Strawberry Cucumber Mint Green Smoothie

Strawberry Cucumber Mint Green Smoothie #vitamix

This week is green smoothie week here on Organize Yourself Skinny. Vitamix sent me the new S30 personal blender to test out and I have been a blending queen. So far, I have prepared a starter green smoothie and a cherry chocolate almond green smoothie. Both of them are delicious! Today I am making a strawberry cucumber mint green smoothie. This smoothie is a little different from ones I have made in the past because I am using more vegetables and herbs.

I was inspired to make this smoothie by some comments on my OYS FB page. A couple readers asked if I could possibly make a smoothie recipe using more vegetables and leaving the banana out. This is something I have been meaning to do for a while so I was happy to do so.

When I started to brainstorm this recipe I was not sure what to make so I went to the grocery store and just looked around. I am not real familiar with using herbs or a lot of vegetables in smoothies so I knew I didn’t want to choose ingredients that were to out of my comfort zone. I ended up choosing baby cucumbers and mint because it was also 90 degrees that day and those ingredients in a smoothie sounded very refreshing to me.

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I decided to blend up the cucumber and mint with some frozen strawberries and spinach. I added a little maple syrup for sweetness. You can certainly use honey or your preferred sweetener. I used coconut milk this time but you can use almond milk or whatever liquid you like.

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This strawberry, cucumber, and mint smoothie is delicious! So good! I was not sure what to expect especially when throwing a whole baby cucumber in but it was very good. Perfectly, refreshing on a hot summer day. And it is only 160 calories per serving so you can  have as a mid day snack to cool off if you want.

In the future, look for me to post more green smoothie recipes using different vegetables and herbs. If you use a lot of different veggies and herbs in your smoothies I would love to get some ideas. What are your favorite combinations?

I used the new Vitamix S30 to blend up this smoothie recipe. It worked great. This blender is a perfect size for someone cooking for 1 or 2 people or maybe just has a small kitchen. It is small, sleek, and easy to hide away when done using. It  comes with a 20 ounce to go cup and a 40 ounce container that the recipe can be blended in. I will post my full Vitamix S30 review on Friday.

Strawberry Cucumber Mint Green Smoothie
 
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Recipe type: vitamix recipes, green smoothie recipes
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 8 frozen strawberries
  • 1 baby (or gourmet) cucumber
  • 5 mint leaves
  • ½ cup baby spinach
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • water for consistency if needed
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix 40 ounce container and secure into place on the blender.
  2. Turn dial to 1 then slowly increase to 10.
  3. Blend for 25 - 30 seconds or until you get the consistency you would like. If it is to thick add a little water and blend again.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 smoothie Calories: 160 Fat: 5 Carbohydrates: 26 WW Points +: 4 Fiber: 4 Protein: 2

 

Disclosure: Vitamix gave me a Vitamix S30 Blender to use for this recipe. All opinions are my own.

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Comments

  1. I’ve used carrots before, they don’t overpower the other favors, but add a nice bit of sweetness

  2. I think it would be better to just eat those things separately and tastier too. More satisfying, you can down those smoothies so fast.

  3. Michelle says:

    My 3 year old thinks this one is awesome!!!

  4. Kathleen says:

    When you say coconut milk in these recipes, do you mean coconut water? I just use plain water anyway, but I am curious.

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