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Cucumber-Lime Smoothie

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Servings: 4
A healthy (yes, healthy, each serving has only 21 grams of carbs and fat-free) and refreshing drink to serve your guests during the warm summer months.

3 quarts water
3 cucumbers, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Crushed ice (optional)
Slice of lime or mint sprig, for garnish (optional)

1. Pour 1/2 cup of the water and 1 cup of the cucumbers in blender. Blend until cucumbers are pureed then add more cucumbers and water until all cucumbers are pureed.
2. Using a fine-mesh sieve, strain cucumbers into a pitcher to remove seeds and pulp. Stir in remaining water, lime juice and sugar.
3. Chill before serving over crushed ice garnished with a slice of lime.

Makes 4 servings (Serving size: 9 ounces/269 grams).

Instead of cucumbers, use tropical fruits like papayas, guava, pineapple or traditional fruits like orange, pink grapefruit, cantaloupe, watermelon or a combination of 2 or more.

Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe (9oz./269g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount per serving
Calories: 86
Calories from fat: 0
Total Fat: 0g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 5mg
Total Carbohydrates: 21g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 12g
Protein: 2g
Vitamin A:10%
Vitamin C: 35%
Calcium: 4%
Iron: 4%

Date: August 5, 2006


Reviewer: js
It sounds refreshing and not very sweet, but how is this a smoothie when everything is strained out?

Reviewer: AJ Flanders
I made this, except I left the peels on (I eat a lot of raw foods) and used honey, did not strain anything and found it delightful. I used it as a breakfast drink and a post, short run gas tank filler as they say (something to have post run to feel replenished.)


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