This delicious and refreshing smoothie recipe was a happy accident. It’s not a combination I would have thought of, but I needed to use some of the cucumbers I purchased and I didn’t have a lot of other foods in the house.
Cucumbers are amazingly good for you. They are known for their ability to improve the complexion of skin and studies suggest that they can even help lower blood pressure. You can use one medium sized cucumber or add two baby cucumbers, whatever you have on hand.
I used a frozen banana to help give this smoothie a creamy, chilled consistency. It’s gives this smoothie a nice refreshing flavor along with the lime and cucumber.
And no summertime fruit smoothie is complete without succulent, sweet peaches!
Blueberry-Cucumber Smoothie Recipe with Peach
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 medium banana, peeled
- 1 small peach, pitted
- 1 small cucumber, with peel
- 2 cups baby kale
- Juice from 1/2 lime
- 8 ounces of unsweetened almond milk
Start by adding the liquid to your blender (see my blender recommendations), followed by the soft fruit. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
Calories: 311 | Fat: 1g | Protein: 6g |Carbohydrates: 66g | Fiber: 13.3g | Calcium: 16% RDA |Iron: 2.5mg | Vitamin A: 47% RDA | Vitamin C: 125% RDA
This smoothie is also a rich source of vitamin B1, B2, B6, copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium and zinc.
Serving size: One (This recipe makes a large 32 ounces smoothie, however, it is a meal replacement smoothie not a snack. I recommend drinking half right away and the other half about 30 minutes later or drinking it slowly over the course of 20 minutes.)
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