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Today, the smoothie is in the spotlight. Cucumber, lemon and mint, and that’s it.
Before I tasted the delicious dandy cucumber mojitos, I was pretty skeptical about the presence of this vegetable in the drinks. But that was before. From now on, I put them on and I want them everywhere. When I saw this recipe in the book “200 recipes like in New York”, it was impossible to resist the temptation.
Doing a detox before the summer not only helps strengthen your body by filling up with vitamins and minerals while ridding yourself of toxins, but it’s also a real makeover ! A detox will revitalize you, improve your complexion and even help you sleep better ! That’s why all this week, we help you in this cure by providing you every day with juice recipes and smoothies to accompany you in your detox !
Why do you have to drink smoothies during your detox?
Smoothies are a great way to consume fruits and vegetables at the same time. While it is quite easy to integrate fruits into your daily diet, vegetables, which are rich in vitamins and minerals, are sometimes more restrictive because they require more preparation. Smoothie is therefore an excellent way to consume them raw (and therefore rich in intakes). Moreover, unlike a juice extractor, smoothies are made up of all the elements of the fruits and vegetables that make up them. Thus, if smoothies are less concentrated in vitamins and minerals, they will also allow you to fill up with fiber, and will provide you with a feeling of satiety.
An ultra fresh smoothie, perfect for improvised snacks during hot periods. I arranged the recipe with my own sauce: in my different trials, the result was either too thick or too acidic. A little sugar, and it’s advantage (for diabetes)!
5 good reasons to eat cucumber
Whether you prefer it in a tomato salad, mixed with yoghurt for a tzatziki or 100% natural by its own, the cucumber is an excellent food for your health and for keeping the belly flat.
So, the reasons are:
1 – to hydrate yourself
2 – to prevent cancers
3 – to have a beautiful skin
4 – to protect your bones
5 – for the health of your heart
Summer fruits and vegetables are back on our plates.
Its most antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer nutrients are found in the skin and seeds. Therefore, use organic cucumbers, so that you can eat them all after washing them thoroughly of course. And there are the following five good reasons to eat it:
1. -To Hydrate yourself
Cucumbers are consisted of 95% water. Drink it regularly, especially in the summer, so you can hydrate and nourish your body properly and naturally. Another tip: add a few slices in your water decanter/pitcher with half a squeezed lemon and few ice cubes to flavour it. You will be even more motivated to drink water throughout the day.
2 . To Prevent Cancer
There are many studies that have been conducted on the anti-cancer properties of cucumbers. Thanks to its nutrients, it would fight against the proliferation of cancerous pancreatic cells, it would limit the risks of cancer of the ovaries, breast, endometrium and prostate.
3. To have a beautiful skin
The beneficial effect of the cucumber on the skin passes through your body when you consume it in any form: eating it brings you anti-inflammatory compounds that soothe skin irritations. Place slices on your eyes, and it will reduce the swelling of your eyelids and make them smoother younger looking.
4. Cucumber protects your Bones
The equivalent of a cup filled with cucumbers covers about 20% of your daily requirement for vitamin K, which the body needs to solidify bones. Combining regular consumption of cucumbers with foods rich in vitamin D would reduce the number of fractures by increasing bone density.
5. For the Health of your Heart
Cucumbers are rich in potassium and vitamin K. They help maintain your cardiovascular health. Just like eating any other fruits and vegetables, so make sure to include cucumbers regularly in your diet too.
For 2 large glasses
– 1 cucumber-1 lemon-10 mint leaves (approx.) – ice cubes – water-cane sugar
Cucumber Smoothie preparation
1. Peel the cucumber skin and cut it into pieces. Squeeze the lemon.
2. In a blender, mix the cucumber + lemon juice + mint leaves + ice. The mixture must be smooth.
4. Pour half of the preparation into each glass and taste it without further delay ! If the smoothie is too thick, you can add some water. If it is not sweet enough, add cane sugar 😉
If you have the recipes of your favorite smoothies, don’t hesitate, the male saint adooore discover new flavors !
The benefits of green cucumber smoothie
This juice is, among other things, very rich in iron and potassium as well as vitamins A. iron plays a fundamental role in transporting oxygen through the red blood cells and potassium activates nerve and muscle cells while vitamin A protects your body against cardiovascular diseases and improves your vision (especially night vision).
- - 1 cucumber
- -1 lemon
- -10 mint leaves (approx.)
- - ice cubes
- - water
- -cane sugar
- Peel the cucumber skin and cut it into pieces. Squeeze the lemon.
- In a blender, mix the cucumber + lemon juice + mint leaves + ice. The mixture must be smooth.
- Pour half of the preparation into each glass and taste it without further delay ! If the smoothie is too thick, you can add some water. If it is not sweet enough, add cane sugar 😉
- If you have the recipes of your favorite smoothies, don't hesitate, the male saint adooore discover new flavors !