Cucumber Lime Smoothie


Cucumber Lime Smoothie is a low-calorie drink you’ll love year-round. It’s super easy to make and deliciously tart and refreshing!

Bright and early this morning, G was off to Sam’s Club to buy a couple of cases of water and a few household essentials we were running out of. As he headed for the door, he asked if I wanted anything from the store. “Zucchini, please. I am going to make bread.

Fast forward an hour or so later, I was helping him unload the groceries when he handed me two long green something in a flimsy clear bag, “Got you your zucchini.” I mumbled my thanks and proceeded to unwrap what I was expecting to be zucchini. They were CUCUMBERS! 😂 A for effort, you guys!Remember that line from a Rolling Stones song, You can’t always get what you want, but if you try, sometimes, well, you might find, you get what you need?.

Well, I threw the peeled cucumber slices in the blender along with freshly squeezed lime juice, sugar, and ice and whirled myself this cucumber lime smoothie. With it and a book I’ve wanted to read in tow, I lounged in our backyard patio the whole afternoon, just relaxing, reading, and taking glorious sips of this awesome refreshment.

That, my friends, sure beats being in the kitchen on a hot summer day baking bread. Definitely what I needed

  • Use this recipe as a baseline. You can add more or less sugar, lime juice, or ice as you like. Just taste-test and tweak accordingly.
  • Substitute honey, agave, or coconut sugar if you prefer a healthier sweetener.
  • To get the most juice out of the limes, roll them on a flat surface a few times to soften.

    How to make ahead

    • This cucumber lime smoothie is best enjoyed freshly made as the melted ice will dilute the taste.
    • If you’d like to prep the drink ahead, shred the cucumber instead and combine with the lime juice and about 4 cups water in a pitcher. Refrigerate until well-chilled and serve over ice.

      Cucumber Lime Smoothie

      Looking for a delicious thirst-quencher? This Cucumber Lime Smoothie is easy to make, low-calorie, and great way to hydrate year-round.

      Ingredients

      • 4 cucumbers, peeled and cut into pieces
      • 1/2 cup freshly-squeezed lime juice
      • 4 tablespoons sugar
      • 2 cups ice

        Instructions

        • In a blender, combine cucumbers, lime juice, sugar, and ice. Blend to desired consistency.
        • Pour into serving glasses and garnish with mint leaves, if desired.

        Notes

        • Substitute honey, agave, or coconut sugar if you prefer a healthier sweetener.
        • To get the most juice out of the limes, roll them on a flat surface a few times to soften.
        • To prepare the drink ahead of time, shred the cucumber instead and combine with the lime juice and about 4 cups water in a pitcher. Refrigerate until well-chilled and serve over ice.

          Nutrition Information

          Calories: 90kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 1gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 443mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 250IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 0.7mg

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