Cool as a Cucumber: Green Smoothie

Cucumber Green Smoothie // bakeaholic.ca

Cucumber Green Smoothie // bakeaholic.ca

Cucumber Green Smoothie // bakeaholic.ca

Cucumber Green Smoothie // bakeaholic.ca

Smoothies are one of my favourite snacks / meals. I usually have one a day, after a workout. They’re super refreshing, and when using the right ingredients, they are a huge boost of energy and nutrition.

I shared a Summer Citrus Smoothie a couple weeks ago, and thought I would share some more creations. A Green Smoothie is my go-to favourite. I usually throw in some spinach, kale, banana ice and almond milk and whirl it up in the blender. I thought I’d venture out and add a few more ingredients to my regular Green smoothie recipe.

I’ve seen lots of smoothies with cucumbers, but I never thought about adding them to mine. I wasn’t sure they would break down nicely, but the cucumber makes it cool and refreshing, and adds a great texture. I also added in a slice of avocado, which I’ve done before to make it super smooth and thick and creamy!

Smoothies are easy, refreshing, and packed with nutrients.

Cucumber Green Smoothie // bakeaholic.ca

Cucumber Green Smoothie // bakeaholic.ca

Cool as a Cucumber Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Kale, washed, rind removed
  • 1 slice of avocado
  • 1/4 cup sliced cucumber
  • Splash Almond Milk (or other milk alternative)
  • 1 small banana
  • 5 pieces frozen banana slices
  • 5 ice cubes
  • protein powder (optional)

Add all ingredients to blender, and puree until smooth and creamy. Serve in tall glass, with a straw.

lainey cool

Lainey likes to stay cool in the shade.

2 Comments on Cool as a Cucumber: Green Smoothie

  1. Hannah
    October 5, 2013 at 2:42 PM (11 months ago)

    This was delicious! I bought a new blender this morning and had to try it.

    Reply
    • Alicia
      October 7, 2013 at 8:11 AM (11 months ago)

      oh good! Blenders are awesome =) this is one of my favourites!

      Reply

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