June 20, 2011
My neighbor gave us some cucumbers from her garden. They were so beautiful and tasted like summer.
I grabbed one to cut up and put the rest (in the baggie) in the fridge.
I don’t know what your fridge is like, but I only have one refrigerator and it’s cram packed with fresh fruits and veggies, leftovers, milk of all assortments (almond, coconut and goat) and bits of milled grains (like flax, wheat, wheat germ), ingredients for bread making (Vital Wheat Gluten, yeast…) and of course the endless supply of condiments you use only a few times a year. But, most of all it’s full of fruits and veggies (lettuces, spinach, carrots, blueberries, celery, bell peppers…it’s an endless rotation of these items).
All of this to say…my fridge is cram-packed and it freezes often. My milk will have ice bits in it, my romaine is often found crispy- frozen and when I pulled out my bag of cucumbers (remember – from my neighbor) they, too, were frozen! Solid! Hmmm.
This gave me another opportunity to use my blender. I freeze all kinds of fruits for smoothies, why not veggies?!? Besides thawed veggies are not fit to eat raw any more, they are much better blended.
I filled my blender jar with fresh cantaloupe. They are in peak of season now and are delicious, melt in your mouth delicious.
I tossed in a couple of very ripe kiwi fruit and last added the frozen cucumber. No water. These fruits are full of water.
Done. A great tasting smoothie full of vitamins and minerals to get my day started. I didn’t need to add any extra water. Great tasting and very filling. It tasted like summer.
- 2 Kiwi peeled
- 1/3 Cantaloupe, peel rind off and scoop out seeds
- 1 small to medium frozen cucumber, broken into small pieces
- Add all ingredients to your blender and blend well.
- Add water if you like.
- Makes approximately 2 cups.