I love adding veggies to my smoothies. And I love drinking green in the morning. It's an awesome way to wake up – you feel healthy, energized and satisfied. Smoothies are just so good, especially with a pop of green.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast kick starts your metabolism and helps fuel your body, setting the tone for your day ahead. It's the very first thing you eat and put into your body, so don't you think it should be the healthiest, most delicious meal you can make? That's my personal take on breakfast and why I almost always go for smoothies.
My typical morning drink consists of a leafy green vegetable combined with avocado and fruit. But lately I've been wanting to branch out and try something new. I wanted to try new veggies in my smoothie, pushing myself out of my comfort zone, into a new world of smoothies. And I think I found it. Cucumber.
Cucumber in a smoothie? I'm sure this isn't a new discovery, but when I first tried it, I felt like I was a superpower smoothie goddess. Seriously, I was blown away. This might be my new stand by.
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.
It may seem like this recipe is all about the cucumber, but trust me it only gets better. With sweet, juicy pear and warm cinnamon, this smoothie is something special. It's healthy, refreshing, full of fruits and veggies, and the perfect way to start the day.
Cucumber Pear Smoothie
- 1/2 medium cucumber, peeled
- 1 medium pear, cored and chopped
- 1 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
- 1 tablespoon creamy almond butter (or other nut butter of your choice)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon stevia
- 6 – 7 ice cubes
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!
gluten-free | dairy-free | sugar-free | vegan | soy-free
- 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!
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 159kcal Calories from fat 70|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 8g||12%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 8g||32%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|