XICAMA™ Spicy Cucumber Ginger Basil Refresher

XICAMA™ Spicy Cucumber Ginger Basil Refresher

Hi everyone!

I hope you’re all staying cool this summer. Today, I’m excited to share a refreshing and gut-friendly drink recipe: the Spicy Cucumber Ginger Basil Refresher. This beverage not only tastes amazing but also features **jicama**, which is excellent for your digestive health.

Why Jicama is Great for Your Gut

Jicama, also known as the Mexican turnip, is a root vegetable that offers numerous health benefits, particularly for your gut. Here’s why you should consider adding more jicama to your diet:

1. High in Fiber: Jicama is rich in dietary fiber, especially inulin, a prebiotic fiber that promotes the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.

2. Low in Calories and Sugar: Despite its natural sweetness, jicama has a low glycemic index, making it a smart choice for maintaining stable blood sugar levels.

3. Rich in Nutrients: It’s loaded with essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium, which support overall health and optimal digestive function.

Now, let’s get to the recipe! This drink combines the refreshing flavors of cucumber, ginger, and basil with a spicy kick from chili. It's perfect for a hot day and super easy to make.

Spicy Cucumber Ginger Basil Refresher Recipe

Ingredients:

- 2 teaspoons organic low glycemic monk fruit agave syrup

- 1 squeeze of lime juice

- 1 slice of chili (plus extra for garnish)

- 1 stem of cilantro

- Ice

- 1 can XICAMA™ Cucumber Ginger

- 1/4 cucumber, thinly sliced

- 6 large fresh basil leaves

- 3/4 teaspoon orange blossom water

Instructions:

1. Prepare the Ingredients:

   - Thinly slice 1/4 of a cucumber.

   - Set aside 6 large fresh basil leaves.

   - Measure 2 teaspoons of organic low glycemic monk fruit agave syrup and 3/4 teaspoon of orange blossom water.

   - Slice a chili for the drink and for garnish.

2. Combine Ingredients in a Shaker:

   - Add the 2 teaspoons of monk fruit agave syrup to the shaker.

   - Squeeze in the juice of one lime.

   - Add one slice of chili for a spicy kick.

   - Add the thinly sliced cucumber and the 6 fresh basil leaves.

   - Pour in 3/4 teaspoon of orange blossom water.

   - Add ice to the shaker.

   - Pour in half of the can of XICAMA™ Cucumber Ginger.

3. Mix and Strain:

   - Shake the mixture thoroughly to combine all the flavors.

   - Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.

4. Add Remaining XICAMA™:

   - Pour the remaining half of the XICAMA™ Cucumber Ginger into the glass.

5. Garnish:

   - Garnish the drink with a stem of cilantro.

   - Add a few slices of red chili for an extra pop of color and spice.

6. Enjoy:

   - Serve immediately and enjoy your Spicy Cucumber Ginger Basil Refresher!

The Gut Health Connection

This drink is not only a delightful way to cool down but also a great choice for supporting your digestive health. The prebiotic fiber in jicama found in XICAMA™ Cucumber Ginger nourishes your gut microbiome, while the cucumber, basil, and cilantro provide additional nutrients and refreshing flavors. The chili adds a metabolism-boosting kick, making this drink both delicious and beneficial.

So, next time you’re looking for a cool and gut-healthy drink, give this Spicy Cucumber Ginger Basil Refresher a try. Your taste buds and your tummy will thank you!

Cheers to good health and delicious drinks!

XICAMA™

Cucumber Ginger

8.4 oz 6 pack

$17.99

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