I must admit, I have not been paying any attention to the leafy green called Rocket also known as Arugula.
I have largely ignored it much to my disappointment because rocket (arugula) has been shown to have some fantastic health benefits.
In fact, rocket rivals kale and spinach in terms of making our lives richer in health.
So I sought to correct that and came up with my first of many recipes that will include rocket (arugula). If you have high blood pressure, you won’t be doing yourself any favours by ignoring rocket.
Rocket ( arugula) has a lowering effect on blood pressure.
If you exercise regularly, you won’t be doing yourself any favours by ignoring arugula (rocket). It’s time to rocket your exercise endurance by munching some more rocket greens.
When I first tasted rocket (arugula), I discovered it had this peppery, tangy flavour and I was floored by it’s unique taste. That slight bitter edge was just too awesome and I fell in love with it straightaway. It was love at first taste!
So, my first idea was coming up with a smoothie recipe that would include arugula (rocket) and here it is – the rocket berries smoothie.
What do we need for this rocket (arugula) berries smoothie recipe?
Strawberries X 250 g
Rasperries X 250 g
Avocado X 1
Apple X 1
Plant-based milk X 200 ml
Rocket (Arugula) nutritional information per 100 g
|Total fat||0.5 g|
|Saturated fat||0.1 g|
|Polyunsaturated fat||0.3 g|
|Monounsaturated fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||3.7 g|
Arugula will also supply you with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, Calcium, Mangnesium and Vitamin B6.
How to make the rocket berries smoothie
>> Chuck in the strawberries and rasperries into the Nutribullet jar.
>> Scoop in the avocado flesh
>> Add the rocket (aragula) vegetables and the apple fruit. Pour in some milk.
>> Then blitz for about 40 seconds.
>> Pause the Nutribullet.
You will find the rocket berry smoothie has a thick consistency.
>> Add some more milk and blitz the content for another 40 seconds.
Boom…your rocket berries smoothie is now ready to spice up your life.
Enjoy the unique earthy spicy taste of this smoothie. It’s like no other taste. I loved it. Hopefully you will too.
Does the rocket berries smoothie pass my blood sugar test. It does. I got a blood glucose reading of 4.3 mmol/l (77.4 mg/dl) 1 hour post-meal. Excellent!