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    Pear & watercress smoothie

    Morning pick-me-up

    • Vegan
    • Preparation time: 10 minutes + freezing

    Serves: 2


    1 ripe medium banana (about 100g)
    1 ripe Comice pear, peeled, cored and chopped
    50g Waitrose Watercress
    6 mint leaves
    1⁄2 lime, juice
    1cm fresh root ginger (about 2-3g), peeled and chopped


    1. Roughly chop the banana and put in a freezerproof container. Freeze for at least 2 hours or ideally overnight, until solid.

    2. When ready to make your smoothie, put all the ingredients, including the frozen banana, in a high-speed blender. Add 150-200ml ice-cold water and blend until smooth. Serve at once.

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    Cook's tip

    The riper the pear and banana are, the sweeter yoru smoothie will be. To give it more sweetness, add a handful of green grapes or a pitted medjool date.


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