Unfortunately, many of those convenient store-bought smoothies use all kinds of unnecessary additives—sugars, artificial flavors, and even artificial colors. WHY?!? Spare yourself the headache and blend up your own simple smoothie at home, like this easy celery cucumber smoothie recipe!
Seriously, it’s SO easy to make healthy smoothies that taste amazing! And, you don’t need a ton of ingredients, flavorings, or even added sugars or sweeteners. For this cucumber smoothie recipe, you only need 5 simple ingredients. Plus, you’ll sip up plenty of wholesome fruits AND a dose of veggies!
This vegetable smoothie is full of fresh, crisp flavor and tons of wholesome fuel. And, it’s all thanks to REAL fruits and veggies—no need for added junk. Yes, not even any sugar or sweetener!
Ripe, juicy fruits are some of the best sources of all-natural sweetness. In this cucumber smoothie recipe, the pear and green grapes create the flavor of a refreshing sweet treat! And, I love that they make the texture satisfyingly thick and silky smooth.
Personally, I like to use frozen grapes to maximize the creaminess. Plus, they make a great substitute for ice, so your smoothie isn’t watered down! Just wash your grapes, pat them dry, and store in a freezer-safe bag to freeze.
Altogether, the combo of fruits and veggies in this cucumber smoothie recipe give you 8 grams of fiber per smoothie!
Refreshing, Revitalizing, Anti-oxidizing
Cucumber and celery are two of the most overlooked veggies, but they contain loads of healthy nutrients that our bodies need. Both are excellent sources of B vitamins, vitamin C, potassium, along with other essential vitamins and minerals.
Most notably, cucumber and celery are rich in vitamin K, making this cucumber smoothie recipe great for bone health! And, like other fruits and veggies, they contain all sorts of polyphenols (a.k.a. micronutrients) like antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.
Granted, there are no ‘recommended daily amounts’ for micronutrients like these. But, research shows us that consuming more polyphenols helps to lower our risk of chronic and degenerative diseases!
Give Veggies A Chance
If you’re not a fan of celery or cucumber, don’t knock this vegetable smoothie just yet. They add a fresh, hydrating flavor, which I think is totally delicious. But, the natural sugars from the fruit are really the star of this cucumber smoothie recipe!
The taste of a sweet treat, but wholesome nutrients and benefits from those sneaky veggies. And, with a bit of green tea as your liquid base, this cucumber smoothie recipe is perfect for afternoon pick-me-up!