cucumber cooler
Photo courtesy Abel and Cole


“Is your cucumber bitter? Throw it away.” – Marcus Aurelius

It’s 45 degrees out and I’ve taken to spending my days under the shower. Combat the dangers of dehydration, heat stroke and all around irritability with this cucumber melon cooler. It may not bring back the spring in your currently sweaty step but it should give you just about enough energy to book your tickets out of Delhi.
What you’ll need:

2 cups chopped cucumber
1 ½ cup chopped melon
Honey to taste
Crushed ice to serve

How to:

Note: Before you start blending your cucumber don’t forget to taste to see if its turned bitter!

Blend the cucumber and melon in a mixer and add a tablespoon or two of honey if you want it to be sweeter.

Serve with crushed ice.

Foodnotes: I used musk melon but you could use pretty much any kind of melon. You could sieve the mixture and get at a thinner juice but its best (and most nutritious) if you drink it in this thick, soothing, filling form.