We love smoothies in this house and every now and then I can trick my son into eating his veggies by throwing a few into some of our favorite fruit smoothies.. this particular smoothie was an exception. Truth be told it isn’t my favorite but it does have some serious health benefits. This is a drink you’re going to want to make to pamper your skin. It’s high in Vitamin C, essential fatty acids and antioxidants for ultimate skin protection. Not to mention it is low in calories. However, it’s a little bland so I recommend adding some sweetener to the mix.
Before you begin this recipe you will want to freeze a couple trays of pure coconut water. If you are using organic cucumbers you can dice it up with the skin otherwise be sure to peel them.
- 3 cups diced cucumbers
- 1/4 cups raw cashews
- 1/4 freshly chopped mint leaves
- 2 cups spinach
- 2 tbsp. squeezed lemon
- 3 cups frozen coconut ice
- 1/2 tsp camu powder.
- Add sweetener because this smoothie is a bit on the bland side.
I give the cashews a rough chop before going into the blender and add them first, then the I toss the mint and spinach together add to the blender. Then I add the rest of the ingredients except for the coconut ice. Once the mix is well blended I add the ice and blend a little more.
What are some of your favorite healthy smoothies? Looking for more smoothie recipes? Check out my Kale Pineapple and Banana Smoothie here.