There’s nothing more refreshing than a light, fresh, bubbly drink. This Cucumber Mint Spritzer will have you dreaming of spring…even though it’s still February. But nonetheless, spring is in the air with this minty refreshment!
Anyone else just ready to start putting away the sweaters and bringing out the shorts again? I mean, not that this winter’s been bad or anything. When Paul and I moved up to New York we thought we’d be venturing into Alaska-like weather. But we were quite wrong. Not gonna lie, we were kind a disappointed with only 3 big-ish snowstorms. But people are still telling us, just wait. You’ll get your snowfall over the next few years.
Even though the snow’s been fun, nothing beats springtime. All the flowers blooming, being able to spend more time outside, days spent doing nothing but soaking up the sun. Spring is my favorite!
Spring is more than just excitement for warmer weather, though. Spring reminds me that every season has an end…whether it’s been a good season or a difficult one. It’s a reminder that though I may be unhappy in my circumstances, God is still there. It’s a reminder that there is beauty in the world despite the terror and hardships. It’s a reminder of God’s faithfulness in making things that seem unbearable, bearable.
Just like the world goes through seasons, so do we. In our lives, we have good times and bad. Times we don’t want to set foot out of the bed and times where we’re rushing out the door because life is so invigorating. But one thing remains…we are promised that each day brings newness. Each season has a fresh start. And it’s our choice to choose joy in the winters as well as the spring. There’s only you who can make that choice.
I have days when I wish my life was different…Don’t we all?
But when your season is not a happy season, you have the power to choose JOY! No matter the circumstance, you have that power! Isn’t that incredible?
Yes, this recipe is just a little reminder of spring and the season ahead. But I don’t want to wish away the place I’m at right now. So, instead, I’m going to choose joy in the winter, joy in my circumstances, joy with all that I’m blessed with in this moment.
After your season of suffering, God in all his grace will restore, confirm, strengthen, & establish you. 1 Peter 5:10
Cucumber Mint SpritzerPrint Recipe
- 1 cucumber, peeled
- 1/4 cup mint leaves
- 1 cup water
- 4 drops liquid stevia
- sparkling water
Combine cucumber, mint, and water to high speed blender and blend for 1 minute.
Using a strainer, strain blended juice into a medium sized bowl.
Add stevia to mixture. You can add or lessen amount of stevia to your liking.
To each glass, add about 1/4 cup of mixture and top off with sparkling water to add some bubbly.
Garnish with mint leaves and fun straws.
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