Cucumber Smoothie! This delicious simple cucumber smoothie can be made in under 5 minutes for a quick healthy breakfast recipe. I love making smoothies year round and this banana cucumber smoothie with pineapple is my new favorite!
As a registered dietitian I love recommending smoothies to people struggling to get more fruits and vegetables in. This cucumber smoothie is excellent for weight loss, reducing belly fat naturally, and even boosting skin health!
If you have picky eaters at home, my delicious cucumber smoothie recipe is tried and tested by toddlers and safe for babies up to kids too! Grab any blender that you have and let's make this!
CUCUMBER SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS
- Frozen pineapple chunks
- Frozen banana
- Whole milk yogurt
- Coconut water
Feel free to swap out any of the fruit for a different fruit you love even more!
IS A CUCUMBER SMOOTHIE GOOD FOR YOU?
Yes! Cucumber smoothies are excellent for you! With 1 cucumber smoothie you get 2 servings of fruits and a serving of vegetables on the go. Plus, you're getting healthy fats, protein and hydration from the yogurt and coconut water. Rosemary Squires, Registered Dietitian
Cucumber Smoothie Benefits:
- Weight loss
- Reducing belly fat
- Skin health
- Gut health
- Hormone balance
WHAT FRUIT GOES GOOD WITH CUCUMBER?
Cucumber has a very subtle flavor unlike many other vegetables, so you can get creative when making a smoothie with cucumbers. Here I used two of my favorite smoothie fruits which are frozen pineapples and frozen bananas. These two fruits give a super sweet flavor!
Here are some other great fruits that go well with cucumbers in smoothies:
SHOULD I PEEL A CUCUMBER FOR A SMOOTHIE?
No! When you peel the skin off the cucumber you're losing out on a ton of nutrients and fiber! Always leave the skin of cucumber on. Try to buy organic cucumbers when possible to decrease the pesticides your liver has to process.
HOW TO MAKE A SIMPLE CUCUMBER SMOOTHIE
My banana pineapple cucumber smoothie is so easy to make! Get a dose of fruit and veggies easily!
Feel free to swap out any of the frozen fruits I use here for ones you love even more!
STEP 1: Add all ingredients to your blender
Add the frozen pineapple, frozen banana, cucumbers, yogurt, and coconut water to your blender.
Turn your blender on high and blend till totally pureed, about 1 minute.
STEP 2: Pour and enjoy!
That's it! My easy cucumber smoothie is ready in under 5 minutes for a totally healthy on the go breakfast or snack. Even better it is baby, toddler, and kid friendly!
Frequently asked questions about my delicious cucumber smoothie recipe.
WHAT SHOULD YOU NOT MIX IN A SMOOTHIE?
Smoothies are a way to pack in fruits and vegetables and can be super healthy! If you are new to smoothie making and want to keep your smoothie as healthy as possible here are,
6 things you should never add to your smoothie according to a Registered Dietitian
- Sweet and flavored plant milk (Add unnecessary sugar)
- Flavored yogurt. (Adds a ton of unnecessary sugar/ additives)
- Juice. (You're getting the full benefit by adding whole fruits instead!)
- Ice cream, sherbet, or frozen yogurt
- Sugar, maple syrup, etc. (Fruits are naturally sweet!)
- Canned fruit (Get fresh or frozen fruit to get the most nutrients!)
CAN I MAKE THIS CUCUMBER SMOOTHIE WITH MILK?
Yes! Simply swap out the coconut water with your milk of choice.
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And don't forget to read all about how to make healthy smoothies at home if you are new to smoothie making!
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Simple Cucumber Smoothie!
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 baby cucumbers or about 1 cup sliced cucumber
- ½ cup whole milk yogurt
- 1 cup coconut water or milk of choice
- Add all ingredients to your blender.1 cup frozen pineapple, 1 frozen banana, 2 baby cucumbers, ½ cup whole milk yogurt, 1 cup coconut water
- Turn your blender on medium to high speed. Blend for about 1 minute till your cucumber smoothie is totally pureed.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy!