Refreshing smoothie ideal for summer, made with cucumber and kiwi, ginger-flavored kombucha and fresh cilantro.

Makes: About 3 1/2 cups for 2, 1 3/4-cup servings

Preparation: 10 minutes


1 small cucumber, chopped

2 ripe kiwis, peeled

1 cup ginger-flavored kombucha (see Tip)

1/2 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt

2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves

6 ice cubes


Combine cucumber, kiwis, kombucha, yogurt, cilantro and ice cubes in blender; blend until smooth. Serve immediately.


Per serving: 116 calories; 2

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