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Parsley Power: Green Smoothie Recipe

Parsley Power: Green Smoothie Recipe

Traditionally, parsley has been used for many years as a natural remedy for anemia, bad breath, and menstrual pain.Β Enjoy the goodness here in an easy to get down beverage πŸ™‚

I love watching a person’s face when I tell them what I put in my smoothies. This is good stuff … you will fully understand within a week of drinking 1 every morning that this blend works and tastes great! 

Parsley is an herb rich in vitamin A, vitamin K, folate, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, antioxidants, and essential oil. Health benefits include inhibiting cancer, detoxifying, anti-inflammatory, immune booster, building bone, and removing gallstones (contains oxalic acid/kidney cleanser).   

This recipe is perfect for those healing a specific health condition, with a dietary restriction to this or that, and/or on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.). In general, vegetable-blended smoothies are a quick way to get your daily fix. They are even easier to digest, key to healing digestive issues. Whether or not you’re on a gut protocol, this smoothie gets a green light and thumbs up from all ages I have tried on.

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

Ingredients

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)

Instructions

  1. Blend water and flax seeds in Vita-Mix or other high speed blender.
  2. Let mixture sit while you wash and prepare the other ingredients. 
  3. Add in other ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Taste and add in more of anything that your taste-buds desire.
  5. Store in fridge in a sealed glass jar for up to 3 days.

Tips & Ideas

  • Replenish gut flora with contents of 2 probiotic capsules for strong immunity/digestion. A splash of probiotic-rich liquids like coconut kefir or InnergyBiotic make health-promoting additions too.
  • Thicken things up with coconut pudding – smoothie in a bowl!
  • Add collagen peptides or sunflower seeds (soak) to increase protein.
  • Pomegranate give a touch of sweet expansiveness to this alkaline, vegetable smoothie. Ideally, fruit is best eaten alone on empty stomach for optimal food combining, but seems to be fine combined with raw leafy greens. If pomegranate is too sweet for you (i.e. causes yeast flare) leave out and add more stevia.
  • Looking for more fat? Add in cold-pressed flax oil or soy lecithin.

*Add a pinch of sea salt to smoothie to boost flavor, stimulate lymphatic system, replenish electrolytes, aid digestion, and help body access energy. I do not recommend common table salt which is often heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. 

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May all bellies be happy!

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