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I’m always looking for new, healthy ways to start my day, and this Raspberry Strawberry Cucumber Smoothie is definitely one of my favorites! It’s refreshing, nutritious, antioxidant-packed, and the perfect way to wake up your taste buds. Plus, it’s really easy to make – all you need is a blender! Ready to give it a try? I promise you won’t be disappointed.
There is something so refreshing about raspberries and fresh cucumber, especially when combined together.
Earlier this week, I was rummaging through my freezer to see what sorts of frozen fruits I had stored away. I came across my stasher bags of raspberries, strawberries, and cucumbers, and through I’d revisit an old (and I mean old) recipe from year one of my blogging days. Hello circa 2009!
Just as the feeling was back then, I’m longing for summertime (or a least a sunny holiday).
Here is a refreshing drink to have in the mid-day during the winter months when you’re craving summer, a ht of hydration and refreshing. The strawberries, raspberries, and cucumber will leave your mouth reminiscing about the warm summer months. Toss in some mint and you’ve got yourself the perfect mid-day pick me up!
The health benefits
Raspberries have many health benefits from being cancer-preventive to a good weight loss supplement. The oil from red raspberry not only has Vitamin E but has an SPF of 25-50.
Strawberries. One of the main health benefits of strawberries is, that it is very famous for its Vitamin C content. It is a very rich source of Vitamin B, Vitamin K, copper, manganese, folate, potassium, etc.
Cucumbers. The flesh of cucumbers is primarily composed of water but also contains ascorbic acid ( vitamin C) and caffeic acid, both of which help soothe skin irritations and reduce swelling. Cucumbers’ hard skin is rich in fiber and contains a variety of beneficial minerals, including silica, potassium, and magnesium.
Raspberry Strawberry Cucumber Smoothie
What You’ll Need
1 cup raspberries, frozen
1 cup strawberries, frozen
1 cucumber, sliced
4-5 ice cubes
3-4 fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup water
What You Need to Know
Add in all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend at a high speed. For a more liquidy base, add more water, as desired.
Pour in a glass and enjoy!
If you’re looking for a delicious, nutritious and refreshing smoothie to help you power through your day, look no further than this raspberry strawberry cucumber smoothie. Not only does it taste great, but it’s also packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that are essential for optimal health. So what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try today!
The article was first published February 2021 and updated by out editors in July 2022.
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