MONDAY SMOOTHIE // SPINACH, APPLE & CUCUMBER | Valentina Duracinsky: MONDAY SMOOTHIE // SPINACH, APPLE & CUCUMBER

June 2, 2014

MONDAY SMOOTHIE // SPINACH, APPLE & CUCUMBER

cucumber, spinach & apple
This is an amazing smoothie. I don't eat enough greens. I probably eat more than some people, but I think I could do better. And I want to do better - for my skin, for my health... Now let's be brutally honest - we all trick ourselves into believing we eat less than we do. Especially when we're eating "healthy", we allow ourselves more little treats because we think we're doing such a great job. If you're looking to lose weight, eating pounds of quinoa and tablespoons of chia seeds and handfuls of goji berries and halves of avocado... well, sorry to tell you, that's not the answer. It's great and definitely continue eating healthy! But just because we get all excited about these superfoods doesn't mean we can eat so much of them. 

I love smoothies but I have trouble counting a drink as a meal. And very often, all those smoothies you see on health food blogs are actually pretty high in calories and are counted as meals. I'm happy to share this low calorie smoothie with you! It's perfect. Perfection à la Chandler Bing. 

SPINACH, APPLE & CUCUMBER SMOOTHIE 
(80 kcal)

1/4 cup chopped spinach
10-15 slices of cucumber 
1/4 of a large apple
2 teaspoons honey 
1/2 cup ice 
2/3 cup water

And most of the calories are from the honey. I would say 'skip the honey' but honestly this is so low cal as it is, might as well make it delicious. You could however use less honey. Maybe 1 teaspoon is enough? I liked it this way. It's a watery smoothie, peeerfect for the summer. Enjoy! Vx


2 comments:

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Kamilė said...

These smoothies are such a great thing! I love them, I drink them every morning. But I never tried making one with cucumber. I'll definitely try it now.

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