Refreshing Cucumber Kale Smoothie
In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day and all things green, I’m sharing a green smoothie. I know I’ve already shared a couple of green smoothies but I just love a good green smoothie. They’re quick and easy to make, full of vitamins and nutrients and so tasty.
This Refreshing Cucumber Kale Smoothie has cucumber, lime, apple, pineapple, chia seeds, turmeric and of course, kale. I’ve recently started adding cucumber to my smoothies, it really makes a difference. Cucumbers have a light, fresh taste that brightness up the smoothie and creates a refreshing drink. It also complements many fruits and veggies. If you’ve haven’t tried cucumber in a smoothie yet, give it a try, it’s delicious.
As I previously mentioned in my Pineapple Cucumber Green Smoothie, I always add the core of the pineapple to my smoothies. Pineapple core contains the protein-digesting enzyme bromelain which has tons of health benefits. If you’re interested, click here for my Pineapple Cucumber Green Smoothie recipe to read more about the benefits of bromelain.
To make this smoothie even healthier I decided to mix it up a bit and add a little turmeric. Turmeric is considered a top medicinal herb because of its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. But it has a strong earthy flavor so I don’t like to add too much otherwise it’ll change the smoothie flavor. But if you like the flavor of turmeric you could always add more.
I love starting my day with a healthy smoothie. It makes be feel good that I’ve began my day on the right track with a large dose of healthy fruits and veggies. Plus, a smoothie and a cup of coffee give me a lot of positive energy throughout my day.
Another bonus — the kids love smoothies too. So if you have a picky fruit and veggie eater like I do, you know at least he started his day with lots of greens.
And don’t worry about getting bored. They’re are so many ways to make a smoothie! I promise I’ll be sharing more. But for now I hope you enjoy this Refreshing Cucumber Kale Smoothie.
What’s your favorite smoothie?