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Watercress Ginger Smoothie

Active Time: 10 minutes

Makes 2 servings

Nutrition Corner: Watercress
Watercress is a cruciferous vegetable related to kale. It has a unique peppery taste and is great used in sandwiches and wraps, salads, and smoothies. Like the other cruciferous vegetables, watercress is packed with nutrition. 1 cup contains 106% of your daily recommended intake of vitamin K (important in the prevention of blood clots), 24% of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C (important for wound healing and skin health), and 22% of your daily recommended intake of vitamin A (important for immune function and vision).

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 inches fresh ginger root, depending on your preference
  • About 2 cups watercress, unpacked
  • 1 apple, cored
  • Juice from ½ lemon, or to taste
  • 1 small avocado or ½ large avocado
  • ¼ cup basil leaves, lightly packed
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 2-4 drops stevia, to taste, optional
  • Ice, optional

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Add more water if necessary to reach desired consistency.
  2. Transfer to a glass or a mason jar to take to-go.