Cucumber And Pineapple Detox Smoothie

After indulging too much over the holidays, I wanted to get back on track.

I developed this cucumber and pineapple detox smoothie and tested it for 3 days.

After the 3rd day my skin was glowing again, and I felt so much more energetic. If you need a tasty detox, try this green smoothie!

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Cucumber And Pineapple Detox Smoothie

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Refresh with this Detox Pineapple and Cucumber Smoothie recipe —a crisp, revitalizing blend made with juicy cucumber and pineapple.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup of frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup of sliced cucumber
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp detox powder (or other green powder of choice, e.g spirulina)
  • 1 cup coconut water

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender or a Nutribullet starting with the frozen pineapple chunks, followed by the other ingredients.
  2. Blend for 2-3 minutes until smooth.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

The smoothie is best consumed as soon as it’s blended.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 225
  • Sugar: 15.4
  • Fat: 8.5
  • Carbohydrates: 31
  • Fiber: 12
  • Protein: 5

What Does Cucumber And Pineapple Detox Do?

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This pineapple detox drink with cucumber is made predominantly from green and raw ingredients, but I decided to add a small scoop of a specialty detox powder as well, to enhance the detoxing benefits.

Pineapple and cucumber both assist the liver to help detoxify your body.

The liver does all the hard work, but it’s always good to support your bodily functions, especially in the form of good food.

Pineapples contain an enzyme, that breaks down protein, which in itself helps your body fight inflammation.

Cucumbers on the other hand are hydrating. They also assist in flushing out toxins from your kidneys.

More Benefits Of This Cucumber & Pineapple Drink

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This cleansing smoothie not only helps to detox your body, but it also offers many other benefits.

Some other benefits of this green detox smoothie include:

  • Rich in Antioxidants: Pineapple and cucumber are rich in antioxidants.
  • Tatsy Hydration: Coconut water is a good source of hydration, providing electrolytes like potassium and magnesium.
  • Digestive Health: Both pineapple and chia seeds in the smoothie contain dietary fiber, which supports digestive health and regular bowel movements.
  • Nutrient Boost: The smoothie contains a variety of vitamins and minerals from the fruits and detox powder, contributing to overall nutritional intake.
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids: The chia seeds in the recipe are a source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for heart health and may have anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Potential Weight Loss Aid: The fiber content in chia seeds may contribute to a feeling of fullness, potentially aiding in weight loss.
  • Refreshing and Energizing: The combination of fruits and coconut water can provide a refreshing and energizing boost, making it a great choice for a morning or afternoon pick-me-up.

Recipe Variations & Ingredient Swaps

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I consumed the smoothie for 3 days in a row, which made me want to change a thing or two each day.

Some changes I made that you could also make include:

  1. Use another green powder. I have a tub of a superfood detox powder, but on the second day, I swapped it for spirulina powder.
  2. Swap the chia seeds. Either use flaxseeds or nut butter. I tested both, and loved them in the smoothie!
  3. Boost the protein content. On the 3rd day, I added 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt. It added creaminess and extra protein! If you are vegan, use coconut yogurt.

Smoothie Questions From The Tik-Tok Community

My followers on TikTok loved the timing of this recipe, because just like me, they also over-indulged over the holidays, and needed a holiday detox drink!

Some popular questions from the community regarding the smoothie included:

When Should I Drink This Pineapple And Cucumber Smoothie?

I personally consumed the smoothie for breakfast, as a meal replacement. I have not tested drinking it at any other time of the day.

Is The Smoothie Good For Weight Loss Too?

I only consumed the smoothies for 3 days, which isn't enough to tell for sure whether it helped with weight-loss or not. However, the smoothie contains 225 calories per serving, which is very well, especially if you consume it as a meal replacement. Technically, it can be good for weight loss.

I Don't Have Coconut Water - What Can I Use Instead?

If you don't have coconut water, use regular water, or use dairy-free milk. Almond milk is a good choice.

Does Cucumber And Pineapple Smoothie Help With Bloating?

Yes. My bloating was improved a lot since I started drinking this smoothie. On day 2 of my 3 days smoothie cleanse, my stomach was completely flat.

More Cucumber Smoothie Recipes:

1. Smoothie For Weight Loss With Cucumber
2. Green Apple Cucumber Smoothie
3. Cucumber Pineapple Smoothie
4. Healthy Celery Cucumber Smoothie
5. Ginger And Cucumber Smoothie Shot

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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