Cucumbers, like watermelon, are mainly composed of water. Which make them perfect ingredients for a smoothie!
This Berry Cucumber Smoothie is simple, light, and hydrating. Try it on a hot summer morning, to rehydrate after a workout, or as a boost of fluids before a day in the heat.
The cucumber adds a hint of flavor yet plenty of liquid. The green skin provides extra vitamins as well, since you don’t need to peel your cucumber for this recipe.
A Vitamix blender makes smoothies a dump-and-go affair. Plop in half of a cucumber (with the skin intact but the ends removed), frozen mixed berries, yogurt, and a liquid. I prefer some type of milk (cows, almond, oat, etc.) but you can also use water or a berry-flavored juice.
For an extra boost of fiber, toss in some flax seeds. Want a bit of protein? Hemp hearts or chia seeds will supply protein without compromising the flavor.
Blend on high for thirty seconds. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!
(In case you didn’t know, your Vitamix is practically self-cleaning! Rinse out the blender container, fill with clean water and add one—only one!—drop of soap. Then run on high and it will clean itself!)
Berry Cucumber Smoothie
A refreshing smoothing made from a cool dose of cucumber and a burst of berries.
- ½ cucumber (skin intact)
- ½ cup mixed berries
- ¼ cup berry yogurt
- ¼ cup milk or water or juice
- 2 Tbsp flax seeds (optional)
- Combine all ingredients into Vitamix blender.
- Gradually increase to high speed, then let blend for 30 seconds or until thoroughly blended.
Use any kind of milk or berries that you prefer.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 422Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 313mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 10gSugar: 48gProtein: 16g