Parsley Defense

Parsley:  For many people, it’s just a garnish on a dinner plate. Some people probably don’t even know they can eat it. But did you know that parsley is an under-rated nutrient-dense superfood, packed with many vitamins and anti-oxidants that promote enhanced immune function? Building up your immune system is vitally important now to shield us from a variety viruses and diseases.

Instead of focusing on what you don’t want to happen to your health, try focusing instead on what you can do to create vibrant health and aliveness. Eating parsley can fortify your body so it becomes strong and resilient. Our bodies have self-healing abilities, and are capable of defending against sickness. Sometimes we forget that.

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, a bunch of parsley can keep two doctors at bay. How can you eat that much parsley and enjoy it enough to drink a glass several times a week?  Easy, use a blender.

Start by getting a bunch of parsley and using scissors, cut it up over the opening of the blender.  Cut up an apple and a banana, add some water and give it a whirl. The banana masks the taste of the greens, whether those are parsley, kale, spinach or watercress. If you’d like it sweeter, add a tablespoon or so of frozen orange juice or any other kind of juice.

Pour the drink into a clear glass so you can enjoy the vibrant green color as you sip your way to health. If you can’t drink it all, make sure you put it in an airtight container and drink it within a day.

I buy several bunches of parsley and freeze them in Ziploc bags. This way you will always have an ample supply on hand. I find the psychological benefit of drinking this several times a week is huge, because whenever the thought of sickness crosses my mind I remind myself “I ate my parsley. I am healthy, strong and resilient.” Not only is parsley good for your health and mind, it can make your complexion glow too.

Think of this green elixir as low cost inner peace and protection in a glass. The best part of making this parsley drink is you can you make it the way you like it. You can add kiwi, grapes, cucumber or celery too. Next time you are at a restaurant, don’t forget to eat the parsley!