This Mango Cucumber Mint Smoothie is completely sugar free, has the freshness of cucumber water and delivers an icy blast of mint. It’s a great summer smoothie to add into your smoothie rotation. Plus it’s super low calorie!
Cucumber isn’t the first vegetable that comes to mind when blending up a smoothie. Typically it’s spinach or kale, maybe you’ve attempted one with avocado or maybe even beets.
It’s easy to forget cucumbers, but they have a neutral flavor and are super refreshing – which is probably the reason cucumber water is served at the spa.
How to make this Mango Cucumber Mint Smoothie
Step 1: Peel the cucumber
Remove the skin from the cucumbers. Keeping them on will not only make your smoothie take on a green hue, cucumber skin tends to have a bitter taste.
Step 2: Add all ingredients to a blender.
You won’t need to add ice to this cucumber smoothie since the mango is already frozen.
Can you freeze cucumbers for smoothies?
Just like frozen zucchini pieces, diced cucumber cubes can be frozen for smoothies. Think of them as tiny ice cubes…
This low calorie smoothie is completely sugar free – sweetened only by frozen mango. You can make a big smoothie all for yourself, sit back and be as cool as a cucumber!
It is also one of very few smoothie recipes without bananas which makes it extra light and refreshing.
So whip out your Vitamix and don’t forget the cucumber this summer. It’s high in vitamin C + other anti-oxidants and, at 95% water, it’s super hydrating! This cucumber agua fresca recipe is also a great summer cooler!
This Mango Cucumber Mint Smoothie is completely sugar free, has the freshness of cucumber water and delivers an icy blast of mint.
- 1 cup diced cucumber peel removed
- 1.5 cups frozen mango chunks
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- 1/2 lime juiced and zested
- 2-3 fresh mint leaves or drop of mint extract
Add all ingredients to a blender.
Blend until smooth.
More cucumber recipe ideas
If you find yourself in a cucumber frenzy or have lots in your garden – try a few cucumber recipes out like this Cucumber Salsa, a simple Moroccan Salad or this amazing Mediterranean-style Chickpea + Orzo Salad – all packed with cucumbers and flavors of summer.
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This looks so yummy! Can’t wait to try it!
Thanks! I hope you do!
I tried this, and it was fantastic! I’m allergic to bananas, and so it’s hard to find smoothie recipes that are without and still tasty. Thank you so much for sharing!
Thanks Allison! It must be tough to have a banana allergy – it seems like they are in every smoothie! I’m so happy you enjoyed this one!
Milk + Lemon = Curdled Milk!!! Are you sure we need to add lime AND milk?
Hi Gunner. There is no curdling. I use almond or oat milk when making this smoothie. Other readers have added yogurt to add creaminess. You could leave out the milk if you would like – just use water.