An extremely nutritious drink, this spinach and cucumber smoothie is packed with 5 different types of greens.

*If you scroll down you will find useful information regarding the recipe like smoothie benefits, optional ingredients swaps etc*.

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Spinach And Cucumber Smoothie

Spinach And Cucumber Smoothie

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Energize your day with our nutrient-packed spinach and cucumber smoothie, a delicious blend of health and refreshment.

  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 1 kiwi peeled and diced
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/2 green apple diced (cored and seeds removed)
  • 1/2 large cucumber diced
  • 1 cup of coconut water (or plain water)
  • 23 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender starting with the spinach and blitz until completely smooth. For about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add extra ice if you like into a serving glass and pour the smoothie on over. Enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away, however, you can refrigerate and drink the next day. Just stir or shake before drinking.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Drinks, Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 155
  • Sugar: 16
  • Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 29
  • Fiber: 6
  • Protein: 2.2

Spinach Cucumber Smoothie Benefits

This spinach cucumber apple smoothie has many benefits. It’s exactly what I wanted it to be when I made it.

I added plenty of green ingredients to ensure maximum nutrition.

Here are some of the benefits of this cucumber green smoothie:

  • Rich in Vitamins: This smoothie is a vitamin powerhouse. The kiwi and lime contribute a significant amount of vitamin C, which is known for its immune-boosting properties and its role in collagen production for healthy skin. Spinach provides vitamin K, important for bone health and more.
  • Provides Tasty Hydration: The coconut water used in the recipe is a natural electrolyte-rich beverage that can help maintain proper hydration levels. It contains essential minerals like potassium and sodium, making it an ideal choice for replenishing fluids, especially after exercise or on hot days.
  • Contains High Amounts of Fiber: This smoothie is a good source of dietary fiber, thanks to ingredients like spinach, green apple, cucumber, and kiwi. Fiber aids in digestion, helps regulate blood sugar levels, and keeps you feeling full, making it beneficial for weight management.
  • Low in Calories: Despite its nutrient density, this smoothie is relatively low in calories, making it a satisfying drink for those looking to manage their calorie intake while still receiving essential nutrients.
  • Good For Weight Loss: Since the smoothie is low in calories , but quite filling thanks to the high fiber content, it makes this spinach and cucumber smoothie a good beverage for weight loss.
  • Contains Antioxidants: Kiwi and spinach are rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin C and various phytochemicals. 
  • Rich In Minerals: Spinach and cucumber contribute valuable minerals like iron, magnesium, and potassium.
  • Refreshing and Tasty: This smoothie’s combination of flavors and textures makes it a delightful and refreshing choice to enhance your daily nutrient intake, providing a delicious way to enjoy your fruits and vegetables.
  • Low in Added Sugars: The sweetness in this smoothie comes from natural sugars found in the fruits, and there are no added sugars. This makes it a healthier option compared to many commercial smoothies with high sugar content.

green smoothie surrounded by spinach kiwi and lime

Recipe Tips And Optional Ingredient Swaps

When I developed this spinach cucumber smoothie for weight loss, I thought it was absolutely complete and the ingredients worked perfectly well together.

However, when I made this smoothie again, I decided to make a couple of ingredient swaps and added additional ingredients just to test other variations.

So, if you want to change some of the ingredients used in the original recipe, or / and add extra ingredients, here are some that work well and are tested:

  • Swap the green apple for gala apple.
  • Instead of lime juice, you can easily use lemon juice. Just make sure you freshly squeeze the lemon juice rather than using from a bottle.
  • Add a tablespoon of chia seeds for a more filling smoothie and plant-based omega-3s fatty acids. Although, do consider the fact that chia seeds will add an additional roughly 100 calories.
  • If you don’t like kiwi (like my partner) swap it for pineapple. Pineapple will add sweetness and additional bromelain enzyme.
  • Swap the coconut water for plain water or dairy-free milk of choice. Just make it’s unsweetened. 

Spinach And Cucumber Smoothie

Spinach And Cucumber Smoothie Commonly Asked Questions Answered:

What Is The Best Time To Drink Spinach And Cucumber Smoothie?

The best time to drink this green smoothie is for breakfast in the morning. I personally found that it really helped energize me in the morning. Also, weirdly or not, it made me rush to the toilet to poop. Which it didn't, when I drank it in the afternoon.

How Many Green Smoothies a Day Is Too Many?

I always tend to stick with 1 green smoothie a day. Since most of them are packed with a variety of greens, a serving should provide you with plenty of nutrients.

How Do I Store Leftover Cucumber Spinach Smoothie?

The best way to store leftover spinach and cucumber smoothie is to transfer the blended smoothie onto a smoothie bottle or an air-tight container and refrigerate. I found that homemade green smoothies don't last very long in the fridge, so make sure you consume it within 24 hours.

More Cucumber Smoothie Recipes To Try:

1. Celery Cucumber Smoothie
2. Pineapple Smoothie Recipe With Cucumber
3. Cucumber Smoothie With Apples
4. Vegan Cucumber Smoothie
5. Pear Smoothie With Cucumber
6. Cucumber Juice Shot With Ginger
7. Weight Loss Smoothie Cucumber
8. Green Smoothie With Green Apple And Cucumber

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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