Fresh Parsley Kale Garden Juice (Paleo)
My favorite thing to add to my juices lately is parsley. And not as a garnish!
Juicing parsley adds a freshness to your juice that is almost too good to be true. It’s hard to describe, but for me this Fresh Parsley Kale Garden Juice, made of kale, parsley, carrots, apple, and berries, transported me to my grandparent’s garden in the North of France.
It all started when I smelled the bunch of fresh parsley that I bought to make this juice. It was as if I was walking through my grandparent’s garden in the early morning of a summer day, when the grass was still wet and the air was a bit cold.
There was a refreshing sweet freshness to the air in their garden, that would make me feel alive and would make me want to take deep breathes in.
This is what the fresh parsley smelled like to me.
And it felt so nice to have this memory come back to me because my grandparent’s garden was always a magical place where raspberries, cherries and flowers grew.
Growing up, I would spend my summers in the North of France to visit my grandparents, cousins, and aunt’s and uncles… and I would always treasure my time in my grandparent’s garden.
It was a long narrow garden divided into sections. The first part had flowers, in the middle there were bee-hives, and at the end there were carrots, onions, lettuce and veggies galore.
All throughout their garden were cherry trees ( I think they had seven!), walnut trees, apple trees, pear trees, wild raspberries, wild currents, wild strawberries, and so many flowers.
There was so much color and life, and the ground was able to produce so many different fruits and vegetables. It was such a difference to the landscape of Florida, where I grew up.
I loved it so much, and I loved this bunch of parsley for making the memories all flood back to me.
I actually had never juiced parsley before, but my husband recently insisted upon it, which I thought was an odd request.
He had read an article in some men’s magazine that said it was really good for you and should be juiced.
So I did a quick search into parsley and found that juicing parsley helps improve nutrient absorption, and allows for you to eat way more than you normally would. And you want to eat more of it because it is full of vitamin A, C, K, and folate! (LiveStrong)
One cup of fresh parsley contains 133% of your daily dose of vitamin C, 101% of vitamin A, and 21% iron! ( The Juice Nut ).
And if that wasn’t good enough, parsley is one of the highest sources of chlorophyll, which oxidizes the blood and cleanses the kidneys, liver, and urinary tract.
Seriously, after drinking this Fresh Parsley Kale Garden Juice, I felt SOO amazing. My body couldn’t be happier to have all of the vitamins and minerals, and I felt just amazing and energized for hours.
Plus, this juice is delicious. The color may be a bit greenish, brownish, orange… but it tastes refreshing, with a slight sweetness from the orange, apple, carrot and parsley combination.
And on top of the that, the fresh smell that I described earlier, is captured in taste form with this juice. It has this perfect crisp freshness, and it’s just delicious.
Bonus points for all the natural health benefits.
One thing I did want to tell you guys was how soft my skin has become from juicing! I recently juiced 8 days in a row and my skin became so incredibly soft!
Doing had interesting results because in my recent Whole30 experience post, I mentioned how soft my skin became from doing the Whole30 and how I lost this after doing the Whole30. I wasn’t sure what was the cause of this, and still don’t.
BUT I do know that juicing everyday has made my skin soft and young and I love it. And how good I feel. I can’t wait to set up my old juicer to get back into it.
The first juice that I’m going to make is this Fresh Parsley Kale Garden Juice. It’s just that good. I’ve made it with both blackberries and strawberries and both are delish.
Fresh Parsley Kale Garden Juice (Paleo)
- 1/2 of a large bunch of kale
- 1/2 of a large bunch of fresh parsley
- 5 large carrots
- 2 small apples, , or 1 large one
- 1 orange, , with the peel removed
- a handful of blackberries or strawberries
- Wash and cut all of the ingredients to fit into your juicer. ( I use a WaringPro juicer)
- Wrap the parsley inside the large kale leaves before juicing them. (unless you have a special kind of juicer that can juice smaller greens such as wheatgrass etc, wrapping them ensures that you get the most flavor and juice from your smaller greens).
- Juice the rest of the ingredients and mix.
- Yields 30 ounces of juice
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