I’ve experimented a little with adding cucumber to drinks this summer, as it pairs well with fruit and really adds some extra hydration into the mix. It’s one of the key ingredients in this super hydrating cherry-cucumber smoothie!
Coconut water is another fantastic pick when you’re looking to stay hydrated. I like to mix it with water and drink it in lieu of packaged recovery drinks after long runs. It’s also a good choice if you or your kids are hit with any stomach bugs that leave you dehydrated and weak.
Both coconut water and cucumber factor into this smoothie that I adapted from Whole Foods. Their recipe called for a bit more cucumber and no spinach. I include spinach into just about every smoothie I can, and due to the dark color of the cherries this is a perfect one into which you can sneak a little green.
This one would work with strawberries as well, and either fresh or frozen fruit can be used. The avocado will add a creaminess and thick texture, so even if you’re using fresh fruit you shouldn’t need to add ice.
Both of my kids really liked this one (and I can tell you they do NOT like the taste of coconut water straight up).
This refreshing and easy smoothie is gluten, dairy and sugar-free.