Grape Parsley Lemonade Smoothie

Top Summer Smoothies

The best smoothie recipes are satisfying AND healthy.  Grapes, lemons and a hint of parsley make this a simple smoothie recipe you can make any time of year but it’s so, so good when it’s hot outside.  The Blender Girl whipped up this summer drink to keep us cooled down and quench a thirst.

And the best part is you can make delicious fruit smoothies with no added sugar!

 

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Health Benefits of Parsley

But, why parsley? It’s packed with antioxidants — including lycopene and beta-carotene, essential oils, and nutrients. Parsley is also a natural diuretic that can combat bloating, which is why you often see it used in detox juices. It’s also a proven anti-inflammatory, and has been used for centuries to promote kidney and urinary tract health.

Vibrant healthy green grape parsley lemonade smoothie in a blender in a beautiful white marble modern kitchen

RECIPE: Grape Parsley Lemonade Smoothie

Serves 2

1/2 cup (120ml) fresh lemon juice (about 4 ripe lemons)
3 cups (510g) green seedless grapes
1 medium bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1/2 small avocado, peeled and pitted
2 cups (250g) ice cubes
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup, plus more to taste (optional)

Throw all of the ingredients into your blender and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until frosty.

Variations:

  • Substitute thyme, mint or rosemary for parsley
  • Skip the avocado and blend without ice (serve over ice instead)
  • Use strawberries instead of grapes

 

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