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Cucumber Pineapple Melon, a popular Ninja Blender “Smoothies & Super Juices” recipe, is a cool and refreshing vitamin-packed smoothie, loaded with anti-inflammatory phytonutrients. The understated cucumber and baby spinach is zestfully brought to life with fresh melon and tangy pineapple. This smoothie just tastes so healthy!
Everything You Need
The Ninja Blender Cucumber Pineapple Melon smoothie ingredients are:
- baby spinach
- honeydew melon
Baby Spinach – Baby spinach is an early harvest leafy green that is slightly sweeter than regular spinach. It is nutrient-dense, containing significant vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, folate, iron, and zinc. Baby spinach is known to promote eye health, lower blood sugar levels, help prevent anemia, and reduce the risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
Cucumbers – Cucumbers, while commonly mistaken for vegetables, are actually a highly nutritious fruit. They are rich in the antioxidants flavonoids and tannins that have been found to prevent cell damage by blocking harmful free radicals. Cucumbers also help reduce blood sugar and have been shown to prevent some diabetes-related complications.
Honeydew Melon – Honeydew melon is a sweet, fleshy relative of the cantaloupe that is very nutritious and offers several health benefits. It contains significant vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K, and potassium, as well as the powerful antioxidants beta-carotene, phytoene, quercetin, and caffeic acid. Honeydew melon can help reduce blood pressure, lower blood sugar, and promote healthy skin.
Limes – Limes are a sour citrus fruit that are best known for their immunity boosting nutrients. They are loaded with vitamin C and contain other important minerals such as riboflavin and niacin. Limes are also known to reduce the risk of heart disease, prevent kidney stones, and aid in the absorption of iron.
Pineapples – Pineapples are popular tangy tropical fruit that, surprising to most, originated in South America, not Hawaii. They are absolutely loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, including a ridiculously high amount of vitamin C (1 serving = 131% of the recommended daily intake), manganese, vitamin B6, and thiamin. Pineapples also contain a significant amount of the digestive enzymes bromelain that can help fight pancreatic cancer.
A standard blender is all that is required to make Ninja Blender smoothies. If you are making it for just one person, we recommend using any one of the many available Ninja Single Serve Blenders as they are quick to set up and very easy to clean.
If you are making them for more than one person, we recommend a higher-end Ninja Blender that can process larger loads more efficiently.
For overnight storage, we recommend using a glass or BPA-free airtight container with a resealable lid.
How To Make The Ninja Blender Cucumber Pineapple Melon Smoothie
The Ninja Blender Cucumber Pineapple Melon smoothie is very easy to make:
- Step 1: Place are baby spinach, cucumber, honeydew melon, lime, pineapple, water, and ice into a Ninja blender and secure the lid.
- Step 2: Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
- Step 3: Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
- Step 4: Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.
Recipe Tips And Substitutions
If you don’t have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
Cantaloupe or deseeded watermelon can be substituted for the honeydew melon without significantly changing the flavor profile.
- Place are baby spinach, cucumber, honeydew melon, lime, pineapple, water, and ice into a Ninja blender and secure the lid.
- Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
- Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
- Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.
- If you don't have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
- Cantaloupe or deseeded watermelon can be substituted for the honeydew melon without significantly changing the flavor profile.
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 275Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 241mgCarbohydrates: 73gFiber: 5gSugar: 47gProtein: 21g
Smoothie Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, cucumbers are excellent for hydration. They consist of about 95% water, making them one of the most hydrating vegetables available. Consuming cucumbers can help replenish fluids and maintain proper hydration levels, especially during hot weather or after physical activity. Beyond their water content, cucumbers also provide essential minerals called electrolytes, such as potassium, which further support hydration by helping balance fluid levels in the body. Including cucumbers in your diet, whether in salads, smoothies, or just as a refreshing snack, can effectively aid hydration and contribute to overall fluid balance.
Bromelain is a mixture of enzymes found in pineapples, specifically in the fruit’s stem and juice. These enzymes are proteolytic, meaning they help break down protein molecules. Bromelain has gained attention for its potential health benefits. It’s believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, can aid digestion, especially in breaking down proteins in the stomach, and may even support wound healing and reduce swelling. Because of these potential benefits, bromelain is often used in supplement form for various health applications. When consuming pineapple as part of a meal with protein, it can assist in the digestive process, making the protein more accessible for absorption. In my experience, adding fresh pineapple to dishes or beverages not only offers a burst of tropical flavor but also imparts these potential health benefits from bromelain.
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