Watercress, Avocado And Lime Smoothie

Recipe Photography courtesy of Lara Jane Thorpe

 Watercress, Avocado And Lime Smoothie. Happy New Year🎉

With the festive season over, a new year stretches ahead full of good intentions with the determination to exercise and eat more healthily key resolutions for many. How good to know then that to keep the second half of this promise is relatively easy with the help of some delicious new recipes featuring the original superfood – watercress.

Watercress (an 80g bag is available for as little as £1 from supermarkets nationwide) is the ‘star’ of smoothies, salads, soups and so much more.

Boasting an incredible 50 vital vitamins and minerals, gram for gram watercress contains more calcium than milk, more Vitamin C than oranges, more folate than a banana and more Vitamin E than broccoli; watercress is a powerhouse of goodness.

But, more than that, over a decade’s worth of medical research has shown powerful links between watercress and the prevention of cancer, as well as the reduction of exercise-induced DNA damage – something that could prove useful if you’re hitting the new year gym too.

So, go ahead, enjoy this great tasting, healthy watercress recipe safe in the knowledge you’re keeping your word and on the way to a healthier you.

Watercress, Avocado And Lime Smoothie

Watercress, Avocado And Lime Smoothie

Watercress, Avocado And Lime Smoothie:

A simple, delicious and very green smoothie. Ideal for breakfast for a healthy start to the day brimming with a range of fantastic compounds, vitamins and minerals that will leave you feeling energised and ready for anything.

Serves 1

Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 small avocado, peeled and seed removed
  • 50g diced pineapple, fresh or frozen
  • 33g watercress
  • 23g baby spinach
  • 1 whole lime, peeled
  • Small handful mint leaves
  • 250ml chilled coconut water

Method:

  1. Add all ingredients into a blender or smoothie maker and blend thoroughly.
  2. Add more coconut water to achieve desired consistency if necessary, then either serve immediately or keep in the fridge for up to three days.
Watercress, Avocado And Lime Smoothie

Watercress, Avocado And Lime Smoothie

Watercress, Avocado And Lime Smoothie Recipe credit courtesy of: 

This recipe was developed by development chef Keri Astill-Frew. Keri has worked in top restaurants across the UK including a Michelin star hotel in Lancashire and a variety of fine dining restaurants and gastro-pubs in Dorset and Sussex. She is passionate about watercress, both as an ingredient and for its fantastic health benefits, and is devoted to developing new and delicious ways for you to incorporate more of it into your diet.

For more information and many more recipes please visit  Watercress.

Recipe Photography courtesy of Lara Jane Thorpe

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Watercress, Avocado And Lime Smoothie

Watercress, Avocado And Lime Smoothie

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5 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    20th January 2018 / 5:41 pm

    Sounds delicious. I love making smoothies but keep forgetting to make some.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      20th January 2018 / 10:25 pm

      We love smoothies here too 🙂

  2. Miz Helen
    20th January 2018 / 9:57 pm

    Your smoothie looks delicious, I love the beautiful color! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!Miz Helen

    • Clairejustine oxox
      20th January 2018 / 10:25 pm

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by Miz Helen 🙂

  3. Suzy
    28th January 2018 / 9:35 am

    Looks so refreshing. Will have to try your recipe.dropping by from WW

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