Healthy Eating

Recipe: Watercress Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Gram for gram watercress contains more vitamin C than an orange and boasts high levels of iron. The high vitamin C actually helped the body to absorb the iron. This delicious, watercress smoothie bowl, developed by The Watercress Company, is the perfect start to the day!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 1

Ingredients 

  • 35g watercress
  • 25g spinach
  • 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

Method

Place all the ingredients into a high powered blender or smoothie maker. Blitz until smooth. Check the consistency is to your liking. If you prefer a thinner smoothie, add a little more pineapple juice.

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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