Using herbs in green smoothies is a powerful way to add the nutrition of greens to your day.
Parsley is rich in iron and Vit C (Vit C is needed to help absorb iron), it is rich in the green antioxidant pigment chlorophyll, and contains all B Vitamins except B12! Parsley is one of the easiest herbs to grow and is available almost all year round.
4Ps Green Smoothie
1 cup papaya (red is nicer than yellow)
1 cup of pineapple (include the core)
1-2 handfuls of flat leaf parsley (remove bigger stems)
2 cups water
Scoop out the passion fruit pulp, and sit it on top of the smoothie like a garnish You could blend the passionfruit through, however the seeds will be gritty through the smoothie
The core and stem of raw pineapple contains the most bromelain in the whole fruit. Bromelain is an enzyme that helps with protein digestion. It is also suggested that bromelain can help reduce inflammation, reduce coagulation of blood and reduce tumour growth.
Pineapple also contains excellent amounts of Vit C and the trace element manganese, which are both important for the immune system due to their antioxidant supporting roles.