Green smoothie (TM)

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This healthy recipe is delicious although it may sound strange.

Ingredients

  • 1 large apple, quartered, stem discarded
  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled
  • 35g fresh watercress (see variations below)
  • 1 fresh lime - juice of the whole lime plus ¼ of the squeezed lime including skin and pith
  • 150g kefir or natural live organic yogurt (kefir has more probiotics)
  • 30g hemp seeds or linseeds or chia seeds or 1 raw organic free-range egg or 30 to 50 g nuts of choice
  • 25g agave syrup or Sweet Freedom or 15 g honey or 15 g palm sugar (optional)
  • ½ sheet dried nori or 1 tablespoon dried seaweed pieces - an excellent source of minerals (optional)
  • 150g ice cubes
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt or pink Himalayan salt - an excellent source of minerals
  • 500g water, divided 300 g and 200 g

Method

  1. Add or weigh in all ingredients except the last 200 g water.
  2. Blend 2½ minutes/Speed 10.
  3. Add remaining 200 g water and mix 10 seconds/Speed 4. Add more water if you prefer.

Recipe source

Variations

Substitute any of the following for the watercress:

I find that it is particularly good with a stick of celery and a couple of cabbage leaves.

Chef's notes

Drink immediately for best nutritional benefits, or keep in the fridge for up to 24 hours in a clean glass bottle/jar with a lid or stopper. If using Sweet Freedom, I find that 15g is enough.

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