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Cucumber Pear Smoothie

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

Cucumber Pear Smoothie | Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free

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.

Cucumber Pear Smoothie | Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free

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.

Cucumber Pear Smoothie | Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free

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

serves 2

ingredients:

  • 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!

 

 

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Cucumber Pear Smoothie

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.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword cucumber, pear, smoothie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 157 kcal
Author Queen of Quinoa

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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

Recipe Notes

gluten-free | dairy-free | sugar-free | vegan | soy-free

Nutrition Facts
Cucumber Pear Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 157 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Sodium 166mg 7%
Potassium 289mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 10g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 1.1%
Vitamin C 7.5%
Calcium 24.4%
Iron 5.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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!!

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