Believe it or not, but this Celery Cucumber Smoothie is mild and pleasant in flavor! It’s a great way to increase your vegetable intake. Serve it with breakfast or add protein to make it a meal replacement blended drink. This version is made dairy-free and vegan.

two glasses of celery cucumber smoothie.

Smoothies are such a great way to increase your fruit and vegetable intake! This particular smoothie is heavy on the veggies with just enough fruit to sweeten it up.

I consider this Cucumber and Celery Smoothie recipe as a perfect summer smoothie when it’s too hot to eat any cooked food.

The ingredients have a high water content which makes them very hydrating and also great if you are on a weight loss journey. While you can also make cucumber celery juice as a healthy green juice recipe, I like it in smoothie form on hot summer days.

Key Ingredients

ingredients for a celery cucumber smoothie on a counter.
  • Unsweetened almond milk: Provides a smooth, creamy base with a mild, nutty flavor that doesn’t overpower other ingredients. Look for packaged versions without added sugar or learn how to make your own DIY almond milk.
  • Celery: Adds a fresh, slightly salty, and crunchy element, giving the smoothie a refreshing taste. Or, if you don’t like celery, see my article with celery substitutes.
  • Cucumber: Offers a cool, mild, and slightly sweet flavor, enhancing the overall freshness of the smoothie. Cucumbers are budget-friendly and easy to find (I like to use English cucumbers or Persian cucumbers).
  • Frozen ripe banana: Adds natural sweetness and a creamy texture, balancing out the flavors and making the smoothie more palatable. See how to freeze bananas for smoothies. Or, use fresh fruits like mango, berries, or pear if you want a smoothie without banana.
  • Baby spinach leaves: Contributes a mild, slightly earthy taste, while adding a vibrant green color and nutrient boost.
  • Fresh ginger: Infuses a warm, spicy kick, adding depth and a bit of zing to the smoothie. Plus, ginger has a lots of health benefits.
  • Lemon juice: Provides a bright, tangy flavor that complements the sweetness of the banana and the freshness of the vegetables, enhancing the overall taste.
  • Ice cubes: perfect for making this “green goodness” smoothie cold, thick, and refreshing!

Please see the full recipe card at the end of this post for the exact measurements.

Recipe Substitutes

  • Feel free to use coconut water or orange juice instead of almond milk for a flavor variation. Or, if you really want to make this a healthy smoothie, try using celery juice or celery cucumber juice as the liquid base!
  • If you aren’t on a dairy-free diet or vegan diet, you can use regular milk or even add a scoop of Greek yogurt to increase the protein content of this smoothie.
  • You can swap out the spinach with any other type of leafy green veggie you like including curly kale or romaine lettuce. See my list of the best leafy greens.
  • Add up to 1/2 of an avocado to make this smoothie richer and more of a meal replacement.

Recipe Steps

Step One

ingredients in a blender.

In the base of a high-speed blender, combine the almond milk, celery, cucumber, banana, spinach, ginger, lemon juice, and ice (optional, for a thicker smoothie).

Please see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Process on high for 30 seconds in a strong blender or a high speed blender, or until the ingredients are well combined and the texture is thick and creamy.

blended smoothie ingredients in a blender.

Step Three

Serve immediately.

I hope this becomes one of your favorite new recipes for the summer or any time you want a refreshing smoothie.

Recipe Tips

  • To make this smoothie a meal replacement, consider adding 1-2 scoops of your favorite unsweetened protein powder. You may also wish to add up to ½ of an avocado to add some healthy fat to the smoothie.
  • Feel free to replace the frozen banana with a peeled and cored green apple. This will reduce the natural sugars in the smoothie.

Recipe FAQs

Can I make this green smoothie ahead of time?

It’s best enjoyed fresh, but you can prepare the ingredients ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator. Blend just before serving for the best texture and flavor.

How can I sweeten my Celery Cucumber smoothie?

If you prefer a sweeter smoothie, you can add a teaspoon of honey, maple syrup, or a few pitted dates.

Is it necessary to peel the cucumber for a smoothie?

Peeling the cucumber helps create a smoother texture, but if you prefer, you can leave the skin on for added fiber and nutrients.

a single glass of celery cucumber smoothie.

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two glasses of celery cucumber smoothie.

Celery Cucumber Smoothie (Dairy-Free)

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Believe it or not, but this Celery Cucumber Smoothie is mild and pleasant in flavor! It’s a great way to increase your vegetable intake. Serve it with breakfast or add protein to make it a meal replacement blended drink.

  • Total Time: 12 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or your choice of milk)
  • 1 cup chopped celery (about 2-3 stalks)
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 frozen ripe banana, broken into pieces
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves (about 2 handfuls)
  • 1 one-inch piece of fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 cup ice (optional, if you prefer a thicker and colder smoothie)

Instructions

  1. In the base of a high-speed blender, combine the almond milk, celery, cucumber, banana, spinach, ginger, lemon juice, and ice (optional, for a thicker smoothie).
  2. Process on high for 30 seconds, or until the ingredients are well combined and the texture is thick and creamy.
  3. Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. To make this smoothie a meal replacement, consider adding 1-2 scoops of your favorite unsweetened protein powder. You may also wish to add up to ½ of an avocado to add some healthy fat to the smoothie.
  2. Feel free to replace the frozen banana with a peeled and cored green apple. This will reduce the natural sugars in the smoothie.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe
  • Calories: 129
  • Sugar: 10.4 g
  • Sodium: 252.5 mg
  • Fat: 3.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.9 g
  • Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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