Cucumber Peach Mint Smoothie

Puree the ingredients for a tasty smoothie (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

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.

Atticus watches from afar, hoping for a taste of Cucumber Peach Mint smoothie (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Atticus watches from afar, hoping for a taste of Cucumber Peach Mint smoothie (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

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!

Cucumbers from my neighbor's garden (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Cucumbers from my neighbor’s garden (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

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.

Atticus loves bananas (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Atticus loves bananas (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

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.

Add the fruit and cucumber to the blender (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Add the fruit and cucumber to the blender (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Unsweetened almond milk, fresh mint leaves, honey, optional protein powder, and a few ice cubes completed the ingredient list. Blend the ingredients until smooth.

Use a Vitamix for a spectacularly smooth smoothie (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Use a Vitamix for a spectacularly smooth smoothie (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Puree the ingredients for a tasty smoothie (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Puree the ingredients for a tasty smoothie (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Pour into a tall glass and serve immediately.

Our dog Atticus is letting me know that he would like a taste of this delicious smoothie (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Our dog Atticus is letting me know that he would like a taste of this delicious smoothie (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Enjoy!

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From the kitchen of A Food Lover’s Delight….

Cucumber Peach Mint Smoothie

Ingredients:

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

Method:

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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