Start your day off right with a delicious and refreshing cucumber blueberry smoothie. It is a vibrant blend of healthy ingredients such as creamy avocado, fresh cucumbers, and ripe blueberries offers a burst of flavors that will leave you feeling refreshed.
Grab your blender and get ready to make a refreshing smoothie that tastes delicious and is packed with nutrients. So whether you are looking for a healthy breakfast or a refreshing pick-me-up, this cucumber blueberry smoothie is it.
In case you have a surplus of fresh fruit, here are some useful tips on how to freeze it!
🤍Why you will love this recipe
- Easy! You can whip up this delicious smoothie recipe with just a few simple ingredients and a blender in no time.
- Convenient! It's a great way to make a nutritious breakfast on busy mornings or whenever you need a quick meal or snack.
Here is what you will need
This is an overview of the ingredients and steps to make this delicous smoothie recipe. Scroll down for a printable recipe card with exact measurements and detailed instructions.
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- Frozen or fresh blueberries
- Vanilla protein powder
- Crushed ice (if you are using fresh blueberries)
- Blender or immersion blender
How to make a blueberry cucumber smoothie
Add all of the ingredients to a blender
Blend until creamy
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
Cucumbers - Any variety of cucumbers works in this recipe. I like to use smaller-sized cucumbers with small seeds such as Persian cucumbers.
Protein Powder - To give my smoothie a boost of protein, I prefer using vanilla-flavored, protein powder, but feel free to use whichever flavor you prefer.
Blueberries - Either fresh or frozen blueberries are suitable for this recipe. Personally, I prefer frozen blueberries as they add a refreshing chill. However, if you opt for fresh blueberries, you can add a ¼ cup of chopped ice to achieve the same effect.
If you're unsure about which kitchen appliance to use for making a smoothie, you may be considering a blender, an immersion blender, or a food processor. All of these options can be used to create a smooth and tasty smoothie.
I prefer an immersion blender or a high-speed blender for ease and convenience. Unless you have a mini food processor, a food processor might be too big unless you are making more than one serving.
How to make a smoothie ahead of time
For the freshest flavor, it's best to enjoy a smoothie immediately after blending it. You can however, prepare the ingredients in advance and store them separately in a bag or container in the freezer or refrigerator. When ready to enjoy, blend everything together.
Smoothies are so versatile and this simple recipe serves as a great base. You can easily customize it with your favorite smoothie combinations from green smoothies to refreshing pink berry smoothies. Here are some suggestions:
Citrus - For a refreshing twist, squeeze in some lemon juice or lime juice.
Yogurt - Replace or add a dollop of Greek yogurt to the avocado for an extra creamy texture.
Fresh herbs - Add a burst of freshness with fresh herbs such as mint, basil, or cilantro.
Seeds - For an extra punch of protein and nutrition, add in a tablespoon of chia seeds, hemp seeds or flaxseeds.
Tropical twist - Add a handful of pineapple chunks to your smoothie for a refreshing topical
What to serve with blueberry cucumber smoothie
- Add a little bit of honey or maple syrup to taste for a little sweetness.
- Add a few slices of frozen banana or a handful of crushed ice for a thicker smoothie.
- For a thinner smoothie, add a little bit of water.
Avocado is a healthy fat that enhances the creaminess of a smoothie, but it is unnecessary. If you choose to leave it out or don't have one, you can still enjoy the delicious flavors of a blueberry and cucumber smoothie without avocado or you can add a few frozen banana slices for a creamy texture.
You can use any mild-tasting leafy green such as kale or chard to make this cucumber smoothie. You can leave the leafy greens out without compromising he flavor.
You can use both fresh fruits and frozen fruits to make smoothies. If you prefer an ice cold smoothie, frozen is the best choice.
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- ½ cup blueberries
- 1 cucumber small or ½ large
- 1 handful spinach
- 1 ½ tablespoons protein powder
- ¼ cup avocado chopped
- ½ cup water
- Place all of the ingredients ½ cup blueberries, 1 cucumber, 1 handful spinach, 1 ½ tablespoons protein powder, ¼ cup avocado, ½ cup water into a blender and blend until creamy.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used
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