Slim Down with a Cucumber, Lemon and Mint Smoothie

· April 20, 2018
Tanks to the diuretic properties of its ingredients, this natural smoothie can be great for detoxing, losing weight, and avoiding fluid retention.

There’s nothing more refreshing than this cucumber, lemon, and mint smoothie. All ingredients are natural and are found in any kitchen moderately stocked with healthy food.

This smoothie is also delicious, extremely easy to make and it will help you lose weight naturally. Take a look at all ingredients below to understand how this recipe will help you slim down quickly.

Benefits of Cucumber

Cucumber is healthy

Cucumber contains few calories, around 16 calories for every 100 grams. When your total intake of calories throughout the day is small, then you burn them regularly because the body uses the excess fat automatically.

This cucumber smoothie improves digestion and makes your metabolism more efficient. It will make your metabolism function much better.  You will be burning more energy, you will accumulate less fat, and as a result you’ll lose weight.

Cucumber is an excellent detoxifier. Made up of 95% water and 5% fiber.  Cucumber helps cleanse the body and eliminate toxins that complicate your digestion.

Detoxification is important for a healthy digestive system, since it improves the digestive system and has the metabolism become more efficient. Furthermore, the fiber in cucumber fills you up, controls your appetite, and stops you from overeating.

Due to its high water content, cucumber is an excellent natural diuretic. It helps eliminate sodium in the water retained by the body.


Benefits of Mint

Mint leaves of are high in fiber which help:

  • Prevent indigestion.
  • Reduce cholesterol levels.
  • Prevent weight gain and obesity.
  • Stimulate digestive enzymes.
  • Convert fat into usable energy.

As well as helping weight loss, mint improves digestion, prevents nausea, helps cure respiratory problems, depression, and stops bad breath.

Mint leaves also contain small quantities of catechins and caffeine. These two chemical products tend to speed up the metabolism and increase the body temperature, which get the body to burn additional calories.

In this cucumber smoothie, mint provides an aromatic fragrance which can have a big impact on your appetite and control your cravings.

Benefits of Lemon

Lemon Water

Lemon juice contains almost a quarter of your required daily vitamin C. It is a great antioxidant which helps improve bodily functions and overall physical condition.

Lemon juice is a natural diuretic. When added to water, it promotes the elimination of excess liquids. This can help alleviate bloating and constipation.

  • Polyphenols found in lemons help prevent an increase in body fat.
  • The small quantity of potassium in lemons improves digestion.
  • The citric acid help the liver produce more bile, which improves digestion.

In this cucumber smoothie, lemons prevents the mint from browning. Nevertheless, it’s important to drink the smoothie as soon as it’s ready.

Benefits of Water

Water keeps the body hydrated, which is really important because dehydration slows down the burning of calories. Furthermore, it lubricates joints and muscles during exercise and helps the blood supply oxygen to the muscles.

Water also helps you eel more full during meals and stops us from overeating.

In this cucumber smoothie, water hydrates the rest of the ingredients and adds on to the liquid consistency.

Recipe for a Cucumber, Lemon and Mint Smoothie

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of lemon juice (125 ml)
  • 1 cucumber
  • 4 leaves of mint
  • Ice
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)

Preparation

  • Peel the cucumber , remove the seeds, and then cut into slices.
  • Blend all ingredients until you obtain a smooth texture.
  • You can add the ice later if you cannot blend it.
  • Pour the smoothie into a pitcher and let it sit in the fridge for a few minutes before serving.

We suggest drinking this smoothie on an empty stomach at least once a week to keep your body clean.