Pine-nettle Smoothie

Nettles are said to help purify the blood - they're certainly rich in iron - and consuming them with fruits such as pineapple and lemon that contain Vitamin C helps the body to absorb this important mineral.

Serves: 2

Prep: 15-20 mins

Cook: None


Nettle layer

100g/3.5 oz nettle leaves, rinsed and blanched

1 apple, cored and roughly chopped

1 lemon, peeled and roughly chopped

2 stoned dates, quartered

1/4 tsp dried ginger

100ml/3.5 fl oz orange juice

Pineapple layer

450g/1 lb fresh pineapple, peeled and cored

100ml/3.5 fl oz soya yogurt

30g/1 oz rolled oats

1) To make the nettle layer, put all the ingredients into a blendder and blend until smooth. Transfer to a jug and rinse the blender goblet.

2) To make the pineapple layer, chop the pineapple into bite-sized pieces. Place in the blender, add the yogurt and oats and blend until smooth.

3) Layer the two mixtures in two large glasses and serve immediately.

Per serving:

351 Kcals

2.4g Fat

0.2g Sat Fat

83.1g Carbs

53.1g Sugar

12.8g Fibre

6.9g Protein

Trace Salt

Source: Juice

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