Fresh as a cucumber: Cucumber Fresh juice recipe

By Lisa Brant | 18th July 2017
Cucumber fresh juice recipe from la Crisalida juice Retreats Spain

As summer continues and the temperatures stay high, you might like to try this lovely cucumber fresh juice recipe to help rehydrate your body. Cucumbers are traditionally at their best in the summer months – go to any allotment in Britain and you will find them growing abundantly around May to July. Here in Spain we have a longer growing season (lucky us). By adding cucumber to any freshly prepared juice you will bring lightness and freshness, and maximise hydration.

Cucumbers have a high water content (they are over 90% water), so they are a great addition to any juice when you want to hydrate your body. Additionally, cucumbers are low in calories, so are great if you are watching your weight. Here at La Crisalida Retreats we can find two main varieties of cucumber – the traditional long cucumber found in most supermarkets, as well as a shorter prickly version, with a thicker skin, the Spanish pepino. Both look very similar inside, but we need to remove the skin when eating pepino in our salads (for a juice we can leave the skin on).

This recipe also contains celery – another salad vegetable that contains a high proportion of water. If you are not a fan of celery, we suggest that you start with a small piece and gradually build it up over time. Our “Cucumber fresh juice” makes a refreshing lunch or afternoon juice.

Cucumber fresh juice recipe

Serves: 1
Calories: 149

Ingredients
2 pepino (2 small Spanish cucumbers or one large standard cucumber)
1 apple
1 stick celery
1cm chunk pineapple – you can leave the skin on
2cm slice of unwaxed lemon

Method
This is really easy – wash all of the ingredients and then place them through your juicer. Drink and enjoy!

Remember to wash your juicer first to look after the blade (leaving the juicer means that all the bits harden onto the blade, making it much more difficult to clean).

Low fruit or no fruit juice options

For a different type of juice you can leave out some (low fruit) or all of the fruit (no fruit), creating a more vegetable based juice. Our suggestions are:

  • Low fruit Cucumber fresh juice: Replace half an apple with one pepino or ½ cucumber.
  • No fruit Cucumber fresh juice: leave out the apple and pineapple, replace with an extra pepino, one more stick of celery and 2cm stem of broccoli.

Want more juice recipes or more information?

We publish a new juice recipe regularly on our blog: search for “juice” or click on the “juice recipes” category. Read more about our detox and weight loss retreats in Spain here.

Headshot of Lisa Brant - Founder of La Crisalida Retreats
Lisa Brant

Lisa has been working in the field of health for over twenty years, first as an epidemiologist and now following a more alternative route! She is a therapeutic hatha and yin yoga teacher and also teaches mindfulness meditation. Lisa is a nutritionist so designs all our menus, as well as running the retreats. She is also qualified in NLP and hypnosis. Over the years Lisa has overcome her own health challenges with severe endometriosis and is happy to share her story.

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