This watercress  blueberry smoothie is packed with vitamins, minerals and so much more! And as a bonus, it tastes amazing too!

Watercress Blueberry Smoothie

Watercress Berry Smoothie Benefits

Sipping on this smoothie will provide you with so many benefits you would want to drink it everyday!

The reason why I decided to make a watercress smoothie, is simply because watercress offers so many benefits to our bodies.

It’s not a leafy green many people consume. An easy way to introduce watercress to your diet is by simply start adding it to your smoothies!

Here’s a more in depth break down of the benefits of this watercress smoothie with blueberries:

  • Antioxidant-Rich: Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, such as anthocyanins, which help combat oxidative stress and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
  • Low in Calories: This smoothie is relatively low in calories, making it a suitable choice for those looking to manage their calorie intake while enjoying a tasty and satisfying beverage.
  • Nutrient-Dense: Watercress is a nutrient powerhouse, providing essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin K, vitamin C, and calcium.
  • It’s Fiber-Rich: The combination of blueberries, watercress, and apple in the smoothie provides a good amount of dietary fiber, promoting digestive health and helping you feel fuller for longer.
  • Contains Healthy Fats: The almond butter in this blueberry apple smoothie contributes healthy fats, particularly monounsaturated fats, which can support heart health and satiety.
  • It’s Dairy-Free & Vegan: The smoothie is totally dairy-free and vegan-friendly, which is beneficial for those with lactose intolerance or dairy allergies.
  • Delicious Hydration: The inclusion of almond milk and the high water content of watercress can help keep you hydrated.

Watercress Blueberry Smoothie served in a glass cup, surrounded by sliced apple, blueberries and watercress on a wooden surface.

Smoothie Recipe Tips

Since I played around with different variations of this smoothie when I developed it, I used multiple different ingredients.

I settled for the version I am sharing today, but I am happy to share some of the alternative ingredients I used, which could suit your taste better!

I used the following ingredients to make this smoothie:

  • Fresh Watercress
  • Frozen Blueberries
  • Almond Butter
  • Almond Milk
  • Apple

purple colored smoothie with watercress and apple on a wooden surface

So you can swap some of them for:

  • Use frozen watercress if you can’t find fresh watercress.
  • If you don’t have frozen blueberries, you can use fresh berries, but you will need to add a couple of cubes of ice for thickness.
  • The blueberries can be replaced with any other berry you like or have.
  • Instead of almond butter, cashew or peanut butter will work just fine. If you are nut-free, use chia or flaxseeds instead.
  • Instead of apple, you can use any other fruit you have at home, for example peaches, figs, pears, and even banana will work fine.
  • The almond milk can be replaced for coconut water, other dairy-free alternative of choice, or simply plain water.

Recipe Frequently Asked Questions:

Can You Taste The Watercress In The Smoothie?

Watercress is naturally quite strong in taste, so although you can taste it in the smoothie slightly, it doesn't overpower the taste at all. In fact it brings quite a unique taste that is enjoyable along with the other ingredients.

When Should I Drink This Watercress Blueberry Smoothie?

I personally found that the best time is in the morning, for your breakfast. The smoothie packs so many nutrients, and can be a good breakfast replacement, since it contains numerous important nutrients your body needs.

How To Store Watercress Blueberry Smoothie?

Since I used frozen blueberries to make this smoothie, it is ideally best to drink it as you make it. However, if you need to store it, make sure you pour it to a bottle or a container and tightly close the lid and store in the fridge. Consume the smoothie within 24 hours.

Is This Smoothie Good For Weight Loss?

Yes and no, it depends. I found that replacing my breakfast with the smoothie allowed me to feel fuller and cut down on calories during the day, which in essence allowed me to lose a couple of pounds within a few weeks.

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Watercress Blueberry Smoothie

Watercress Blueberry Smoothie

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Revitalize with this watercress blueberry smoothie – a refreshing blend of antioxidants and nutrients in every sip!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 cups of watercress (preferably organic)
  • 1/2 apple (diced and cored)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Wash the cress very well.
  2. Measure your ingredients as listed.
  3. Add the cress and frozen blueberries to your blender or nutribullet first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Blend for about 3-5 minutes, until you achieve a creamy and smooth consistency.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away. However, you can take it with you on the go too!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Drink, Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 275
  • Sugar: 25g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.1g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Protein: 5.3g
Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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