6-a-Day Smoothie: Back to School with Watercress.

Bin the soggy sandwiches and get creative with these wonderful watercress recipes for kids’ lunchboxes. Not only are they simple and speedy to prepare, but they are also packed with essential vitamins and minerals which will give your little ones a much-needed boost throughout the school day.

Did you see the first recipe in the set? Healthy Kids’ Bento Box: Back to School with Watercress and now I am sharing a 6-a-Day Smoothie recipe. Back to School with Watercress.
6-a-Day Smoothie: Back to School with Watercress
6-a-Day Smoothie: Back to School with Watercress

How To Make A 6-a-Day Smoothie:

Prep time: 30 minutes
Makes 4

Ingredients:
  • Layer one: 200g frozen raspberries
  • Layer two: 200g frozen mango
  • Layer three: 200g frozen pineapple
  • Layer four: 1 x 85g bag watercress plus 100g frozen pineapple
  • Layer five: 200g frozen mixed berries
  • Layer six: 200g diced beetroot, frozen
  • 300g-500g Greek yoghurt
  • Water
  • Fruit and cocktail sticks to garnish

Method:
  1. Set up a high speed blender or smoothie maker. You will need 6 bowls or Tupperware containers, one for each layer of the smoothie. The fruit needs to be frozen so that the blended mixture is firm enough to allow for nice clear layers, if the smoothie mixtures are too runny then they it will be difficult to layer them up in the glass effectively.
  2. Place your frozen raspberries into the blender and add a good spoonful of Greek yoghurt along with a splash of water. Blend on high power until smooth, adding a touch more yoghurt and water if necessary. Pour into a bowl and keep chilled until needed. Wash the bowl of your blender thoroughly before moving on to the next layer.
  3. Repeat with the ingredients for the other layers, ensuring that the blender is cleaned between each layer. Once you have all your fruit blended up and in separate containers then you are ready to build your smoothie.
  4. Take four highball glasses and get your bowls of smoothie mixture ready. Use a spoon to carefully layer up the different smoothie flavours in your glasses in any order you like, making sure you clean the spoon between each different flavour so that the colours stay nice and bright. Take four cocktail sticks and thread them with some small pieces of fruit to create little kebabs, then place them on top of each glass. Serve your smoothies immediately with a brightly coloured smoothie straw.
6-a-Day Smoothie: Back to School with Watercress recipe courtesy of Watercress. For more recipe inspiration and to find out more about the health benefits of watercress, visit Watercress.
6-a-Day Smoothie: Back to School with Watercress
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