Cucumber Mango Smoothie Recipe
It has happened. I have just entered the world of smoothies and juices. I have done a shake in the morning for a long time now. It included the powder mix, peanut butter, coconut oil, water and ice. My little mixer didn’t always handle fruits very well, and to be honest…the thought of adding any veggies to it always sounded a bit weird to me. But, on my journey to a healthier me, I decided adding more fruits and veggies into my diet was the next step.
I have been taking my Juice Plus+ capsules and have been feeling great, so I knew my body was craving more. I received the Nutri Ninja Auto iQ for review not long ago, so the timing was perfect for me to get a little crazy in the smoothie and juice department 🙂 I will be honest, I am glad I got the Auto iQ version, the easier the better is always the best route for me…especially being a 1st timer!
My friend keeps telling me that the best part about smoothies and juices is that it’s a great way to sneak in vegetables and lots of fruits all at once. She also told me that cucumber is a great 1st vegetables to start with, so since I love cucumbers, they ended up in my grocery cart 🙂
My smoothie was mango, banana, cucumber, and my Vanilla Juice Plus+ COMPLETE Shake Mix. It turned about absolutely AMAZING! I was a bit nervous when I took my 1st sip, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was actually the best tasting lunch I had in awhile 🙂 Filling too!
Here are some of the health benefits to the ingredients in this smoothie recipe:
Cucumbers – These are great for rehydration. Cucumbers are also a great source of vitamin B, so that means they are a natural pick-me-up.
Mango – The antioxidant in mango has been found to help prevent cancer, mangoes are also thought to help lower cholesterol, improve eye health, and improve digestion.
Bananas – Besides tasting great, they are loaded with potassium which helps muscles recover and relax, and they have also been known to help you sleep better.
Protein Powder – Helps keep you full longer and makes your smoothie extra creamy.
Now here’s my Cucumber Mango Smoothie Recipe, make sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again. You will be happy you did!
- 5-6 slices of cucumber
- 1/2 mango cut into pieces
- 1/2 banana sliced
- 1/3 cup Juice Plus+ Complete Vanilla Shake Mix
- 5 ice cubes
- 3-4 oz of coconut water or regular water. I used coconut water.
- Place the ingredients into the Nutri iQ in the order listed
- Select Auto iQ Ultra Blend
- Wait til it completes
Since I would never actually sit down and just eat cucumber, mango, and banana on a plate, this Cucumber Mango Smoothie is a fabulous option for me! Talk about a healthy and nutritious meal…not to mention…DELICIOUS.
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