Cucumber Sorrel Smoothie

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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 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
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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