This is a refreshing and delicious summer smoothie that contains the goodness of juicy cucumbers along with flavourful coriander and tangy lemon juice. High water content of cucumbers helps to quench your thirst and keep your body hydrated during hot summer days and prevent heat strokes. Abundance of minerals in cucumber helps to maintain the electrolyte balance in the body.
Addition of curd to this smoothie provides a rich and creamy texture and makes it all the more filling. Antioxidant vitamins such as vitamin A and vitamin C present in cucumber helps to provide healthy and glowing skin while its potassium content helps to lower high blood pressure and protect the heart.
Cucumbers are one of the healthiest of fruits that contain high level of water and dietary fiber along with vitamins A, C and K. Cucumbers contain both soluble and insoluble fiber that lowers the risk of high blood cholesterol and blood sugar, prevents digestive disorders, treats constipation and aids weight loss by improving satiety and reducing total calorie intake. Vitamins A present in cucumber supports the immune system health and protect the skin and eyes against damaging free radicals.
It also reduces the risk of vision disorders such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Vitamin C found in cucumbers acts as a powerful antioxidant that prevents free radical damage and reduces the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoarthritis, etc. Cucumber also contains abundant amount of vitamin K that supports bone mineralization and helps to maintain healthy and strong bones.
Coriander is one of the healthiest of herbs that is loaded with health-benefitting nutrients such as vitamin K, vitamin K and antioxidants. Vitamin A helps to maintain kidney and lung function and improve skin, hair and heart health. It also prevents the development of cataract and age-related macular degeneration.
Vitamin K, a rare nutrient found in coriander helps to maintains strong and healthy bones and booting bone mineralization. Vitamin K also supports healthy blood clotting. Antioxidant polyphenols present in coriander helps to protect the liver cells from toxins and improve liver function.
Curd added to this smoothie provides a rich and creamy texture and supplies a wholesome amount of protein that makes it all the more filling and aids weight loss by boosting metabolism. Calcium and vitamin D present in curd helps to strengthen the bones and teeth and provide protection against osteoporosis. Being a fermented food, curd contains abundant amount of probiotic bacteria that supports digestive health and boosts the immune system.
Lemon juice is one of the best sources of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect the cells against free radical damage and improve immune system function. Citric acid present in lemons help to maintain the pH of the body at a healthy alkaline state and helps to prevent various chronic diseases.
Here is the recipe…
- Cucumber – 1 cup (peeled and sliced)
- Coriander Leaves – ½ cup (chopped)
- Cumin powder – ¼ teaspoon
- Curd – ½ cup
- Lemon juice – 2 teaspoons
- Coriander powder – ¼ teaspoon
- Ginger – 1/2 inch
- Water – 150 ml
- Pour cucumber pieces, coriander leaves and ginger slices in the blender.
- Then add curd, cumin powder, coriander powder to the blender.
- After that, toss fresh lemon juice and water to it and blend all these ingredients.
- Blend it on high speed until smooth and transfer it into your serving glass.
- Enjoy this healthy green smoothie to detox your body and to lose your overweight.
This is one of the healthiest summer smoothies that help to hydrate the body and restore the electrolyte balance in the body without adding any empty calories. The addition of cumin and coriander powder helps to add a spicy kick to the smoothie and make it all the more appetizing.