Cool as A Cucumber Shake: Antioxidants that Have Anti-Inflammatory Properties

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A glass of green juice and cucumbers on a wooden table emphasizing functional health.

As you  welcome summer and the abundance it brings, one of the best things you can do for your immune health is find a moment  to sit down and relax  with a delicious, nutritious, and refreshing drink.

What better way to support your mental and physical well being than to take a few minutes to appreciate the day while enjoying  something you know is supporting your best health. 

My cucumber shake is a wonderful  alternative to the typical sugar- laden summer soft drinks that are so harmful to the body. 

The vitamin A in cucumber supports the immune system while the vitamin K aids in bone health. 

Both the cucumber and basil are loaded with antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory properties in addition to an alkalizing effect on the body, helping to bring it into balance.  

The lime juice provides additional immune support and detoxification benefits.

As with all my recipes, I encourage you to make it your own by playing with the ingredients until they are  to your liking.  No rules apply!




1 cucumber, washed and peeled and cut into small pieces 

Handful basil 

3 tablespoons lime juice 

Ice cubes 

Optional: more water, ½-1 avocado, mint, blueberries, ginger, turmeric, slice jalapeno



1. Blend cucumber using tamper. 

2. Add basil, lime juice, and ice cubes and blend. 

3. Add any of the optional ingredients and blend.

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1 Comment

  1. Sheila Curry


    Is it healthy for a woman to take HRT (hormone replacement therapy) after menopause? Won’t it cause cancer?


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