Cool as a Cucumber: Try These 6 Healthy & Hydrating Recipes
June is officially National Cucumber Month — a whole month dedicated to this cooling, hydrating veggie you know and love. They’re made up of roughly 96% water and packed with nutrients such as potassium (an excellent electrolyte), making them a go-to summer snack.
This week on the Vibrant Health blog, we’re sharing six healthy and hydrating recipes to help you cool down this summer. With the weather warming up, the saying “cool as a cucumber” just took on a whole new meaning!
6 Healthy Summer Recipes Featuring Cucumbers
- Cucumber Pineapple Flax Smoothie
- Healthy Cucumber Tomato Salad
- Everything Bagel Cucumber Bites
- Watermelon Cucumber Salsa
- Rainbow Summer Rolls with Dipping Sauce
- Cucumber-Mint Popsicles
1. For a Gut-Loving Morning Smoothie, Try This: Pineapple Flax Smoothie
Start your day with this hydrating smoothie — perfect for those hot summer days! It’s made with simple, pure ingredients like frozen pineapple, cucumber, flax seeds, water, and a scoop of our Digestive Vibrance powder for an extra gut-loving boost.
2. For a Simple On-the-Go Lunch, Try This: Healthy Cucumber Tomato Salad
If you’re looking for a healthy on-the-go lunch, look no further! This vegan salad brings together crunchy flavors of cherry tomatoes, red onion and of course cucumber. Top it all off with a refreshing Lemon Dill dressing. Enjoy as a side dish or mix it all up in a mason jar for a healthy work lunch!
3. For an Easy Party Appetizer, Try This: Everything Bagel Cucumber Bites
Who said party hors d'oeuvres have to be complicated? Skip the bread and opt for these lighter cucumber bites with just three simple ingredients. Simply slice cucumbers, top with Greek yogurt or cream cheese, and sprinkle of “everything bagel” seasoning. A summer party must!
4. For a Jazzed up Taco Night, Try This: Watermelon Cucumber Salsa
This homemade Watermelon Cucumber Salsa will bring a refreshing twist to your next taco night! A little bit sweet and a little bit cool, this salsa is made with watermelon, cucumber, scallions, cilantro, jalapeno peppers, and lime juice. Enjoy as a topper on your favorite tacos or quesadillas or dipped with some tortilla chips!
5. For a Colorful Vegan Vietnamese Lunch, Try This: Rainbow Summer Rolls with Dipping Sauce
“Eat the rainbow” with these colorful vegan and gluten-free summer rolls! Rice paper is stuffed with thin rice noodles, herbs, optional tofu and a variety of veggies — like thinly sliced carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers and avocados — then paired with a zesty peanut dipping sauce.
6. For a Healthy Summer BBQ Sweet Treat, Try This: Cucumber-Mint Popsicles
Cucumber as a dessert? You bet! These refreshing Cucumber-Mint Popsicles will be a hit at your next summer BBQ. Blend together cucumber, lime juice, simple syrup, salt and mint leaves, and pop in the freezer for a tasty after-dinner palate cleanser! Pro tip: Add a scoop of our Green Vibrance for a superfood boost.
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