Strawberry Banana Cucumber Smoothie is creamy, refreshing, and perfectly sweet. It’s great as part of a breakfast, just after a workout, or for a snack.
Before you go and think that I ruined a perfectly delicious strawberry banana smoothie by adding a cucumber, just hold your horses.
Think, “Strawberry banana with a refreshing, cooling twist to it” – think, “Spa-like”. I mean, strawberry and banana are amazing together; it’s the flavor-combo of every kid’s dream, right? Throw in a little cucumber for that refreshing, summertime vibe and I think that strawberry-banana flavor combo just got even better!
You guys, we are officially knee-deep in summer and all I want to do is have cold, refreshing smoothies every single day! Did you know that cucumbers are made up of 95% water? They help you stay hydrated, which is why Strawberry Banana Cucumber Smoothie is the perfect post-workout drink!
In addition to containing so much water, cucumbers have a ton of vitamin k and are filled with antioxidants, are anti-inflammatory, and are low in calories. Basically we should all be eating more cucumbers, or in this case drinking them.
What’s great about adding some cucumber to your smoothie is that if your cucumber is starting to go a little soft on you, no worries. Just throw it into that smoothie and blend it right up; you won’t even notice. I will be making this smoothie all summer long, especially once all of our cucumbers in our garden grow up big and strong. Right now we have one cucumber waiting to be eaten and a bunch of baby ones just starting to grow. I’m so excited!!
I know you’ll love this Strawberry Banana Cucumber Smoothie. It’s:
Bursting with strawberry and banana sweetness
Refreshing from the cucumber
Quick and easy to make
I hope you give this recipe a try, and if you do, please don’t forget to leave a comment below and rate the recipe. Your comments make my day! 🙂
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (can sub cashew milk, or coconut milk beverage for a slightly different flavor)
- ½ cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1½ cups previously frozen strawberries (I buy pre-frozen strawberries for convenience)
- 1½ very ripe bananas, previously sliced and frozen on a tray so they don't stick together
- OPTIONAL ADD INS:
- ½ tablespoon chia seeds or flaxseed meal for extra fiber
- 1 to 2 handfuls spinach for added nutrition (this does turn the smoothie into a muddy color; however, you can't taste the spinach)
- Slightly defrost the strawberries (if whole) in the microwave on the defrost setting. They should be slightly soft but still mostly cold. (You may be able to skip this step if you have a high-powered blender and it can handle anything).
- To a blender add the milk and cucumber. Blend on high until well-blended.
- Add the slightly defrosted strawberries, bananas, and any optional add-ins of your choice (see suggestions above). Blend on high until it's smooth and creamy, about 1 minute. Add a little more almond milk if things have a tough time moving, but try not to add too much; otherwise it will become "watered" down in flavor.
- Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts are calculated for 2 smaller smoothies without any of the optional add ins.