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August 9, 2019

by Alyssa Rimmer

Cucumber Pear Smoothie

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This Cucumber Pear Smoothie is unexpectedly delicious. The cucumber adds amazing flavor and fluffy texture, while the pear makes it sweet and delicious!

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I love adding veggies to my smoothies. And I love drinking green in the morning (especially my favorite green smoothie). It's an awesome way to wake up – you feel healthy, energized and totally satisfied. And you know that you've started your day on the right foot.

I'm a big believer in breakfast. I think it kick starts your metabolism and helps fuel your body for the day ahead, but it can also help set the tone for your eating habits. I find that when I eat a nourishing breakfast, I crave more nourishing foods for the rest of the day. And I also don't snack as much, which helps me stay on track.

Today's smoothie isn't my standard green, but it's still full of veggies. We're making this fabulously creamy pear smoothie with cucumber and cinnamon. It might not be the most typical combo but dang is it good!

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My Cucumber Pear Smoothie Ingredients

If you've seen any of my other smoothie recipes, then you know I'm all about balancing out the ingredients. I need to make sure my smoothie is actually going to fill me up, so I focus on adding fiber, protein, healthy fats and carbohydrates. This pear smoothie has it all and more!

Here's what we're using to make it:

  • ripe pear: which adds sweetness, but is still low on the glycemic index
  • fresh cucumber: it's bright, refreshing and adds an amazing texture
  • chia seeds & almond butter: for healthy fats and protein
  • vanilla protein powder: for even more protein
  • cinnamon: to help round out the flavor and regulate our blood sugar

And then we're blending it all up with some unsweetened almond milk!

The cucumber brings an amazing flavor and a light, fluffy texture that was totally unexpected. But the most special thing about my discovery is that this drink is full of brightness. It's like sunshine in a glass. A burst of summer with every sip.

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How to Add Veggies to Your Smoothie

At this point, you might notice a trend with my smoothie recipes…

I love adding veggies!

I find that smoothies are the ultimate way to sneak veggies into your (or someone you're making breakfast for's) smoothie. The trick to adding veggies to your smoothie is to choose veggies that don't have much flavor. Things they won't really notice are there.

Greens are an obvious choice, but a few of my other favorite vegetables for smoothies include:

  • cucumber
  • cauliflower
  • zucchini
  • broccoli stalks
  • carrots

For the green side of things, I almost always go for spinach because it has the mildest flavor, but my next choice would be swiss chard or kale. Just note that the latter two are definitely more pungent!

Bottom line: smoothies are a powerhouse meal that I think works well for almost everyone. And this pear smoothie is absolutely sensational! Hope you love it ❤️

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Cucumber Pear Smoothie

This Cucumber Pear Smoothie is unexpectedly delicious. The cucumber brings an amazing flavor and a light, fluffy texture, while the pear makes it sweet and delicious!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 smoothie
Calories 431kcal
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients into a blender, in the order listed, and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Serve with a side of cucumber and enjoy summer in smoothie form!

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Nutrition

Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 419mg | Potassium: 702mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 108IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 642mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Sounds tasty. I had not thought of cucumber before as it always makes me think of salads. I guess you take the seeds out before adding? I have been using raw zucchini in my smoothies (unpeeled) with pear and almond milk and it has a surprisingly subtle flavour (you can actually get quite a bit in there :).

    • Such a great way to sneak in extra veggies! And nope, I actually don’t take out the seeds…the blender takes care of that for me 😉

  2. Just whipped this together in my vitamix and it is delicious! Great recipe, thanks for sharing. I have been ins earth of something different for my family that doesn’t use pineapple, spinach or strawberries (allergies) and does have veggies! Have a wonderful day!

    • So happy you liked it, Lisa. You should try my carrot cake smoothie too 🙂 It’s another one where I’ve been able to sneak in some veggies without using those classic ingredients. Happy blending!!

  3. […] when you actually have time to sit down and enjoy your breakfast? When you want more than your same old smoothie or green juice. When you want something slightly sweet, but still packed with vegetables. When you […]

  4. This looks great – I’ve been looking for a new smoothie recipe! Thanks!!!

    Cassidy

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