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Light and Tasty Citrus and Cucumber NutraSmoothie

This light and tasty Citrus and Cucumber NutraSmoothie packs in the nutrients.

What do sunglasses and blueberries have in common?

If you answered “summer days,” you’re on the right track. Did you know that most of our blue light exposure actually comes from the sun? Exposure to harmful UV light increases the risk of developing eye conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. So that’s why eye doctors say it’s so important to look for sunwear that includes the UV400 marking – and to make sure that children are wearing sunwear, too, all year round.

The carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin also help protect eyes by shielding and filtering blue
light. This light and tasty Citrus and Cucumber NutraSmoothie packs in the nutrients. Try keeping the peels or skins on cucumbers and kiwi for extra nutrition. Feel free to add berries or other fruit. This recipe gets its sweetness from the citrus fruits, super high in vitamin C. Pineapple is readily available frozen, and oranges are in the grocery store almost all year round. Avocado adds nutrients, omega-3 fatty acids and a wonderful texture. Top it off with some mint sprigs to keep this smoothie fresh and delightful.


UV light is invisible to the human eye because of its very short wavelength. Only a very small portion of the electromagnetic spectrum is visible to the human eye as light.

Watch as Dr. Julie Poteet creates the light and tasty Citrus and Cucumber NutraSmoothie packs in the nutrients. (3:31 minutes)

Dr. Julie Poteet creates a Citrus-Cucumber NutraSmoothie.
Julie Poteet, OD, MS, CNS, FONS

Ocuvite Blue LightSpecially formulated eye vitamins, such as Ocuvite Adult 50+ eye vitamins, now with vitamin D, are designed to help replenish essential nutrients and protect eye health, especially as you age.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

NutraSmoothie Recipe Book
Colorful recipe book shares the hows and whys of adding eye-healthy foods to your smoothies. Download or share the link with patients.

View all six NutraSmoothie videos here.




This program is published by Women in Optometry © 2024 Supported by
Bausch + Lomb. Consult with your doctor before making changes to your diet.
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