Lauren sprinkling cacao nibs over a purple coloured smoothie

Clear Skin Smoothie with nettle, blueberry and maqui

This smoothie is nourishing, mineral rich, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant rich and full of healthful fats. Nettle is particularly nourishing to the skin. Please note the active prep time excludes the 12 hours needed to super-infuse the nettle tea.
Course Smoothie
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 197kcal
Author Naturopath Lauren Glucina


  • Dried nettle leaf + hot water
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries blackberries/raspberries/strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon maqui berry powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons flax seed oil


  • Handful of fresh leafy or wild greens kale, spinach, dandelion greens, plantain, rocket

To serve:

  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flakes


  • Fill a 500ml glass jar ¼ full with dried nettle. Pour boiling water over it, right to the very top. Fasten the lid and let steep overnight. In the morning, strain the herb from the liquid – return it to the garden as compost, and use a cup’s worth of that lovely emerald green infusion as a base for your smoothie.
  • Blend all ingredients together on high. Pour into a tall glass and mix in a sprinkle of coconut flakes and cacao nibs. Enjoy.


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Sodium: 2mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin C: 48.7mg