I had this during a science communication course at the university, it’s really refreshing, tasty and looks lovely in a glass pitcher. Good idea for a party when plain water in unappealing and you’d rather not pump your body full of sugar – besides, the low FODMAP drink list could certainly use some expanding.

Cucumber water

(Yield: varies, preparation: 5 minutes, total time: 35 minutes, difficulty: easy)

  • 4 pints of water
  • 1 whole English cucumber
  • ice cubes

Wash the cucumber well, cut into thin slices (about 1/8 inch). Add the slices to a pitcher of water, wait 30 minutes to let the juice seep into the water, add ice and serve.

For a sweet version, replace cucumber with melon.

cucumberwatersmallDoesn’t it look refreshing?


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