My first attempt at using my Nutribullet in India was a failure, but after getting a voltage stabilizer, my smoothie game has resumed. I used fresh ingredients from the market to make this delicious cucumber papaya smoothie.
Well, Shekhar got me a voltage stabilizer, however its input is 160 to 280 volts, and I needed 120v. I decided to try it anyway. (Call me desperate; I love my smoothies).
Today’s smoothie was this refreshing Cucumber Papaya Smoothie.
I used a frozen banana for creaminess, some fresh papaya, some frozen papaya for coldness, a couple limes because they are small here in India, some mint leaves, cucumber, leftover coconut water from a fresh coconut, a bit of honey, and water.
I also made some chai in the meantime. (On the stove). Did you know chai means tea in Hindi?
I make mine with black tea, Indian ginseng, tulsi (also known as holy basil), cardamom, ginger, sugar, and milk.
Moment of truth.
So, it worked. But it still smelled a bit burnt and released dark stuff at the bottom from the burnt engine. My Nutribullet is not dead, but I think I’m slowly killing it. I need to find a converter for the 120v it requires.
Voila. I had to make due without proper smoothie glasses, so I used a mug and a small floral glass.
It turned out really yummy. I actually also totally meant to add cashews or almonds for a bit of protein, but completely forgot.
Cucumber Papaya Smoothie Recipe
1 small cucumber
2 handfuls of Papaya (fresh or frozen)
8 Small Mint Leaves or 4 large
1 Frozen Banana
Juice of 2 small limes or 1 big one (lemon works too)
1 cup Coconut water or plain cold water
2 tsps Honey (or preferred sweetener)
10 Cashews or Almonds
2 tbsp of Greek Yoghurt
Blend until smooth! And serve with a straw.