Cool as Cucumber Smoothie

Cool off with this crisp, quick refreshing smoothie. Instead of juicing those extra cucumbers, blend them up and get all the goodness in one go. You’ll get loads of potassium, vitamin K and more good nutrition.

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You will need:

  • 1 large telegraph cucumber (pre chillled is best) (or 4-6 lebanese cucumbers)
  • 1 cup packed mint leaves
  • 30 mL lime or elderflower syrup
  • 1.5 cups soda water (pre-chilled)
  1. Wash the cucumbers. Do not peel. Add to blender.
  2. Wash the mint leaves. Remove thick stalks. Add to blender
  3. Add the lime or elderberry syrup.
  4. Add a splash of water – just enough to cover the blades.
  5. Blend for 35 secs (Auto setting) or on HIGH for 30 secs.
  6. Add the soda water. Pulse to mix.
  7. Pour into pre-chilled glasses over a few cubes of ice if desired. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
This easy-as cucumber smoothie is loaded with fibre, and full of vitamins and minerals. It’s very hydrating and set to make you cool.
We know that cucumber water or juice is very hydrating, with potential for weight loss, lowering blood pressure and enhancing healthy skin.
Fresh cucumbers are also high in vitamin C, and contain fisetin – a unique anti-inflammatory antioxidant that has attracted research interest due to it’s potential for cancer risk reduction [Ref]]
One large telegraph cucumber also contains:
  • 48mg Calcium
  • 39mg Magnesium
  • 442mg Potassium
  • 21mg folate
  • 49mg vitamin K
  • 8mg vitamin C
  • 316IU vitamin A
  • 18mg choline

and only 6mg of sodium.

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