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- Cilantro/Coriander Leaves chopped ~ 2tbsp
- Cucumber ~ 4 thin slices(add/reduce as required)
- Sugar ~ 3 tbsp
- Water - 1 cup + 1 cup
- Ice Cubes few
- Fresh Lime/Lemon Juice ~ 2 tbsp(I used juice of ½ lime)
- Lime/Lemon slice - 1(To Garnish, Optional)
- Cucumber Slice - 2(To Garnish, Optional)
- Tip part of a Cilantro - To Garnish(Optional)
- Boil a cup of water and add sugar. Reduce the heat to medium and let it boil till the water reduces to ½ cup and get form a sugar syrup. Set aside and let it cool.
- Peel the skin from cucumber, slice it. Grind the cucumber and cilantro by adding a cup of water. Strain and pour into a tall glass(I didn't strain it).
- Squeeze out the lime juice from half a Lime/Lemon to the cooler. Add 2tbsp(or more) sugar syrup according to the sweetness required and stir well.
- Add few Ice cubes, insert few slices of cucumber and garnish with a slice of Lime/Lemon and cilantro and serve immediately.
- I have given a basic sugar syrup which you can make in bulk and store it refrigerated for later use in other coolers/cocktails/soft drinks that calls for syrups. Can add your favorite flavors as well.
- Those who don't like the taste of raw cucumber can cook and grind it as well. Lessen the cilantro if you don't like the taste of it.
- You can add chilled soda water instead of plain water if desired while blending.
- Nutritional benefits off cucumber is high, it is good for acidity, blood pressure, excellent cooling agent, helps in dissolution of kidney stones, is Diuretic-encouraging waste removal through urination, good for puffy eyes, helps water retention and many more. So eat it raw, consume them as cooler/plain juice, use it on skin/eyes as beautifying agent choice is all yours and the benefits you already know :-)
- Cilantro helps increase HDL Cholesterol(good kind) and reduce LDL Cholesterol(bad kind), good source of Iron, Magnesium and helps fighting anemia, helps detoxify the body and many more.