Okay, if you are like me your first thought when you read this title was “I like cucumbers. I like mint. But together?” It wasn’t until I saw Holly, The Healthy Everythingtarian, on New 3 This Morning, that I was convinced to try it.
So this morning I got up and went straight to the kitchen. I chopped, gathered, and blended. I also doubled this recipe so I could share it with my family. If I was going to try something new, so were they! 😉 Let me tell you though, it was Delicious!
The smoothie was refreshing, fruity and you couldn’t tell it had veggies in it! My 6-year-olds, and my husband, went ga-ga over it! My daughters don’t like lime, so I omitted it, and loved the end results.
I am keeping this recipe close for a quick pick-me-up, or just for a quick refreshing drink in the afternoon.
It is a must try!
Here it is; my notes are in italics:
Mint Mixed Berry Cucumber
Holly, The Heathly Everythingtarian
1/2 cup milk – We used Rice Dream Vanilla Milk
1/2 cup vanilla Greek Yogurt – We used 6oz of Yoplait Vanilla; omit for dairy-free or try with an alternative yogurt
1 to 1 1/2 cups frozen mixed berries
Juice of 1 lime – omit if you are not a fan of limes
1/2 cucumber, peeled & diced – When I doubled the recipe, this was the only ingredient I did not double.
6 to 8 mint leaves
In a blender, or food processor, place all the ingredients. Blend until smooth. Serve in your favorite cups!
Makes 1 to 1 1/2 cups. Place leftovers in the fridge, in the blender.
*This recipe can be doubled to make 5-8oz drinks.