hello Natural medicine Lovers, The weather today is very sunny, the sun is shining brightly, the wind seems to stop blowing, until it burns the skin. I just came home from work riding a motorcycle (you can imagine how the skin burns) in a very hot weather (around 35 degrees Celsius), the fullface helmet I was wearing couldn't protect my head from the hot sun, my head felt dizzy with the heat burst inside my brain cells, I seem to be getting dehydrated. Several times I stopped the motorcycle to drink water that I brought as a provision on the trip. But water alone is not able to relieve the thirst and heat that burns my skin.
I immediately started the motorbike and hoped to get home soon, I had to drink something to relieve dehydration. Along the way I saw a lot of fresh ice sellers, but I didn't dare to buy ice anywhere, because usually the sellers use artificial sweeteners/sugar juice to sweeten the fresh drinks they sell, I tried not to be tempted. I will make myself a fresh drink to relieve dehydration.
On the way home, I stopped at my friend's house to ask for young coconuts.
I also stopped at a shop near my house to buy cucumber and lime.
Why do I choose cucumber, young coconut and lime to get rid of dehydration?
Based on data sourced from https://hellosehat.com/nutrisi/fakta-gizi/manfaat-timun/?amp=1
In 100 grams of fresh cucumber there are a number of nutrients as follows:
Calories: 8 cal
Water: 97.9 gr
Carbohydrates: 1.4 g
Fiber: 0.3 gr
Calcium: 29 mg
Phosphorus: 95 gr
Potassium: 57.1 mg
Beta carotene: 314 mcg
Folate: 7 mcg
Vitamin C: 1 mg
Vitamin K: 16.4 mcg
The main content of cucumber is water and a number of vitamin C, fiber and also beta-carotene compounds which are useful for counteracting free radicals that will enter the body. That's why I chose cucumber for fresh drinks, cucumber is one of the fresh fruits that can eliminate dehydration.
while in 250 mL young coconut water contains several nutrients such as Calories: 45.6 cal
Fat: 0.4 gram
Sodium: 252 mg or 11% of the body's daily requirement
Potassium: 600 mg or 17% of the body's daily requirement
Carbohydrates: 8.8 grams or 3% of the body's daily needs
Fiber: 2.6 grams
Sugar: 6.3 grams
Protein: 1.8 grams
Vitamin C: 10% of the body's daily requirement
Calcium: 6% of the body's daily requirement
Iron: 4% of the body's daily requirement
Young coconut water, rich in minerals such as calcium, iron,potassium, sodium which is useful as an electrolyte solution that can help eliminate the dehydration of our body.
I added lime because its vitamin C content can help increase endurance and also give a fresh taste sensation to the drink.
The ingredients that I use to make fresh drinks that work to overcome dehydration are :
1 cucumber (300 grams)
1 young coconut
1.5 Liter ice water
First I will split the young coconut to take water and young coconut flesh (can't wait to enjoy it)😂😂😂 put it in a glass or bowl, Fresh young coconut is ready to be processed into a fresh drink.
Next I will grate the cucumber (the grated cucumber will give a fresh sensation because the water content in the cucumber will mix with the ice water), remember we have to grate it to maintain the fresh taste of the cucumber.
I make this refreshing drink in the garden, while watching my chickens trying to annoy😂😂😂
How to make
1.Put the grated cucumber into a bowl filled with ice water.
2.Put the young coconut water and soft meat into a bowl filled with ice water and grated cucumber.
3.Cut the lime into two parts, squeeze the water, add the lime juice and the squeezed lime fruit into a bowl filled with ice water, stir all ingredients until everything is mixed.
I immediately finished a large glass of fresh drink that can overcome my dehydration.
good luck trying delicious drink recipes, rich in antioxidants and anti-dehydration🥰🥰🥰
all photos are personal documentation that I took with the Realme GT master Limited edition 5G phone camera.