Monday, August 4, 2014

Green Smoothie

Another long absence, woops! But the move to Nelson is complete, more or less, and I don't plan to move cities again for quite a while. All the basic needs have been met (apartment, job, etc) I just need friends and to find time for more fun and activities (like blogging!).

While I was traveling between provinces and homes, I drank a lot of smoothies. I was introduced to the combination of green apple and parsley, and became obsessed. Because A, it is delicious, and B, parsley is has a lot of nutritional good in it.

I make this smoothie daily lately, so I tried to keep it more green and less sweet. Not a dessert smoothie, although there is a lot of fruit in it. Since there's so much in season, I've been making a lot of fruit swaps  lately (blueberries for strawberries, peaches for mango...), but this is less about the exact smoothie recipe, and more about how I think parsley is great in sweet drinks.

Green Smoothie
(makes 1 large or 2 modest servings)

  • 140 grams frozen mango (or peaches)
  • 90 grams/1 small green apple (I've been wanting to try juiced green apple)
  • 60 grams frozen strawberries or blueberries
  • 30 grams spinach
  • 30 grams parsley
  • 250 grams water, or there abouts
  • 1 tsp ground flax or chia seed (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp chlorella or spirulina powder (optional)


1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Enjoy!

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