Did you know that watercress freezes brilliantly for use in soups and smoothies? Next time you have a handful left over, pop it in the freezer ready to throw into your next smoothie. With a great flavour and fantastic nutritional properties this amazing leaf has to be a regular addition to your morning smoothie-making routine.
Prep time: 10 minutes Serves: 1
65g mango (fresh or frozen)
125ml pineapple juice
To serve (optional)
Small handful blueberries
½ an apple, cored and sliced
Sprinkling of mixed seeds and nuts
Small handful goji berries
To make the smoothie simply place all ingredients into a high-powered blender or smoothie maker and blitz until smooth. Check the consistency is to your liking and add a little more pineapple juice if you prefer a thinner smoothie. At this stage the smoothie can be kept in the fridge for up to two days or frozen for up to one month.
To serve, pour into a cereal bowl and decorate by arranging the fruit and seeds on top in any way you like. Why not experiment by adding different fruits, berries or even edible flowers and herbs?
Tip: Use frozen mango to ensure that your smoothie comes out of the blender nice and chilled.