It’s never a bad idea to begin your day with a refreshing green smoothie that promotes natural detoxification. Now, if that smoothie contains ingredients that help hydrate the body, it’s even better. Cucumbers are some of the best water-rich produce items out there. Eating them, or drinking them in the case of this smoothie, helps promote hydration. Additionally, cucumbers work to promote the removal of excess waste from your system. They do this by lubricating the digestive tract, aiding your body’s ability to digest and eliminate food waste.
This smoothie also contains grapes! Sorry, but we get excited about grapes because we rarely feature them in our recipes. Grapes are naturally rich in vitamins C & K, in addition to vitamin B6, potassium, copper, and manganese. They also contain a high concentration of antioxidants, which help to reduce oxidative stress in the body. In fact, there are over 1,600 beneficial plant compounds in grapes! How amazing is that? Anyways, that’s why we love grapes. Plus…they taste amazing, and are underutilized in the smoothie game.
- Prep Time:5m
- Total Time:5m
- 1 c freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1 cucumber, roughly chopped
- 1 1/2 c green grapes
- 1 c ice
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Make sure to serve immediately. We hope you enjoy it!