Cucumber Smoothies

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Cucumber Smoothies

Yogurt drinks are popular across the Middle East and South Asia. We like ours with puréed cucumber and herbs, plus a spritz of club soda. If the cucumber peels and seeds are tender, they don't need to be removed.

Serves 4

Ingredients

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2 cups cold plain yogurt (nonfat, low-fat, or whole-milk)
2 1/2 cups chopped cold cucumbers (any variety), plus 4 slices
2 1/2 tablespoons packed coarsely chopped fresh dill
2 1/2 tablespoons packed coarsely chopped fresh basil
2 1/2 tablespoons packed coarsely chopped fresh mint leaves
2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
About 1 1/2 cups cold club soda or sparkling water

Preparation

Total: 15 Minutes

1. Whirl yogurt, chopped cucumbers, herbs, lemon juice, 3/4 cup ice cubes, and the salt in a blender until smooth.

2. Pour cucumber purée into 4 tall glasses (12-oz. size). Fill glasses with club soda and stir. Add more ice if you like, and garnish with cucumber slices.

Make ahead: Through step 1, up to 4 hours, chilled airtight; stir before using.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving using nonfat yogurt.

Created date

July 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 65
Caloriesfromfat 1.5 %
Protein 5.6 g
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 13 g
Fiber 0.6 g
Sodium 373 mg
Cholesterol 2.5 mg