School of Ayurvedic Diet & Digestion

School of Ayurvedic Diet & Digestion

Joyful Belly Menu

AYURVEDIC RECIPES

Cucumber Pear Juice Smoothie

Save this RecipeSave
full start reviewfull start reviewfull start reviewfull start reviewfull start review2 ratings, 227 likes

Customer Reviews

5.00 out of 5 stars
blank start reviewblank start reviewblank start reviewblank start reviewblank start reviewSign in to review this recipe
"Delicious! Replaced the liquid with coconut water because I had some I needed to use. Really refreshing."
- Vanessa Shellenberger, Lawrenceville, GA full start reviewfull start reviewfull start reviewfull start reviewfull start review

See all reviews

How to Make Cucumber Pear Juice Smoothie

SERVINGS: 2
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY

MEAL: DRINK
STYLE: WESTERN
PREPARATION: SMOOTHIE, RAW, PUREE, JUICE
EAT IN: SUMMER
FOR OCCASION: BACKYARD-PICNIC-BBQ

INGREDIENTS


SKILL LEVEL: EASY
2 whole
1 c
1 c
1/2 c

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

1) Peel cucumber and pear.

2) Remove seed from cucumber for sweeter taste, or retain seeds to improve nutritional and medicinal value. Seeds may be difficult to digest for some Vata constitutions.

3) Puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve chilled.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Like a shaded patch of grass, this recipe relieves the body of hot summer heat. Fresh fennel gently activates this recipe, supporting easy digestion while cooling a fiery digestive tract.

Although it might seem otherwise, a puree of these "bad" foods blended together creates an alchemical combination that soothes, sweetens, and brightens your day.

Splash of Cool

When your insides are hot and irritated by summer's heat, this drink brings bright notes of renewal. After sipping, mentally trace the smoothie's cool path to the belly, then feel it bring a wave of soothing into the belly and beyond. Notes of fennel tap the tongue with a distinct and familiar presence, lingering just long enough to bring you into the now.

Awakening & Grounding Aromatic

Take a sip, and notice your emotions feel soothed as you re-inhabit your body. Then pause, holding your glass beneath your nose. Take a deep breath, and enjoy the smooth, verdant smell of fennel as it rides on the exhale.

Purify Your Blood

Cucumber and fennel's diuretic action cleanses the blood of impurities, especially Pitta impurities. The combination of this smoothie's calming, anti-inflammatory, and diuretic effects makes it a perfect cocktail for lowering blood pressure. Sipping this nourishing drink, you are as a crisp as a cucumber plucked fresh from the vine, all the while wrapped in a nice, welcome hug of sweetness.

Sweet Morning Dew

This drink is as nourishing as freshly dew-kissed grass between the toes. A respite for the blazing summer sun, this recipe refreshes the whole body when you're feeling burnt out. The simple, sweet pear and bright, green color renew and soothe like a dip in the lake. This is exceptionally beneficial for Pitta types who feel overworked and overheated after yard work or physical labor, while gently reminding Pitta to enjoy life's treats. Vata-types will especially enjoy the thirst-quenching juiciness of pear. The digestive action of fennel supports
Jathara Agni
and makes this recipe supportive to even the earthiest of Kaphas when consumed during the appropriate season. When you need a reminder of life's delightful simplicity, this smoothie offers us a splash.

AYURVEDA'S GUIDE TO VITALITY & WHOLESOME NOURISHMENT

Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances. With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you. Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature. By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health. See How it Works.

Is Cucumber Pear Juice Smoothie Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

Find out by taking this free, easy quiz. You'll learn your body type, and whether 'Cucumber Pear Juice Smoothie' is a good fit. Complete the basic quiz in 1 minute, or go deeper with additional quizzes at your own leisure to learn more about your body.
See a complete list of all biocharacteristics.
INCREASES
Guna Help

Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.

Learn More

COLD

ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.

LEARN MORE ABOUT COLD

LIQUEFIED

ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.

LEARN MORE ABOUT LIQUEFIED

CLEAR

ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.

LEARN MORE ABOUT CLEAR

DOSHAS
Dosha Help

The Three Doshas / Body Types

According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

Learn More

PACIFIES
Kapha pacifying Pitta pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Vata aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Moves Energy:
Downward

DOWNWARD

Downward-moving (Adho Gati Marga) substances move food downward in the GI tract, settle the nervous system, and relax muscles.

SEE ALL 'DOWNWARD' FOODS / HERBS

,
Inward

INWARD

Inward moving substances promote introspection, self reflection, stillness, or slow the system down.

SEE ALL 'INWARD' FOODS / HERBS


Subdosha: Pitta Alochaka, Pitta Sadhaka, Pitta Ranjaka, Pitta Pachaka
HERBAL ACTIONS
(see all)

Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Cucumber Pear Juice Smoothie
Help
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

Quenches Thirst

QUENCHES-THIRST

An herb or substance that relieves thirst.

SEE ALL 'QUENCHES-THIRST' FOODS / HERBS

High Fiber Laxative

HIGH-FIBER-LAXATIVE

A class of laxative that adds bulk and water to stools. The large size of the stool stimulates peristalsis so the stool can pass more easily through the colon. It is important to drink plenty of water when using high fiber laxatives, as they can be dehydr

SEE ALL 'HIGH-FIBER-LAXATIVE' FOODS / HERBS

Skin Tonic

SKIN-TONIC

An herb that strengthens and nourishes skin, improving tone, color, moisture and complexion.

SEE ALL 'SKIN-TONIC' FOODS / HERBS

Soothes Throat

SOOTHES-THROAT

Soothes throat discomfort, including from a sore or ticklish throat.

SEE ALL 'SOOTHES-THROAT' FOODS / HERBS

Anti Inflammatory

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

Reduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.

SEE ALL 'ANTI-INFLAMMATORY' FOODS / HERBS

Refrigerant

REFRIGERANT

An herb or substance that strongly cools the body. Can be helpful in cases of heat conditions.

SEE ALL 'REFRIGERANT' FOODS / HERBS

,
Hypotensive

HYPOTENSIVE

An herb that lowers blood pressure.

SEE ALL 'HYPOTENSIVE' FOODS / HERBS

,
Opthalmic

OPTHALMIC

Benefits the eyes, vision tonic.

SEE ALL 'OPTHALMIC' FOODS / HERBS

Diuretic

DIURETIC

Herbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.

SEE ALL 'DIURETIC' FOODS / HERBS

Constituents:
Nitric Oxide

NITRIC-OXIDE

Improves circulation by dilating blood vessels. Protects blood vessels from damage. Improves athletic performance, libido, immunity, and brain health.

SEE ALL 'NITRIC-OXIDE' FOODS / HERBS

, Vitamin K,
Catechins

CATECHINS

Antioxidant that reduces cancer and blood clots, dilates blood vessels, and is antimicrobial.

SEE ALL 'CATECHINS' FOODS / HERBS

,
Inositol

INOSITOL

Inositol is an alcohol sugar made naturally in the human body from glucose. It is lipotropic (aiding fat metabilism in the liver). It affects a variety of hormones, neurotransmitters, steroid, growth factors and water.

SEE ALL 'INOSITOL' FOODS / HERBS

Foods with a Similar Nature to Cucumber Pear Juice Smoothie

Cucumber

Cucumber has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Quenches-thirst, Soothes-throat, Hypotensive, Refrigerant, Anti-inflammatory, Opthalmic, Skin-tonic

LEARN MORE

Honey Dew

Honey Dew has these Actions in Common

High-fiber-laxative, Quenches-thirst, Hypotensive, Refrigerant, Diuretic, Opthalmic

LEARN MORE

Hibiscus

Hibiscus has these Actions in Common

Hypotensive, Skin-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Opthalmic, Diuretic, Refrigerant

LEARN MORE

Carrot

Carrot has these Actions in Common

High-fiber-laxative, Skin-tonic, Hypotensive, Diuretic, Opthalmic

LEARN MORE

Acai

Acai has these Actions in Common

High-fiber-laxative, Refrigerant, Hypotensive, Anti-inflammatory, Quenches-thirst

LEARN MORE

Grape

Grape has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Quenches-thirst, High-fiber-laxative, Anti-inflammatory, Opthalmic

LEARN MORE

Mango

Mango has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Soothes-throat, High-fiber-laxative, Opthalmic

LEARN MORE

Pomegranate

Pomegranate has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Skin-tonic, Opthalmic, Refrigerant

LEARN MORE

Jackfruit

Jackfruit has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Refrigerant, High-fiber-laxative, Quenches-thirst

LEARN MORE

Sorghum Flour

Sorghum Flour has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Hypotensive, Diuretic, High-fiber-laxative

LEARN MORE

Pears

Pears has these Actions in Common

High-fiber-laxative, Refrigerant, Anti-inflammatory

LEARN MORE

Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Cucumber Pear Juice Smoothie

Arjuna

Arjuna has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic, Hypotensive, Refrigerant, Skin-tonic

LEARN MORE

Bhringaraj

Bhringaraj has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic, Hypotensive, Opthalmic, Skin-tonic

LEARN MORE

Amalaki

Amalaki has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Opthalmic, Quenches-thirst, Refrigerant, Skin-tonic

LEARN MORE

Borage Leaf

Borage Leaf has these Actions in Common

Soothes-throat, Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic, Refrigerant

LEARN MORE

Dandelion Root

Dandelion Root has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic, Hypotensive, Refrigerant

LEARN MORE

Cornsilk

Cornsilk has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic, Hypotensive, Refrigerant

LEARN MORE

Goldenseal

Goldenseal has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic, Opthalmic, Refrigerant

LEARN MORE

Chandanadi Taila

Chandanadi Taila has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Refrigerant, Skin-tonic

LEARN MORE

Pitta Massage Oil

Pitta Massage Oil has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Refrigerant, Skin-tonic

LEARN MORE

Uva Ursi

Uva Ursi has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic, Refrigerant

LEARN MORE

Cleavers

Cleavers has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic, Refrigerant

LEARN MORE


Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.

Eat Well for Life With Ayurveda: Balance Your Dosha

Love our recipes? Discover how to balance your diet for only $35 with this popular short course. GET THE ECOURSE
About John Joseph Immel

About the Author

John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.

John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

Read more

Comments & Impressions of 'Cucumber Pear Juice Smoothie'

Do you like 'cucumber pear juice smoothie'? Why or why not? What makes it unique? Is there something else you'd like to know about 'cucumber pear juice smoothie'?

full start reviewfull start reviewfull start reviewfull start reviewfull start review(5.00 out of 5 stars) 2 ratings, 227 likes
blank start reviewblank start reviewblank start reviewblank start reviewblank start reviewSign in to review this recipe

I really dislike cucumber. Would zucchini have similar effects as the cucumber?
- Fajr, Omaha, NE , 08-03-15 (Reply)
Zucchini would be different. Try it and tell us what you think!
- Kimberly Kubicke, Asbury park, NJ
full start reviewfull start reviewfull start reviewfull start reviewfull start review
, 07-21-16 (Reply)
Delicious! Replaced the liquid with coconut water because I had some I needed to use. Really refreshing.
- Vanessa Shellenberger, Lawrenceville, GA
full start reviewfull start reviewfull start reviewfull start reviewfull start review
, 08-02-19 (Reply)

Join Joyful Belly.

Want our top Ayurvedic recipes and health tips?
Subscribe to our free newsletter!
If you are already a member please sign in here. Forgot your password?
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information and products on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

© 2024 Joyful Belly Ayurveda Inc., All rights reserved.
Asheville, North Carolina
1