Green Smoothie Recipes With Sorrel
Have you ever tried green smoothie recipes with sorrel before? As a matter of fact, have you ever tried sorrel before period? I’m sad to say that before I stumbled upon this recipe, I had never heard of it before. This perennial herb also goes by the name of Spanish dock. It’s used to make a special tea in Jamaica every holiday season, but in America, we can now harness its nutritional benefits to make some really great green smoothie recipes.
The vitamins and nutrients that are found in sorrel can be used to help prevent and treat several different diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. Additionally, sorrel is a great source of vitamin C, vitamin A, magnesium, calcium, and potassium, containing high amounts of each. Sorrel contains a number of different flavonoids, which can enhance the immune system and protect against certain types of cancer.
The antioxidants that are found in sorrel are thought to be effective in fighting the signs of aging. These same antioxidants also protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals, which will leave your skin looking refreshed and renewed. With all of the health benefits that sorrel has to offer, why would you not want to include it in your green smoothie recipes?
Sorrel has a slightly bitter taste, so it is common to use natural sweeteners to temper the bitter flavor. If you are interested in trying green smoothie recipes with sorrel, here is a great one for you to try. Here is the list of ingredients that you’ll need:
- 2 big handfuls sorrel (leaves and stems)
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Flesh of 1/2 avocado
- 3 strawberries
- Handful of ice
- 1 cup of purified water
- Your favorite natural sweetener to taste
Each of these ingredients should be added to your blender one at a time and blended together until they have a smooth, creamy consistency. This recipe will make approximately 2, 12 ounce cups of smoothie, but you can easily double the ingredients if you need to make more. If you have never used natural sweeteners before, some suggestions of ones you could use include maple syrup, stevia, and agave nectar. Enjoy!