Recipe Directions

In a vitamix (or regular blender) combine all ingredients in order, above. Add about 5 cups of water and blend until smooth and frothy. takes me roughly 2 minutes with a vitamix, will take 4-5 minutes using a regular blender. You want it totally smooth.

This makes enough to have a glass full everyday for a few days. (One serving per day is sufficient)

Did you know that Parsley contains 33 health promoting benefits alone? It is one of the most potent healing vegetables (or spice) in the world! It’s one of my favorites! Here is a list of therapeutic health conditions it heals, I read in an article:

Anemia, Antioxidant, Bactericidal (kills bacteria), Bad breath, Baldness, Blood purifier, Blood vessel rejuvenation, Diarrhea is greatly helped by drinking parsley tea. - Digestion, Dissolves cholesterol within the veins. - Diuretic parsley tea helps resolve swollen ankles. - Ear health, Edema, Fatigue, Gallstones, Glandular support of the liver, spleen, kidneys and adrenal glands. - Gout, Hormonal support, Hormone balancing, Immune booster, Inhibits tumor formation, particularly in the lungs. - Insect bites, Jaundice, Kidneys, Liver congestion, Menstrual irregularity, Menstrual pain, Night blindness, Rheumatism, Spleen strengthening, Stamina loss and low resistance to infection, point to a sluggish liver. This can manifest itself in blood deficiencies, fatigue, a pale complexion and poor nails, dizzy spells, anemia and mineral depletion. - Stomach problems, Strengthens loose teeth, Uterine tonic, Weight loss benefits from being a diuretic.

Nutritional Benefits of Parsley:

Parsley is a nutrient powerhouse containing high levels of beta carotene, vitamin B12, folate, chlorophyll, calcium, more vitamin C than citrus fruits, and just about all other known nutrients. Parsley is a moistening, nourishing, restoring, ’’warming’’ food, pungent with a slightly bitter, salty flavor. It enhances and stimulates the energy of organs, improving their ability to assimilate and utilize nutrients.

Beta carotene is used for protein assimilation. This nutrient benefits the liver and protects the lungs and colon. Beta-carotene is converted by the body to vitamin A, a nutrient so important to a strong immune system that its nickname is the “anti-infective vitamin.”

Chlorophyll: Parsley is abundant in chlorophyll, thus purifying and inhibiting the spread of bacteria, fungi and other organisms. Chlorophyll from parsley is slightly anti-bacterial and anti-fungal which acts to enhance immune response and to relieve mucus congestion, sinusitis and other ’’damp’’ conditions. Chlorophyll, high in oxygen, also suppresses viruses and helps the lungs to discharge residues from environmental pollution.

Essential Fatty Acids: Parsley is a source of alpha-linolenic acid, an important essential fatty acid that is too frequently deficient in today’’s diets.

Fluorine is an important nutritional component abundantly found in parsley. Fluorine has an entirely different molecular structure from chemically-produced fluoride. Tooth decay results from a shortage of fluorine, not fluoride. It is the combination of calcium and fluorine which creates a very hard protective surface on teeth and bones. Fluorine also protects the body from infectious invasion, germs and viruses.

Folic Acid, one of the most important B vitamins, but one of its most critical roles in relation to cardiovascular health is to convert homocysteine into benign molecules. Homocysteine is a potentially dangerous molecule that, at high levels, can directly damage blood vessels and increase the risk of heart attacks and stroke in people with atherosclerosis or diabetic heart disease. Folic acid is also a critical nutrient for proper cell division and is therefore vitally important for cancer-prevention in two areas of the body that contain rapidly dividing cells—the colon, and in women, the cervix.

Iron: The iron content of parsley is exceptional with 5.5mg per100g (4oz). A half-cup of fresh parsley or one tablespoon dried has about 10 percent of your iron daily requirements. Plus, parsley has the vitamin C your body needs to absorb that iron.

Protein: Parsley is made up of 20% protein. (About the same as mushrooms.)

Vitamin B12: Parsley contains traces of B12 producing compounds. Such compounds are needed for the formation of red blood cells and normal cell growth, important for fertility, pregnancy, immunity and the prevention of degenerative illness. The action of vitamin B12, however, is inhibited by birth control pills, antibiotics, intoxicants, stress, sluggish liver, and excess bacteria or parasites in the colon or digestive tracts. Parsley helps to counteract these inhibitors.

Vitamin K: Getting at least 100 micrograms of Vitamin K a day can drastically cut your risk of hip fracture. Vitamin K is necessary for bones to get the minerals they need to form properly. Parsley is loaded with vitamin K (180 mcg per 1/2 cup). Cooking parsley nearly doubles its Vitamin K.

Vitamin C: Parsley contains more vitamin C than any other standard culinary vegetable, with 166mg per 100g (4oz). This is three times as much as oranges. Flavonoids, which make up the Vitamin C molecule, maintain blood cell membranes, and act as an antioxidant helper.

Volatile oil components – including myristicin, limonene, eugenol, and alpha-thujene. Parsley’’s volatile oils, particularly myristicin, have been shown to inhibit tumor formation in animal studies, and particularly, tumor formation in the lungs. It acts as an antioxidant that can help neutralize particular types of carcinogens (like the benzopyrenes that are part of cigarette smoke, charcoal grill smoke, and the smoke produced by trash incinerators).

Parsley also contains calcium (245mg per 100g), phosphorus, potassium (1000mg per 4 oz), manganese (2.7mg per 100g), inositol, and sulphur.

It truly is a wonder spice! I hope you enjoy this highly nutritious drink.

OceanBliss's Thoughts

A smooth, frothy, delicious green smoothie that contains over 33 health benefits!

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Get a ripe cantalope, a bunch of Italian parsley, some mint leaves. Put all the meat of the melon 1/2 the washed parsley and about 10 mint leaves into your vita-mix on high add a couple of ice cubes and you got a green smoothie that will change your mind about parsley. You can use almost any type of melon or honeydew.

Enjoy!

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@dovesinna

This isn't the answer you're looking for, but forcing ourselves to eat and eventually love cilantro was one of the best decisions my wife and I have made ;-).

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Zemphira's Review

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I love this! I keep it in a margarita pitcher in my fridge =]

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bellasera, I'm the same way but about cilantro. Neither my husband nor myself can stand the stuff. It's not just the taste but the smell too. Anyone know of a substitute herb for cilantro, besides parsley, which we DO like?

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YUMMY :D

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maidenofthewell's Review

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I made this earlier and it tasted amazing! One of the best smoothies ever, I'd never thought of putting parsley in a smoothie before...yum! I could have this every day!

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I've never tried parsley in a green smoothie - can someone advise if the taste is quite strong or does it get evened out by the other ingredients?

Thanks!

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Rebecca5793's Review

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I made this for breakfast this morning. Very good! As suggested by CHP201, I just peeled an orange and threw the whole orange into the mix.

Delish! Thanks for the recipe.

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Totally awesome! Beautiful recipe Oceanbliss :)

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I love to put parsley in my smoothies, it goes so well with apples. For ballasera, it's just a personnal opinion, or rather a feeling, but I like the idea of loving and trusting my body... so when there is something I really can't eat or drink, I take it as a message my body is sending me and I don't try to force myself, I juste taste once in a while to see if my tastes have changed:)

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bellasera - I forgot to add that the smoothie makes a few cups, not just one. So you wouldn't be consuming the whole 2 cups of parsley at once.

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Thanks everyone and you're welcome!!

bellasera - Have you tried making it yet? You can barely taste the parsley, the power of the bananas take over most of the parsley taste. If you want, you can always try it with one cup of parsley instead of two, see how that goes. When I first made this, I used just one banana and left out the orange juice...didn't taste too pleasing until I added another ripe banana and a cup of the juice. It tastes amazingly good! I hope you still try it out and if so, let me know how it goes =)

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I know this sounds good but I just can't do that much parsley. I wish I could, I wish I could I wish I could! But it just makes me want to puck. I wish there was someway to get it down as I know it's good for me. Funny thing is I can munch on it, just can't swallow the juice like that.

I have the same trouble with wheat grass but if I do it really quick with a chaser I can usually hold it down.

Got any idea's on how to get in me?

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this sounds great, I'll have to try it. RawkidChef you can just peel an orange and blend it wiht the other ingredients.

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Woo! Gonna try!

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Same here. I want to try this sometime when I can make orange juice :)

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Thanks for the info!I did not try it yet but i vote 5.

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