Strawberry Avocado Cucumber Smoothie Recipe Nutrition Sundried

If you are like myself and many other people (especially with kids) you probably think that consuming your “five-a-day” is a bit of a chore. So to get on the back of the juicing bandwagon and try to give five-a-day a chance, we have been working on a variety of smoothie recipes to be consumed in addition your normal meals to provide a boost of vitamins and minerals.

At Sundried, we do not recommend juicing as a method for weight loss, but rather for the nutrition and health benefits to supplement your training and healthy diet. One of the benefits of making your own juice is that it will stay fresh rather than losing its nutrients from being stored for long periods of time. Also, you can modify the ingredients to really suit your taste and maybe even experiment with new flavours. Your children will enjoy helping you make them and I'm personally amazed at how we can convince our daughter to consume vegetables by calling the smoothie ‘green chocolate’.

Strawberry Cucumber Avocado Smoothie

Personally if the juice contains just vegetables I will not enjoy the flavour and it feels more like forcing medicine down rather than having a refreshing smoothie. By adding in some fruit you end up with a delicious tasting drink. It's true that you are better off eating fruit and vegetables rather than drinking them as the juicing process means you lose many of the nutrients, but the reality is I don't get close to my five day through just eating fruit and veg, so adding a green smoothie into my diet really helps. It's also important to remember that the majority of your five a day should be green vegetables as opposed to just fruit.

So what’s in it?

In this particular juice we have

  • 500 grams of strawberries
  • 1/2 a cucumber
  • 1 avocado
  • ⅓ cup chia seeds (soaked in water)
  • a pack of baby spinach
  • 500ml of apple juice (you can use almond milk or coconut water if preferred),
  • A good handful of ice
This recipe will make 4 really generous servings.

StrawberriesCucumberFlax SeedsBaby SpinachAvocado

Nutrition Information

Per 100g

Energy Kcal

Fat (g)

of which Saturates Fat (g)

Carbohydrate (g)

of which Sugars (g)

Fibre (g)

Protein (g)

Salt (g)

Total Weight (g)

Baby Spinach pack

29

0.8

0.1

1.6

1.5

2.1

2.8

0.03

115

Strawberries 500 gms

33

0.3

0

8

4.9

2

0.7

0.01

500

1/2 Cucumber

16

0.1

0

3.6

1.7

0.5

0.6

0.02

150

Cup of Chia Seeds

486

31

3.3

42

0

34

17

0.16

85

Apple Juice 500 ml

46

0.1

0

11

10

0.2

0.1

0.04

500

Avocado

160

15

2.1

9

0.7

7

2

0.07

215

Totals

Baby Spinach pack

33.35

0.92

0.115

1.84

1.725

2.415

3.22

0.0345

Strawberries 500 gms

165

1.5

0

40

24.5

10

3.5

0.05

1/2 Cucumber

24

0.15

0

5.4

2.55

0.75

0.9

0.03

Cup of Chia Seeds

413.1

26.35

2.805

35.7

0

28.9

14.45

0.136

Apple Juice 500 ml

230

0.5

0

55

50

1

0.5

0.2

1 Avocado

344

32.25

4.515

19.35

1.505

15.05

4.3

0.1505

Total

1209.45

61.67

7.435

157.29

80.28

58.115

26.87

0.601

Energy Kcal

Fat (g)

of which Saturates Fat (g)

Carbohydrate (g)

of which Sugars (g)

Fibre (g)

Protein (g)

Salt (g)

Per Serving

302.36

15.42

1.86

39.32

20.07

14.53

6.72

0.15

 

 

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