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Cucumber Basil Lime Juice – Healthy Juice Recipe

Refreshing punches are always welcomed and they hydrate body in a healthier way. These can be prepared by including various fruits and vegetables of your choice. Weight watchers can also enjoy them with minimum amount of calories and maximum amounts of benefits of ingredients associated.
Here is one of the nutritionally rich drink is shared below with the recipe and health benefits associated.

 

Cucumber Basil Lime Juice

Ingredients:
• 1 handful of fresh basil leaves (Tulsi).
• 1 cucumber(medium sized),
• ½ Lime
• 1 Apple

Method:
1. Juice basil into a glass.
2. Cut cucumber lengthwise into halves.
3. Cut apple into wedges and remove the seeds.
4. Remove zest and pith of lime.
5. Chop all ingredients and blend them with 120ml (1 cup) of water in the blender.
6. Strain the content through fine mesh strainer.
7. Stir and serve.

NOTE: ice cubes can be added if desired.

Cucumber is enriched with vitamins and hydrates body and also keeps check on joint health.

Basil has many medicinal properties which help in curing cold, cough, fever, kidney stones and heart disorders.

Lime aids in women health and well known for its vitamin-C content which boosts your immunity.

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo
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— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo