Cucumber Peach Mint Smoothie. What to do with all those garden cucumbers? My Cucumber Peach Mint Smoothie is the answer. If you like cucumbers as much as I do, you’ll love this smoothie. Even if you just want a refreshing drink to cool down in summer, it’s a great way to use cucumbers and in-season ripe peaches.
My neighbor has a large garden. She asked if I’d like some cucumbers. She’d just picked FORTY cucumbers. I said I’d take TEN cucumbers. With those ten cucumbers, I made two kinds of pickles, sweet and sour pickles with tarragon and dill pickles with garlic. Then she brought more cucumbers yesterday. I had to get creative!
My husband is a vegetable lover. As we embarked on our Eating Healthier trek a few years ago, we started adding more fresh fruits and vegetables to our diet. Yet a daily diet of even my Simple Cucumber Salad as a side dish to use this abundance of cucumbers wasn’t going to work for him. I came up with this smoothie so that I can use cucumbers in a different way. Of course, our dog Atticus loves cucumbers, too. There are few vegetables and fruits that he won’t eat. While I was testing this recipe, Atticus was whining and fussing because he wanted a taste. He loves both cucumbers AND peaches and was certainly letting me know. Follow his Facebook page and you’ll see the “Atticus Wants A Smoothie” video.
Recently, I’d purchased some ripe white peaches. I did not peel the peaches, just halved and pitted, and put them into my trusty Vitamix blender. Then, I added a peeled and quartered cucumber and half a peeled banana. My chocolate mint is very happy in my herb garden, so I added a few sprigs to my Vitamix.
Unsweetened almond milk, fresh mint leaves, honey, optional protein powder, and a few ice cubes completed the ingredient list. Blend the ingredients until smooth.
Pour into a tall glass and serve immediately.
From the kitchen of A Food Lover’s Delight….
Cucumber Peach Mint Smoothie
1 large cucumber, peeled and seeded
2 ripe peaches, pitted but not peeled
1/2 banana, peeled
1 c unsweetened almond milk
handful of fresh mint leaves
1 T honey or agave syrup
1 T plain or vanilla protein powder (optional)
3 – 4 ice cubes
Place all ingredients in Vitamix or regular blender and blend on high until smooth. Serve right away.
Variations: Use sweetened almond milk and reduce the amount of sweetener. Add a tablespoon of almond butter for a nutty taste. Use your favorite sweetener if you don’t like honey or agave syrup.
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