Recipe: Healthy Cucumber Smoothie
Cucumbers are a brilliant base to a smoothie as they are mostly water, but also incredibly refreshing. As a base they are spot on to add loads of other bits to. This raw smoothie is vibrant, sweet and seriously refreshing.
- 2 handfuls ice
- 100 ml cold water
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 squeeze honey
- 1 handful baby leaf spinach
- 1 tbsp flax oil
- 1 cucumber
- 2 ripe pears
- 1 pinch salt
Prep The Fruit & Veg
Wash the spinach, pears and cucumber in cold water.
Chop the ends off of the cucumber and roughly hack it up.
Quarter and de-core the pears.
Place the water and cucumber into the blender or juicer and blitz until you have a thin smoothie.
Add all the other ingredients and blitz until it’s as smooth as it’ll go.
Pour Over Ice & Serve
Drop a couple of ice cubes into a glass and pour your smoothie over.
Serve immediately, or bung it in a flask to drink on the go.
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