Do Blueberries and Cucumber Go Together?

Infused water with blueberries and cucumber.

When you think of cucumbers, you probably picture a delicious pickle (or Pickle Rick!). Here are some unexpected collaborations between the two that are not only healthy but also delicious.

Cucumber Blueberry Feta Summer Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 cucumbers, cut into 1/8-inch slices after halving, seeding, and slicing
  • blueberries, 2 cups
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 12 cup scallions, chopped
  • 14 cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • White wine vinegar, 2 tbsp.
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper

Instructions:

  • In a mixing dish, combine all of the ingredients.
  • In a mixing dish, combine the oil, vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper.
  • Toss salad with dressing to mix.

Blueberry Cucumber Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 2 peeled, seeded, and cut into bits big garden cucumbers (2 cups)
  • 1 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt
  • 1 cup blueberries, frozen
  • Honey or agave nectar, 1-2 tbsp.
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Instructions:

  • Place all ingredients in a blender
  • Blend until smooth

Cucumber Nutritional Facts:

Cucumber nutrition facts.

Carbs

A half-cup of cucumber slices contains almost 2 grams of carbs and 0.3 grams of fiber. Cucumber also contains 0.9 grams of natural sugar.

Fats

Cucumber has practically minimal fat, with only 0.1 gram per half-cup. The tiny amount of fat it does have is mostly unsaturated fat, which is regarded as “healthy” fat since it may help lower cholesterol levels. 3

Protein

They are not a high-protein food, with only 0.3 grams per serving. This makes cucumber a great option to add to your diet if you’re trying to lose weight.

Minerals and vitamins

Cucumbers have a high water content. Thus, their relative nutritional concentration is low. They do, however, contain potassium, vitamin K, and vitamin C. Cucumber is also high in Vitamin A, phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium.

Calories

Cucumbers are low in calories, with only 8 calories in a half-cup (52g) with the skin. A cucumber with a length of 8.25 inches (301g) has around 45 calories. So, if you’re limiting your calorie consumption, cucumber fits the diet.

  • Calories: 30.
  • Total fat: 0 grams.
  • Carbs: 6 grams.
  • Protein: 3 grams.
  • Fiber: 2 grams.
  • Vitamin C: 10% of the recommended daily value (DV)
  • Vitamin K: 57% of the DV.
  • Magnesium: 9% of the DV.

Blueberries Nutritional Facts:

Blueberry nutrition facts.

Calories

One cup of fresh blueberries (148g) has 84 calories, with 91 percent of the calories coming from carbohydrates, protein, and fat.

Carbs

Raw blueberries provide around 21 grams of carbs per cup. It also contains about 4 grams of fiber. Despite the fact that a cup of blueberries has 15 grams of total sugar, its glycemic load, which determines how much food raises blood sugar levels, is less than 10, which is considered modest. Blueberries are cholesterol-free.

Minerals and vitamins

Blueberries are high in vitamins C and K, and manganese, which aids the body’s digestion of cholesterol and other nutrients like carbs and protein.

2 Vitamin K is essential for blood clotting and strong bones.

  • 84 calories.
  • 0 g of cholesterol.
  • 1 g of protein.
  • 49 g of fat.
  • 45 g of carbohydrate.
  • 6 g of dietary fiber.
  • 74 g of total sugars.

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