Every time I think of cucumbers I think of the expression “cool as a cucumber”. The cucumber smoothie recipes on our list are not only cool and refreshing but they are full of vitamins and minerals and are the perfect way to start the day.
Common Ingredients in Cucumber Smoothie Recipes
Pineapple, Mango, Melon, Pear, Spinach, Strawberry, Kale, Apple, Blueberry, Honeydew Melon, Coconut Milk, Papaya, Bananas, Kiwi, Lime Juice
Ripe Bananas, Honey
Other Cucumber Smoothie Add-ins
Mint, Ginger, Flaxseeds, Chia Seeds
How To Make a Cucumber Smoothie
Cucumbers tend to have a milk flavor so they pair well with fruits such as kiwis, pineapples, or apples.
Another benefit of cucumbers is they contain a lot of liquid so you will find you don’t need much liquid for your smoothies.
When making a cucumber smoothie first add the liquid, then the fruits and vegetables, and lastly any add-ons such as seeds, powders, or spices.
Peel or No Peel: The skin and seeds of the cucumber are the most nutrient-dense parts of the cucumber so I don’t recommend you peel your cucumbers.
Cucumber Mint Pineapple Smoothie
Cucumbers tend to have a mild distinct flavor so they combine well with the pineapples and apples in this smoothie recipe. The fruits in this smoothie provide natural sweetness and you won’t need an additional sweetener. The spinach provides extra minerals and vitamins to this smoothie.
Mango Cucumber Mint Smoothie
This smoothie provides a hint of the tropics with the inclusion of mangoes. Mangoes are hands down one of my favorite fruits for smoothies. The addition of the mint enhances the flavor of this smoothie.
Cucumber Tropical Smoothie
This cucumber tropical smoothie will transport you back to the tropics. The addition of pineapples, papaya, and banana have a decidedly tropical feel. This is further enhanced with the addition of coconut milk. Don’t be fooled, however, this smoothie definitely delivers in the minerals and vitamins department with the addition of cucumber and spinach.
Cucumber Melon Smoothie
The honeydew and cucumber in this smoothie provide a double dose of refreshing hydrating coolness. An added plus is this smoothie only has five ingredients and takes a few minutes to prepare. The addition of coconut milk provides extra creaminess and the grapes provide extra sweetness.
Creamy Pineapple Cucumber Smoothie
Pineapples and cucumber are a magical duo in smoothies. The cucumber provides a cool refreshing flavor and the pineapples provide sweetness and flavor to your smoothie. The sweetness is further enhanced with the addition of bananas. The addition of spinach provides extra vitamins and minerals.
Watermelon Cucumber Smoothie
This refreshing hydrating smoothie is the perfect option for a hot day. Both cucumber and watermelon are composed mainly of water so they are very hydrating.
Additionally, both cucumbers and watermelon have a very subtle flavor so they won’t overpower each other, in fact, they complement each other well. If you want a creamier smoothie you can add avocado or banana to this smoothie.
Cucumber Pear Smoothie
Cucumber and pear are not a common combination but it is unexpectedly delicious. The addition of chia seeds and almond butter adds substance to the smoothie with the addition of healthy fats and protein. The addition of cinnamon enhances the flavor of this smoothie.
Cucumber Spinach Green Smoothie
This smoothie provides a triple dose of green goodness with the addition of spinach, cucumber, and green apples. This smoothie has only four ingredients so it’s perfect for a quick breakfast or afternoon snack. If you need additional protein you can add some hemp protein powder.
Strawberry Cucumber Smoothie
This smoothie provides a double dose of green veggies with the addition of cucumbers and green vegetables. If you have trouble getting your daily dose of vegetables this smoothie is a great option.
The addition of strawberries provides extra sweetness. The addition of both flaxseeds and chia seeds increases the nutritional density of this smoothie.
Blueberry Cucumber Smoothie
This smoothie only has five ingredients and is a perfect option for a quick breakfast or snack. The blueberries combine with the cucumbers to provide much-needed vitamins and minerals. The vanilla yogurt makes your smoothie nice and creamy and also has protein.
Cucumber Honeydew Smoothie
This smoothie deviates from the typical spinach and kale smoothie. Instead, the main green ingredient is cucumber.
The honeydew melon adds extra sweetness and flavor to this smoothie. The mint leaves enhance the flavor and the coconut milk provides extra creaminess to this smoothie.
Cucumber Kale Apple and Avocado Smoothie
If you are struggling to get your daily dose of green vegetables this smoothie is ideal. It is full of healthy green with the inclusion of avocado, cucumber, and kale. The addition of apples to this smoothie acts as a natural sweetener.
Kale Cucumber and Pineapple Smoothie
This smoothie is packed with pineapple and apples and it utilizes fruit juice as its liquid base. I am pretty sure you will forget there are any greens in this smoothie so it’s a nice way to get your daily quota of green vegetables. The addition of chia seeds or hemp seeds adds some substance to this smoothie.
Cucumber Smoothie With Kiwi and Mint
This cucumber kiwi mint smoothie is light and refreshing. An added plus it’s vegan, gluten-free, and easy to prepare since it only contains six ingredients. The main ingredients are cucumbers, of course, kiwi, mint, apple, lime juice, and avocado for added thickness and nutrients. This cooling smoothie is the best way to beat the heat on a hot day.
This cucumber smoothie gives you the opportunity to enjoy a green smoothie without using the traditional kale and spinach options. In this case, the green option is provided by the option of avocados and cucumbers. This smoothie is sugar-free and dairy free.