Mocktails are a great way to enjoy an ultra-refreshing drink that is much more exciting than your average sparkling water or juice. They are also an excellent source of hydration as you’ll likely drink more of something that feels special and festive. Plus, adding Nature Fresh Farms cucumbers to any beverage packs a ton of health benefits and our three favorite mocktail recipes all include our delicious greenhouse grown cucumbers. Before we link you to these delightful recipes, let’s take a quick dive into why adding cucumbers to your healthy beverage is a nutrient gamechanger.
Adding cucumbers to your drink delivers antioxidants, gut healthy fiber, a good source of potassium, vitamin B-5, and vitamin K:
Antioxidants in Cucumbers: Rich in vitamin C, beta carotene, manganese, and flavonoids, cucumbers help protect our bodies from the harmful effects of free radicals. Plus, the antioxidants in this powerful vegetable, help prevent and delay cell damage from oxidative stress which can lead to chronic conditions.
Fiber in Cucumbers: The high fiber content in cucumbers not only helps keep you full and satisfied for longer, but it also helps with your gut health. The good bacteria that make up your microbiome feed off of fiber and flourish.
Potassium in Cucumbers: A good source of potassium, cucumbers can help lower your blood pressure as one contributing factor to high blood pressure is having too little potassium in your diet.
Vitamin B-5 in Cucumbers: Vitamin B-5 helps keep skin soft, moisturized, smooth, and healthy. Found in cucumbers, this vitamin also has an anti-inflammatory effect that can help stimulate your skin’s healing process.
Vitamin K in Cucumbers: High in vitamin K, boasting 19 percent of your recommended daily value per cup, cucumbers help form proteins that are necessary for healthy bones and tissues.
Now, let’s get to the mocktails that will ensure you keep your fridge stocked with our delicious and healthy cucumbers. From a Cucumber Mojito to a Mixed Berry & Cucumber Bellini, these mocktails are sure to keep you hydrated and reaping tons of great health benefits: