Give your favorite strawberry smoothie a refreshing twist by adding cucumber, mint, and my favorite “secret” smoothie ingredient!
Although I am not a fan of Michigan’s cold winters, I can’t help but wonder if those of us who live here appreciate the warm up of spring all the more because of it. Either way, this weekend was absolutely perfect! Warm, breezy days spent at the park, in our backyard, on the porch, with friends, with family, and even a few moments of quiet solitude here and there.
Ahh… spring you have arrived and you are wonderful.
My big goal for today? To relax as much as possible. So I took a few minutes to whip up the most refreshing smoothie I could imagine and then sat back, cold glass in hand, ready to soak up each glorious minute of this first warm weekend.
If you’re looking to relax and unwind, perhaps you’ll enjoy this smoothie too. It’s a twist on a strawberry smoothie with a little mint, cucumber, and avocado thrown in. The flavors are subtle and you won’t be overpowered with sweetness, but you will feel invigorated after a few sips. After all, mint has a way of doing that. The crispness of the cucumber also shines through.
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 cup strawberries, frozen
- 1 avocado, pitted and peeled
- 1/2 cucumber, chopped
- 1 medium banana, peeled
- 6 mint leaves
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 6 ice cubes
- Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
Okay, don’t take my word for it! Just try it. What do you have to lose? Oh, and if you’d like to try the smoothie my husband made, you can give that a go too.