I make a green smoothie a couple of times a week, I basically just chuck in whatever is to hand, sometimes the main green element is Kale, other times it’s Watercress. I love Watercress, it’s the peppery kick that has me munching on it or including it in salads or sandwiches, but in a smoothie it’s even better!
Watercress has high levels of Calcium Vitamin A, C, E, K beta-carotene and Iron. Also contains vitamin B1, B2. folic acid, potassium and phosphorus. It has more calcium than milk and more iron than spinach!
Today, my green smoothie contained:
1 bag of Watercress
1 medium carrot
around 5 inches of cucumber
3 small tomatoes
1 baby avocado
half a banana
small handful of blueberries
3 raspberries, yes 3, all I had left!
about 1 inch of Ginger
Water to the perfect consistency for you
plus my Green blend which today was Wheatgrass, Spirulina, and Green Barley, I have a few others and change or add to the blend, I’m always coming across new things to try too!
Blend all and serve immediately.
All measurements are approximate, I usually just sprinkle in some Flax and Chia seeds, make it your own and enjoy the benefits. This amount serves 2 generously!