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Parsley Dressing: Recipe for B.E.D. (stage 1)

I suppose that I could have come up with a fancier name for such a delightful dressing, but I am all about keeping things simple and this dressing is rich enough to stand on its own. Drizzled over lettuce or served as a dip; either way you will ‘get your greens on’ 😉 

Even when eaten in small amounts, parsley contains numerous health benefits due it being dense in nutrients, essential oils (i.e. apiol, myristicin) and antioxidants — and why parsley is called a superfood. Parsley is good for regulating the bowels and blood sugar and can help to decrease bloating. Folk medicine has used it as a natural detox remedy, diuretic, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory for centuries. 

This recipe is perfect for The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) because parsley is antibacterial, anti fungal, and full of vitamins and minerals that can boost your immune system while your body conquers infections, such as Candidiasis (yeast overgrowth). Vegetable-blended dressings (and soups!) are an easy way to get your daily vitamins, minerals, and fats. They are also very easier to digest; which is key when healing a digestive issue.

Parsley Dressing: B.E.D. (stage 1)

Yields: 1 1/3 cup

Ingredients

1 cup parsley, chopped (about 1 bunch)

1/2 – 3/4 cup water 

1/3 – 1/2 cup flax seed oil, cold-pressed

3 Tbsp. lemon juice, freshly squeezed

1 Tbsp. mustard

2 garlic cloves, peeled

3 pinches sea salt or Herbamore 

2 drops stevia extract (optional)

½ teaspoon EcoBloom (prebiotic that encourages growth of friendly bifidus).

Instructions

  1. Place everything but the oil into a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Slowly add in the oil to emulsify.
  3. Taste and add in more of anything that your taste-buds desire.
  4. Shake well before each use.
  5. Store up to a week in the fridge in a sealed glass jar.

Tips & Ideas

  • Substitute olive or avocado oil for the flax seed oil.
  • Substitute cilantro for the parsley.
  • Substitute apple cider vinegar for the lemon juice.
  • Add another tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice if you like more sour.
  • Depending on how dry your parsley is, you might need to add in more oil or water.
  • A Vitamix blender, if you have one, will kick out a smooth product every time.
  • Empty in a couple Ancient Earth Mineral capsules for a more alkalizing dressing.

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References

https://foodfacts.mercola.com/dandelion-greens.html

May all bellies be happy!

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