How to Make Fresh and Nutritious Cucumber Ice

1. About Ice Cucumber

Ice Cucumber is a drink made of shredded fresh cucumber. Other additives are sugar and ice cubes. This drink is very popular especially in the month of fasting. Open the fast with ice cucumber is very delicious and fresh. Must be considered in making Ice Cucumber is a cucumber used to be a young and fresh cucumber. The sign of a young cucumber, the color of fresh green cucumber and its seed is still small. If the cucumber is a bit old, then the seeds are big. Old cucumber cannot be used as ice cucumber. Cucumbers are also delicious if eaten directly. Cucumbers are always eaten as fresh vegetables with sambal and fried chicken.

Cucumbers contain many benefits for health and beauty. Cucumber contains a substance known as flavanol. This substance is used to improve memory due to decreased brain function due to age. Cucumber contains many antioxidants that are useful as anti-cancer and healthy skin due to premature aging. Cucumbers also contain lots of fiber so good for digestive and heart health.

Cucumbers contain potassium and high magnesium. Potassium is very important to regulate blood pressure in the body. Besides being used for beverages and vegetables, cucumbers are also widely used for beauty products. Cucumbers are often made for masks and facial cleansers. Fresh cucumbers are also often used to remove eye bags and remove wrinkles from the eyes. Read too : Kolak Pisang ( Banana Compote)

2. The ingredients used in cooking Ice Cucumbers
  1.  1 kg Fresh cucumber,
  2. Sugar to taste,
  3. Ice cubes.
3. Step to make  Ice Cucumber
  1. Clean cucumbers one by one.
  2. Grate the cucumber.
  3. Remove the seeds.
  4. Enter into a large bowl.
  5. Add as much as 5 tablespoons of sugar or taste.
  6. Enter into the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  7. Take 2 spoons of cucumber that has been cooled earlier, put into the glass. Add cold water and ice cubes until full. Stir until blended.
  8. Ice cucumber is ready to serve.
4. How to serve  Ice Cucumber
Serve Ice cucumber in a glass. Ready to eat with snacks or fried foods.

How to Make a Delicious and Nutritious Kolak Pisang ( Banana Compote)

About Kolak Pisang  ( Banana Compote )

Kolak Pisang  ( Banana Compote )is a food made from banana as the main ingredient. Other additives are coconut milk and brown sugar. This food is very nutritious because bananas contain ingredients that are very beneficial to the body. The benefits of bananas are high in fiber that is good for digestion and heart health. Bananas also contain Vitamin B6 which works for the production of insulin, hemoglobin, essential amino acids and antibodies so it is very good for people with diabetes mellitus.

Bananas also contain high Vitamin C which serves as an important antioxidant that neutralizes harmful free radicals in the body and is good for skin health as well. This is also good for anemia because they contain high iron which is useful in the formation of red blood cells. In addition, bananas also contain some minerals that work for the growth of bones, teeth, and hair.

Kolak Pisang is a very popular food community. This food is very popular to break the fast, especially in the month of fasting. It’s sweet, and a little savory in the presence of coconut milk. The smell is also very fragrant because of added pandanus leaves.

2. The ingredients used in cooking a Kolak Pisang:
  1. 1 bunch of  Banana Kepok,
  2. 150 grams brown sugar,
  3. coconut milk from 1 coconut,
  4. Sugar to taste,  Salt to taste,
  5. 2 pieces of pandanus leaves.

Step to make a Kolak Pisang: Remove the banana skin, cut to size according to taste. Prepare the aluminum pot, put the banana slices. Add the brown sugar and water until the banana is submerged. Add salt to taste and stir well.    Add the pandanus leaves.  Heat using low heat. Stir until boiling and brown sugar dissolves perfectly.    Reduce the heat on the stove. Add coconut milk and stir well.  If less sweet can be added sugar according to taste.  Wait until it boils.  10  Banana Kolak is ripe and ready to serve.

How to serve Kolak Pisang: Serve the Kolak Pisang in a bowl. Complete with a tablespoon. Very suitable to eat fasting time.