The combination of parsley, cucumber, pineapples and lemons in this recipe make a refreshing, sweet and nutritious smoothie that can be enjoyed for breakfast or as a meal replacement. High fiber content in this smoothie makes it absolutely filling which aids weight loss by limiting calorie intake. Fiber and water content in this smoothie also aids digestion and prevents acid reflux, constipation, nausea and upset stomach. Lemons and pineapple used in this smoothie add wholesome amount of vitamin C that boosts the immune system and helps to fight off colds and Candida infections.
Parsley is a true superfood that contains a high amount of vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, etc. The antioxidants such as luteolin, apigenin, lycopene, beta carotene and alpha carotene present in parsley fight free radical damage and reduces the risk of age-related diseases such as heart disease, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, eye disorders, etc. Parsley is a natural diuretic that flushes out excess water and fluids from the water through urine and helps to relieve water retention. Parsley also reduces inflammation of the kidneys and bladder and reduces the risk of kidney stones. The essential oils in parsley improve digestion and help to relieve gastrointestinal disorders such as gas, bloating, nausea, constipation, etc.
Cucumbers are loaded with water and dietary fiber that helps to keep the body hydrated and aid digestion. Cucumbers contain wholesome amount of vitamin K, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium and manganese. Mineral magnesium present in cucumber helps to relieve migraine headaches by balancing fluids and minerals in the body and preventing dehydration. Cucumbers help to cleanse the liver by removing the accumulated toxins from the blood and gut. Its natural diuretic effect flush out toxins and waste through urine which in turn helps to relieve bloating and water retention. Dietary fiber and water present in cucumber also supports healthy digestion and relieves constipation and regularizing bowel movement.
Abundance of vitamin C, vitamin B1, potassium and manganese in pineapples make it one of the nutrient-dense fruits which numerous health benefits. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that boosts the immune system and helps to relieve cough, colds and flu. Vitamin C also supports heart health and reduces the risk of coronary heart disease. High fiber content of pineapples helps to improve satiety by slowing down the digestive process. This in turn aids weight loss and helps to maintain healthy glucose levels in the blood. Amino acid tryptophan found in pineapples supports the production of serotonin that helps to improve the mood and relieve anxiety and depression.
Lemons are packed with immune boosting vitamin C. It also contains a wholesome amount of minerals potassium, magnesium and copper along with folate, vitamin B6 and thiamin. Lemon juice has a similar atomic structure like the natural digestive juices present in stomach which induces the liver to produce bile and improve digestion. It also helps to relive upset stomach. Acids present in lemon slow down the digestion process which not only helps to balance insulin levels, but also aids better nutrient absorption from foods. Mild diuretic effect of lemon juice helps to flush out toxins and unwanted elements through urine and detox the system.
Here is the recipe…
- Parsley (chopped) – ½ cup
- Cucumber (Peel and chopped) – ½
- Pineapple chunks – 2 cups
- Lemons – 2
- Water/Coconut water – ¾ cup
- Pour pineapple chunks, cucumber slices, and parsley into the blender.
- Then add freshly squeezed lemon juice and water to the blender.
- Blend all these ingredients well at high speed and transfer it into your serving glass.
- Drink this green smooth to detoxify your body and also to cut down your excess weight.
This is a complete healing smoothie that helps to remove harmful chemicals, heavy metals and toxins form the system and provide healthy skin and hair. It aids healing of the important organs and improves their functions.