February 17, 2012
foodie fridays: cucumber-berry smoothie
The world keeps getting busier.
Things are more hectic. More demanding. More time-consuming.
People don’t have the time to workout so they wear Shape-Ups.
People don’t have the time to cook so they have pre-made frozen food delivered to their front door.
And people especially don’t have the time to dice and chop fruit and vegetables, so now they juice!
People all over America are juicing their way back to health with the Juice Master 2000. Why waste your time chopping and sauteing fruits and vegetables, when you can slurp them down in a single drink? If you don’t believe me, try the Juice Master 2000 free for 30 days!
Okay, enough with the infomercial. Geez. Where are my manners?
Unfortunately, I won’t be selling the Juice Master 2000 on the ol’ blog today. That’s for another time and post. Instead, I want you to keep your $300 and forget about juicing for a minute. Today I thought we would switch speeds and give you a recipe that you can make in less than five minutes in a blender that you already have on the counter. You know, the one that you make margaritas out of on the weekends? Yeah, that one. Or if you don’t have a blender and are on the Magic Bullet bandwagon, that will work too.
Today let’s make a smoothie. Yes, I realize a smoothie is not currently “trending” like juicing, but this recipe won’t break the bank or skip on the flavor. This smoothie recipe has simple, delicious and heart-healthy ingredients- frozen berries, honey, milk, cucumbers. You can have it for breakfast, a snack or heck, even dessert!
Which is why I recommend putting this smoothie in milkshake glasses. I won’t tell if you don’t! Just put all the ingredients in the blender and blend away. What you get is a healthy, flavorful treat in less than a minute.
This is one smoothie you’ll definitely won’t be too busy to make.
Cucumber-Berry Smoothie (adapted from Vegetarian Times)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
1 1/2 cups frozen berries
1 cup cold skim milk
half an English (hot house) cucumber, de-seeded and chopped into large chunks
1 to 2 tablespoons honey
Squeeze of lemon
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend. Add more skim milk as necessary, depending on desired consistency.