Let's Talk About Cucumbers & Cucumber Juice!

Cucumbers are rich in water, polyphenolics (potent anti-inflammatory antioxidants), and cucurbitacins (a class of terpenes with anti-inflammatory and other health benefits) that are known to possess multiple antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic/hyperglycemic, anti-aging (anti-hyaluronidase, anti-elastase), diuretic, metabolism-boosting, amylolytic, antimicrobial, and analgesic effects (Uthpala et al., 2020; Sharma, Sharma, & Sandhu 2020).
What’s more, processing cucumber to juices or smoothies allows the consumption of other antioxidants like chlorophyll and additional fermentation benefits such as alteration of gut microbiome composition that favor beneficial metabolism and reductions in excess weight and obesity (Zhao et al., 2021; Mezeyová et al., 2018). 






Easy Anti-Inflammatory Cucumber-Juice Smoothie

Smoothie to help with those extra few weight pounds, or just to feel amazingly better:

In a blender, combine:

  • 5oz of frozen edamame
  • 2.5 – 5oz of greens: dino kale, red kale, spinach, dandelion greens, etc.
  • 4-8 ounces cucumber or celery juice
  • ~105g frozen berries
  • 1 packet of unsweetened açai frozen
  • ~1/4oz nuts/seeds

Blend it together & enjoy!


  • Spirulina/chlorella (1-2 scoops)
  • Dash of baking soda, apple cider vinegar (1 Tblspn – 1/4 C).

BE SURE to let these two bubble and fiz and SETTLE first!

Key Players in this Easy Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

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