Recipe: Spicy Cucumber Mint Smoothie
This smoothie will jump start your metabolism and keep you energized from the moment you take your first sip.
By: Mark Hyman, MD
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The best smoothies are nutrient-dense and full of protein, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. This recipe is not only delicious — it also activates your metabolism, sustains energy levels and stabilizes blood sugar.
Note: Soaking a smoothie’s seeds or nuts activates their enzymes and makes them easier to digest. Fill a bowl with enough filtered water to cover them, and soak for at least 30 minutes (preferably overnight).
½ teaspoon extra-virgin coconut oil
½-inch piece fresh ginger root, peeled
1 tablespoon raw almond butter
1 tablespoon chia seeds
¼ cup hemp seeds
¼ cucumber, peeled
¼ lime, peeled and seeded
1 kale leaf, stem removed
1 cup filtered water
2 to 3 ice cubes (depending on how cold you like your drinks)
8 to 10 chopped fresh mint leaves
Optional: ¼ jalapeño chili, seeds removed
Makes 1 serving (2 cups)
Saturated fat 5g