Cucumbers are an excellent way to get a lot more yield out of your juice since they're mostly water.
Sometimes you want to water your juice down without directly adding water to it. Think of a cucumber as a more nutrient-dense water. We add cucumbers to a lot of our recipes with really rich ingredients like beets.
- Firm skin
- Dark green
- Soft spots
- Yellow spots
Yellow spots indicate the cucumber is getting overly ripe. Overly ripe cucumbers have a slightly off-taste to them.
Cucumbers are sensitive to temperatures below 50°F and should be stored at room temperature, not in the refrigerator.
Store them on your counter and they'll last longer, surprisingly.
If you only need to use half a cucumber, put plastic wrap or wax wrap around the end with a rubberband.
Cucumbers are super simple, because you can go from dirty to juiced real quick. The skin is edible, so no need to peel.
- Rinse well with cold water.
- Cut off the ends.
- Cut length-wise to the size of your juice-chute if needed.
- Juice away!