Parsley Pear Green Smoothie

I never thought I’d enjoy drinking parsley in a green smoothie.

Parsley Pear Green Smoothie

Parsley has such a strong, distinctive taste that I was quite sure I’d never find a way to drink it (and actually enjoy it).

And then I stumbled onto this gem.

Parsley Pear Green Smoothie Top View

I love accidental discoveries.

I’ve created some of my best recipes by accident.

“Whoops, I added too much spice.”

Or “Whoops, I left out an entire ingredient.”

Or my favourite, “Whoops, I forgot to buy some of that, I’ll just chuck in some of this instead.”

And then “Hey, this kind of actually tastes awesome.”

Well, this is one of those kind of recipes.

Parsley Pear Green Smoothie Ingredients

It was during my “green smoothie experimentation” phase. The one where I was trying all kinds of crazy combinations and making lots of duds.

This, however, is most definitely NOT a dud.

I just chucked in a bit of everything that I had on hand. Some pears, some apples, a plum or two and lots of bananas.

Always lots of bananas.

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And what emerged was a sweet, gentle, amazing combination that almost tastes like cinnamon.

And it has lots of parsley in it.

Which is very good for you, I understand.

And yet you can’t really taste it. I mean you can, but somehow it’s not parsley any more.

Parsley Pear Green Smoothie with Pear

I am truly in awe of the way that you can combine simple, whole foods to create the most amazing, unexpected results.

Enjoy!

Parsley Pear Green Smoothie
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Diets: Raw, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free
Makes: 2L
 
Ingredients
  • 1 small bunch parsley
  • ½ med avocado
  • 1 nashi pear (aka Asian pear or apple pear)
  • 1 pear
  • 1 Royal Gala apple
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 2 med plums
  • 6 med bananas
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice (200g)
Method
  1. Remove seed from plum, skin & seed from avocado, skin from bananas and stalks from pears and apples.
  2. Chop fruit roughly.
  3. Add ingredients to blender in order listed.
  4. Blend until smooth and creamy.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 1251

Tips

  • You can halve the recipe if you like. I tend to make a very full jug’s worth (as you can see by the photo), and then store it in the world’s best smoothie bottles so I can drink it over the next day or so. But you don’t have to make that much. And if you don’t want half fruits lying around, just put the whole fruit in and see how it goes :)
  • If you don’t have a high speed blender, I recommend removing the seeds from your apples and pears. If you do, just leave them in.

Have a truly awesome day!

~ Nikki, Eating Vibrantly

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What others are saying...

  1. Lisa says

    I know banana is everyone’s favorite way to sweeten a smoothie. I also know that a artificial sweeteners are not good for you. (except maybe stevia) But what do you do when you are epi-pen allergic to bananas and avocados? I would like a whole recipe bin of great tasting healthy smoothies that don’t use these ingredients for obvious reasons.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Lisa

    • Nikki says

      Hi Lisa,

      I would just use whatever fruits you’re not allergic to, and that you enjoy. I’ve been using hemp seeds instead of avocado recently, and I love my smoothies with pears, mangoes, oranges, apples – whatever’s in season that I love. You can also use medjool dates to sweeten a smoothie.

      If you haven’t seen it before, I highly recommend Valya Boutenko’s video where she talks about which fruits to use to make a creamy smoothie. Hope this helps!

      How To Make A Green Smoothie Tasty Every Time – Valya Boutenko

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