It’s summer! And thanks to this drink, I’m cool as a cucumber. I’m all about the clean, refreshing quality of cucumbers in a cool beverage, whether it’s sliced into ice water or blended into something special like this. It makes me feel like equal parts fancy spa-goer and healthy hippie! This frosty drink is a festive way to stay hydrated in the summer heat, and to sip on some extra fruits and veggies at the same time. It’s perfect for cooling down after a workout, or just for filling your glass with something fun and fruity while relaxing on a patio… did I mention I’m excited about summer?
Let’s take a second to talk about terminology. It doesn’t feel right to call this drink a smoothie, because I like smoothies to be thick and substantial. This is more of a light, fruity, icy refreshment. I’m aware that slushies have some ugly connotations (mainly as artificially colored and flavored, gas-station-procured sugar bombs), but I feel compelled to use that name anyway. It just captures the sense of fun!