Cool as Cucumber Green Smoothie

Hi Chuggers,

I’m missing the chill and breezy weather we were having a few weeks ago! The recent rise of temperature has been getting to me and I am desperately in need of hydration all the time. I’m an avid H2O drinker… But sometimes, water alone just don’t seem enough and I needed an extra oomph in my Smoothies!

Cucumbers are good sources of water and are popular as a summertime snack. Not sure if you are aware, but they belong to the same family as Watermelons and Pumpkins! Cucumber is also considered as a fruit since it contains seeds in it πŸ˜‰

Let’s see what I have for you today!

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3 heads x Butterhead Lettuce

1 x Apple

1 x Banana

1 x Lemon Lime (juiced)

1 x Cucumber

1 cup x Blueberries

1 cup x Water

-Serves approx 4 cups-

Other then helping you to keep your cool… Cucumber…

  • is a good source of Vitamin Bs… which is known to help with hangovers πŸ™‚ (Read here for a hangover cure Green smoothie!)
  • contains a whopping 95% (!) of water and thus, helps to hydrate the body and disperse toxins…
  • is a great source of silica which improves joint health by supporting proper construction of the connective tissues…
  • gives you clear and glowing skin…
  • helps to reduce bad breath…
  • reduces cholesterol and maintains healthy blood pressure levels due to its minerals content…
  • slices are placed directly on the eyes to help reduce puffiness!

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Now, this isn’t exactly a pretty drink (as always πŸ˜† )… But I’m pretty sure this is one drink that everyone would love to have in Summer! It is refreshing and packed with Antioxidant properties… It’s like having a fruit salad in a glass! You can also add ice into the blender to create a slushy drink or some mint leaves to for that extra coolness!

Ever since I randomly came up with this drink, I have been adding Cucumbers to my smoothies regularly. Especially if I’m having my smoothies in a hot afternoon… Cucumbers (skin included!) are definitely going into the blender!

I hope this drink helps you to chill a little in this warm climate… Stay cool everyone! πŸ™‚

Til then,

Chug It !

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10 thoughts on “Cool as Cucumber Green Smoothie

  1. I’m going to try this recipe this weekend; it looks great! For the past couple of days, I’ve been having my green smoothies for breakfast and I enjoy trying out different recipes. Love your blog! — Yummytums

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