Vanilla Berry Cucumber Protein Smoothie
Recipe type: Beverage
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Serves: 2-3
The ingredients may sound a little strange but trust me when I tell you that the smoothie is actually very tasty.
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 4 large spinach leaves
  • ½ cup vanilla yogurt
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • ¼ medium cucumber
  • ¼ cup edamame beans
  1. Add first 5 ingredients to your blender.
  2. Peel and slice the cucumber, setting aside a few slices for garnish, add the remaining cucumber slices to the blender.
  3. Cook the edamame beans in the microwave as per instruction. I used prepackaged edamame beans in pod (about 3 minutes on high), remove beans from the pods to fill ¼ measuring cup and add to blender.
  4. Blend for 3-5 minutes or until smooth.
  5. Poor into your favourite glasses and garnish each glass with a slice or two of cucumber.
I like the refreshing taste of this smoothie just as it is but if you prefer a little sweeter smoothie, add in a tbsp of liquid honey before blending. For added nutrients, you can add in 1 tsp of flax seed before blending.
Recipe by This Lil Piglet at