I bastardized Elise Bauer's recipe for Cucumber Lime Agua Fresca, and mine didn't look anything like this gorgeous photo which is hers, but if I showed you a picture of the pale concoction that I spooned out of a bowl, you would already be on your way to the next blog. Ha! Caught you! Reeled you in and kept you here. Mwahahaahhaaaa!!!
I peeled and seeded the two cucumbers I had, picked and tore a fistful of mint leaves, juiced two lemons (since I have a lemon and not a lime tree), poured a liberal splash of maple syrup on top and blended it all. Did not bother to strain it, and like I said, I just spooned it all out of a bowl. Not really sure if it qualifies as a smoothie or a gazpachoish soup or as anything at all, but do I care? No. It was refreshing and tasty, and definitely the easiest way to dispose of the cukes.