This morning I went into the kitchen to make a green smoothie for breakfast. I tossed the following ingredients into the blender:
1 cup kale or spinach
1/2 cup banana
1/2 chopped apple
1/2 cup blueberries ( frozen or fresh)
3 tbsps frozen orange juice
5 walnut halves
about 2 cups water
While sipping this wonder of nature, my tastebuds told me something was missing. The parsley! Out to the garden I went with my orange tabby George right alongside me. The parsley patch was waiting for our arrival. In no time 3 healthy stems of parsley were pulsing along with the rest of my morning smoothie. As I enjoyed the delicious blend of fruit and vegetables I knew my energy would be strong as well as calm and focused throughout the morning.
Parsley is one of my favorite herbs. It is nutrient dense, full of vitamins A and C along with calcium, magnesium, and iron. Parsley is also a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine. Munching on parsley every day may provide relief from allergies, asthma, and hives. It is also a healthy herb for vision and digestion.
Most of all I appreciate parsley for its role as a cleanser. This herb is high in chlorophyll and helps to detoxify waste from our bodies. I have read that the avg American is walking around with up to 200 chemicals and 21 pesticides that weren’t in our bodies 100 years ago. Eating parsley is a simple but powerful way to keep our bodies clean. If you do not have parsley growing in your garden or in a pot, plant some!
What’s your favorite smoothie herb?