Watercress and Apple Smoothie

Better than I thought it would be: green smoothie w/ banana, apple, avo & watercress.

My green smoothie experiments continue, and this one was a bit of a risk.

I got a big bag of watercress in the organic box this week. I don’t like watercress at the best of times, but yesterday afternoon I found myself craving a cold beverage and eager to try another green smoothie, but watercress was the only greenery I had in the house. Fruit, too, was running low – except for apples (the benefits of “Orchard Cottage”). I didn’t have many options, and so became the smoothie of randoms:

  • A handful of watercress
  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/4 avocado
  • a few ice cubes
  • enough water to blend it to a fine puree in the Vitamix

Shock of the day: it was actually really damn good. I thought the watercress would overpower the smoothie but it didn’t at all. It added a subtle flavour akin to a cross between mint and parsley which worked really well with the apple. It also made my “green smoothie” properly green.

I should also note that this is my first time using apple in a smoothie: revelation. My new plan is to chop up and freeze a massive quantity of orchard apples, enough to supply me with numerous smoothies for many months to come.

16 thoughts on “Watercress and Apple Smoothie

    1. Monica Post author

      I’m not sure if a watercress smoothie is the best thing for a root canal – I’m just imaging bits of watercress getting lodged into the cavity that now exists where your tooth was. Then again, the Vitamix would make it so silky smoothie, but it really would be just what the doctor ordered. Better than mashed potatoes!

  1. VP

    One for this week’s Salad Days round up – thanks Monica. This is great because I’m on the hunt for ‘glutbuste’r salad leaves recipes which aren’t soup or pesto 🙂

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  6. Katharine in Brussels

    Thank you for making a watercress smoothie without cucumber as we are fresh out. I have all of the ingredients for your smoothie, and am going to give the cress a try tomorrow morning! Thanks. Have been drinking a kale smoothie for three days straight so this is going to be great 🙂 Looking forward to the morning already.

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