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Green Smoothie Recipe

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If I could only have one green smootie recipe for the rest of my life with only one green to add it would be this green smoothie with parsley. Parsley? Oh yes, it's my favorite green to add to my smoothies.

My Green go-to smoothie with secret ingredient

As a kid I used to hate parsley and thought it should only be used as a garnish. Today I think parsley is super underrated herb and such a great additoin to so many recipes and even to smoothies. It’s not about tossing in a blender whatever is green, a green smoothie should also taste amazing. That’s the whole purpose of a green smoothie. It should be a delicious way to consume greens without actually tasting the green. Bring in those vitamins!

How to make a green smoothie taste amazing?

This green smoothie is so delicious because it’s made with banana and I also added a Medjool date. The sweetness will cover up any parsley like taste and that’s the way to make a green smoothie taste amazing. I also like to use coconut water instead of plain water, but that is totally optional.  To make this smoothie a bit creamy I added a tablespoon of cashew butter or almond butter. Don’t forget about those healthy fats. I like to add in chia seeds or hempeeds too.

And then those greens. Instead of going for the usual green smoothie ingredients such as spinach or kale, try a herb.  A great herb (also flavor wise) is parsley. Parsley is a powerful herb which such great health benefits. My absolute favorite go-to green!

How to drink green smoothies?

I think we should eat (chew) our smoothies to digest it properly. A great way to do so is to add the chia seeds or hemps seeds after blending the green smoothie. You could serve the smoothie in a bowl and add those on top too. As such you will have to chew the smoothie. I don’t think a smoothie should be gulped down like a glass of water if you know what I mean. If you don’t have a lot of time to make a smoothie you could make it a day before. You can read here how to save a smoothie for later.

Why not make a juice?

Juicing is getting pretty trending right now and I love a good green juice. But I consider a green juice to be more of a boost of nutrients without the fibers. You can read more on what the difference is about a smoothie and a juice here. As a more filling snack with fibers I will go for a smoothie which allows me to add a nut butter and a banana.

The best thing about a green smoothie is that it takes a few minutes to make and this recipe has endless variations and possible additions. I like to add raspberries to my smoothies. Instead of a banana I also like to use pineapple or mango to sweeten this smoothie.

I hope you will give this parsley power green smoothie recipe a try and let me know when you do!

Parsley Power Green Smoothie
 
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This green smoothie with parsley, fruit and nut butter not only tastes amazing it's also healthy!
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Recipe type: healthy, green, breakfast
Cuisine: vegan, glutenfree, dairyfree
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ½ bunch parsley, only the leaves and tender stems
  • 1 banana (use a frozen banana for a thicker smoothie)
  • 1 Medjool date, pitted
  • a little piece of fresh ginger (don't overdo it)*
  • ½ cup of water or coconut water (add more for a thinner smoothie)
  • ½ tbsp almond butter or cashew butter
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds or hempseeds
  • juice of 1 lime
  • optional: extra fruit such as frozen mango or pineapple
Instructions
  1. Place the ingredients in a high speed blender. Blend on high, adding more (coconut) water if needed. Blend until the smoothie is all smooth without any chunks. Pour into a glass and enjoy or save for later.
Notes
* Use the smallest amount of fresh ginger, just to give this smoothie a punch. Be careful not to add too much.

 

 

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Janet
    December 8, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Hi Bianca,

    Just had breakfast with this absolutely tasty smoothie. I just put extra hemp seeds on top, because it helps me to chew the juice.
    Thank you so much for this original creation and your healthy website in general!!!

    Cheers,
    Janet

    • Reply
      Bianca
      December 8, 2013 at 11:17 am

      Ah thank you so much Janet! These comments make my day 🙂

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        Kory
        March 15, 2017 at 6:21 pm

        Got it! Thanks a lot again for heiplng me out!

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    rpp pai smp berkarakter 2013
    May 6, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Excellent post. I was checking constantly this blog and I am inspired! Very useful information specially the remaining section 🙂 I deal with such info a lot. I was seeking this particular info for a very long time}. Thanks and best of luck.

    • Reply
      Bianca
      May 6, 2014 at 8:22 am

      Thank you so much!

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    Come-Moda
    July 16, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Lijkt me super lekker!

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