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How to make nettle green tea smoothie

Four ingredients:

Banana Kiwifruit Nettle Tea Pineapple

1. One banana peeled and sliced;  2. ½ cup of chopped pineapple;  3. One kiwifruit peeled and sliced;  4. Approximately one large cup (½ pint / 250ml) of nettle green tea (chilled).


1.  Make the nettle green tea first; 2.  Refrigerate; 3.  Once the tea is chilled, place the four ingredients into a blender; 4.  Blend and serve, makes approx. 1 pint, 500 ml, or two small cups.


A powerful antioxidant drink: all four ingredients are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

BANANAS: high in fibre, an excellent source of vitamin B6, contains moderate levels of potassium, vitamins B12, C, manganese, magnesium.  According to the New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a healthy diet can reduce the risk of a stroke.  Recovery drink: good for hangovers as alcohol causes the body to lose potassium. Bananas increase enzymes in the body that protect the body from infections, and reduce acidity in the stomach.  A good energy booster because of the high glucose, fructose and sucrose content.

PINEAPPLE has high levels of vitamin C and manganese. Manganese is a good mineral for energy production and antioxidant defence. Vitamin C is a highly effective antioxidant.  Important because it promotes healing, neutralises harmful toxins, and helps prevent cancer and heart disease.

KIWIFRUIT is a great antioxidant, very high in vitamin C and dietary fibre; contains potassium, vitamins B6, E and K, and Omega 3 fatty acids. Vitamin K helps prevent heart disease. One kiwifruit contains more than 100 percent of the recommended amount of vitamin C based on a 2000-calorie daily diet.

NETTLE tea is highly prized as a natural antioxidant herbal remedy. High in vitamins A, thiamine (B1) and riboflavin (B2), C, D, E, and K; loaded with minerals: calcium, chromium, cobalt, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, sulfur and zinc.  Nettle is a natural diuretic, enhancing the natural excretion of waste, a kidney stimulant that helps to prevent kidney stones and urinary tract infections like cystitis and nephritis. Nettles helps to clear skin conditions like eczema, and speeds up metabolism so it could aid in weight loss.  The high iron content may help iron deficient anaemic patients.  Given the high calcium content nettles are good for healthy teeth and bones.

For more nettle information, see Detox diet with nettle leaf.

For a diet drink, see how to make your own appetite suppressant weight loss drink.  This is a quick and easy recipe requiring only three ingredients: water, fennel seeds and a lemon. Recipe.


Please note that the information provided does not replace medical treatment, or advice.  Never delay seeking medical advice.  It is advisable to consult with your physician before taking any natural remedy, particularly if you have an existing medical condition or are pregnant or lactating. Some plants and herbal remedies react to prescription drugs.