Friday, February 10, 2012

True Food: Cucumber Honey Lemonade

Danny and I went to True Food Kitchen with some friends; it's this great new great restaurant by Dr. Andrew Weil. "True Food Kitchen is about flavor, freshness, variety, quality, nutrition and balance. It’s about enjoying healthy whole foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals."
Their entire menu is centered on the principals of Dr. Andrew Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Diet & Food Pyramid. According to Dr. Weil: “Following an anti-inflammatory diet can help counteract the chronic inflammation that is a root cause of many serious diseases, including those that become more frequent as people age. It is a way of selecting and preparing foods based on science that can help people achieve and maintain optimum health over their lifetime.”

Sounds good to me!

I ordered a delicious mushroom pizza with a lemonade cucumber refresher made with cucumber, honey and lemons.



Here's how to make it.
*You'll need a juicing machine for the cucumber...

Yields 2 drinks:
2 Small Lemons
4 Tablespoons Honey
1/2 Cucumber*
3 Cups of Water
Ice

Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon into a glass.
Add 2 talbespoons of honey into each glass.
Add 1 ½ cups of water to each glass.
Stir until honey has disolved.
(add more water, lemons or honey to taste -- some people like it sour some like it sweet)
Thinly slice 4 rounds from your cucumber for garnishing and set them aside.
*Place 1/2 of a cucumber into your juicing machine and set juice aside.
Add ice to each lemonade cup.
Pour the green cucumber juice over the top of the honey lemonade and add  your cucumber slices.
Drink up.



P.S. Here are some pictures of True Food Kitchen...





3 comments:

  1. Hmm, that's interesting i wonder where the company obtains their cucumber honey from...kind of hard to find on the market actually marketed as cucumber honey...how does it taste in the drinks..can you distinguish the added honey flavor or no?

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    1. Hey Chris, you won't be able to find it in the stores; hopefully you haven't been scouring the aisles for cucumber honey! You'll need a juicing machine to extract juice from the cucumber. Then you add the cucumber juice to a homemade lemonade that is sweetened with honey. Hope that helps.

      I personally love the taste. All the flavors are present - lemon, honey and a tad of cucumbers.

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  2. We went to Postino's on Central yesterday and tried their Cucumber Honey Lemonade and it's really good too. I've been looking for recipe since. I love True Foods too so I'll definetely give this one a try. Thanks!

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