A few days ago I listed the top 10 most powerful vegetables worth juicing and as a result I came up with this watercress powerhouse vegetable juice that includes some of the top 10 ingredients.
I used watercress because it was number one and I also included chinese cabbage (Pak Choi) and spinach. It was very green to smell and taste.
To sweeten I added pineapple and an apple. As I used two bags of watercress it was a little strong, I had to dilute it with plenty of water and I think next time I won’t use so much.
So, here’s the ingredients
Watercress Powerhouse Vegetable Juice
1 bag Watercress
4 Pak Choi
10 pieces Large leaf spinach
Those were the three from the top 10 liste that I included along with
1 Lemon (no skin)
small knob of Ginger
It wasn’t the best tasting juice I have made but for me knowing that I am drinking the best vegetables for my body is all that really matters.
The whole thing made one liter of juice which is two glasses.
Health benefits of watercress
Watercress provides high levels of vitamin K (great for bone-building and strengthening – a better alternative to milk) as well as vitamins A, B1, B2 and C. Potassium, zinc, phosphorus copper, calcium and iron.
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties watercress helps to prevent or relieve inflammation including colds/flu.
There are plenty of health claims about the amazing properties of watercress everything from helping a hangover to preventing cancer.
With more iron than spinach and more calcium than milk watercress really is a brilliant vegetable to add to your vegetable juicing list.
When buying my powerhouse vegetables I didn’t bring my list with me so I had to go by memory and next time I think I would include only one bag of watercress and mix in parsley, which was also on the list.