Best Ever Parsley Smoothie Recipe

This delicious and healthy parsley smoothie is so simple, easy, and quick. It is naturally detoxifying, gluten free, dairy free, plant based and loaded with antioxidants! 

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A Cleansing Parsley Smoothie (that tastes delicious!)

 

It’s time for another smoothie recipe! If you loved my recent arugula smoothie recipe, you’ll love this delicious and healthy parsley smoothie that is also detoxifying, nourishing, and so refreshing. 

This tasty parsley smoothie is filling, sweet and slightly tart, and contains a great mix of antioxidants, protein, fats, and carbohydrates. Fresh parsley is the star ingredient but the taste is subtle and blends wonderfully with the other ingredients. 

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Using Parsley in Smoothies 

 

Parsley is a fantastic nutritional powerhouse in the herb world. While you may not often see parsley in a smoothie compared to other greens/herbs like spinach or mint, it makes a great addition to smoothies as it brings in flavonoids and other herby goodness.

When it comes to using parsley in smoothies, I recommend going with 1/2 cup of fresh parsley per serving of smoothie as to not overwhelm the smoothie but add just the right dose of bright, parsley goodness. 

If you are considering pairing parsley with sweet ingredients, it goes especially well with bananas, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, apple, pear, and melons in smoothies (or salads)!

Best Ever Parsley Smoothie Recipe Ingredients

What Does Parsley Taste Like?

 

Parsley is a common herb and has a great, fresh taste that makes it a recipe favourite. Parsley has a clean, peppery taste, that is slightly bitter, and the bitterness makes it blend well with sweeter fruits. 

There are a couple varieties of parsley that I used in this smoothie – Italian parsley and curly parsley. Italian parsley has flat looking leaves, and curly parsley has fuller, “spiky” leaves. The Italian parsley is a bit stronger in flavour, but they both work separately or together in this smoothie. 

Best Ever Parsley Smoothie Recipe Ingredients - apple, pear, lemon, parsley, banana, honey

Can I Blend Parsley?

 

Definitely!

When parsley is  blended using a high speed blender like a Vitamix, the herb becomes barely detectable in texture. While the texture of this parsley smoothie is primarily smooth, there may be little flecks of parsley visible which is totally fine!

Health Benefits of Parsley 

 

Consuming parsley on a regular basis has been linked to many health benefits as it is a superfood loaded with nutrients.

Here are just a few of the benefits of enjoying parsley:

  1. A 1/2 cup serving of parsley (the amount you’ll get in this parsley smoothie) provides 100% of the daily recommended vitamin A intake, the full recommended daily intake of vitamin K (and then some!), and over 50% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C
  2. It is rich in cancer preventative antioxidants. 
  3. It helps support bone health because of all that good vitamin K. 
  4. It has natural antibacterial properties. 

(source)

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Parsley Smoothie Ingredients

 

To make this tasty and nutritious smoothie you need only 8 ingredients! With a mix of whole-food, natural ingredients there’s a perfect blend of sweet, tart, and creamy. 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Fresh parsley
  • Banana (frozen)
  • Green apple
  • Pear
  • Lemon
  • Avocado
  • Raw honey 
  • Vanilla almond milk (unsweetened)

Optional Add In:

  • Vanilla plant protein powder or unflavoured collagen peptides

Best Ever Parsley Smoothie Recipe in a jar

The protein powder in this smoothie is optional but I highly recommend adding it. Adding protein helps to make smoothies more filling, and balances the natural sugars from the fruits, making your smoothie a well-rounded, well-balanced meal or snack. 

 

Have you ever made or tried a smoothie with parsley? Tell me about it in the comments and be sure to pin the photo below the recipe to save this one for later. 

 

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Best-Ever Parsley Smoothie

Yield: 1-2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This delicous, creamy, refreshing parsley smoothie is sweet, tart, and naturally detoxifying as well as dairy free!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 to 1 cup fresh parsley (Italian or curly, or both)**
  • juice from 1/4 of a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey (or coconut nectar for vegan)
  • 1 green apple, cored
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 green pear, cored
  • 1/2 a ripe avocado, pitted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • Optional:
  • 2 scoops plant-based vanilla protein powder or collagen peptides powder (see recommended brands list)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend for 1-2 minutes until thick and smooth.
  2. Enjoy!

Notes

**If you are new to parsley in smoothies go with 1/2 cup for this recipe, then increase the more you make it, as this will get you used to that herby flavour in a smoothie!

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Best Green Spirulina Smoothie

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Banana Almond Butter Date Smoothie Recipe

Creamy Blueberry Avocado Smoothie

 

Have a great day!

Christal // NITK

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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