Recipe originally published on soletshangout.com
1 large English cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
4 sprigs of mint, de-stemmed
Juice of 2 limes
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp course sea salt
3 1/2 cups filtered water
1 cup ice
Cucumber spears, mint leaves and lime wedges to garnish (optional)
Prep all of your ingredients. Make sure your cucumber is peeled and seeded. To seed a cucumber simply cut in in half and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds. Coarsely chop up your cucumber and put it into your blender. Pull the mint leaves away from their stems and add them to the blender as well.
Add the remainder of the ingredients to the blender (excluding garnishes) and blend on high until the limeade is completely liquefied and mixed. Using a high-powered blender, it only takes about a minute for everything to come together nicely.
Serve immediately over ice and garnish with mint, a slice of cucumber and a lime wedge.
If you don’t finish your limeade immediately you can keep it in an airtight container in your fridge and finish it within the next two days.