Watercress is one of the healthiest vegetables around and is packed full of Vitamin C, needed to boost our immune systems – something we could use some help with right now. It is also high in Vitamin K and Vitamin A and is a good source of iron, calcium, folate and Vitamin B6.
Watercress is recognised as a natural source of fibre, and is naturally high in protein, as well as in a range of vital anti-oxidants called Glucosinolates and Flavonoids.
Try this delicious smoothie that’s jam packed with fantastic ingredients.
1 small avocado, peeled and seed removed
50g diced pineapple, fresh or frozen
23g baby spinach
1 whole lime, peeled
Small handful mint leaves
250ml chilled coconut water
Add all ingredients into a blender or smoothie maker and blend thoroughly.
Add more coconut water to achieve desired consistency then either serve immediately or keep in the fridge for up to three days.
The Watercress Company has taken inspiration from the past and launched traditional handcrafted bunches, wrapped in 100% biodegradable paper packaging to meet consumer demand for less plastic.
Single 150g bunches of fresh watercress wrapped in plastic free packaging can be ordered online via Ocado, under the name Wholegood Organic Watercress, making it easy for bunches to form part of your regular weekly shop. If you need several bunches in one order, visit the farm shop via a link at www.watercress.co.uk. Bunches are also available from selected grocers, butchers, farm shops and box schemes nationwide.
To get the most out of this nutritional powerhouse, it’s best to eat the watercress raw and as fresh as possible, so if it’s not being consumed immediately, keep it wrapped in the fridge, standing in a glass of water.