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Cucumber Apple Green Smoothie

    This sweet and tangy green smoothie is made with apples, cucumber, kale, and banana to keep you full and energized throughout the day!

    Cucumber apple green smoothie

    Is anyone else in need of more green in their diet? With the holiday season in full swing, it can be easy to fall off-track. Luckily, recipes like my Orange Carrot Smoothie or High Protein Blueberry Kale Smoothie make it easier than ever to get your fruits and vegetables in this winter. Ready in minutes and full of vitamins and nutrients to keep you energized, they’re perfect for busy mornings! Even better, my kids love to sip on their favorite Avocado Blueberry Smoothie or this sweet Strawberry Green Smoothie for healthy afternoon snacks.

    Liz slicing cucumber
    Liz slicing apple

    During these times especially, I love easy recipes that are packed full of nutrient-rich fruits and veggies. As a result, I recently started incorporating this Cucumber Apple Green Smoothie into my morning routine. Ready in five minutes and full of fiber, it’s the perfect weekday breakfast. Plus, you won’t believe how good it makes you feel!

    Liz breaking banana for a smoothie
    Liz blending green smoothie

    To make, simply chop your fruits and veggies. Then, throw them all in a blender, add your liquids, and blend! Really – it’s that easy!

    Liz pouring Cucumber Apple Green Smoothies
    Cucumber Apple Green Smoothies with apple garnish

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Can I use other fruits and vegetables?

    Of course! This recipe is a great way to use up any leftover ingredients. Feel free to add, subtract, or substitute any ingredients you wish. However, be mindful of flavor combinations. This recipe works best with a balance of sweet fruit and mild vegetables to balance out the tangy of the ginger. fruits and vegetables?

    Can I make this ahead of time?

    While it can be done, I do not recommend making this ahead of time as it can become soggy. In my opinion, the easiest way to prep this is to chop the ingredients and place them all in a Ziploc bag. Then, store the bags in the freezer until you’re ready to use! All you’ll have to do is blend the ingredients – no chopping, peeling, or dicing required!

    Where can I find ginger?

    Ginger can be found in the produce section of most grocery stores. It is small, brown, and slightly resembles a tree branch.

    Is this recipe vegan?

    Yes, this recipe is vegan as long as a vegan protein powder is being used.

    Liz drinking Cucumber Apple Green Smoothie

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    Two Cucumber Apple Green Smoothies

    Cucumber Apple Green Smoothie

    5 stars average
    This sweet and tangy green smoothie is made with apples, cucumber, kale, and banana to keep you full and energized throughout the day
    PREP: 5 mins
    TOTAL: 5 mins
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    Servings: 1

    Ingredients
     

    • 1 apple (cored and cubed)
    • 1 cup seedless cucumber (roughly chopped)
    • 2 cups kale (or any dark greens of choice)
    • banana
    • 2 tablespoons flax seed meal
    • 2 scoops protein powder
    • 8 ounces water
    • 1 lemon (peeled)
    • 2 tablespoons ginger root (grated)
    • ice (optional)

    Instructions
     

    • Place all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth.

    Notes

    Excellent source of Vitamin A and C, good source iron and calcium

    Nutrition

    Calories: 330kcalCarbohydrates: 52.3gProtein: 26.4gFat: 5.9gSaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 54mgFiber: 13.3g
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

    5 Comments

    1. Green smoothie for weight loss plus tummy loss??? What ingredients and should i peel them.apples cucumber.etc. i have the ninja pulse.

      1. Peeling is totally up to you! But with a Ninja, I think it’s probably strong enough to keep the peel (which has lots of nutrients).

    2. This has become my new favorite smoothie. I don’t add any protein powder and I use whole flax seed instead of meal. This recipe makes soo much. I need to remember to cut it in half but honestly I love it so much I drink it all anyway.

    3. I have made this smoothie a couple of times and everytime enjoyed it. I have substituted Chia seeds instead of Flax seed meal. I also reduced the amount of ginger to 1 tablespoon minced. I use 1 tablespoon 100% lemon juice in lieu of 1 lemon peeled, and added about a tablespoon of raw honey. The Ginger is a wonderful spice, and can be strong. In this recipe a tiny kick is given by it. Perhaps on my next I will add 1/8th teaspoon of Tumeric to take advantage of it’s good health properties.

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