We are right on the tail end of cucumber season, which is technically through August, but I’ve still been rockin’ them a lot lately! Cucumbers are a serious beauty food, and are high in all the B vitamins (except for B12), Vitamin C, Zinc, Iron, Folic Acid, Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium. They will give you energy while helping to repair and smooth the collagen in your skin.
If you’ve had a few drinks they aren’t a bad snack to throw in later that evening or the next day, to help replenish the B Vitamins that the alcohol depleted from your body!
Because they are high in water, they can be a good snack as they will fill you up with fiber and water.
The phytochemicals in cucumber cause the collagen in the skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer, and reducing the visibility of cellulite. So it is great idea to rub a few cucumber slices on pesky cellulite right before going to the pool or beach this holiday weekend! You can also rub it on wrinkles before a photo op or evening out!!!
Here’s some top ways to use cucumbers:
– You can throw them in your Glowing Green Smoothie sometimes instead of celery.
– Throw in your salads.
– Great for dips
– Wrap in nori wrappers with avocados or sprouts
– Throw some cucumber slices in your water for a spa-like mellow cucumber taste.
Enjoy your cukes!!
See you soon!!
I know this blog is about cucumbers, not lemons, but I was gathering lemons yesterday in the orchard behind the house and it was so amazing!! Haven’t been cucumber-picking here in LA yet. :)