Cucumbers are very undervalued vegetables. They’re loaded with polyphenols called lignans, which have been shown to fight some forms of cancer. They also have several antioxidants that inhibit the production of certain enzymes which cause inflammation. Cucumbers are also low calorie, making them great for diet-friendly smoothies. Lemon adds a bit a zing to this.
Greek yogurt adds protein to this to help fill you up. Although this recipe calls for water as the liquid, any other liquid can be used. I like to add almond milk for a bit more flavor, although that does add calories.
- 1 medium cucumber, cut into chunks
- ½ small lemon, with peel
- 1 medium ripe pear
- 1 6-ounce container plain Greek yogurt
- Water to the fill line
- Place all ingredients into the NutriBullet and blend until smooth. Makes 1 medium serving