Cucumber Smoothie

by KetoFocus.com

This cucumber smoothie is a creamy and refreshing take on a green smoothie.

Enjoy this frothy green smoothie made of cucumbers and avocado without having to use a banana or milk. This cucumber smoothie will provide hydration and keep you satisfied without using dairy or sugar.

This cucumber smoothie makes the perfect breakfast or mid-day sip when you need a little bit of tranquility or to quench your thirst. Since it has cucumber in it, you know you are getting a mild flavor with lots of hydration. I love using cucumbers in other surprising recipes where you wouldn’t think to add it – like my keto apple pie or my cucumber lime margarita.

a glass with a cucumber smoothie in it and a few slices of cucumber with straws and avocado near

This delicious frothy smoothie is creamy and slightly sweet and we didn’t have to use an high sugar fruit like bananas or pineapple to sweeten it or making it smooth. Instead we pair this with avocado to get that same creamy texture and mix it in with nut milk and a bit of keto sweetener. If you love smoothies in the morning, this smoothie recipe will keep you satisfied and moving all morning long.

How to make a cucumber smoothie

  1. Add ice, peeled cucumber, avocado, nut milk and sugar-free honey or sweetener to a blender.
  2. Blend until smoothie
  3. Pour creamy smoothie and enjoy!

a glass filled with a cucumber smoothie with bubbles on top and slices of cucumber on the edge of the glass

Key ingredients

  • Ice – Ice will help create a slushy consistency and help keep your smoothie cold.
  • Cucumber – Cucumber’s are high in water so this is a hydrating smooth. It is also filled with fiber to help promote regularity.
  • Avocado – Avocado is used for creaminess. Most cucumber smoothie recipes include a banana for sweetness and to get that smooth, creamy texture. Bananas have a lot of sugar so they really aren’t as healthy as most would think.
  • Nut milk – Any nut milk will work (macadamia nut milk, almond milk, coconut milk, even cashew milk).
  • Sweetener – This is an optional ingredient but does help with the flavor. I like to use a sugar-free honey which is honey flavored allulose syrup.

Looking for healthy smoothie recipes that use avocado instead of banana? Try a raspberry avocado smoothie.

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Flavor variations and add-ins

  • Strawberry Cucumber Smoothie – Add in 1/4 cup sliced strawberries or even raspberries. You can even omit the additional sweetener if you are adding a sweet low carb fruit like berries.
  • Cucumber Mint Smoothie – A few sprigs of mint leaves to this cucumber smoothie recipe will add a different refreshing flavor and may help with digestion.
  • Cucumber Lime Smoothie – Add in a few tablespoons of fresh lime juice for a thirst quenching twist on this hydrating smoothie recipe. Don’t have lime juice? Try lemon juice instead.

 

Try adding in these for a different texture or flavor:

  • Yogurt – Look for a low carb or sugar free yogurt. Plain Greek yogurt can also be used. This will add a slight tang and increase the creaminess of the smoothie.
  • Protein powder – Make it a complete meal for breakfast by adding a scoop or two of protein powder. Unflavored or vanilla flavored protein powder works best in this recipe.
  • Spinach – For a little extra to your green smoothie, add in a handful of spinach leaves to create a spinach smoothie.
  • Kale – For more nutrition, add a few kale leaves for a healthy smoothie.
  • Almond butter – Need a little extra protein and fat? Add a tablespoon or two of almond butter or your favorite nut butter.
  • Chia seeds – A few teaspoons of chia seeds will help thicken your cucumber smoothies and keep you satisfied all morning.
  • Ginger – Adds a little spice and kick to your smoothie. Plus ginger helps with digestion.
a creamy green smoothie in a glass with a large cucumber in the background

Storage information

This smoothie is best served right away but you can freeze the parts together (cucumber, avocado, nut milk and honey). Just throw into the blender with a little bit of ice and blend until smoothie. Making smoothie bags like this saves lots of time in the morning if this a go-to breakfast for you.

Cucumber Smoothie: FAQS

What's the difference between an English and a regular cucumber?

English cucumbers are touted as being seedless, but they still have seeds. The seeds are smaller and than compared to those in a regular traditional cucumber, so you can't really see or feel them when you eat them.

Is cucumber low in carb?

Yes, the net carbs of 100 g of cucumber is 4 grams.

Is a cucumber smoothie healthy for you?

Yes! This green smoothie recipe is filled with healthy fats to keep you full and satisfied. It is low in sugar and contains cucumber which helps to keep you hydrated.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Cucumber Smoothie

Servings: 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 206
Fat 16.4g
Protein 3.6g
Total Carbs 23.9g
Net Carbs 5.6g

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