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Whether you're looking to cool off with some cucumber lemonade on a hot summer day, or excited to kick up the flavor of your winter lemon drink with jalapenos, this jalapeno cucumber lemonade will deliver!

Jalapeno Cucumber Lemonade

jalapeno cucumber lemonade recipe

Any time we make a recipe, we try to look at the benefits of the individual ingredients. While food is enjoyable, it's supposed to be fuel for our bodies.

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Benefits of Lemons

Lemons are loaded with Vitamin C! One lemon provides about 31 mg of vitamin C, which is 51% of the recommended daily intake.

Have you ever noticed when you eat lemons, you feel full for longer periods of time? The soluble pectin fiber in them expands in your stomach, helping you feel full for longer.

Some studies also suggest lemons can prevent kidney stones, reduce cancer risk, and protect against anemia. Talk about a superfood!

Benefits of Cucumbers

Cucumbers are high in many important vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Magnesium, Potassium, and Manganese. The water content in cucumbers is high, which helps promote regular digestion. They also are high in antioxidants – which have many benefits themselves!

Many people believe cucumber water can help you lose weight. We like cucumbers for the benefits listed above moreso than for weight loss, but it's worth a shot. šŸ˜‰

On all of the Weight Watchers plans, cucumbers are zero points. Adding flavor and crunch to salads without adding hardly any calories is a great way to make a new, exciting meal without having to add points.

Benefits of JalapeƱos

Some studies show jalapeƱos fight cancer. This delicious, Zero Point food is low in calories and full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. A medium-sized jalapeƱo has anywhere between .01 grams and 6 grams of capsaicin.

Capsaicin is anĀ antiinflammatory that has been used for arthritis and nerve pain. Our Mom makes a lotion/rub with jalapeƱos and it is awesome for pain!

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Start with small amounts of jalapeno and gradually add more until you find just the right level of spice. Itā€™s a lot easier to add more than it is to adjust everything else to compensate for too much heat.

How to Make Jalapeno Cucumber Lemonade

Serves: 4-6, 0 Points on all WW Plans

PRINT THE FULL RECIPE HERE (It is a PDF)

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