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.
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.
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.
- 8 frozen strawberries
- 1 baby or gourmet cucumber
- 5 mint leaves
- 1/2 cup baby spinach
- 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
- 1 cup coconut milk
- water for consistency if needed
- Place all ingredients into the Vitamix 40 ounce container and secure into place on the blender.
- Turn dial to 1 then slowly increase to 10.
- 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.
Disclosure: Vitamix gave me a Vitamix S30 Blender to use for this recipe. All opinions are my own.