Zesty cucumber refresher

Heart Smart Low Sodium

Limes are an excellent source of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps your immune system stay strong!


1 medium English cucumber
1/2 medium jalapeño pepper
2 cups unsweetened 100% pineapple juice
3/4 cup sugar
2 medium limes (juice only)
4 cups water


  1. Place cucumber and jalapeño pepper in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Position a fine-mesh strainer over a large bowl. Pour blended ingredients through the strainer, catching the liquid in the bowl. Push down on solids in the strainer with a spatula or spoon to squeeze out all liquid. Throw away solids left in the strainer.
  3. Pour liquid from the bowl into a pitcher. Add pineapple juice, sugar and lime juice. Stir.
  4. Place ice cubes in 8 glasses. Pour 4 ounces of water in each glass. Then, fill remainder of each glass with juice mixture. Stir slightly.
  5. Serve chilled.
Makes 8 servings

First Published: 08/30/2013
Last Reviewed: 08/30/2013

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