The Healthy Green

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The Healthy Green Smoothie

The all green green drink smoothie drink. 😯

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.


  • 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?

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.

Tim June 30, 2012

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

Jason Manheim July 2, 2012
Darkness2night August 25, 2012


Jason Manheim September 3, 2012

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

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.

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. 🙂

Jen December 20, 2012

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

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. 🙂

Deborah Allen May 3, 2013

Jason, what is Sriracha?

Jason Manheim May 3, 2013

Nice photo. You don’t know what Sriracha is?! You’re missing out. 😉

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!!

Jason Manheim August 18, 2014

Nothing dishonest about it! 😉

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