Cucumber, Mint & Blueberry Smoothie

Cucumber, Mint & Blueberry Smoothie

Celebrities seem to dictate food trends for weight loss: low-carb, gluten-free, vegan and now juicing. And juice bars are sprouting up in every major city across America. So what really is the buzz? Just like any healthy diet, it is about eating more fresh plants in their natural state. I love the idea of juicing but not the cleanup and I don’t live near any organic juice bars.

My solution? Smoothies of all colors: green, pink, yellow and today purple, made quickly in my blender at home. This invigorating Cucumber, Mint & Blueberry vegan smoothie delivers not only taste but also plenty of anti-oxidant, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients to keep you healthy and strong all summer long.  Plus, the chemical compound menthol in the fresh mint leaves helps stimulate the mind and detox the body all while relieving anxiety.  The combination of fruit and vegetables in this smoothie is especially good for people who suffer from digestion discomfort and IBS.  Feed Your Body Royally!

Cucumber, Mint & Blueberry Smoothie

(Serves 2)


1 cucumber, peeled and chopped

1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, loosely packed

1 cup frozen organic blueberries

2 teaspoons maple syrup (or favorite sweetener)

1/2 cup coconut milk (or nut milk)

Ice to thicken (optional)

Directions: Blend all ingredients until smooth in blender.  Add ice if desired. Serve immediately.

Vancouver Health Coach