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Watercress mango and pineapple smoothie

Watercress mango and pineapple smoothie

When watercress is digested, it creates a compound called phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC), of which, watercress is its highest natural source. Blending the leaf when making a smoothie, releases the enzymes responsible for this reaction, becoming a precursor for the isothiocyanate compounds. A lot of the health benefits linked with watercress, concerns these isothiocyanates, and blending watercress aids with the digestive process without damaging any of the active ingredients. So what are you waiting for? Give it a go with this watercress mango and pineapple smoothie recipe!

Watercress might not be your first thought when it comes to superfood ingredients, but the unassuming and sometimes overlooked leaf actually holds a wealth of health benefits. Its peppery taste adds a different dimension to dishes, too. So next time you’re in the supermarket, pick up a few bags of watercress and save pounds on artificial supplements while creating tasty meals that are good for your overall health.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Ingredients (serves 1)

35g watercress

25g spinach

65g fresh or frozen mango

135ml pineapple juice

Method

If using fresh mango, peel and remove the flesh. Roughly chop.

Place all ingredients in a blender or smoothie maker.

Blend until completely smooth.

Serve immediately or chill to be enjoyed later.

For more watercress packed recipes, visit watercress.co.uk.

You might also like this Pink Lady smoothie or Vita Coco’s Beauty Duty smoothie!

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