Cucumber-Tomato Smoothies

If you’re like me, your initial impression of cucumber-tomato smoothies may be a bit…gross. As someone who is trying to lose a few pounds, this summer I’ve been experimenting with different smoothie recipes. Most have been fruit and dairy-based, but this combination is quite refreshing and delicious. At around 100 calories and $1 per serving, it’s a pretty good deal on both your belly and your wallet. Think of it as a sort-of virgin Bloody Mary for your health.

For ingredients, all you need is about 1 pound of tomatoes, 1 medium cucumber, 2 ice cubes, 1 teaspoon of hot pepper sauce (like Tabasco or Tapatio), 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, the juice of 1 lemon, salt and pepper.

Slice the tomatoes and cucumber before putting into the blender so it reduces nicely. Put into blender and place on the ‘chop’ setting for about 10-15 seconds, or until the combo is nicely blended.

Add the remaining ingredients and set to ‘puree’ for another 5-10 seconds and voila – super quick and easy smoothie!

This recipe makes about two 12-ounce servings. Garnish the glass with a single stalk of celery before serving.

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6 Responses to Cucumber-Tomato Smoothies

  1. jennyjohnsonriley says:

    Could you compare/contrast with Bloody Marys and gazpacho? I’m logging on to your blog right now because I want to make blueberry pancakes for dinner, and I wanted to use your recipe.

  2. beckyajohnson says:

    Well…I would say the ingredients are similar to Bloody Marys – minus the booze, but with the addition of cucumber – but the consistency is more similar to gazpacho or a watered-down salsa.

  3. lol says:

    Tasty mmmmmmmmmm

  4. share says:

    Try adding avocado, it will “cream” it up!

  5. Lauren says:

    If you have a Vitamix or other strong blender you can also blend the celery stalk. I added 1/2 tsp. of ground turmeric and 1 tsp of chia seeds. Careful with the turmeric because it is a very strong flavor. It also stains easily. It also colors the drink so it is a more pumpkin color.

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