Green Shake: with Flecks

After reading Kathy’s (Vegan) Green Eggs and Ham Post, I was really in the mood for something green.  And, a tofu scramble with some green stuff was really what I meant to make.  But honestly, it was almost lunchtime and instead of making one meal only to make another one a few hours later, I decided to go for a shake instead.

Cucumber Avocado Shake

Cucumber Avocado Shake

I’ve found that there are certain elements that shakes should have in order to possess that creamy consistency we all know and love.  Things like – nut butter, “yogurt,” bananas, and yes – even avocados.  I included both banana and avocado – just because I like the qualities that both provide.  And, they balance out the watery properties of the cucumber and the flavor as well.  Yum!

Cucumber Avocado Shake

Cucumber Avocado Shake

1 small banana
1/2 cup chopped cucumber (with skin – it makes a pretty effect)
1/2 cup chopped avocado (I used a Slimcado, although a regular avocado would yield a better taste)
1/2 cup cold water
1 cup “milk” (I used sweetened vanilla coconut milk)
1 Tablespoon ground chia seeds
4-5 ice cubes (just until it’s the temperature and consistency you want)

Directions: combine all ingredients in a blender and *blend* until smooth.  Serves: 2

Cucumber Avocado ShakeCucumber Avocado Shake

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