Saturday 7 July 2012

Smoothie: Strawberries, Cucumber, and Beet

This summer I've been looking at ways to cool down my body, introducing more Cooling/Yin/Alkaline foods into my diet. With the hot weather hovering around the 30'C this smoothie will cool you down and give you the energy you need to keep going even when the heat is trying to slow you down. Here's the mix:

3-4 Medium Frozen Strawberries
1 Mini Seedless Cucumber
10 Cubes of Beet (1/2 inch chunks)
1 tblsp of Chia Seeds
1/2 cup of Coconut Milk
1/4 cup of Almond Milk
1 Kiwi - slices for topping

This recipe makes 2 small servings but you can have it all to yourself if you wanted. Top with the kiwi slices.

The best way to make this recipe is with a Magic Bullet blender. In the cup, toss the strawberries in first, then the cucumbers, beets and chia seeds. Fill the cup with coconut milk until it reaches half-way, then top up to 3/4 of the cup with the almond milk. When you go to blend the mix, the milks will blend with the cucumber and beets before working on the strawberries, otherwise the strawberries will become a firm slush making it harder to blend everything else.

Enjoy the smoothie!

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