Watercress Green Greatness Smoothie
Watercress, is a cruciferous vegetable, with many health benefits. While bitter in taste, you can add other greens and fruit to mask the bitter flavor. It contains, Calcium, Iron, Folate, Magnesium and Phosphorus along with the alphabet of vitamins: A, B12, C and K.
This powerhouse of a vegetable helps guard against many cancers especially breast cancer and it has been shown to maintain the health of the thyroid and protect against chronic cardiovascular disease. Additionally, it has been shown to maintain bone health and lower the risk of depression.
Initially, try a few sprigs to get used to it. You can also add mint or cucumber to freshen the flavor, and protein powder to make it a meal replacer.
Original recipe from: "Bitter is Better" by Susan Peacock MSRDN @ diabetesfix.net
- Watercress (a few sprigs to start and add to taste)
- ½ cup Spinach
- ½ cup Kale
- ½ cup Raspberries or any fruit & ½ of a medium banana.
- 2 oz. Juice of your liking with water
- ¼ Of a small cucumber
- A few sprigs of mint.
Whirl in a blender till smooth. Enjoy your Greatness!