The sweetest healthy watermelon cucumber smoothie you'll ever have while loading up on nutrient-dense superfoods making this smoothie out of this world! Seriously sweet, simple, easy and dairy-free, nut-free, paleo, gluten-free and refined sugar-free.
Would you ever think a smoothie with cucumber would be sweet? Why add the cucumber, why add all the other stuff why not just drink watermelon?
Well, you can put a lot of foods in this smoothie and STILL have it taste like pure watermelon so why not get in all those nutrients? Why not eat the rainbow for your health? Why not?
You can still eat for your health and have it taste good, I promise you this!
We all know that watermelon is high in sugar, in fact, many won't even eat it on certain elimination diets. BUT and my biggest BUT is - if the smoothie is loaded with other highly nutritious things, and watermelon is extremely hydrating, refreshing and filled with fiber (which we all need and lack) then drinking a smoothie like this is perfectly healthy and legit for your diet.
And it tastes oh so so SO good. Drinking watermelon is unreal. And if it's not perfectly clear...I LOVE WATERMELON.
Watermelon in smoothies is not as creamy as other fruits that's why you need avocado or something creamy to change its texture. Regardless of that factor, watermelon is amazing in smoothies because of the sweet factor. I cannot explain how good watermelon is in a loaded smoothie!! Similar to the thought of chocolate covered watermelon another version you may not consider but should because oh so good.
Is it simple? Heck yes! So easy!!
It starts with our shining star fresh Watermelon for sweetness and fiber.
Coconut butter, coconut milk, and creamy sunflower seed butter give this smoothie a creamy texture, while the avocado makes it more substantial.
Cucumber gives this smoothie an even more refreshing taste and feeling while adding more water content to your body, and hiding a veggie-loaded with vitamin K, potassium!
Chia seeds add a thicker texture to your smoothie while also supplying omega fatty acids (the good kinds).
Vital Proteins collagen not only add nutrition but is fantastic for your hair, skin, and nails adding more vibrancy, plumpness to your skin the natural way AND builds a creamy texture to your smoothie. And I trust Vital Proteins with my Celiac heart. I know that this particular one is completely gluten-free and safe for Celiacs. My trust in this product makes it easier for me to consume, and I love it. That's why I'll always go with Vital Proteins.
Then blender, add ice and drink.
8 ingredients worth your while.
I think you'll LOVE this smoothie! I know I do.
It's cold, refreshing, hydrating, yummy, sweet, perfect for Summer and nutrient-dense.
Ready to rock?
PRODUCTS I USE IN THIS SMOOTHIE:
Vital Proteins Collagen - always unflavored. I adore this product it has helped me in so many ways so it is a staple at my place.
SALTED unsweetened sunflower seed butter - I like Trader Joe's Low Sodium and Sunbutter brand as well as Sunbutter brand.
Healthy Watermelon Cucumber Smoothie
- high-speed blender
- 2 cups watermelon packed, black seeds removed
- ⅔ cup peeled cucumber chunks
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 scoop collagen powder unsweetened. I like Vital Proteins
- ½ cup filtered water not sink water
- 2 tbsp sunflower seed butter salted. I like Sunbutter & Trader Joe's
- 2 tbsp avocado heaping, ripe
- 2 tbsp coconut butter
- ½ cup ice
- Add all the ingredients in order of appearance into a highspeed blender, water first for a Vitamix, water last for a Nutribullet.
- Blast till well blended. Pour into 1 or 2 cups over ice, and freeze for 10 minutes.
- Once ready serve with a straw, and try not to get brain freeze.