Cantaloupe and Cucumber Water
Cantaloupe and cucumber water is not only ridiculously refreshing on a hot summer day, it’s also beautiful to look at!
My daughter, who is almost 5, just finished a week of Princess Camp. Yes, princess camp. It might just be the cutest thing in the world. Four days of singing, dancing, and learning about friendship, manners, and etiquette. On the last day, they had a royal coronation where each girl went on stage, received her crown and said what her favorite part of princess camp was.
There was a stuffed cat in the foyer of the business that I’m pretty sure once walked and meowed, but other than that, princess camp was totally legit and so stinking adorable. She had a blast making crafts, meeting new friends, and being oh-so-girly.
There should be a princess camp for adults. But with massages, pedicures, and wine.
Or infused water like this cantaloupe and cucumber water. (Originally dubbed Cameloupe Water by Door to Door Organics and the Detroit Zoo – read about why in Wednesday’s post about wild rice patties.)
This water just murmurs a day at the spa, doesn’t it? Or a poolside play date? Canteloupe and cucumber water is perfect for most anything and it really couldn’t be any easier to make.
All you need is water (obviously), cantaloupe, and cucumbers. It’s ready to drink immediately after making but the flavors intensify over time.
The good news is, there’s still a little summer left. So make some of this water and pretend you’re a princess.
- ½ cantaloupe, shaped into melon balls
- 1 cucumber, sliced thin
- 3 ice cubes
- 5 cups water
- Pour all the ingredients into a pitcher and serve. Flavors intensify if you refrigerate it awhile.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 31Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g
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Verdict: So refreshing!
Husband’s take: I think he likes this even more than I did. The kids and my in-laws love this water too.
Changes I would make: None are necessary.
Difficulty: So easy.
Looking for more refreshing beverages? Try: Raspberry Mango Coconut Water Smoothie, Strawberry Watermelon Slushie Spritzer, Blueberry Mint Iced Tea, Creamy Lemon Smoothie, Clementine Smoothie with Vanilla, Cucumber Citrus Infused Water from Dine and Dish, or Peach and Herb Infused Water from Healthy Green Kitchen.