This cucumber avocado smoothie is about to become your new favorite green smoothie. Made with buttery avocado, crisp cucumber, cilantro, and lime this green smoothies packs a delicious punch without being sweet.
Whether you are looking for a light breakfast or a refreshing mid-day pick up, this versatile green smoothie is sure to delight your taste buds and satisfy your stomach. Read on for suggestions on substitutions or make it uniquely yours by including your favorite smoothie mix-ins.
How to Make a Cucumber Avocado Smoothie
Homemade smoothies are one of the easiest things to master in the home kitchen. For the most part you gather your ingredients, throw them in a blender, puree until smooth, and enjoy.
What makes this cucumber avocado smoothie unique is the combination of ingredients going into it and the ingredients we leave out. The biggest thing that makes this smoothie different is that it’s not at all sweet.
This savory green smoothie doesn’t taste like spinach or kale, because it doesn’t have any. What it does contain: cucumber, avocado, cilantro, lime, water, and a dash of pink himalayan sea salt.
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Optional Smoothie Add-ins
As with all homemade smoothies, all of these ingredients can be customized based on your own taste buds. Don’t like cilantro? Swap it for basil. Don’t have lime on hand? Try lemon or even orange. No pink salt? Skip it or swap it for the salt of your choice.
Looking to take it a step beyond that? Try including some of these popular add-ins to make your smoothie uniquely yours.
- Leafy greens like spinach or baby kale
- Flax seeds or chia seeds
- Hemp protein
- Oats or oatmeal
- Collagen powder
- Spices like coriander, cumin, or turmeric
Cucumber Avocado Smoothie FAQs
Like most of my smoothies recipes, most of the questions I’ve received about this smoothie are about how to customize the flavor or change the ingredients based on what you may or may not have in your pantry and fridge.
If you have additional questions that I haven’t answered, feel free to drop them in the comments below and I’ll get them added.
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Cucumber Avocado Smoothie Recipe
This cucumber avocado smoothie is a refreshingly delicious, savory take on the green smoothie. With buttery avocado, crisp cucumber, cilantro and lime, it’s creamy, crisp, and refreshing all in one.
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Cucumber Avocado Smoothie
This cucumber avocado smoothie is ready to become your next favorite green smoothie. With buttery avocado, crisp cucumber, cilantro and lime, it's creamy, crisp, and refreshing all in one.
- 1 avocado (1 cup or 5 ounces chunks, fresh or frozen)
- 1/2 cucumber (1 1/2 cups sliced or 5 ounces)
- 1/2 cup cilantro (8 grams)
- 1/2 cup water (4 ounces)
- juice of 1 lime (about 1 tablespoon)
- pinch of pink himalayan salt
- Place avocado flesh, cucumber, cilantro, water, lime juice, and salt into the blender.
- Puree until smooth and creamy.
In order to get the smoothest results without a high powered blender, remove the skins and seed from the cucumber before blending.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 14 oz
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 252Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 10gSugar: 4gProtein: 4g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Nutritionix and is for general information purposes only. For the most accurate information, calculate using your select brands and exact measurements.
For the step by step version, check out the Cucumber Avocado Smoothie Story.
25 Comments on “Cucumber Avocado Smoothie”
I made this exactly as described but I did not like it at all. I think it needed a little sweetness to play against all the rest. Maybe pineapple? I didn’t have any on hand, but I think that would help. Sorry.
No apologies necessary! This smoothie isn’t meant to be sweet and it’s okay not to like it, that’s the beauty of making things for yourself! Pineapple, orange juice, or even a bit of honey would sweeten it up and make it more to your liking.
Why do you remove the skin and seeds from the cucumber? They’re nutritious!
You are absolutely right! They are nutritious. I’m going to guess it’s because the blender I was using at the time would not process them enough to make them smooth. If I were making this smoothie today with my Vitamix, I’d leave in both the seeds and skins in and get a perfectly smooth smoothie.
Hi, I love cucumber in an all veggie smoothie; however I wanted to get a more simple recipe and yours is it! I am not a fan of cilantro so I am wondering if anyone has tried parsley in place of it? Any other suggestion for a replacement? I bet this would be great as a savory popsicle too!
Hi Kandy! I often use basil and cilantro a substitutes for each other, and know that for this smoothie basil works really well. I haven’t yet tried it with parsley, but I think it would add a great flavor as well. Please let me know if you try it with parsley!
How many ounces are the 14 servings?
Marilyn – Thanks for the question! It actually makes a single smoothie that is about 14 ounces, not 14 servings. I have updated the recipe to correct the error.
Can I substitute lemon instead lime? Margaret
Margaret, you can absolutely substitute lemon for the lime. I like the flavor better with lime, but with a lemon tree growing in my backyard it’s easier to make a substitution than take a trip to the store. Try it both ways and see which one you like best!
Ingredients look delicious but tried this recipe and its a bit to be desired. Could really use some acidity to balance it out. Not a fan but those are just mine and my wife’s tastes.
Jeremy, Thank you for taking the time to come back and comment after trying the recipe! It sounds like your’s may have used a bit more lime juice. Sometime half of a lime does it and, like I mentioned in the post, other times it needs a bit more. To satisfy your tastes, try upping the lime and maybe the salt too. Cheers!
What a delicious, healthy smoothie to start the day with! Looks so good!
I love the idea of using cucumber in a smoothie – I like cucumber water, so totally makes sense. Looks like a healthy way to start the day 🙂
That was exactly my thought! Love cucumber water, why not cucumber smoothie?!
I love the idea of using cucumber. Going to try it in my new blender!
Lucky you!! I need a new blender.
MMm this looks beautiful! Such an interesting combination of ingredients – I need to try this!
I am a huge fan of cucumber in juices and smoothies. I agree with you that it is so refreshing. This sounds like the perfect mid-afternoon pick-me-up.
Yes! Much better than a caffeine jolt and crash in the afternoon.
What a wonderful start to the day or midday pick up! I love this creamy, refreshing drink….definitely must try this!
Let me know what you think!
This is actually the smoothie that I want to try. I wonder how cucumber tastes in smoothies. Looks so delicious! Pinning:)
Cucumber in a smoothie is so refreshing! Think cucumber water in a concentrated form. Mine had little pulpy bits of cucumber, but if you have a high end blender I’m sure they would be obliterated.