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Watercress Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Watercress Breakfast Smoothie Bowl.

Give Yourself a Peppery Health Kick in the New Year!

To kick start your healthy eating routine in January, the annual resolution to get fit and healthy has been made and The Watercress Company has developed some truly tempting dishes to help us keep to it.

Watercress Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

However, New Year is also the season of coughs & colds, not great when you want to be out there exercising.

To help boost the immune system and ward off such lurgies, we’re advised to increase our intake of Vitamin C. 

Well guess, what?  Gram for gram watercress contains more vitamin C than an orange. 

Added to that, watercress also boasts high levels of iron, but what is less known is that for the body to absorb the iron found in plants, there needs to be a large amount of vitamin C present. 

Clearly watercress ticks this box and so anyone eating watercress can fully benefit from its iron content too.

And you need it if you’re increasing exercise rates as part of your new regime; iron deficiency results in exhaustion and lack of energy – not much help if you’re taking up running for the first time. 

By adding another couple of handfuls of watercress to every meal you’ll get the iron and vitamin C boost you need. 

However, there’s more!  Scientific evidence has proved that thanks to the compound, Phenethylisothiocyanate (PEITC), which occurs in especially high levels in watercress, (it’s what gives it its distinctive peppery taste), DNA damage caused by excessive exercise can be reduced, while it also aids recovery meaning you can be back out there pounding the pavements sooner!

Now you know why watercress should play a part in any new healthy regime, here are some recipes that will make you want it to, and at every meal!

Watercress Breakfast Smoothie Bowl:

This delicious smoothie bowl is the perfect start to the day; it’s tasty, nutritious and an amazing colour! 

Serves 1

Prep time: 10 minutes

35g watercress

25g spinach

65g fresh or frozen mango

135ml pineapple juice

To serve (optional)

Small handful blueberries

½ an apple, cored and sliced

Sprinkling of mixed seeds and nuts

Small handful goji berries

Watercress Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Method

Step One:

To make the smoothie simply place all ingredients into a high-powered blender or smoothie maker and blitz until smooth. 

Check the consistency is to your liking and add a little more pineapple juice if you prefer a thinner smoothie. 

At this stage the smoothie can be kept in the fridge for up to two days or frozen for up to one month.

Step Two:

To serve, pour into a cereal bowl and decorate by arranging the fruit and seeds on top in any way you like. 

Why not experiment by adding different fruits, berries or even edible flowers and herbs?

Tip: Use frozen mango to ensure that your smoothie comes out of the blender nice and chilled. 

Guest post. Recipe c/o

The Watercress Company and Watercress.

Watercress Breakfast Smoothie Bowl.

Give Yourself a Peppery Health Kick in the New Year! To kick start your healthy eating routine in January, the annual resolution to get fit and healthy has been made and The Watercress Company has developed some truly tempting dishes to help us keep to it.
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Author Watercress

Ingredients

  • 35g watercress
  • 25g spinach
  • 65g fresh or frozen mango
  • 135ml pineapple juice
  • Small handful blueberries
  • ½ an apple, cored and sliced
  • Sprinkling of mixed seeds and nuts
  • Small handful goji berries

Instructions

  • To make the smoothie simply place all ingredients into a high-powered blender or smoothie maker and blitz until smooth. 
    Check the consistency is to your liking and add a little more pineapple juice if you prefer a thinner smoothie. 
    At this stage the smoothie can be kept in the fridge for up to two days or frozen for up to one month.
  • To serve, pour into a cereal bowl and decorate by arranging the fruit and seeds on top in any way you like. 
    Why not experiment by adding different fruits, berries or even edible flowers and herbs?
  • Tip: Use frozen mango to ensure that your smoothie comes out of the blender nice and chilled.

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Watercress Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

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