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The Healthy Green Smoothie

The all green green drink smoothie drink. :shock:

I wanted something purely green that didn’t taste like the remnants after a lawn face-plant. It worked; sweet, sour, bitter and even a little spicy.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch watercress
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 lime (juiced or peel the hard outer layer leaving the white)
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup ice

Blend and add more water as necessary.

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Gary March 31, 2012

Do you peel the lime?

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Jason Manheim March 31, 2012

Good catch. I made some clarifications above. I usually just squeeze the juice in but sometimes I’ll peel the hard green outer layer leaving as much as the white underneath as possible.

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Tim June 30, 2012

what does this do?Is it an engery drink? or help with hair loss? Thanks

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Jason Manheim July 2, 2012
Darkness2night August 25, 2012

I AM SO GLAD I CAN MAKE THIS IN MY BLENDER, I DO NOT HAVE A JUICER

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Jason Manheim September 3, 2012

I prefer smoothies to juicing anyway…you get all that nutritious fiber. :)

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Sarah August 29, 2012

I love this smoothie! I did my own tweeking but, didn’t change it much. Watercress was nowhere to be found in my town so I substituted arugula. I also added a scoop of brown rice protein powder because I drink half in the morning for breakfast and the rest after my noon workout. I left out the mint because I didn’t have any, and I added a little squeeze of Sriracha because I like spicy and I thought it would compliment the arugula. I also added a kiwi just because I had one that needed to be eaten. I love the combination of sour and just a little bit of heat.

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Jason Manheim September 3, 2012

That sounds delicious. I never even thought of adding Sriracha but I think you just created a new addiction for me. :)

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Jen December 20, 2012

What should I replace the banana with? I am allergic to bananas…

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Jason Manheim December 20, 2012

You can try a few different things: use plain Greek yogurt, use pineapple or mango, soak some chia seeds and toss those in, use a little avocado, or just don’t use it and increase the other ingredients.

Hope that helps. :)

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Deborah Allen May 3, 2013

Jason, what is Sriracha?

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Jason Manheim May 3, 2013

Nice photo. You don’t know what Sriracha is?! You’re missing out. ;) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sriracha_sauce

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Karen August 17, 2014

I made a few tweaks. I’m new to watercress so I used half spinach and half watercress. Didn’t have a lime so used organic lime juice. Devious!!

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Jason Manheim August 18, 2014

Nothing dishonest about it! ;)

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