I was so excited to share this drink with you this morning! I mean, it’s been hot and it’s still summer and it’s the perfect lazy sunny day drink!
However, I woke up this morning and it was cloudy. It was gloomy. It was dark. I wanted to stay in bed and curl up. I was no longer excited thinking about warm sunny days and cool drinks. I wanted a coffee. I wanted a chai tea. I wanted a hot chocolate.
I wallowed in my sorrows for a couple of minutes and then decided that I wasn’t going to let a rainy day ruin my mood or my desire to share a summery drink with you. I mean, it’s still summer. August has just started. We just all have to ignore the fact that school will be starting soon, leaves will be changing, and that fall is peeking at us from around the corner.
Just so you know…I love fall. Absolutely love it. Football, Halloween, Sweatshirts. You know. All the good stuff. However, I also tend to love all of the other seasons too. Luckily, we get all four here in Western PA! It works out really well for me…someone who gets bored very easily and is ready to move onto the next thing just as I settle in to the current thing…whatever that thing might be.
Today, that thing is seasons. I love summer and everything that comes with it and I’ll be sad to see it go but I’ll be excited to welcome fall and everything that it brings. I’m confusing like that. I’ll be happy and sad and just be a wreck about it. It’s fine. That’s how I roll.
I was sad that it wasn’t sunny and summery when I woke up today, but I’m totally over that now. I’m sure the sun will be out again and I’m sure that we will be facing temps in the eighties well into September, so I’m good. No more worries around here.
adapted from Martha Stewart
1 medium cucumber
1-1/2 cups water
1/4 cup sugar (I used 6 NuNaturals Stevia packets)
juice of one lime
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup ice
Peel cucumber and remove all seeds. Coursely chop into small pieces.
Add cucumber to blender with remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
Serve over ice.
Yield: 4 servings
I think I see the sun trying to poke through the clouds. Yep, summer is still here. For now.