Great news Wave drinkers, it's cucumber season! Personally, I think cucumbers are great in any season but right now it's like actually cucumber season, you get me?
If you haven't guessed it yet, this post is going to be all about a beloved, low-calorie veggie--the cucumber! Settle in for some fun facts, savory snacks, and delightful drinks.
Why Wave Soda Loves Cucumbers
Firstly, cucumbers taste awesome. Salted and peppered, dipped in hummus, or dropped into a salad; there really isn't a bad way to eat them.
On the nutrition side of things, cucumbers have so much to offer. A suggested serving size of 100 g contains the following:
- 10 calories
- .2g of fat
- 2.2g of carbs
- 2mg of sodium
- Vitamin D
- Cucumbers can be applied topically to cool the blood and ease facial swelling
- Pressing a cucumber to the roof of your mouth for 30 seconds can help eliminate bad breath
- Boiling a sliced cucumber in a pot of water releases steam that, when breathed in, can help eliminate stress
- A slice of cucumber can be used to clean tarnish and residue off of faucets, sinks, and even stainless steel
Looks like I need to run to the store and stock up on cucumbers while they are still in season!
Munchin' and Sippin'
The fun facts above shed a lot of light on the significance of the cucumber. Anyone who has eaten a cucumber knows that it is a very watery vegetable, (made of 95% water to be exact) and this can sometimes make it a bland snack or flavor for a drink. Fortunately, we have the drink part covered!
At Wave Soda, we took plain old cucumber water and spiced it up. With our supremely calculated balance of 85% sparkling water and 15% fruit juice, we transformed regular cucumber water into a refreshingly uplighting soda.
If you're not entirely convinced, just check out some of the incredibly positive feedback we have received about our Wave Soda!
Don't worry, I didn't forget about the savory snacks. As I mentioned above, I love munchin' on cucumber slices that have been sprinkled with a little salt and pepper and when I'm wanting some extra flavor, I dunk a few slices into garlic hummus (everyone knows garlic is the best) and call it a day. When I have a little extra time on my hands I like to chop up some cucumber and create a cucumber tomato salad. It goes something like this:
- Chop a cucumber into small chunks
- Cut up a couple of tomatoes into similar size slices
- Cut 1/2 of a red onion into thin slices
After I have cut up all my ingredients I put them into a bowl and top with some olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. That's it! Such an easy snack and the bonus is that it is jam-packed with various vitamins and antioxidants.
Call Me Cucumber
You know that saying "you are what you eat"? Well, after this post I'm starting to think that I'm going to end up turning into a cucumber pretty darn soon.
Pop on over to Wave and buy some cucumber soda and you can join me on this enlightening cucumber journey!