handful of fresh strawberries, tops cut off and halved (or use frozen strawberries)
handful of fresh mint, leaves picked off and stalks discarded
1/2 large cucumber, sliced thinly or peeled into long strips with a vegetable peeler
a handful of ice cubes, optional
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Recipe created for Veg Power by Claire Wright. Food photography by Claire Wright | raisingsugarfreekids.com
Claire Wright from addsomeveg.com shares 3 simple ways to prepare cucumber that the whole family will enjoy.
A fruity, sweet refreshing drink for a warm day, this cucumber cooler is a fun drink the kids can make themselves and enjoy without a sugar rush.
Peel or slice the cucumber. Take the stalks off the strawberries and halve (if using frozen strawberries, leave whole or halve if they are soft enough to cut safely). Pick the mint leaves off the stalks. Place everything in a large jug and pour over the water, then add ice cubes, if using.
Kids in the kitchen:
Get the kids to make this recipe themselves – show them how to peel the cucumber carefully with a vegetable peeler, and let them chop soft ripe strawberries with a kid’s knife or butter knife. Have them pick the mint leaves off the stalks, and put everything in a large jug and pour over the water and add a few ice cubes.
Communications Manager: After leaving Exeter University with a degree in English Literature, Claire worked in various fields ranging from youth work and charities to publishing, before starting up a food-focused website when her first child was born. After being asked to project manage the publication of Veg Power's Crowdfunder book, Claire came on board as a fully-fledged team member in 2018 to take on the role of Communications Manager, looking after Veg Power's website and social media platforms.