Lemon Cucumber Smoothie Recipe

The health benefits of this lemon cucumber smoothie with a touch of mint are definitely a great reason to drink it. But the refreshing flavor is the true awesomeness behind this smoothie.

And, if you love lemon, then you can also give our Lemon Ginger Garlic Drink a try. There are a lot of benefits of drinking lemon, ginger and garlic water – so you definitely want to check it out.

If you had told me putting cucumbers in a drink was a good idea in the past, I would have laughed at you. but then I tried these amazing cucumber mojitos. It was an eye-opener! I mean, this drink was amazing – so I figured OK, maybe I should try cucumber in some other drinks.

So here we are with a healthy lemon cucumber smoothie drink that also tastes amazing. If you love cucumber and want a smoothie that has health benefits and cleansing properties – then add this to your list to try.

I actually drink this lemon cucumber smoothie when I go through a detox, which I try to do every so often. But I always do a detox before the summer to help strengthen my body by filling up with vitamins and minerals and to remove toxins! While my days of bikinis may be over, I still want to feel – and look the best I can!

A detox can revitalize you, improve your complexion, and even help you sleep better! This is just one of several juice and smoothie recipes I have that you can add to your detox plan.

Why Should You Drink Smoothies During Your Detox?

Smoothies are a great way to consume fruits and vegetables at the same time. If you are like me, fruits and veggies are not your favorite thing in the world to eat and putting them in a smoothie makes it so much easier to add them to my diet.

Smoothies are also an excellent way to consume veggies raw which offer more nutritional value than cooking them.

An ultra fresh smoothie is perfect for those hot summer days when you need a pick me up.

Lemon Cucumber Smoothie Recipe With Mint

cucumber smoothie with lemon

Lemon Cucumber Mint Smoothie

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Refreshing and healthy, the lemon cucumber smoothie with a touch of mint is the perfect detox addition or summer refresher.


  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 lemon
  • 10 mint leaves (approximately)
  • Ice cubes
  • Water
  • Cane sugar


  1. Peel the cucumber skin
  2. Cut cucumber into pieces
  3. Squeeze juice from lemon
  4. Mix the cucumber, lemon juice, mint leaves, and ice in blender until smooth
  5. Add additional water if it seems to thick
  6. Pour half of the preparation into each glass and taste
  7. If not sweet enough add cane sugar to taste

The recipe for our lemon cucumber smoothie should make enough for 2 large glasses – dependent on the size of the cucumbers you use.


  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 lemon
  • 10 mint leaves (approximately)
  • Ice cubes
  • Water
  • Cane sugar (I use a teaspoon, but use to your taste preference)


STEP 1. Peel the cucumber skin

STEP 2. Cut cucumber into pieces

STEP 3. Squeeze juice from lemon

STEP 4. Mix the cucumber, lemon juice, mint leaves, and ice in blender until smooth

STEP 5. Add additional water if it seems to thick

STEP 6. Pour half of the preparation into each glass and taste

STEP 7. If it is not sweet enough add cane sugar

I usually add a teaspoon of the cane sugar, but my husband prefers no sugar. So, your tastes may vary when it comes to the need for any sweetener. Honey may be a good option as well to sweeten it up a bit.

5 Good Reasons To Eat Cucumber

Whether you prefer it in a tomato salad, mixed with yogurt 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

One them is the cucumber, an excellent plant from a nutritional and caloric point of view. From the same family as melon or squash, it is eaten as a vegetable while its nature is that of a fruit.

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:


Cucumbers are consisted of 95% water. Drink it regularly, especially in the summer, so you can hydrate and nourish your body properly and naturally.

Tip: add a few slices in your water decanter/pitcher with half a squeezed lemon and few ice cubes to flavor it. You will be even more motivated to drink water throughout the day.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Cucumber Smoothie Detox

I mentioned above how I use this smoothie on my detox plan, and it is for good reason. You can see all the health benefits of cucumbers above!

In short, cucumbers help remove chemical toxins and accumulated waste from your body. The addition of the lemon offers and additional toxin removal boost making this smoothie an awesome treat for your body.

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