Cucumber Mint Smoothie

Cucumber Mint Smoothie Recipe

Cucumber Mint Smoothie

Currently, heat and humidity top my hate list. I mean they are seriously driving me up the wall. So I decided it was the right time for me to get off the wall and prepare something for Devansh that is perfect for this sultry weather. I looked up many recipes for cold soups and finally settled on cold cucumber soup. After all there’s nothing quite like cucumber to beat the heat. They don’t say “cool as a cucumber” for nothing.

When I made this “soup” for the first time, I added a little water in the blender along with other ingredients. I cursed myself when the “soup” turned out liquidy.  “Cucumber is already high in water content who asked you to add water”, I scolded myself. Eager to rectify my mistake, I didn’t add water the second time I made it and it still turned out liquidy. So moral of the story, when you blend cucumber and curds together the end result is bound to be liquidy, more like a drink or a smoothie than a soup. 🙂

Devansh did not like the grainy texture of the smoothie much, so next time I’m going to filter it first for him. My husband, in-laws, and mom loved it. I too found it very refreshing, it immediately perked me up. This time however I made an exception to my “do not use sugar” policy. The smoothie tasted better with a bit of sugar added to it. Next time I’ll try adding honey instead of sugar and see if that works.

Cucumber Mint Smoothie Recipe

Cucumber mint smoothie recipe. A perfect drink for summer. After all there's nothing quite like the cucumber to beat the heat.
Ingredients
  • 2 medium-sized cucumbers (grated)

  • 1 bunch mint (pudina) leaves (chopped)

  • 2 tbsp coriander (chopped)

  • 1 cup curds (made from cow milk)

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 2 small cloves of garlic (crushed)

  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • Pinch of black pepper powder

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar to taste (optional)

Steps
  1. Add grated cucumber, chopped mint and coriander leaves, and garlic in a blender, and then blend to form a fine puree.

  2. Add curds, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, sugar, olive oil, and some crushed ice, and then blend one more time.

  3. Garnish the smoothie with mint leaves and serve it chilled.

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