Happy Thirsty Thursday- green smoothie style! I came across a recipe on Food Babes Facebook
page (you should follow her amazing health page) which called for cucumber. With its high water content and refreshing crunch, I tend to eat more cucumbers in the summer to re-hydrate the body and help beat the heat. I’d never thought of using it in my green smoothies- other than spinach, it has become one of my favorite ‘vegetable’ to add to my green smoothies. With its mild flavors, it’s ideal for sneaking into those green smoothies which it can be masked by dominate fruits such as apples, mangos, and apples. I get that we all want to eat healthy, but we definitely don’t want to taste the ‘health’. This is the perfect healthy solution.
Cucumbers are nutrient rich and low in calories. It is loaded with vitamin A and K, and also provide a decent amount of potassium. They are also known to improve the complexion of skin and with its high fiber content, it will help with digestion.
Enjoy the health benefits of cucumber in this smoothie recipe!
Cucumber-Lime and Fruit Green Smoothie
Wonderful cucumber is the right vegetable to use to beat scorching summer heat.
YIELD: 2 servings | PREP: 5 mins | TOTAL TIME: 5 mins
- 4 cups packed spinach
- 1 cucumber, sliced with peel
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 cup baby carrots
- 1 appled, cored and sliced
- 1 cup strawberries
- 4-6 ice cubes (optional)
- 2-3 drops of stevia (optional)
Blend greens, water, and lime juice until smooth. Next add the remaining ingredients and blend again. *Add ice cubes if necessary. Blend again. Pour into your favorite jar. Enjoy your green smoothie! Adapted from Food Babe
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June 12th, 2014 at 4:06 pm
Ohh I love cucumber for my eyes!! I will def have to try for my next green smoothie.
Thanks for sharing!