Cucumber Grape Banana Smoothie

I bet you have had a raw breakfast plenty of times and didn’t even realize it.  Just about any smoothie you make would be considered raw (we rarely put cooked items into a smoothie, right?).  I thought it would be nice to have a familiar item during our raw week and we can never have too many smoothies:-)DSC_1108If you are familiar with me and my smoothies then you know that I can’t pass up a good opportunity to put something greens into my body.  As usual, I put as much spinach into this as my blender would allow.  I am out of kale otherwise I would have included some of that as well.  If you don’t want that much spinach/kale, that is totally fine.  Add however much you can and still enjoy the final product.  Another fun vegetable to add to a smoothie is carrots.  You are still getting all the nutrient goodness that comes with vegetables, but carrots are also sweeter than most vegetables (a definite plus when making a smoothie).DSC_1116Did you know that cucumbers are really really good for you?  They are a super food, so you know they are amazing.  I would highly recommend looking up some more info on them.  Not only are they amazing for your body (hydrate your body, flush out toxins, tons of vitamins) but they also help with things like bad breath and squeaky hinges.  That is right — a cucumber can make your door open and shut silently.  At least that is what I read; now I really want to try it out.DSC_1121We add a little sweetness to the mix with our banana and grapes.  I love grapes.  A.  Lot.  I wish we had them in the house more often, but they are not a cheap fruit.  I had to buy a bag for our mock chicken salad and I couldn’t resist using them in another recipe.  Grapes are also super good for you, especially if you buy seeded grapes (only if you blender can break them down).  The seeds are where a ton of nutrients are stored. DSC_1125The assembly on this one is pretty easy.  Throw everything into the blender and blend away!

Cucumber Grape Banana Smoothie

1 C almond milk

1 t vanilla

½ t cinnamon

2 T protein powder

1 banana

2 carrots

½ C sliced cucumber

1 C grapes

2-3 C spinach (and/or kale)

Agave to taste (optional)

Ice cubes (optional)

  1. Place all ingredients into blender and mix until smooth and creamy.  Pour into your best glass and enjoy!


14 thoughts on “Cucumber Grape Banana Smoothie

  1. Oh yeah! That’s my kind of smoothie, yum 😀 I love blending up cucumbers as here in Australia our soils are pretty deficient in silica so eating cucumbers is a good source as they have an affinity for drawing the mineral up.
    Recently I’ve started hosting the Weekend Wellness Blender Party and would love if you would link up with your amazing recipes now or in the future. It’s a blog party focused on wholefood drink recipes including smoothies, juices, teas, fermented beverages and other home-made drinks. I’m loving your recipes and blog and would love if you would join us 🙂 Cheers!

    • I did not know that about cucumbers or the soil in Australia. What part of the country do you live in? I am aways looking for new blogs to link up to and I will definitely be checking your out! Thanks for the invite!!!

      • I live in the South East near Melbourne currently 🙂 Thanks for linking up this week – I just saw the ten fabulous recipe you linked! Couldyou please add a link to the Weekend Wholefood Blender Party on the recipes posts, that would make my day and also help spread the word around about the party 🙂 Cheers

  2. Looks amazing! I started drinking green smoothies every morning in 2014. Today = number 21… Yay me. I do spinach and kale with some sort of fruit, honey and flaxseed. I just use water in mine. Tomorrow I will throw in some carrots. Thanks!

  3. I love green smoothies and a “can’t do without” ingredient for me is a wedge of lemon with only part of the rind cut off. It makes a huge difference in the goodness (taste) of the smoothie. I also love to use fresh parsley when I have it in my garden.

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