Turn over a new leaf

Get 2021 off to a healthy start with this delicious watercress, avocado and lime smoothie recipe 

We’re starting the new year as we mean to go on – healthy! And this tasty smoothie, which comes courtesy of the Watercress Company, is a perfect choice. Watercress is one of the healthiest veg you can eat. It contains more than 50 vital vitamins and minerals – gram for gram there’s more Vitamin C in watercress than in an orange, more calcium than milk, more folate than a banana and more Vitamin E than broccoli.  Watercress also boasts high levels of Vitamin A, fibre, iron, protein and a full complement of essential amino acids. So, now you know! 



(Serves 1)

• 1 small avocado, peeled and seed removed

• 50g diced pineapple, fresh or frozen

• 33g watercress

• 23g baby spinach

• 1 whole lime, peeled

• small handful mint leaves

• 250ml chilled coconut water 


Add all ingredients into a blender or smoothie maker and blend thoroughly. Add more coconut water to achieve desired consistency if necessary, then either serve immediately or keep in the fridge for up to three days.