Strawberry, Cucumber & Mint Smoothie

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Bright summer mornings make me crave sweet and creamy smoothies! Today was one of those… In this smoothie the cucumber and mint make it light, refreshing and hydrating, the strawberries and banana provide a delicious sweetness and the almond butter and coconut provide a yummy creamy texture. I’m suffering at the moment from bad post exertional malaise so I needed something packed with nutrients which this is – the almonds and coconut are great brain foods and contain wonderful fats and the cucumber is alkalising and packed with antioxidants.

Ingredients

– 1 frozen banana

– 1 1/2 cups of strawberries with tops removed

– 1/4 cucumber

– 1 tsp mint leaves

– 1 heaped tsp almond butter (I used Meridian Foods)

– 100ml coconut milk

– ice

Instructions

Add all of the ingredients to a high powered blender and process until combined and smooth. Serve and enjoy :)

8 Comments

  1. Samantha Betteridge (@SamBetteridge) September 3, 2014 / 12:07 pm

    When I was in Thailand, I practically lived off smoothies! I’d never really had many before but now I’m in love with them :) I definitely think I’m going to get a smoothie maker so I can try recipes like these out because they look delicious! xx

    • spooniesophia September 17, 2014 / 1:05 pm

      They are soooo good aren’t they?! I have one almost every morning for an instant energy boost! You should invest in a smoothie maker, I’d highly recommend the Nutribullet :)

  2. Hayley-Eszti September 4, 2014 / 2:21 pm

    I’m definitely going to try this one, I’m just so intrigued by the strawberry and cucumber combo, but as Lorna pointed on on your insta photo, PIMS!

    • spooniesophia September 17, 2014 / 1:04 pm

      Have you tried it yet gorgeous? Haha yes PIMS, I hadn’t thought of that! Xx

    • spooniesophia September 17, 2014 / 1:03 pm

      I hadn’t either Carmen before I made this, but I really enjoyed it! Hope you give it a try x

  3. Petra Kravos (@BeHealthyFeelGd) September 6, 2014 / 2:58 pm

    I love this smoothie idea! I never thought of putting cucumber and strawberries in a smoothie together but I will definitely give this a try (I will just skip mint, as I don’t like it). And I bought Meridan almond butter only today from Holland and Barrett to try it out after some bloggers said they like it. We’ll see how my smoothie turns out at the end!
    Ps.Your pictures look really nice!
    Petra – http://www.behealthynow.co.uk

    • spooniesophia September 17, 2014 / 1:02 pm

      The cucumber adds a really refreshing element to the smoothie, really hope you like it Petra. Thank you lovely :) xxx

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