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Watercress Orange Smoothie

Active Time: 10 minutes

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups water, plus more if needed
  • 1 cup watercress
  • Zest of 1 orange plus fruit segments (discard white skin)
  • ½ avocado
  • 1-2 inches ginger root, depending on preference
  • 6-8 drops stevia
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Ice (optional)

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend on high until completely smooth. Add additional water if needed to reach desired consistency. Pour into 2 glasses or to-go containers.

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).