nutritional information

Per 3/4-cup serving:

  • Calories: 102
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: 1 g
  • Saturated Fat: <1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21 g
  • Cholesterol: 3 mg
  • Sodium: 42 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 19 g
Gluten-Free

Blueberry-Cucumber Smoothie

Blueberry-Cucumber Smoothie

Serves 4

30 minutes or fewer

Blended cucumbers thicken a lightly sweet smoothie for a low-cal breakfast or a refreshing afternoon snack.
  • 2 large garden cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks (2 cups)
  • 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1–2 Tbs. honey or agave nectar
  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice

Place all ingredients in blender, and blend until smooth.

September 2011 p.72

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comments

I will always make smoothies with cucumbers now! I used mini cucumbers so the seeds were not an issue and they are naturally sweet. I used almond milk instead of yogurt and a drop of agave sweetener. Very refreshing!

Catherine - 2014-09-30 18:18:35

thanks. drinking right now

Sofia - 2014-07-19 14:22:40

Taste like a blended cucumber! lol I still have a lot of seeds and it is very thin. Then as it sits for a few minutes, I mean just 3 minutes it starts get chunky. Very gross. YUKE.

Michelle Bell - 2014-06-11 12:32:59

I absolutely loved this recipe. I use a quarter of everything to make one serving and it is delicious. I really recommend having this. I ended up leaving the seeds in the smoothie because I didn't feel like taking them out of the cucumber and it still tasted amazing (and they blended just fine).

Madison - 2014-06-03 17:30:38

19g of sugar is a lot! Why not leave the sweetener out. Cucumber and blueberries have plenty of sweetness on their own to hold up in this smoothie. For a dairy free alternative try coconut milk or almond milk. Both are great!

Denise - 2014-01-13 19:41:34

For how long can I keep this in the fridge. Its lovely n I want it everyday

aj - 2013-09-19 09:08:04

I was surprised,but I really liked it. It is an excellent and nouvelle use for the abundant amount of cucumbers that our garden produced this year. Oh dear what was I going to do with all of them?! I used the whole cucumber including the skin. I think the lemon and the honey disguised the cucumber flavor otherwise I see how it could have been not so good.

Babette - 2013-09-18 22:45:22

According to my Ayurvedic practitioner and books I've read you should always eat fruit alone and never combined with yogurt. You also should not combine yogurt with honey. I'm confused how this smoothie is inline with Ayurveda.

Gini - 2013-07-23 11:31:36

This was amazing, i substituted the blueberries with blackberries and it was really good!:)

Corazon Flores - 2013-07-17 16:25:41

Souns good! I'm gonna give it try.

Gentian Spain - 2013-01-27 17:17:39

My friend and I really didn't like it. We wouldn't recommend it. We both like cucumber, but this mix just didn't do it for us. We wouldn't recommend it.

Misty Gorrie - 2012-12-01 00:12:20

Can't wait to try it!

Twyla - 2012-09-12 16:34:26

Dee-lish! I didn't have lemons so I added a bit of ginger. So good.

Dwza - 2012-07-04 01:45:45

I had a couple of cucumbers laying around and I just made a smoothie based on this recipe. I pared it down to a single serving so I used about a cup of cucumber, with peel but no seeds, about a cup of frozen strawberries (because I didn't have blueberries) and some almond milk instead of yogurt. It was really good, I didn't even need to add any additional sweetener and I enjoyed the subtle cucumber flavor. Good use of cucumber. (No lemons around either)

Amy - 2012-06-28 17:28:27

The taste of cucumber was too strong. I would never make it again

amanda - 2012-06-17 00:40:32