Cucumber and Pear Smoothie

cucumber and pear smoothie

Cucumbers are an excellent source of vitamin C and it takes more calories to chew and digest them than they have so it’s a negative calorie food! Pears also add vitamins C and K and Spinach is one of the best sources of iron. This recipe provides nearly all your daily requirements of iron, vitamin C, Vitamin A and potassium. It’s also got around 5 grams of protein.

Ingredients:

1 medium cucumber
2 medium soft green or yellow pears (unpeeled will provide some texture and fiber, but peeled works fine too)
2 c fresh baby spinach
1/2 cup of water

Directions:

Blend on med. speed until smooth.