Staying Cool with Cucumbers

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Cool and refreshing, add cucumber slices to your diet, drinks and on your face. There are many ways of using this versatile vegetable:

Calm puffy eyes by placing a chilled slice on each eye.  If you have permanent makeup eye liner, you don’t need to worry about smearing!

Defog the bathroom mirror after a hot shower. Just rub a slice on the mirror and it will also give off a wonderful, fresh scent.

Place cucumber slices on sunburns to cool and keep your skin moist.

Have a healthy treat in the afternoon, cucumbers have vitamin B and carbohydrates to give you energy.  In Traditional Chinese Mediine, if you are a Ying person – digesting more of this vegetable will also help to balance and cool your energy.

Cucumber Martini Recipe
Ingredients:
2 oz. Vodka (Grey Goose)
1/4 oz. Lemon Juice
2 slices Cucumber
3 pieces Mint
1/2 oz. Sugar Syrup

Crush together some fresh mint and a cucumber slice in a cocktail shaker.  Add the other ingredients and ice.  Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.  Garnish with a slice of cucumber and a fresh mint sprig.  Enjoy!

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