Monday, 18 March 2013

Healthy Smoothies - Watercress, Blueberry and Pineapple

As an excuse to show off my lovely new Poppy and Pearl glasses, I thought I would start a little mini series of healthy smoothie recipes! Today we have watercress, blueberry and pineapple. Here's a little overview of the benefits of each ingredient;

Watercress has been proven in many studies to aid the prevention of cancer. And if that wasn't a good enough reason to eat it, it also boasts 15 vital nutrients and minerals!

Blueberries are well known for being a 'superfood'. They are packed with antioxidants and can lower your risk of heart disease and cancer!

Pineapple is packed with fibre and vitamin C, it's also known for it's anti-inflammitory benefits.

watercress pineapple and blueberry smoothie

  • 1 tin of sliced pineapple (approx 430g)
  • 1 Cup of Blueberries
  • 1 large handful of watercress
  • 1/4 cup water
I used frozen blueberries and tinned pineapple, but by all means you can use fresh fruit instead. I blitzed it all in the blender, including the juice from the pineapple. I actually added the water last of all, testing a bit at a time to see how much it needed. Add more or less depending on how thick you want the smoothie to be.  This recipe made the amount pictured, plus another half a glass.

I was pretty impressed with this. I thought that the watercress would be overpowering, but I can actually say it was a tasty smoothie!  I did find that as I got further towards the bottom it became a bit more peppery, but that was probably because I left it sitting too long taking all of these photos!  I also really love the colour it came out, isn't it pretty? Definitely one to try again!
Laura xXx


  1. I never would have thought of adding watercress to smoothies! Brilliant! And looks tasty too.

  2. Beautiful colour. Really curious to taste this, what with the watercress and everything.

  3. That sounds yummy! I've been adding kale and spinach to my smoothies. And I've been eyeing those exact Mason Jar tumblers on Etsy!!

    1. Aren't they pretty! I keep telling myself they are an investment, totally worth it! :)


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