cold beverages

 

Cucumbers are refreshing in a salad, so why not add them to a summery drink? This sparkling beverage uses grapes, as well as cucumbers, to create a cool sipper for relaxing on a hot day.

Servings
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients
2 cups (500 mL) peeled coarsely chopped seedless cucumber
2 cups (500 mL) sparkling water
1 cup (250 mL) halved green seedless grapes
2 tablespoons (4 mL) lemon juice
1-2/3 tablespoons (25 mL) Pure Via Stevia Liquid sweetener*
10 medium fresh mint leaves

*Substitute 10 packets Pure Via Sweetener for the liquid product.

Directions
    Combine all ingredients in blender; cover.
    Blend until smooth.
    Serve in a tall glass over ice.


NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (PER SERVING)
    Calories 37; Protein 1g; Carbohydrates 10g; Fat 0; Cholesterol 0; Sodium 7mg


Exchanges
    Fruit – 1/2; Vegetables – 1/4


Reduction
    Calorie Reduction: 69%
    Carbohydrate Reduction: 67%