Cucumber-Mint-Mango Lightness

///Cucumber-Mint-Mango Lightness

Cucumber-Mint-Mango Lightness

Recipe by Kirti Kapoor

Thank you to  my friend Kirti who I met on Care2 in 2004 at  Kaysramblings   for contributing this recipe:

cucumber-mint-mango drink

What with mom being unwell and concerns about her hydration quotient being quite high, I have taken recourse to creating light and refreshing summer juices for her. Today,  it was the turn of the cucumber-mint-mango medley. Light, lovely green in color, not too sour (pix comes up tomorrow).


Cucumber medium sized: 1, washed, peeled and diced/cubed

Mango: 1 small unripe, peeled, sliced

Mint leaves: 5-7, washed (or mint paste: 1tsp)

Curry patta (sweet neem) leaves: 4-5 washed

Salt to taste

Honey: 1/4 tsp

Cold water: 1/2 cup


  1. Wash all the above ingredients, peel, dice whatever is required; combine in a mixer or blender jar (if your blender jar has a mesh/pulp filter, use it pleases)
  2. Blend/pulp at medium speeds for about 2min, then at high speed for another 2min.  Strain using the blender’s pulp filter or strainer, into a jug or tall glass; place in refrigerator to chill for about an hour. 
  3. Discard pulp. 
  4. Serve cold.

The above quantity makes one standard 200 ml serving.

My mom is elderly, so I did not retain the pulp, if desired a little bit of the pulp can be added to bulk the juice up.

By | 2017-10-29T15:41:43+00:00 March 12th, 2012|Beverages, Recipes|4 Comments

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  1. Kirti Kapoor March 17, 2012 at 6:08 am

    Hi Diana
    It is a pleasure to be here; in fact Care2 years were some of the very enjoyable online times. Thanks a ton for posting my recipe. Hope your readers like it. The others that you would like will come by and by. I wish you all the very best. And yes, your paneer lunch is still pending, so when are you are coming over.

  2. Diana Herrington March 17, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Hi Kirti, warms my heart to see you here. Yes we had good times in Healthy Cooking on Care2. Look forward to more of your recipes for sure!
    I am looking forward to that paneer lunch and it will happen; wish it was next winter.

  3. Angie August 18, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Mmmm….sounds wonderfully refreshing!! It never occurred to me to look in the food groups on Care2 for recipes…lol. I’ll have to check that out.

  4. Amanda Walker June 22, 2016 at 10:57 am

    How can one eat mango stones?
    they are very hard! I have never seen Green Mangos in the shops, only ripe ones.

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