I made a delicious cucumber banana smoothie recipe that I cannot wait for you to try.

It’s easy to make, it’s dairy-free, and is not only nutrient-dense, but it can also aid in weight loss!

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Cucumber Banana Smoothie

Cucumber Banana Smoothie (Weight-Loss)

Indulge in the refreshing blend of cucumber and banana. A flavorsome and creamy indulgence that not only provides you with essential nutrients, but helps weight loss too!

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

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup frozen bananas
  • 1/2 cup of sliced cucumber
  • 1 cup low fat coconut milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 lemon (juiced)
  • 34 ice cubes (to serve, optional)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the ingredients as described and set them aside.
  2. To a blender, add the cucumber and chia seeds first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blend until smooth. For about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Pour into a glass full of ice and enjoy!

Notes

*For recipe tips, smoothie benefits, and more, scroll down!

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

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 262
  • Sugar: 20.3g
  • Fat: 9.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.3g
  • Fiber: 8.8g
  • Protein: 4.3g

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Why You Will Love This Cucumber And Banana Smoothie:

While the main benefit of this weight loss cucumber smoothie is the weight loss effect, the smoothie has so much more to offer.

It requires only a handful of ingredients to make, it’s filling and nutritious enough to serve as a light breakfast, especially on a hot summer day.

Other reasons include:

  1. Low in Calories, High in Nutrients: With only 262 calories per serving, this smoothie is an excellent choice for weight loss. It provides a rich array of vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium, supporting overall health without adding excessive calories.
  2. Rich in Fiber: With 9.1 grams of fiber, this smoothie can help promote satiety, reducing the likelihood of overeating. Fiber is essential for healthy digestion and can aid in weight loss by keeping you feeling full longer.
  3. Hydration: Cucumbers are high in water content, making this smoothie hydrating and refreshing. 
  4. Healthy Fats: The inclusion of chia seeds and coconut milk adds healthy fats to the smoothie, which are essential for nutrient absorption and can help keep hunger at bay. These fats are also good for heart health.
  5. Natural Energy Boost: Bananas are a great source of natural sugars and potassium, providing a quick energy boost without the crash associated with processed sugars. This makes the smoothie an excellent option for a pre-workout snack or a morning energizer.
  6. Antioxidant-Rich: Ingredients like lemon juice and chia seeds are rich in antioxidants, which can help combat oxidative stress and inflammation in the body. 
  7. Versatile and Easy to Make: This smoothie is simple to prepare and can be easily customized to fit personal taste preferences or nutritional needs. 

If you enjoy this smoothie, I recommend that you also try my weight loss green apple cucumber smoothie as well as my spinach and banana smoothie recipe!

Optional Ingredient Substitutions / Add-Ins To Consider:

Cucumber Banana Smoothie

There are some optional changes you can make to this smoothie.

Both bananas and cucumbers are really versatile ingredients. They can work really well with many other ingredients.

Here are  some optional customizations:

  • The Seeds: Instead of chia seeds, you can substitute them for flaxseeds or oats.
  • The Base: You can swap the coconut milk for other dairy-free alternatives, such as almond, oar, or even soy milk.
  • Richness: For a richer smoothie, consider adding a tablespoon of nut butter such as almond butter.
  • Greens: Incorporate a handful of baby spinach or kale for extra nutrients, without adding too many extra calories. 
  • Protein Boost: Add a scoop of unsweetened and unflavored protein powder for a much higher protein content per serving.

Smoothie Notes:

Equipment:

Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh x
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

The smoothie is pretty easy to blend. However, I found that the BlendJet 4000mAh wasn’t able to blend the smoothie smooth enough.

Which is why I have marked it as ‘x’.

It can work, but it doesn’t give this recipe justice since it needs to be silly smooth, which other blenders can achieve. 

When To Drink This Smoothie For Weight Loss

If you are trying to lose weight, the best time to drink this smoothie is for breakfast.

It is a light breakfast, yet filling and nutritious enough as a meal replacement. 

I have also tried drinking this smoothie in the afternoon as a snack. It helps me curb cravings for processed and unhealthy food. 

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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