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Spicy Cucumber Mint Smoothie

By Mark Hyman, MD | August 26, 2020 | Cleveland Clinic

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 avocado
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


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend on high speed until smooth.
  3. Pour smoothie into your favorite glass, and enjoy!

Nutrition information

Makes 1 serving (2 cups) 

Per serving:

  • Calories 437
  • Fat 35g
  • Saturated fat 5g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Fiber 10g
  • Protein 18g
  • Carbohydrate 20g
  • Sodium 21mg

This article was written by Mark Hyman, MD from Cleveland Clinic and was legally licensed through the Industry Dive publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@industrydive.com.

Mark Hyman, MD
Cleveland Clinic

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