Excellent recipes for nettle smoothies or a unique way for your health

Have you ever come across a nettle smoothie? No? Then it’s time to fix it.

Nettles grow almost everywhere and many people have no idea about their beneficial effects.

What are they like?

And what to combine nettles with to make your smoothie taste good?

Check out 3 original recipes.

Spring nettle detox smoothie

Our grandmothers and great-grandmothers already knew well what herbs to pick from the spring and what to use them for.

Nettles and also dandelions can be found without any problems and thus ensure a really great and above all healthy cocktail for your body. We don’t just mention dandelions, you will find them in the following detox smoothie recipe.

What will we need

  • 1 large handful of nettles
  • 1 handful of dandelion leaves
  • 1 apple
  • 1 banana
  • 1 avocado
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Water as needed


  • Chop the nettles and dandelion leaves into smaller pieces.
  • Place in a blender together with the chopped apple, banana and avocado, sprinkle with lime juice and blend until smooth.
  • Dilute with water as needed.

If the smoothie is too sweet, add a banana or a little honey.
Nettles also make an excellent tea that cleanses your whole body! Try our simple recipe and boil water for tea straight away in one of these high-quality kettles that will last you forever! You can choose yours in our review.

A glass full of nettle and citron drink.
Source: feastingathome.com

Nettle smoothie drink with pineapple

Why not? There are no limits to your imagination and if you like to try novel and original recipes, this is one of them. What else to add to this combination?

What will we need

  • 2 handfuls of nettle leaves
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ pineapple
  • 100 ml of coconut milk
  • ¼ cucumber
  • ½ avocado


  • Wash the nettle leaves thoroughly, preferably with gloves, and chop finely.
  • Place in a blender along with chopped pineapple, banana, avocado and cucumber and add coconut milk.
  • Blend until smooth, if necessary add a little water.

You can find more combinations for delicious recipes with nettles in our recipes. For example, try the delicious nettle spinach!

Glasses full of delicious smoothie with pineapple and seeds.
Source: thetastesoflife.com

Nettle smoothie with wild berries

You can pick seasonal forest fruits in the forest and go to the meadow for nettles. A smoothie made from almost purely hand-picked ingredients will taste even better.

What will we need

  • 1 large handful of nettles
  • 220 g of forest fruit (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, wild strawberries…)
  • 200 ml of almond milk
  • Juice of 1 lemon or lime
  • 1 scraped vanilla pod


  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 to 60 seconds.
  • Pour the smoothie into glasses and garnish with the remaining berries.

In winter, you can use dried nettles and frozen fruit. This way you can prepare a smoothie drink from dried nettles and frozen fruit.

Forest fruits and nettles in a delicious creamy smoothie.
Source: ascensionkitchen.com

Health effects of nettle

Nettle leaves and root provide a wide range of nutrients:

  • Vitamins A, C and K, as well as several B vitamins
  • calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium
  • linoleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid and oleic acid
  • All essential amino acids
  • beta-carotene, lutein, luteoxanthin and other carotenoids
  • What’s more, many of these nutrients act as antioxidants in your body.

Stinging nettle contains various compounds that can reduce inflammation. Applying nettle cream or consuming nettle products relieves inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.

Up to 50% of men aged 51 and older have an enlarged prostate. Studies show that St. Nettle extracts help treat short-term and long-term urinary problems—without side effects.

High blood pressure is a serious health problem because it puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke, which are among the leading causes of death worldwide. Stinging nettle has traditionally been used to treat high blood pressure.

This plant contains compounds that can mimic the effects of insulin. In a three-month study, taking 500 mg of nettle extract three times a day significantly reduced blood sugar levels compared to a placebo.

However, this is only basic information about the medicinal benefits of nettle. If you want to learn more about it, read our article dedicated to nettle dioecious .

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