Lemon is one of my favorite summer fruits. Bright in color, and flavor, just like the summer sun, and the perfect addition to almost any dish or drink. Squeeze some in water, add it to a smoothie or juice, over a side of veggies, or in a salad dressing, the options are endless. This smoothie makes me think spa. It’s refreshing, very healthy, and just what I need on a Saturday afternoon after a long week!
Lemon, cucumber, and mint aren’t the only things hiding in this bright green concoction. There is also half of an avocado to add healthy fats, some fiber, and makes the smoothie extra creamy, and coconut water for a little sweetness, potassium and some electrolytes. I love coconut everything — milk, butter, oil, shredded, and cake…oops, did I just say that? ;) But I have to say, the only way I like coconut water is mixed into something. The flavor and texture is something I can’t warm up to drinking it on it’s own. If it’s not your thing, don’t worry, you don’t taste it in this smoothie but you’ll still get any added benefits.
I would say the $3 mint plant I bought at the store a couple months back has done its job! I’m adding mint to my water, juices, and smoothies, and still can’t keep up with this thing. Who has some great ideas for using mint to send my way? I’m in need! Check out all the beautiful mint growing….
Next time you have friends coming over, slice up some lemons, cucumbers, and mint to add to water. It makes such a great tasting water that is easy to gulp down in the hot and humid summer months.
Happy Smoothie Saturday!
|Lemon Cucumber Mint Smoothie|
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 avocado
- 5 large mint leaves
- 1/2 cucumber, about 3″
- 4 drop of liquid stevia extract, or 1 tbsp honey or agave
- 4 ice cubes
- Add all the ingredients into a blender
- Start on a low speed, slowly increasing to high
- Blender until smooth, 1 minute