Feeling like you have over done it a bit this week? Get your cleanse on with this beautiful bright green Parsley detox smoothie with fresh vitamin and mineral boosting ingredients.
So this powerhouse ingredient parsley is usually reserved for cooking. I’ve always been a coriander girl, but after reading up on parsley’s benefits I’ve been using it in my juices and smoothies A LOT recently. It has a very distinctive flavour and may not be for everyone but like most juices, hold your nose and drink! I try to remember I am not drinking these veggie filled juices or smoothies for the amazing flavour but rather for the goodness.
Also I don’t know if parsley should have an affect on your face but I have noticed my face has become very clear since using this. I drank it a few times this week and already seen a difference, looking all glowing and stuff. Winning.
Parsley smoothie benefits
Extremely rich in minerals calcium and iron, did you know 1 cup of parsley has more iron then the same amount of spinach? Yeah. It’s one of the richest source of iron in a leafy green. Parsley is also heavy in Vitamin K, 1 cup is equivalent to 168% of our daily recommend allowance. Parsley is also loaded in Vitamin C which is an anti oxidant that helps fight the body from creating diseases in our body, 1 cup of fresh parsley has 89% of our daily recommended allowance!
Also in this green detox smoothie:
- Cucumber – Keeps you hydrated and improves heart AND brain health.
- Apples – High in Vitamin C and B complex vitamins and also for flavour
- Ginger – Anti inflammatory
- Lemon – Great source of anti oxidant and great for healthy sin complexion as Vitamin C in lemons help form collagen in the skin.
This smoothie takes couple of minutes to make and the health benefits above show you its well worth making. Start your day right this morning with a cup of this green powerhouse smoothie.
***********PS if you are pregnant please look in to parsley consumption further, I have read it’s best to avoid juicing it in large amounts during pregnancy************
Hydrating Parsley Detox Smoothie
- 1 cup parsley
- 1 cup chopped cucumber
- 1/2 juice of lemon
- 2 inches fresh ginger
- 1 apple
- 1 cup water
Peel the apple, ginger and cucumber (if its not organic) and chop everything so it's easier for your blender to blend.
Blend everything until smooth and drink immediately.
To make 2 cups, add an extra cup of water.