This is my favorite go-to nighttime snack. It’s super simple, light, and boasts a ton of health benefits. I often make this when I have guests coming over, and it’s especially refreshing in the summer months.
I call this my Cool, Tasty Cucumbers recipe, and it only takes a few minutes to make and lasts a week in the fridge. The best thing I love about this recipe is, once you have the base made, you can just keep adding more cucumbers to it all week long!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Make Time: 2 hours in fridge for flavors to set
-3-4 large cucumbers, peeled and sliced
-2 tbsp coriander citron vert salt (or to taste)
-1 tbsp black pepper (or to taste)
-1 bottle white vinegar
-Peel and slice the cucumbers and place them in a glass, rectangular dish that is at least 2″ deep.
-Then, sprinkle the coriander citron vert salt and the black pepper over the cucumbers.
-Finally, pour enough white vinegar into the dish to cover the cucumbers, place a lid on your container and refrigerate for 2 hours
-Eat and enjoy!
-Feel free to add more cucumbers to your base mixture throughout the week to keep your healthy snacking game strong.
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Check out these health benefits of the ingredients in this recipe!
Why I used Cucumbers for this: As we all know, water is crucial to your body’s function, playing numerous important roles. It’s involved in processes like temperature regulation, as well as the transportation of waste products and nutrients. In fact, proper hydration can affect everything from physical performance to metabolism. While you meet the majority of your fluid needs by drinking water or other liquids, some people may get as much as 40% of their total water intake from food. Because cucumbers are composed of about 96% water, they are especially effective at promoting hydration and can help you meet your daily fluid needs.
Why I bathe them with the white vinegar: Vinegar promotes calcium absorption, and calcium is an important nutrient needed by our body. White vinegar is also amazing in the way it produces a detoxifying process in our system once ingested. It actually acts as an anti-microbial agent inside the body. It’s shown that adding white vinegar to your food will kill bacteria due to the presence of organic acids such as acetic acid, lactic acid, citric acid, propionic acid, and tartaric acid. Lastly, it’s full of antioxidants which play an important role in promoting body health.