Energizing Cucumber Mint Smoothie Recipe
- ½ seedless cucumber, roughly chopped and peeled
- ½ cup of seedless watermelon, cut into cubes
- 1 large lime, juiced
- 1 sprig of mint, with at least six to eight leaves
- Add cucumber, watermelon, lime juice, and the mint leaves into a blender.
- Blend until pureed and smooth and pour into a chilled glass.
- Garnish with a sprig of mint or leaves and serve.
Slurp Down these Benefits
As if the descriptors were not inviting enough, here are the four reasons why you should sip on these four ingredients:
Cucumbers are a high-fiber veggie sporting a lofty water content, which makes it quite the supporter of digestive health! And if you ever wondered, “Can I freeze cucumbers for smoothies?” you are in luck! While freezing cucumbers in hopes of enjoying fresh slices once thawed is out of the question, mixing frozen cucumber to smoothies can produce a more chilling, icier product. Ultimately, cucumber’s contribution is nothing short of hydrating and nourishing!
Not so ironically, watermelon is predominately comprised of water (91 percent to be exact)! But in addition to its notable high water content, watermelon is low in nutrients including potassium, vitamins A and C, and lycopene. Nonetheless, the benefits of watermelon are wonderful, including its positive impacts on hydration, cognitive function, heart and skin health.
The addition of lime not only amplifies the energizing component of the smoothie, but adds an extra splash of antioxidants, potassium, and vitamin C to your morning!
Mint offers anti-inflammatory properties and extra cooling and energizing dynamics to the enhance memory and cognitive functions. Now that is a way to really get your day going!