Five Cucumber Detox Shakes You Should Try

Cucumber is an ideal support for any the diet due to its high content of nutrients. You can blend it with other vegetables and make detox shakes packed with nutrients.
Five Cucumber Detox Shakes You Should Try
Eliana Delgado Villanueva

Written and verified by the nutritionist Eliana Delgado Villanueva.

Last update: 06 July, 2022

Cucumber detox shakes offer a different route to hydration. They’re particularly great because their mild flavor is a good base that’s easy to combine with various types of fruit and vegetables. Yes, you can blend it in many ways and the results will be quite pleasant.

These aren’t miracle drinks and will neither improve your health nor help you lose weight on your own. However, adding them to a healthy diet may lead to health improvements.

Cucumber detox shakes to include in your diet

According to information published in the magazine Phytotherapy, cucumber is well-known for its high water content and low caloric intake. In addition, it’s high in antioxidants and has anti-diabetic and hypolipemic properties. Thus, it’s a great vegetable to hydrate yourself with, maintain your optimal weight and overall health.

Keep in mind that no food provides miraculous effects on anyone’s body. Thus, these cucumber shakes are only a complement to a wholesome well-balanced diet that includes all types of nutrients.

1. Cucumber and pineapple shake

A publication in the Encyclopedia of Food and Health highlights that pineapple is a low-calorie fruit that’s rich in vitamin C, minerals, and fiber. It also provides an enzyme called bromelain, which is what gives it its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

As you can see, this delicious shake with cucumber and pineapple is a good complement to promote digestion, reduce bloating, and strengthen defenses.

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 c. of pineapple (150 g.)
  • 3 c. of cold water (600 ml.)
  • 2 tbsp of honey (50 g.)

Preparation

  • First, wash the cucumber and cut it into small pieces, skin, and all. Then, peel the pineapple and cut it into smaller pieces
  • Then, add both to the blender, add the water, and process them for a minute
  • Finally, pour it into a glass and add the honey

How to drink it

  • Then, drink one glass of this smoothie with breakfast for one week.
  • For better results, drink it without straining it to benefit from the fiber.

2. Cucumber and apple shake

Apples are another good complement to cucumbers; not only are they quite tasty but contain dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

According to research published in the magazine Nutrients, their consumption regulates the intestinal microbiota and favors the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 4 tbsp of honey 
  • 4 c. of water (800 ml.)
  • An apple (any color)

Preparation

  • First, wash the apple, cucumber, and celery
  • Then, cut up all of the ingredients and remove the seeds from the apple
  • Put the pieces in the blender and add the water and blend until you have a homogenous liquid
  • Pour into a glass and add the honey (in moderation)

3. Cucumber and tomato shake

Another cucumber shake you can benefit from in order to refresh and nourish yourself is this one with tomato. According to information published in Phytojournal , this fruit is a source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin E, and lycopene, nutrients that help promote well-being.

Its consumption stimulates digestive health, fights inflammation, and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. In addition, it also supports healthy weight loss as it is satiating.

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 red tomato
  • 2 c. of water (400 ml.)
  • 3 tbsp of honey (75 g.)

Preparation

  • Wash the cucumber and the tomato.
  • Then, cut them into small pieces and put them in the blender.
  • Also, add the rest of the ingredients and blend them until there aren’t any lumps.
  • Finally, pour it into a glass.

How to consume it

  • You can drink between 1 and 2 glasses throughout the day for two weeks
  • To improve your results, you can also maintain a balanced diet and be sure to drink enough water

4. Cucumber and celery shake

Two glasses of cucumber shakes.

The combination of cucumber and celery in the same drink is ideal to stimulate kidney function and promote the elimination of retained fluids.

According to research published in Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, celery has diuretic properties, in addition to being a source of vitamins, phenolic compounds, volatile oils, and many other nutrients.

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 2 c. of water (400 ml.)
  • 3 tbsp of honey (75 g.)

Preparation

  • Firstly, wash all of the ingredients to eliminate any residue that they may have.
  • Then, cut them into small pieces and put them in the blender.
  • Finally, add the water and honey and blend for 1 minute.

How to consume it

  • Drink between 1 and 2 glasses of this smoothie on an empty stomach.

5. Cucumber and aloe vera shake

Last but not least, here’s a shake that includes aloe vera. This popular plant has important nutrients and properties associated with a greater state of well-being.

According to research published in Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, aloe vera contains a wide variety of vitimans, with vitamin A, B, C, E, and folic acid among them. It also provides amino acids and has antiseptic and digestive properties.

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber
  • A stalk of aloe vera
  • 1 c. of pineapple (150 g.)
  • The juice of 3 oranges

Preparation

  • Wash all of the ingredients and pour the orange juice into a blender.
  • Then, peel the cucumber, the aloe vera, and the pineapple. Cut them into small pieces.
  • Add them to the blender and blend until you have a smooth liquid.
  • Drink it throughout the morning or for dinner.

In summary

Cucumber detox shakes blended with other types of fruit and vegetables are great as part of a wholesome diet. However, keep in mind they’re not miracle solutions to fight or prevent diseases.

Thus, as we said above, you must always drink them as a part of a well-balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle in order to benefit from their properties.



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