At the Peaceful Dumpling Athleta event a few weeks ago, we served attendees Juhea's (amazing!) Coconut Almond Green Protein Smoothie. Everyone, even the green smoothie-averse, was in love, and I made a mental note to curate more smoothie recipes for PD. I love smoothies because they're so versatile: they can be dense and filling or light and refreshing; they can be spicy or sweet; and they have the ability to pack a ton of nutrients into a single serving. As we enter spring, I wanted to make a refreshing and cleansing smoothie, perfect for a snack or accompanying some toast for breakfast. Watercress is high in vitamins C, K, and A, and is also rich in both iron and calcium. With the addition of strawberries, dates, and coconut water, this smoothie is as healthful as it is delicious.
YIELDS 1-2 servings
- 1 bunch watercress, leaves only
- 2 cups strawberries
- 1 cup coconut water, plus more as needed
- 3 dates, pitted
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
1. Discard watercress stems and rinse leaves well. 2. Add all ingredients to blender and process until smooth. Add more coconut water if you'd like your smoothie to be a thinner consistency. 3. Serve immediately.
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