Sunday, June 28, 2015

Favorite Summer Dishes Part V: Watermelon Cucumber Smoothie

Is a smoothie a dish?

I don't know but I decided to make this recipe part of my favorite Summer dishes series :)
That is because I am having this smoothie every single day, either for breakfast or as afternoon snack and I just looooove it.

It's as simple as all my recipes and has two ingredients: Watermelon and cucumber.

I use half of a medium sized watermelon and one entire cucumber to get around 1 1/2 - 2 liter of this delicicous smoothie. Just cut the melon and the cumcumber into pieces, put them in your high speed blender and blend until no pieces are left (no added water - there is plenty of water in the cucumber and the melon). Make sure to use organic cucumber or, if not, peel it. However, when peeled you will loose lots of the great nutrients. 

This smoothie definetly is the most refreshing one in Summer, especially when you put the watermelon in your fridge before making this drink. And, like all my recipes, it's not only super easy to make but its also encredible healthy.

Watermelon has plenty vitamin A and C plus iron (great news for vegans ;)). Furthermore, it's 95% water but has almost no sodium which makes it the perfect fruit to clean your kidney. And by the way, also the seeds are stuffed with vitamins and minerals so if you don't mind them - blend them in your smoothie too! 

Cucumber has different B-vitamins, vitamin C and E plus calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium and potassium. But as mentioned above - these nutrients are in the skin so make sure to purchase organic cucumber and eat the peel so that your body can enjoy all the nutrients - and not the pesticides.

What is your favorite Summer smoothie? I would love to know :)
Sending much love!


  1. I love watermelon and cucumber, but I never thought about putting them together in a drink - great idea, they are both so refreshing!:) Looks yummy, I make my watermelon smoothie just with lime juice and ice or with rasperry juice:) Have a lovely evening, hugs:)))

  2. Really interesting mix...thx for sharing!

  3. Now this sounds delicious, Right up my alley, I am not much of a sweet tooth, anyway, Happy Sunday, Larissa.

  4. Oh das klingt richtig gut,
    den muss ich unbedingt mal ausprobieren :D

    Liebste Grüße ♥ MS
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  5. super yummy :) i love it
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  6. Oh very delicious, the color is wonderful

  7. Ohh yummy! I would of never though of this combo! I'll have to try this since I am getting sick of my strawberry banana smoothie I have every morning!

    <3 Shannon
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  8. I understand you .... You can never have too many sunglasses :D eheheh

    Humm, so fresh and so delicious. :D

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  9. Mmm looks so good! I love watermelon :D


  10. I need to try that flavor! *O*


  11. Watermelon is one of my favorite summer fruits but I never had the idea of combining it with cucumber in a smoothie. Your recipe looks really yummy and incredibly easy so I'll try it as soon as possible :) Thanks!

  12. Btw, my favorite summer smoothie is a mixture of almonds, honey and strawberries. I can honestly say I really have a sweet tooth :)

  13. so yummy!

  14. Liebe Larissa,
    also den würde ich jetzt auch sofort und auf der Stelle nehmen. Gurke und Melone - meiner Meinung nach eine perfekte Mischung! Danke für das Rezept, passt so richtig toll zum Sommer :)
    Euch eine schöne Woche!
    Liebe Grüße von Rena
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  15. amazing post my dear, I love smoothies :D

  16. Great snoothie.

  17. Not sure if a smoothie is a dish but this sure looks awesome! I love watermelon anything in summer


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