Cucumber Sorrel Smoothie

Summer’s heat sucks my energy and makes me cranky, but my summer garden inspires me.

cucumber smoothie

I am inundated with cucumbers this year. Absolutely positively inundated. I cannot keep up! From only 2 plants, I’ve been harvesting many many cucumbers every day. And coming up with new and different ways to enjoy them.

I could have served this blended cucumber creation in a bowl and called it a cold soup, but what fun would that have been? A cucumber smoothie sounds so much more interesting. I threw some sorrel in because I grew it for the first time this year and I like it’s refreshingly sour flavor, but you could also try this with a handful of mint or basil, I think.

Since I’ve been on antibiotics for a couple of weeks for Lyme disease, I eat plain yogurt and other foods that are high in probiotics as often as I can. If you don’t eat dairy, some coconut milk might be nice in here.

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cucumber and sorrel smoothie

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Recipe for Cucumber Sorrel Smoothie

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 1 large or 2 small servings


  • * 2 medium-large organic cucumbers peel them for a smoother smoothie, chopped
  • * a splash of all-natural buttermilk
  • * a few tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt I like full-fat
  • * 4-5 sorrel leaves or a handful of fresh mint
  • * 1-2 teaspoons of honey or pure maple syrup
  • * pinch of sea salt


  • 1. Place chopped cucumbers in blender and add buttermilk to get the blender going.
  • 2. Add yogurt, sorrel, honey, and salt and blend until smooth.
  • 3. Chill before serving, if desired. Garnish with edible flowers (I used borage) if you have them.

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21 thoughts on “Cucumber Sorrel Smoothie”

  1. I did not grow cucumbers this year, and a good reminder not to plant more than two next season!

    Thanks for this post, I get to try sorrel differently. It’s one of my favorites in the garden since it returns season after season!

  2. This looks so refreshing and delicious!! Perfect! Love your blog so much and excited to be your newest follower! xoxo

  3. What a great idea. Our cucumber plants are also very bountiful this year – and our mint has taken over our entire garden. We have more jars of pickles than I know what to do with.

    Lyme’s is no bueno. I got it 10 year ago and it sure stinks. I hope you feel better soon!

    • I’ve made some pickles but I need to make lots more! I actually feel fine- saw the bull’s eye right away and had no other symptoms. I’ve had it before and was very sick, so I feel pretty lucky. One more week on antibiotics, then I am done.

  4. Oh gosh Winnie, I had no idea you were dealing with Lyme’s, I’m sorry. I hope the antibiotics help. Take care.

    • Hey Sylvie,
      Yes I have had it three times now. Was much sicker the other two times- this time, I just had the rash- feeling fine, but thanks for your good wishes :)

  5. Winnie, such absolute gorgeous pics. screaming summer fresh!! Love that you have an entire vegetable garden you harvest from fresh cucumbers and more. I could have used some as I was running low on baby cukes for a condiment yesterday. Question what did you use as a garnish the bluish flowers?

    • Shulie those are borage flowers…I grow lots of borage because I just love it and it’s edible. Aren’t they so pretty?!

  6. I will absolutely make this! I will have to sub some mint for the sorrel, but that’s perfect because I have WAY too much mint, and WAY too many cucumbers at the moment. Thanks for the idea :)

  7. Regarding the Cucumber Smootie…

    What are the nutritional facts on it..

    how much fat, protein, sugars,…etc?

    Looks delish!


    • Oh gosh Tami…I have no idea. There’s a little fat and protein from the yogurt, and carbs/sugar from the honey, but otherwise it’s all cucumber/sorrel- so high in vitamins, but very low-calorie.

    • I had it as an afternoon snack yesterday and it tided me over for hours. Very cooling, but pretty filling, too!