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Cucumber, Basil, Lime, and Avocado Smoothie

Some of these ingredients just don't seem as if they could go together but these are a tasty combination.

Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Calories 178 kcal
Author Andrew Wilder

Ingredients

  • 1 large cucumber peeled and seeded
  • 1/2 large avocado
  • 1 lime peeled
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice
  • 4-5 basil leaves

Instructions

  1. Peel the cucumber, slice into quarters lengthwise, and remove the seeds. Drop in the blender. Peel the lime and toss the whole fruit in. Scoop out half an avocado and add to the pitcher.
  2. (Avocado tip: If you keep the pit in the other half of the avocado and then put it in an airtight container in the fridge, it won't turn brown as quickly.)
  3. Blend to liquefy the first ingredients.
  4. Add the oats, milk, and crushed ice and blend at high speed again, until the oats "disappear" into the mixture.
  5. Add the basil and briefly puree one last time.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with a basil leaf.