Making Smoothies with Cucumbers

Cucumbers are oblong shaped fruits with green skin. They are members of the gourd family, which includes various types of melons and squash. Cucumbers have a firm outer skin, and are very moist when sliced open. This is because cucumbers are made up of roughly 96% water. They have a mild and slightly sweet flavor that provides a nice cooling effect when juiced. The three major varieties of cucumber include pickling, slicing, and burpless. The world's top producers of cucumber today include China, Turkey, Russia, Iran, and the U.S.


Smoothie Recipes with Cucumbers

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Cucumber Flavor Pairings

Apple, Avocado (commercial), Blueberry, Grapes, Kiwifruit, Lemon, Lime, Mango, Melon (cantaloupe), Papaya, Pineapple, Pomegranate, Strawberry, Watermelon, Beet Root, Carrot, Celery, Cilantro, Fennel Bulb, Lettuce (romaine), Onion (spring/scallion), Parsley, Jalapeno, Bell Pepper (green), Tomato, Basil (fresh), Cider Vinegar, Peppermint, Coconut Meat,
Cucumber Nutrition Facts
Amount Per 100g
Calories 15.0
Calories from Fat 0.99
Total Fat 0.11g
Saturated Fat 0.037g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.005g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.032g
Cholesterol 0.0mg
Sodium 2.0mg
Potassium 147.0mg
Total Carbohydrate 3.63g
Dietary Fiber 0.5g
Sugars 1.67g
Protein 0.65g
Vitamin A 5.0µg
Vitamin C 2.8mg
Calcium 16.0mg
Iron 0.28mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins
Choline 6.0mg
Folate 7.0µg
Niacin 0.098mg
Riboflavin 0.033mg
Thiamin 0.027mg
Vitamin B-12 0.0µg
Vitamin B-6 0.04mg
Vitamin D 0.0IU
Vitamin E 0.03mg
Vitamin K 16.4µg
Minerals
Copper 0.041mg
Magnesium 13.0mg
Phosphorus 24.0mg
Selenium 0.3µg
Zinc 0.2mg
Other
Caffeine 0.0mg
Theobromine 0.0mg
Water 95.23g
All nutrient values are calculated from the USDA nutrition database.
Scientific NameCucumis sativus
Nitrogen Factor6.25
Protein Factor2.44
Fat Factor8.37
Carb Factor3.57