Grape Parsley Green Smoothie

from The Blender Girl Smoothies book
July 27, 2012

This Grape Parsley Smoothie from The Blender Girl Smoothies book tastes like crisp lemonade, and is loaded with nutrients and fabulous flavor.

Grape Parsley Smoothie

This grape parsley green smoothie from The Blender Girl Smoothies book tastes like lemonade, and is loaded with goodness. This grape and parsley green smoothie is a refreshing summer breakfast, or afternoon drink. Serve it chilled with blended ice, or over ice cubes. It makes a fantastic party beverage for beside the pool or out on the deck.

The Healthy Benefits Of Parsley In Smoothies

Flat-leaf parsley is fantastic for adding into green smoothies because it’s low in calories (1 cup contains about 20 calories), incredibly cleansing, and is a nutritional powerhouse. The levels of vitamins and minerals in fresh parsley are staggering! Parsley contains high levels of calcium, iron, copper, magnesium, potassium, zinc and phosphorus. It’s also an excellent source of vitamin A, as beta-carotene, Vitamin C vitamin K, and folate.

How To Use Parsley In Smoothies

One of my favorite ways to get my dose of parsley is in raw tabouli. I could eat that all day long! But for the purposes of green smoothies, I never use more than 1 cup of flat-leaf parsley in a blend, as it can have a pungent bitter flavor when blended. If you want to boost the quantity of greens in your smoothies containing parsley, just add in some mild-tasting greens like spinach, radish greens or romaine lettuce.

I love making sweet and savory green smoothies with parsley. I always use Italian flat-leaf parsley. Curly parsley is too bitter. Try the spicy tomato parsley green smoothie if you want a gazpacho-style smoothie. For sweet smoothies utilizing parsley use fruits like apple, pear, pineapple, mango, and grapes.

The Risks Of Parsley For Pregnant Women

**Please note: for pregnant women: parsley should not be consumed in large amounts as it has been used as a natural remedy to start or increase menstrual flow and to cause a natural abortion. At high doses (garnish and a bit in a salad is fine) apiol and myristicin, both found in the oil of the plant can stimulate uterine contractions and could induce miscarriage or preterm labor in high doses.

For the rest of you, hop into the parsley! Parsley is a complete protein, containing all 10 essential amino acids, and I include it regularly.

Other Green Smoothies

Tastes-Like-Ice-Cream Kale Green Smoothie
Tastes-Like-Caramel Peach Mango Green Smoothie
Pineapple Coconut Green Smoothie
Melon Ginger Green Smoothie
Sweet Kiwi Green Smoothie

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Grape Parsley Green Smoothie

This Grape Parsley Smoothie from The Blender Girl Smoothies book tastes like crisp lemonade, and is loaded with nutrients and fabulous flavor. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 16-ounce glasses
Author Tess Masters

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (120ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cups (510g) green seedless grapes
  • 1 medium bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 small avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 5 drops alcohol-free liquid stevia, plus more to taste
  • 2 cups (250g) ice cubes

optional boosters:

Instructions

  1. Throw all of the ingredients into your blender (including any boosters) and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until frosty. 

Recipe Video

GRAPE PARSLEY LEMONADE SMOOTHIE

This GRAPE PARSLEY LEMONADE SMOOTHIE from The Blender Girl Smoothies app and book is sweet and delicious, and is fantastic for air-borne allergies! Parsley is a fantastic natural remedy and detox agent. Parsley is not just for garnish. You can put an entire bunch of flat-leaf parsley into a smoothie. This tastes like lemonade, and is a fantastic quick easy way to get it into your diet. GET THE FULL PRINTED RECIPE:https://www.theblendergirl.com/recipe/grape-parsley-green-smoothie/

Posted by The Blendaholic on Friday, August 31, 2018

Recipe Notes

Recipe from The Blender Girl Smoothies book
Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak

Comments

Comments 17

  1. Hi again.

    I really never thought of parsley as a food, only a something that decorates your plate – I know that sounds lame, I don’t like the taste myself but would love to get to know it better, especially if it is healthy.

    Do you have a particular website where you can find the nutritional value of fruits & vegetables, especially parsley?

    Thank you.

    1. I adore parsley in green smoothies. It makes them taste so fresh. I can’t say I’m a great fan in savoury meals though which is weird.
      I find out the nutritional information for all my smoothies at http://cronometer.com/ You just type in the name of the ingredients and the amount used and it will tell you everything you need to know.

      I’m going to have to give this a try as I still have a massive bunch of parsley in my fridge and have been working my way through gorgeous parsely smoothie recipes one by one!

      1. Katherine,
        I love Cronometer too!
        Thanks for sharing that with Cynthia.
        I can’t wait to hear what you think of this smoothie.

    2. Hey Cynthia!
      Yes, parsley is SOOO good for you and absolutely DELICIOUS! I am glad you are going to start including it.
      I like Nutrition Data or Cronometer for calculating the nutritional content of recipes and foods.
      WHFoods is also a FANTASTIC website for information about the nutritional value of whole foods.

  2. I’ve just made this smoothie and it is lovely. I made a few tweaks. I only had 4 cups of grapes not 5 and just included the juice of 1 lemon as too much citrus makes my husbands mouth hurt! I also added in my usual cup of oats to make it filling and I did actually put in half a cup of raisins to sweeten it up a bit (maybe as I was lacking the last cup of grapes) I do have a sweet tooth though.
    It’s very refreshing and aromatic. Many thanks for sharing this.

    Katherine

  3. Hello..
    I’m so excited to try all of your fabulous recipes.. I also have used the Body Ecology Diet with fab results!!! My question is can I use a different parsley? I have not seen Continental in my neck of the woods.. Will it alter the taste??

    1. I really don’t like curly parsley….
      I think it is so bitter. However, I totally understand your predicament. You have to use what is available to you.
      You CAN make this smoothie with that parsley. You will just need to tweak the other ingredients slightly. Enjoy 🙂

  4. I LOVE this smoothie (which turns out more like a drink for me). I crave it. So delicious, thank you for the recipe!

  5. Sounds great! Delicious California grapes are in season in the fall here in the US. Their natural in-season sweetness might make it possible to forgo the Stevia, which tastes bitter to me. I can’t wait to try this recipe in the fall!

    1. Yes, if you have really sweet grapes you may not need to stevia. Nu Naturals alcohol-free liquid stevia doesn’t have a bitterness, and is amazing in small amounts in smoothies and juices.

  6. This smoothie just called out to me. As my freezer had a treasure trove of really sweet grapes, and my refrigerator had all the other ingredients (washed too, cause that’s how I roll), I was sipping in a minute. I did add a handful of spinach and a bit of date paste, already made, instead of the stevia. Thank your for this brilliant smoothie, tasty and energizing!

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