Watercress Breakfast Smoothie Bowl Recipe. Hello friends. Give Yourself a Peppery Health Kick in the New Year!
Are you looking for some recipes that are not only tasty but healthy too? Of course, I know I am.
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 Recipe:
However, New Year is also the season of coughs & colds, not great when you want to be out there exercising.
So 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.
Also, 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.
Watercress Breakfast Smoothie Bowl Recipe To Try And Increase Your Vitamin C:
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!
So now you know why watercress should play a part in any new healthy regime, here are is a recipe 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 amazing colour! Indeed, such a great healthy recipe too.
Prep time: 10 minutes
65g fresh or frozen mango
135ml pineapple juice
To Serve (optional):
Small handful blueberries
½ an apple, cored and sliced
A sprinkling of mixed seeds and nuts
Small handful goji berries
Watercress Breakfast Smoothie Bowl Recipe Method:
Firstly, 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.
Watercress Breakfast Smoothie Bowl Recipe To Try:
So what do you think about this recipe? Do you fancy trying it? Not only a beautiful dish to start your day it is also healthy too.
Watercress Breakfast Smoothie Bowl.
- 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
- 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?
Some More Posts That Might Be Of Interest:
Tropical Mango, California Walnut and Turmeric Smoothie Bowl-
Firstly, do you fancy making up some Tropical Mango, California Walnut and Turmeric Smoothie Bowls for breakfast?
Over the next few days, I have some tasty California Walnut recipes to share with you. These recipes boast all the great taste and goodness of walnuts grown in the fertile soils of California.
From savoury baklava and smoothie bowls to cloud eggs and flourless cake, there’s certain to be something to suit all tastes; Tropical Mango, California Walnut and Turmeric.
Especially great to start your day.
BerryWorld Raspberry, Blackberry, Peach, Almond Butter And Yoghurt Smoothie-
Secondly, happy Tuesday. The children went back to school yesterday and I am all back into a nice routine again.
So are you back into a routine after Christmas too? BerryWorld Raspberry, Blackberry, Peach, Almond Butter And Yoghurt Smoothie.
How To Make A Healthy Watermelon Cucumber Slushy-
Thirdly, do you fancy making a tasty and healthy Watermelon Cucumber Slushy?
Remember summer trips to the corner shop for a slushy that would turn your tongue bubblegum blue?
Upgrade the original sugar-laden slush using fresh fruit. Super hydrating and rich in vitamins A and C, it’s is an ideal way to refresh and rehydrate after a workout, as the watermelon is about 90 per cent water.
It’s also ridiculously easy to make – all you need is a freezer, a blender and a bit of time. How To Make A Healthy Watermelon Cucumber Slushy. So much fun to make and drink.
Enjoy Nature’s Best This Spring With Arla Organic Free Range Milk:
Fourthly, this week I’ve teamed up with Arla Organic Free Range Milk.
Arla is very proud of its Organic Milk and asked me to explore the benefits of switching milk seeing how it can fit into my daily routine; Enjoy Nature’s Best This Spring With Arla Organic Free Range Milk.
The Paleo Foods Co. Green Warrior Protein Smoothie Bowl-
So do you love to get the day off to a good start with a portion of fruit and vegetables? Especially great whizzed up into a drink.
So do you love smoothies and smoothie bowls?
Today I have a beautiful smoothie bowl recipe to share with you: The Paleo Foods Co. Green Warrior Protein Smoothie Bowl. How delicious? Fancy making one? The Paleo Foods Co. Green Warrior Protein Smoothie.
Chocolate Hazelnut Swirls With Berry And Honey Smoothies-
Happy snowy Thursday. School is cancelled today as the snow is too deep to get there and back safely.
So today is going to be a play in the snow day! Is it snowing where you live too? Fancy a nice warm breakfast to start the day?
Chocolate & hazelnut swirls with berry & honey smoothies, anyone Delicious. Eat at the same time or save your swirls for later, if you can resist!! Chocolate Hazelnut Swirls With Berry And Honey Smoothies.
Especially yummy if someone wakes up early and make them for you!!
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, Avocado And Lime Smoothie.
Give Your Smoothies A Seasonal Makeover-
Last but not least, give your smoothies a seasonal makeover with Linwoods Winter warming recipes.
Introducing protein-boosting winter delights that will keep you healthy and nutritious throughout the chilly months. Give Your Smoothies A Seasonal Makeover. Not only healthy but oh so tasty too.
Finally, I hope you like this post?
If so, why not follow along so you never miss a post? So remember you can also share your thoughts here too in the comments below.
Other Photo Credits: Pixabay.