Autumn is a great time to try new apple recipes. A wonderful way to start the day is with a vibrant apple green smoothie packed with vitamins and minerals. Today let’s talk about an apple cucumber smoothie with spinach, ginger and local honey. Yum!
This baby will feed your body with more than the daily need of vitamins K and A and more than half of the daily need of manganese and folate. This smoothie is also rich in fiber, magnesium, iron, vitamins C and E, B vitamins, calcium and potassium. All of this with a great wake-up taste.
Remember to use raw local honey and not the fake stuff sold in supermarkets. It has great taste and has healthy benefits too.
Apple Cucumber Smoothie
Use organic when available, makes 1 to 1 1/2 servings
- 1 cup packed baby spinach
- 1 apple cored & diced
- 1/2 large cucumber or 1 small cucumber
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon local raw honey or agave nectar
- 1/2 Haas avocado peeled & seed removed
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 tablespoon minced ginger
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 3 ice cubes
- Peel at least 60 % of cucumber & slice it into quarters lengthwise
- Cut seeds off edge
- Place in blender with water & all ingredients except ice
- Blend to combine
- Add ice & blend until smooth & thick
- Taste and add more honey if needed
- Serve immediately
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14 thoughts to “Apple Cucumber Green Smoothie”
I’ve started making a cucumber gimlet. I’m really going to miss cucumbers in the garden.
Oh I do love cucumbers!
Smoothies always have seemed like a wonderful idea and yours looks scrumptious — but I have problems with them because they leave me hungry … they go down too smoothly (ha) …. and I don’t feel like I’ve eaten. I need something to chew i guess.
I have so many apples and cucumbers in the garden, this would be a very do-able recipe. Yum. #MMBC
It is tasty!
This apple cucumber green smoothie sounds so good, but healthy too. I am anxious to try it. Thank you for sharing at Tasty Tuesdays.
Apple and cucumber will be perfect combination! Love it..
Ohh, yummy. This does looks tasty and healthy Carol. I would love to try.
Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays 🙂 Hope you can join us tomorrow.
I’ll come by tomorrow. Have a great day!
Love all the wonderful, healthy ingredients in this refreshing smoothie, Carol. The ginger would add such a nice kick as well. Sharing! Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope you are having a great weekend!
thanks April – Happy Saturday!
Sounds wonderful! We love smoothies!
thanks – have a great Sunday!
Apples and cucumber sound great together. Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – and have a wonderful week. Hope we see you next Sunday too!