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Tropical Green Cucumber Smoothie

This Tropical Green Cucumber Smoothie is a refreshing, energizing green smoothie that’s packed with tropical fruits and antioxidants to kick off your day!

This Tropical Green Cucumber Smoothie is a refreshing, energizing green smoothie that's packed with tropical fruits and antioxidants to kick off your day!

Some of my favorite featured ingredients have been the totally unexpected. Tomatoes, watermelon, and now cucumber…all ingredients I wasn’t all that fond of that I got a new perspective on after forcing myself to cook with them each for two straight weeks (is this how adulting works?)

And one of the baby steps I’ve found for working the less than desirable foods into my diet? Smoothies! You all know I love smoothies, and it’s been a while since we had one here. So today we’re blending cucumber into a tropical smoothie of sorts! This recipe goes back to the beginnings of the blog, but we’re revisiting it today to revamp the photos and make some tastier adjustments to the recipe. Enjoy!

This Tropical Green Cucumber Smoothie is a refreshing, energizing green smoothie that's packed with tropical fruits and antioxidants to kick off your day!This Tropical Green Cucumber Smoothie is a refreshing, energizing green smoothie that's packed with tropical fruits and antioxidants to kick off your day!

Tropical Green Smoothie

This Tropical Green Cucumber Smoothie is a refreshing, energizing green smoothie that's packed with tropical fruits and antioxidants to kick off your day!

Course Beverages (Non-Alcoholic), Smoothies
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion 4th of July, St. Patrick's Day
Time 15 minutes or less, 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 280 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

Ingredients

  • ¼ of a pineapple peeled, cored, and diced
  • ½ of a papaya peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1 banana frozen
  • ½ of a cucumber seeded
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • ½ cup canned coconut milk

Instructions

  1. Blend everything together until smooth (for smoothest results, blend the spinach and milk until smooth, then add everything else and continue blending).

Notes

Remove cucumber seeds by cutting the cucumber in half lengthwise and scraping out the core with a spoon.
Leave the peel on the cucumber for added insoluble fiber and vitamin K!
Peel banana prior to freezing. I typically throw all of my soon-to-go-bad bananas in the freezer for smoothies and to make banana bread.

Nutrition Facts
Tropical Green Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (1 smoothie (1/2 recipe))
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 12.9g 65%
Sodium 30mg 1%
Potassium 797mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 39.4g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6.1g 24%
Sugars 24.8g
Protein 3.8g 8%
Calcium 5%
Iron 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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