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Continued: Recipes: cold flavorful drinks

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Nutrition information per serving:

Calories 266 Fat 0 g Sodium 21 mg Saturated fat 0 g

Carbohydrates 69 g Calcium 37 mg

Protein 1 g Cholesterol 0 mg Dietary fiber 1 g

Diabetic exchanges per serving: 4½ other carb.

Cucumber water

Serves 5.

Note: From “Mediterranean Cooking,” by the Culinary Institute of America and by Lynne Gigliotti (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $34.99).

1 cucumber, peeled and seeded

• Juice of 1 lime

• 5 c. water

• Sugar, to taste

• 1 lime, sliced, for garnish


In the jar of a blender, process the cucumber and lime juice, then strain through a fine-mesh sieve for an hour. Add the juice to the water, along with a little sugar to taste. Serve garnished with a lime slice.

Nutrition information per serving:

Calories 7 Fat 0 g Sodium 10 mg

Carbohydrates 2 g Saturated fat 0 g Calcium 14 mg

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