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.
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WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
2 packed cups (without seeds) watermelon
1/2 cup water
1/2 packed cup chopped and peeled cucumber
2 tablespoons SALTED unsweetened sunflower seed butter ( I use Sunbutter or Trader Joe’s)
1 scoop unflavored Vital Proteins Collagen
1 1/2 tablespoons avocado
2 teaspoons coconut butter
1 tablespoon chia seeds
Handful of ice
-Add all the ingredients to a highspeed blender, water first for a Vitamix, water last for a Nutribullet
-Blast till well blended
-Pour into 2 glasses or one big glass of ice with straws Freeze for 10 minutes then serve
- Nutrient information of the cucumber is from Healthline
- You can always use plant-based milk if you don’t want to use water, just make sure it is unsweetened
- This smoothie is best on the rocks (over ice)
- White watermelon seeds are okay to consume, but you must remove the black seeds as they are toxic to consume
- If you don’t like Sunbutter or are allergic, feel free to use almond butter