Strawberry Cucumber Green Smoothie – Vegan & Gluten Free

by Sharon on September 19, 2014

Strawberry Cucumber Green Smoothie-

OK! First things first. Yesterday was huge. It was massive.

One of my recipes -> these Sunbutter Cups <- was featured on a ‘link love’ post on Oh She freakin’ Glows!

Angela’s blog was the first ‘healthy living’ blog I had ever read. I found it when doing an online search for how to make your own larabars. This was literally 2009. It was a strange time for me. I was working part time as a receptionist, hoping for some inspiration of ‘what I was going to do with my life’. I worked the quieter shifts and had a lot of time to surf the internet. Angela posted three times a day back then. God bless her, I don’t know how she did it, but it was like a little life line for me. I eagerly awaited her posts, updating us on her life while also providing incredibly delicious, healthy recipes. I admired her courage to leave a job that was unfulfilling and follow her heart. This blog had such a positive influence on me and I was so motivated to eat healthier, exercise regularly, and pursue my dreams. I am so grateful to Angela for writing her blog with honesty, creativity, and authenticity.

Oh! And I’m grateful to her for Green Smoothies! I was right there with her when she attempted her first ‘Green Monster’ as she dubbed them. Of course, they became a staple of mine also. A green smoothie was actually my very first post, way back when. You can check it out -> here <- and have a laugh at my photos! 😉 We’ve come a long way baby.

Strawberry Cucumber Green Smoothie-

This green smoothie is my current favourite. Fresh, hydrating cucumber and my new go-to frozen fruit, the strawberry, make a perfect combination. Add in some frozen banana for that creamy, frothiness.

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I used Swiss chard and romaine to put the ‘greens’ into this green smoothie. I find that they blend really well and have a very neutral taste.

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Give it a good blend until it is smooth and frothy. Delicious health in a glass.

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I’d like to end this post with a big thank you! Thanks so much to those who regularly read my blog, friends who have shared it with their friends, my co-workers who happily double as recipe taste testers, complete strangers who have encouraged me, those who leave me lovely, sweet comments, and even those who don’t. Through writing this site, a whole new world has opened up to me and I am so grateful.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! 🙂

Serves 2

Strawberry Cucumber Green Smoothie – Vegan & Gluten Free
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 large swiss chard leaves, torn
  • 4 large romaine leaves, torn
  • ½ large cucumber, peeled
  • 1 ½ bananas, frozen if possible
  • 1 ½ cups frozen strawberries

Instructions

  1. Layer the ingredients in the order listed in a blender
  2. Blend until smooth and frothy
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https://thehonoursystem.com/strawberry-cucumber-green-smoothie-vegan-gluten-free/

 

 

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Karen September 19, 2014 at 11:13 am
You are too sweet Sharon, I'm so happy for you! Your recipes are totally one of a kind! :) You don't have to thank us, we should be thanking you babes! THANKS Sharon for your killer recipes and amazing blog! Have a wonderful weekend, and totally do a little celebrating!! Cheers ;)
Sharon September 19, 2014 at 2:17 pm
Karen, you are the BEST! I so appreciate your lovely comments AND your blog, which inspires me to keep working hard in the gym. Let's do a little cheers to each other this weekend! :)
Thalia @ butter and brioche September 20, 2014 at 5:10 pm
Great smoothie recipe and perfect for my morning breakfast.. thanks for sharing the great recipe an idea!
Sharon September 20, 2014 at 11:56 pm
You're so sweet! Thanks so much Thalia. :)
Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health September 22, 2014 at 12:46 pm
Whoa! That is massive, congratulations!! Although, with all of the amazingness you've got going around here, it was bound to happen at some point. Like this smoothie, for example. It sounds so refreshing and healthy! Pin it, I shall! :)
Sharon September 22, 2014 at 1:39 pm
Thanks Sarah. :) xoxo
Dearna @tohercore September 24, 2014 at 5:04 pm
How exciting you were featured on OSG!! That must have put the biggest smile on your face :) And well-deserved too, those sunbutter cups look amazing! I'm also loving the look of this smoothie - I've been in a bit of a smoothie rut lately just doing the same one everyday, soI'm looking for ways to mix it up, and this looks perfect!
Sharon September 24, 2014 at 11:46 pm
So funny how you get in those smoothie ruts. It happens to me all the time! Thanks so much for the kind words, Dearna. It was pretty awesome to be featured on Oh She Glows. I've been reading her blog for-ever. :)
Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens September 25, 2014 at 10:04 pm
You must think I dropped off the face of the earth! But no ... not quite! Just a busy back-to-school season! I have so much to catch up on here at The Honour System, and as I was scrolling through what I've missed, this recipe just jumped at me! Cucumber and strawberries sound like such a wonderful combination of refreshing and sweet! Makes me thirsty just thinking about it! Yum! Pinning for sure! :D
Becca October 10, 2014 at 12:14 am
Hi!! I was looking for a yummy green smoothie recipe ( my son and I have one everyday:):)) and I came across this post on pinterest! I wanted to let you know I am a follower of Oh She Glows and her Link Love post introduced me to your sunbutter cups......I have now made them twice, bringing a double batch as a snack for my sons class this week. Since his school is a nut-free zone these were the perfect little treats for his friends and teachers! They loved them!! So thank you thank you for that recipe....and tomorrow morning we'll be making this smoothie:)
Sharon October 10, 2014 at 10:14 am
Wow, Becca! Thank you so much for the sweet comment. I have friends who are teachers that also love that sunbutter cup recipe. Enjoy the smoothie and your weekend, too! Thanks again. :)

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