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Simple Cucumber Smoothie

Ginger Powder Lemon Powder

Our simple cucumber smoothie is made with a blend of cooling cucumbers, refreshing mint, and creamy yoghurt. It is satisfyingly sweet, zesty, absolutely rejuvenating, and offers a slew of health benefits. 

The Cucumber Smoothie is a quick, refreshing, and delectable beverage that is super easy to make and full of green goodness!

This smoothie is low in calories, naturally detoxifying, highly nutritious, and rich in vitamins, fibre, and antioxidants. It is the perfect drink to start your day, quench your thirst on hot afternoons, or hydrate yourself post-workout. No skill is required, and just a few steps to prepare. Quick and effortless.

Here’s how you can treat your taste buds with this Simply Cucumber Smoothie!

Preparation Time: 5 minutes.

Cooking Time: 0 minutes.

Serves: 2 people.

Course: Beverage.

Ingredients:

  • 2 chopped cucumbers.
  • ⅓ cup mint leaves.
  • ½ tsp Zilli's Ginger Powder.
  • 1 tsp Zilli's Lemon Powder.
  • 2 tbsp honey.
  • ¾ cup curd.
  • 1 cup cold water.
  • For Garnishing: Flax Seeds, 2 Mint Leaves. 

How to Make Cucumber Smoothie:

  1. Wash, peel, and chop cucumber into small pieces.
  2. Add your chopped cucumbers, mint leaves, Zilli’s Ginger Powder, Zilli’s Lemon Powder, honey, curd, and water to a blender.
  3. Blend well until smooth and frothy. 
  4. Pour it into serving glasses or mason jars.
  5. Garnish with some flax seeds and a mint leaf.
  6. Your Simple Cucumber Smoothie is ready to be served and enjoyed!

Tips and Variations for the Simple Cucumber Smoothie: 

  • Peel on: You can blend the cucumber with the peel for added fibre and vitamins. Just remember to wash it properly.
  • Taste: Use more or less honey, mint, and lemon powder per your taste preferences. 
  • Salt: If you want a little saltiness to complement the sweetness, sprinkle a pinch of Himalayan pink salt.
  • Sweeteners: You can also use agave syrup, maple syrup, or coconut sugar instead of honey.
  • Greek Yoghurt: You can also use Greek yoghurt instead of curd for a more creaminess and extra protein.
  • Weight Loss Cucumber Smoothie: If you want to have this cucumber smoothie for weight loss, you can skip the honey.

Variations of this Cucumber Smoothie:

  • Vegan Smoothie: Make your cucumber smoothie vegan with coconut milk as a substitute for curd. 
  • Tropical Pineapple and Cucumber Smoothie: Add papaya, pineapple, and coconut milk to your cucumber smoothie for a tangy, fruity, and tropical flavour. 
  • Cucumber Orange Smoothie: Squeeze in some orange juice for a zesty aftertaste.
  • Spinach & Cucumber Smoothie: Throw in a handful of fresh spinach leaves for an enhanced flavour, colour, and even more health benefits.
  • Frozen Ice Popsicles: You can give this smoothie a fun twist. Freeze this smoothie into moulds to make some delicious ice popsicles. It’s a hit among children too!

Serving Ideas for Cucumber Smoothie: 

Start your day on a healthy note by serving this fresh cucumber smoothie as a breakfast. Pair it with nuts or fresh fruits on the side to keep you satiated all day.

Sprinkle some chia seeds on top to make it even more nutritious and filling.

You can also serve this chilled as a mid-day or afternoon beverage to cool your body down during summer.


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