Happy Monday guys! Even though it hasn’t really felt like the end of May here lately, I’m hoping for warmer temperatures soon! This smoothie is already a preparation for those temperatures, because it’s light, refreshing and absolutely thirst quenching. I first came across a green cucumber mint smoothie in a little coffee shop here and really enjoyed the taste. I didn’t enjoy the price-tag as much, especially for the frequency I crave this smoothie! They also used mint and cucumber syrup in addition to fresh fruit and veggies, but I wanted it to be all natural and still delicious.
So here we go! This is such an easy, nut and milk free vegan smoothie. It’s not a meal replacement though, so if you want to have this alone for breakfast, I would recommend adding in some oats or nuts after all. I love this smoothie just as a drink and a little pick me up in the afternoon. This green cucumber mint smoothie is refreshing, light and still has greens in it! Don’t worry though, it does not taste green at all. It has cucumber, orange, banana, spinach and mint in it, and through all the tasty goodness from the other ingredients, the spinach is completely hidden.
- ½ cucumber
- ½ orange*
- 1 banana (frozen)
- 1 handful spinach (frozen)
- 1 small handful mint leaves (to taste)
- Blend first the cucumber, orange and mint leaves up. Rather just add a few first and try the mixture, because mint leaves can be quite potent!
- Once you have no more bits in there, add the frozen banana and spinach and blend until smooth and frothy. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
What’s your favorite refreshing smoothie? Have you every recreated a drink you had in a coffee shop/restaurant before? Let me know!
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