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Lauren sprinkling cacao nibs over a purple coloured smoothie

Clear Skin Smoothie with nettle, blueberry and maqui

Naturopath Lauren Glucina
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.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Smoothie
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 1
Calories 197 kcal


  • 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: 197kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSodium: 2mgFiber: 6gSugar: 16gVitamin C: 48.7mg
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