Remember I once told you that I learn a lot from you in the comment section of this blog? Yes, I do!
Some days ago, when I put up a post on the 5 Healthy Reasons Why You Should Eat Cucumbers, a reader mentioned that she makes cucumber juice. Now, this is something I’ve never done before so I did some research and found the recipe.
Cucumbers are naturally high in vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium. Sometimes, you might have lots of them and won’t want them to get spoilt. One way to use up those extra cucumbers is in homemade cucumber juice, which you can use for mixed drinks or sauces or consume on its own. Many people add cucumber juice to their diets to improve the quality of their skin, nails, and hair, and when consumed regularly, the drink can help treat high blood pressure and kidney stones.
So, join me and let’s learn how to make some cucumber juice. I got this from Wikihow:
1. Peel your cucumbers. The skin of a cucumber is coated in a protective wax. While you can eat this coating without much problem, the wax will distort the texture of cucumber juice. You can accomplish this task by using either a potato peeler or a sharp knife with a smooth blade.
2. Slice off the ends of your cucumbers using a sharp knife. The bottom and top stem are hard, inedible parts that you should not attempt to turn into juice.
3. Chop the cucumbers into large chunks. The pieces can be up to 1 inch (2.54 centimeters) in height, width, and depth. Smaller pieces will also work, but you should avoid using pieces that are much bigger than that.
4. Place the cucumber chunks into a food processor or blender. You should leave a couple of inches in between the top cucumber pieces and the rim of the machine. Do not fill the food processor to the top.
5. Blend the cucumber pieces on a medium or high speed. Run the machine for approximately two minutes. The mixture should be pulpy, but it does not need to be smooth.
6. Place a mesh strainer over a large bowl. The strainer should be small enough to fit inside the mouth of the bowl, but if possible, you should use a strainer with a wide enough rim to rest on top of the brim of the bowl. By resting the strainer on top of the bowl, you free up both hands.
7. Place cheesecloth inside the strainer. The cloth will allow you to strain out more pulp. You can also line the strainer with coffee filters to create the same effect.
8. Slowly pour the blended cucumbers through the strainer. Pour as much of the cucumber puree into the strainer as possible without causing the puree to overflow.
9. Stir the puree with a rubber spatula or metal spoon, occasionally pressing down into the cheesecloth or mesh. By stirring the cucumbers, you encourage the juice to seep out and flow through the strainers, into the bowl. Continue stirring and pressing until no more juice comes out.
10. Pour the cucumber juice into glasses, chill, and serve. You can also store fresh cucumber juice in a sealed container inside the refrigerator for one week.
Simple, isn’t it? Remember, if you don’t have a food processor, you can use a blender. There is also the option of mixing it with honey for a sweetened taste but I tend to prefer this one.
Would you try this soon?
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Racheal Laye EdwardMarch 18, 2015 at 7:09 am
I’ll try this soon.
Thks 4 sharing aunty steph!
OmowunmiMarch 18, 2015 at 8:49 am
Not sure I will be able to drink it. I find it hard to eat cucumber.
HapynonyMarch 18, 2015 at 9:06 am
Lovely one Stephnie sweery. wil sure try soonest
have learnt alot frm ur site.
eso eniolaMarch 18, 2015 at 9:16 am
I love this post of cucumber. Am going to try it soon.
stacyMarch 18, 2015 at 9:19 am
I have sent my girl to get some cucumbers for me,I want to try it,thanks
estherMarch 18, 2015 at 9:29 am
Thx. I’ll try dat nw nd give it 2 my mum.
obiego tomiMarch 18, 2015 at 9:30 am
PeculiarMarch 18, 2015 at 9:59 am
Thanks for the lecture, will try it now
Olyluv FaithMarch 18, 2015 at 10:05 am
It’s great and i like and will try it.Thanks.
zenabu mohammedMarch 18, 2015 at 10:21 am
I LOVE WHAT I SEE. I WISH TO LEARN MORE AND MORE. THANKS
zenabu mohammedMarch 18, 2015 at 10:23 am
I LIKE IT BUT, I COOK WITH JOLLOF
zenabu mohammedMarch 18, 2015 at 10:24 am
I LOVE TO BE YOUR FRIEND. THANKS
Elizabeth MarcusMarch 18, 2015 at 10:34 am
Wow this is good. Only tried watermelon, pineapple n banana juice. Am heading straight way to d market . Thanks steph
MONICAMarch 18, 2015 at 10:45 am
AM IMPRESSED WILL TRY IT OUT.
francisca ugochi ejekeMarch 18, 2015 at 11:02 am
i love you this page
graceMarch 18, 2015 at 1:56 pm
This is lovely I like it have done my thanks dear
RoselineMarch 18, 2015 at 2:49 pm
maryam ladanMarch 18, 2015 at 2:49 pm
wow!will try it very soon!tnx 4 sharing
omorogbe osarugueMarch 18, 2015 at 3:02 pm
I will give it a try.
patience BoatengMarch 18, 2015 at 5:42 pm
stepha what about adding lemon to the cacumber juice….to help in reducing weight.
Schollzy PaulsMarch 19, 2015 at 5:56 am
will try it out this weekend
nkechi nwaozuzu GiftMarch 19, 2015 at 10:35 am
thanks for sharing you have improved my diet
Okoro chikaMarch 19, 2015 at 3:57 pm
Nice one steph. I love cucumber so much. It helps in shedding of weight. Will try it.
mirabelle ChizobaMarch 19, 2015 at 6:20 pm
Infact am going for cucumbers now. Thanks for this. I believe I will loose weight too.
Adetutu DareMarch 21, 2015 at 5:39 am
I have to make and drink ds as a routine. Thanks 4 d insight ma
Adetutu DareMarch 21, 2015 at 5:40 am
Happy to learn this
Oyedola OluwakemiMarch 21, 2015 at 10:11 am
Love this, I do something like this at home but with other fruits. I will try cucumber alone now. Thanks
fayemi olamideMarch 21, 2015 at 8:37 pm
U enjoy it more when it’s blend with carrot
mustytossJuly 19, 2015 at 7:03 am
Am glad I came across dis site. I’ve been pinging my friends on how to make some juice which include cucumber but here I am today learning it free. Thanks for putting us through. I really appreciate.
Please can u teach us how to make fresh natural unflavored yogurt? Thanks.