Rocket-Powered Smoothie



Adding greens to your smoothies gives them and you an extra boost of important nutrients: Proteins, Vitamins, Minerals and Fibre.

Rocket, or Arugula, is a cruciferous vegetable – like Kale and Sprouts – which are associated with a lower risk of cancer, in particular lung and colon cancer. It provides Calcium and Vitamin K for bone health, antioxidants, Iron and B Vitamins, including Folate, and contains nitrates, which lower Blood Pressure and the amount of oxygen required during exercise, while enhancing athletic performance.

It has a light, slightly herby flavour and is not at all overpowering when combined with fruit, nuts and seeds. I was pleasantly surprised the first time I tried it when we ran out of Romaine Lettuce.

(Remember to alternate cruciferous with non-cruciferous greens to protect your thyroid health).

This is a thick smoothie, you’ll need a spoon! (You can reduce the oats if you want it thinner).


1 Banana

2 Tbsps Gluten-Free Oats

A Large Handful Rocket Leaves

1 Rounded Tbsp Sunflower Seeds

1 Tbsp Cashew Nut Butter

1 Tsp Wheatgrass Powder

1/2 Mango

1 Tbsp Dried Mango Pieces

Small Glass of Fresh Apple Juice + a little water if you want a thinner smoothie

Blend and serve! Add ice if you’re not sure about the greenery, it helps when you’re not accustomed to green smoothies, but this has such a fruity flavour from the dried mango and apple juice, you’ll be fine ☺️

Copyright: Chris McGowan

4 thoughts on “Rocket-Powered Smoothie

  1. I like this recipe a lot! I do have the occasional green smoothie, as well as the odd drink of wheatgrass (its truly disgusting, but I hold my nose as I drink) My greenies are all savory though – adding the fruit is quite a nice touch. 🙂

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    1. Thank you! I find wheatgrass powder in smoothies quite palatable, but if I was having wheatgrass as a shot I think I would have it in fresh apple juice! I am not very brave when it comes to spirulina – I always have to mix it in with something fruity!


      1. Oh….now why the heck did I not think of THAT! Mixing it with fruit juice?? Doh!! It was my daughter that switched me onto wheatgrass, and she drinks hers in a shot glass, so I assumed that was the way to do it. Pffft!


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