Spicy Green Cucumber Smoothie

What a tasty green drink this is!  I have to admit that I am not a big fan of smoothies. I went through a phase a few years ago where I drank a smoothie everyday, and then all of the sudden I just couldn’t stand the taste of them. So I typically stick with making plain protein shakes each day, and fruit smoothies are a rare occurence.

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I was inspired to make this green smoothie from our recent trip to Mexico. I tried my first agua de chaya and really liked it (this is basically a spinach-like plant blended with water and juice). I had just received a gorgeous bunch of fresh, local spinach from the Produce Box as well as a huge cucumber, and I also was unfortunate enough to catch my husband’s cold, so was looking for an extra boost of veggies to knock out those germs.

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I thoroughly washed half of the spinach, and cut up half of the cucumber.  I like spicy food and drink, and thought that adding jalapeno sounded like an awesome idea.  I keep a bag full of diced jalapenos in my freezer, so I grabbed a small handfull of jalapeno pieces for the smoothie. I also added about a 1/2 cup of lime juice, and a splash of water.

What an easy and refreshing green drink!

IMG_0855IMG_0854 Recipe:

  • Large bunch of spinach
  • Half of one large cucumber
  • 1/2 C lime juice
  • 1/2 of a jalapeno
  • Splash of water

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Spicy Green Cucumber Smoothie

  1. I love to try new smoothie recipes so I am so delighted that you shared your healthy and delicious Spicy Green Cucumber Smoothie with us at the Healthy Happy Green Natural Party! I’m Pinning and sharing this!

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