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Strawberry Cucumber Smoothie – No Added Sugar!

Summer Yule
Try this strawberry cucumber smoothie for a refreshing and antioxidant-packed pick-me-up. Only 5 ingredients and 129 calories per glass!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 129 kcal

Ingredients

  • cups frozen strawberries
  • frozen bananas, broken into chunks
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped (about 1½ cups)
  • 1 cup yogurt, plain, non-fat (regular, not Greek varieties)
  • ¼ cup frozen raspberries
  • optional smoothie toppings (whipped cream, cherries, sprinkles, etc.)

Instructions

  • Peel the cucumber and cut off the blossom and stem ends.  
  • If the cucumber has large seeds, scoop them out with a spoon or melon baller. (Discard the seeds or use them in another recipe.) Chop the peeled flesh of the cucumber. 
  • Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth. You may need to stop the food processor a few times to scrape down the sides if the ingredients are sticking.
  • Pour the smoothie into glasses and top with the optional toppings, if desired. It's really that simple!

Notes

This is a level 2 recipe (transition or weight maintenance). Is it OK to just have a smoothie for breakfast? It really depends on the smoothie recipe!  
This smoothie is too low in both protein and calories to be considered a full meal. However, there are ways to add more fat and protein to this smoothie recipe if you need a more substantial breakfast option. 
For example, to give this smoothie an energy boost, use whole milk yogurt. You could also experiment with adding protein powder to your smoothies.  
That said, breakfast isn’t necessarily a requirement for general adult health. Some people skip breakfast or practice intermittent fasting with no ill effects. It may be better to have a small healthy snack versus forcing yourself to have a full meal when you’re not really hungry.  
If you have a weight loss goal, freezing this recipe in ice pop molds is a great way to reduce the portion size. Making pops may also be helpful if you’re trying not to drink your calories as part of your weight loss strategy. 
Here’s one final tip! To save even more time on preparation and clean up, you could just eat the fruit and yogurt separately. No recipe is needed for that, and really, a lot of my meals and snacks are that simple. 
 
Nutrition information is for one serving (without optional toppings). 

Nutrition

Calories: 129kcalCarbohydrates: 28.8gProtein: 4.4gFat: 0.2gSodium: 51.8mgPotassium: 475.4mgFiber: 5gVitamin A: 4% DVVitamin C: 86% DVCalcium: 13.2% DVIron: 6.5% DV
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