Parsley Power: Green Smoothie Recipe
Tara Carpenter, NC.
Traditionally, parsley is used as a remedy for anemia, bad breath, menstrual pain, and more; enjoy all the benefits in one glass 🙂 I will go as far as to say that within a week of drinking this green smoothie each morning, you may be hooked! The blend works and tastes great.
Parsley is an herb and is rich in A + K vitamins, folate, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, antioxidants, and essential oil. Some health benefits include: cancer inhibitor, liver detoxifier, anti-inflammatory, immune booster, bone builder, and gallstone dissolver (contains oxalic acid/kidney cleanser).
This recipe is good for those wanting to help prevent or turn around any of the above health conditions. Due to being properly food combined and fitting the ingredient requirements, this recipe is approved for The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). In general, blended vegetable smoothies are a quick, easy way to get your daily nutritional needs met. They are easy-to-digest and key to healing digestive issues. I give this smoothie a green thumbs up for all the ages I have shared this with.
You do not like them. So you say.
Try them! Try them! And you may.
Try them and you may, I say.
~ Dr. Seuss
Parsley Power: A Green Smoothie
Serves: 4 // Yields: 5 cups
1/4 cup flax or chia seeds
3 cups water
1 large handful of parsley, stems intact (about 2 ounces)
6 large lettuce leaves
1 small zucchini, ends trimmed
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/2 lime, juiced
2-inch turmeric root, unpeeled
1-inch ginger root, unpeeled
1/4 tsp green leaf stevia powder (optional for extra sweetness)
- Blend water and flax seeds in Vita-Mix, or other high speed blender.
- Let mixture sit while you prepare the other ingredients.
- Add in the other ingredients and blend until creamy.
- Taste and add more of anything that your taste-buds desire.
- Store in fridge in a sealed glass jar for up to 3 days.
- Replenish your gut flora with the contents of 2 probiotic capsules. This small act can strengthen immunity and digestion. You can also add in a splash of probiotic coconut kefir or InnergyBiotic.
- Thicken things up with coconut pudding …. smoothie in a bowl 🙂
- Add collagen peptides or sunflower seeds (soaked) for more protein.
- Pomegranate gives a sweet expansiveness to this otherwise alkaline smoothie. Ideally, fruit is best eaten alone on empty stomach for optimal food combining, yet does fine when combined with raw leafy greens. If pomegranate causes yeast flares and the like then leave this out and add in more stevia.
- Looking for more fat? Add cold-pressed flax oil or soy lecithin.
*I like to add a pinch of sea salt to smoothies for a flavor boost and to stimulate lymphatic system, replenish electrolytes, aid digestion, and help my body access energy. Common table salt is not recommended as is often heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined.
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May all bellies be happy!