While this Summer definitely hasn’t been the hottest we’ve seen, there have definitely been several days lately where I’ve been feeling the heat. As an already fiery person most of the time, extra heat can be a bit of challenge so I love to find ways to eat that help bring the temperature down. Recently, I’ve been a bit obsessed with this breakfast smoothie; I swear I can actually feel myself cooling off from the inside out when I drink this. If you don’t like cilantro, try substituting watercress which I hear has similar cooling properties to cilantro without the strong taste. If you do like cilantro, you are gonna love this!
Coconut, Cucumber & Cilantro Smoothie
1/2 cup coconut milk (I use canned organic. If you are scared of fat you can always go with the light brand but if this is all you are having for breakfast, give yourself a little fat to keep you full until lunch)
1/2 cup almond milk (any plant-based milk will do)
1/2 cup cilantro
1 cucumber, peeled
1 tsp maple syrup
3 ice cubes
Throw it in a blender and enjoy.