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Cucumber And Ginger Blend

This cucumber ginger smoothie represents a new direction in the smoothie-making pursuits. I love how bananas serve as both a sweetener and a thickener.


HEALTH BENEFITS OF CUCUMBERS


Selecting ingredients for a smoothie can be fun. I opted to create a cucumber smoothie because I thought the flavor would pair well with avocado. Cucumbers also offer amazing health benefits. Here are nine reasons why you should eat cucumbers:

To support brain, heart and digestive health

Reduce cancer risk

Ease feelings of anxiety

Freshen breath

Some health benefits of ginger:

May alleviate the symptoms of a cold

Ginger tea is a great choice at the onset of a cold. Being diaphoretic, it encourages perspiration and can therefore be used to treat feverish conditions such as influenza or cold. The fresh root (as opposed to dried powder) also appears to have antiviral effects.

May soothe mild nausea and morning sickness

Ginger root has also been anecdotally reported to reduce the symptoms associated with motion sickness, including dizziness, nausea, vomiting and cold sweats. This could extend to people undergoing surgery and chemotherapy-related nausea, though further studies are required. Ginger has most widely been used to treat the nausea and vomiting associated with mild pregnancy sickness.

In addition to cucumber and avocado, this cucumber ginger smoothie includes:


Water

Lemon

Baby spinach

Hemp seeds

Medjool dates

Ground ginger


The combination creates a light, creamy smoothie with a clean taste.

Cucumber Ginger Smoothie


Ingredients:

- 1 1/2 cups water

- 1 lemon juiced

- 1/4 avocado peeled and pitted

- 1 cup baby spinach

- 1/2 cup cucumber

 peeled and seeds removed.

- 2 Medjool dates pitted

- 2 tbsp. hemp seeds

- 1/2 tsp ground ginger

- 2 dashes fine sea - salt to taste

- 1 cup ice cubes


Instructions


1. Add ingredients to high-speed blender in the order they are listed.

2. Begin blending on low and increase to highest speed.

3. Blend of high for approximately 35 seconds. (Use tamper if necessary to ensure even blending)


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Cucumber Cucumbers Ginger Blend

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