02 Jul, 2010
“Mango-Cucumber Limeade” Live Green Smoothie… Perfect Low-Sugar, Non-Fat Drink For The Gym!
Cucumbers are just so great for hydrating, and so great for your skin, and connective tissue, and, well, every aspect of staying fresh & looking young (hah… there’s a commercial in there, somewhere!), and they pair wonderfully with mango here to make a Live Green Smoothie that is only mildly sweet.
Add fresh lime juice and you’ve got a super-refresher alkalizing drink with rejuvenating Vitamin C. And if you want it sweeter… just add a banana! (Or go the raw-honey-or-cane-sugar route…)
But for Weight Watchers aficionados who have become readers of my site… sans the banana and you’ll have a nice low-point drink, here. And it’s filling!
I did indeed take mine to the gym with me. And as there was still a bit leftover from the two bottles when I returned, I blended the rest up with from powdered super-greens and super-herbs, and a bit of powdered cordyceps and other medicinal mushrooms, for a serious energy & immune system booster.
Recipe for: “Mango-Cucumber Limeade” Live Green Smoothie…
- 1 mango, peeled and pitted
- 1 heaping cup cucumber (leave the skin on if organic; I used the long thin “British” style cucumber, but any will do)
- juice from 1 lime
- optional: 1 banana (if you want it sweeter)
- spring water to 32 oz.
- 1 cup ice
Blend. Sweat. Drink.