Cucumber and Apple Smoothie Recipe

Cucumber and Apple Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:

10 good thick slices of cucumber
1 organic apple

Directions:

Place the sliced cucumber into the blender.
Peel and cut the apple into 4 pieces and add this to the blender.
Blend for approx 30 seconds and serve.

Great for fiber, water, and low carbs. In addition, cucumbers are negative calories (use more calories eating than you gain from the cucumber). Cucumbers don’t have huge amounts of any one vitamin but they do contain nearly all vitamins and minerals (A, C, K, B6, thiamin, calcium, iron, manganese, selenium, zinc and potassium) except salt so it’s a nice bonus supplement to your normal vitamin intake. Apples add additional fiber and vitamin c.

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.