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Stay Hydrated and Refreshed with this Ayurvedic Cucumber Limeade Recipe

Updated: 3 days ago

Cooling, refreshing, and so easy-to-make, this Pitta cooling beverage will hydrate you like nothing else. Best of all, as temperatures soar, you’ll keep your cool.

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Stay Hydrated and Refreshed with this Ayurvedic Cucumber Limeade Recipe


In the summertime, we absorb the hot, penetrating, slick qualities rising in the world around us. These elements can aggravate Pitta, the Ayurvedic dosha associated with the summer season. If your constitution is primarily Pitta, this shift can be particularly evident.


Known as agua de pepino, a delicious cucumber agua fresca from Mexico, in Ayurveda we might call it Pitta cooling elixir in a glass.



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Ingredients:

  • 6 cups water

  • 3 cucumbers, peel and cut in a style of your liking

  • ½ cup fresh squeezed lime juice

  • 2 teaspoons of coconut sugar or local honey

  • Mint if you like it


fresh lime slices

Directions:

  1. Juice cucumber and mix with equal parts water

  2. Mix lime juice with cucumber juice.

  3. Add coconut sugar.

  4. Garnish with mint.


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