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.
Author Mukta Tikekar

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

Instructions

  • Add grated cucumber, chopped mint and coriander leaves, and garlic in a blender, and then blend to form a fine puree.
  • Add curds, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, sugar, olive oil, and some crushed ice, and then blend one more time.
  • Garnish the smoothie with mint leaves and serve it chilled.

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