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This healthy, Green Apple Lemon Cucumber and Ginger Smoothie is a great source of many vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C and a great way to boost your immune system.

This healthy, Green Apple Lemon Cucumber and Ginger Smoothie is a great source of many vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C and a great way to boost your immune system.
Green Apple Lemon Cucumber Ginger Smoothie

If you’re feeling under the weather, or just trying to add more nutrients to your diet, this healthy green smoothie is a great way to start your morning.

This healthy, Green Apple Lemon Cucumber and Ginger Smoothie is a great source of many vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C and a great way to boost your immune system.

Lately, I feel like I’ve been burning the candle at both ends and now with the state of the world and the virus, I’ve been starting my mornings with green juices and smoothies. This Green Apple Lemon Cucumber Ginger Smoothie has been one of my go-to’s.

WW Points and Smoothies

Are juices and smoothies higher on the new WW plan? Yes, but that isn’t really my focus, I am more concerned with filling my body with foods that nourish me. Without the blended button it’s 1 WW point, with the blended it’s 7. I’m counting this as one for myself, you can use your judgement if you’re on WW.

I just got a juicer, which I love it for making juices. But before it came in the mail, I was using my Vitamix (affil link) to make this green smoothie, and it worked great. If you don’t like the pulp, you can strain it through a mesh sieve.

There’s no dairy or nuts in this smoothie, so it’s a lighter smoothie. It’s naturally sweetened with apple and loaded with vitamin C. I love adding ginger to my smoothies and juices – the more, the better! It’s great for inflammation, nausea, and motion sickness.

This smoothie is packed full of nutritious ingredients, all with numerous health benefits.

Coconut Water
Coconut water is high in potassium, an important mineral and a type of electrolyte. Coconut water can function as a lower-sugar alternative to sports drinks. It’s a good way to hydrate and restore lost electrolytes after exercise. Coconut water is also lower in calories than most fruit juices and sports drinks.

Apples
Apples are a great source of nutrition – they are high in fiber and vitamin C. Apples are pretty low in calories, but the fiber helps fill you up. Vitamin C, an antioxidant also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that your body can’t produce. That means it’s essential to get Vitamin C from foods high in the vitamin, such as cantaloupe, red bell pepper, and oranges.

I used green apples in this recipe, which are a little sweet and tart. Granny Smith are probably the most popular type of green apple, which is what I used.

Cucumber
Cucumbers have a high-water content, which helps with hydration. They are also low in calories. Cucumbers are full of vitamins and minerals, like Vitamins C and K and potassium.

This smoothie recipe calls for English cucumbers, which are less bitter and have a thinner skin than your standard cucumber. If you can’t find English cucumbers, you can use regular ones, just be sure to peel the skin off first.

Parsley
Parsley is an excellent source of vitamins A, C, and K and the minerals calcium and potassium. It’s such a versatile herb, so you can easily add it to many different dishes like pastas and meats. I prefer Italian flat-leaf parsley over curly parsley because it has a better flavor.

Ginger
Ginger is known as a superfood because of its many health benefits. One of its more popular uses is helping decrease nausea. Ginger also has anti-
inflammatory properties, can reduce LDL cholesterol, and can help Type 2 diabetics control blood sugar levels.

Lemon
Lemons are another fruit that is a fantastic source of vitamin C. Vitamin C has been shown to boost immunity and promote heart health. Lemons are also low in calories and high in fiber. Lemon brightens up so many recipes that I find myself adding it all the time.

This healthy, Green Apple Lemon Cucumber and Ginger Smoothie is a great source of many vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C and a great way to boost your immune system.This healthy, Green Apple Lemon Cucumber and Ginger Smoothie is a great source of many vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C and a great way to boost your immune system.This healthy, Green Apple Lemon Cucumber and Ginger Smoothie is a great source of many vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C and a great way to boost your immune system.

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Green Apple Lemon Cucumber Ginger Smoothie

7
7
7
SP
110 Cals 2 Protein 30.5 Carbs 0.5 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Yield: 2 servings
COURSE: Breakfast
CUISINE: American
This healthy, Green Apple Lemon Cucumber and Ginger Smoothie is a great source of many vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C and a great way to boost your immune system.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup coconut water, or water
  • 2 green apples, cored and quartered
  • 1/4 English cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 bunch flat leaf parsley, leaves only, chopped
  • 1 slice piece ginger, 1 inch thick
  • 1 medium lemon, peeled and seeded
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients in a good quality blender, starting with the liquids and blend until smooth. Optional, run through a mesh sieve if you don’t like it pulpy. Pour into 2 glasses with ice.
  • Pour into 2 glasses with ice.

Notes

*Note, with the blended button on the WW plan, this will be 7 points. I will let you decide how you want to count your juices and smoothies but personally I am focusing on health when it comes to green juices.

Nutrition

Serving: 11/2 cups, Calories: 110kcal, Carbohydrates: 30.5g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 0.5g, Sodium: 20mg, Fiber: 6.5g, Sugar: 18g
Blue Smart Points: 7
Green Smart Points: 7
Purple Smart Points: 7
Keywords: easy green smoothie, green juice

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19 comments

  1. I’m curious why this is 7 WW points? Is this because of the coconut water?

  2. Do you peel the ginger?

  3. Gina, this is delicious! So fresh and bright! I was intrigued, so tried it, but never imagined it would be as good as it is! Note; I used spinach in the place of parsley becaue that’s what I had.

  4. Really clean tasting and light. It wasn’t as earthy as i expected. I usually don’t like green smoothies at all, but this was honestly really good. Will def be adding to my routine. 

  5. would this keep in the fridge? If I make a full batch but only drink half could I drink the other half the next day? Would it settle?

  6. I don’t like when recipes give measurements like “1/4 cucumber”. The size variation can make or break the recipe and I think it did in this case.

    I had everything it called for and attempted to match the measurements. My smoothie came out a very dull green instead of the vibrate green in the photos.

    It was also very bitter. I expected a fresh, citrus flavour but it was mostly bitterness (and it wasn’t sourness from the lemon; it was just bitter).

    I may try this again since I want it to be good but the first try was ok at best.

  7. They look like “milk bottles”. I found some similar ones on Amazon. 

  8. Mine came out almost all foam. Anyone know what I did wrong? I added collagen powder and had to use ground ginger. I also juiced the lemon instead b/c I didn’t want the pulp. I have a Ninja and blended on the iced drink button. Maybe I need to blend on a lower setting?

  9. Where are these awesome glasses from? LOVE them!

  10. I was pleasantly surprised at how refreshing this smoothie is! I usually don’t like the taste of green smoothies, but this is one I truly enjoy. We have made it daily. It’s a great way to start my morning 

  11. This sounds delicious. My next trip to the store will be to buy the ingredients. Will the ginger make the smoothie spicy?

    Julie

  12. Hi, I am not sure what you mean by the “blended button” – does that mean with the pulp rather than without? Of course, I am unfamiliar with the recent metrics of WW. This recipe does not seem to be high in calories and if consumed with the Vitamix method and not strained, gives plenty of fiber. The flavors promise to be a fantastic start for the day (energetic, refreshing, light). I have not tried it yet so cannot rate it but once the senior shopping hours are over, I think I will make a quick fresh food shop trip.

  13. I’m not a smoothie girl, however, as I read these ingredients, I think it would makes an incredible salad dressing. I’m trying to limit the amount of oil, so perhaps, exchange the coconut water with ½ Olive oil and ½ whey (left over from my homemade yogurt), perhaps an addition of vinegar… I’m still playing around with it.

  14. Do you peel the apples and cukes?