Lemon Parsley Smoothie

It’s been a whirlwind few weeks! I was in Europe for 2 weeks, teaching vegan cooking classes and exploring all the great vegan places everywhere I went. If you follow me on Instagram, I posted lots of photos of what I ate and where I went. I found many great vegan restaurants, and ate well while I was there. Especially the bread! I wish I knew why the bread in Europe is so much better that what we have here. Only in Europe do I get excited about bread and jam for breakfast. 🙂

And then last night we had a great cooking class here in Orange County. It was Italian Night, and we had a lot of fun.

One of the ingredients we used was parsley, and I saved the stems for future use. One of the participants asked what I would do with them and I said I’d use them either in juice or a smoothie. Today when I was ready to use them, I discovered that I didn’t have the typical things that I blend with parsley – kiwi, pears, cucumber – and then thought – what better goes with parsley than lemon? It’s perfect in sauces and dressings, so why not in a smoothie? It was perfect!


Lemon Parsley Smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 small lemon (I used a Meyer lemon, with the skin)
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 nub fresh ginger
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water (optional, for a thinner smoothie)

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

(I had to put my lilacs into the photo. I’ve lived in California for 18 years and this is the first time I’ve seen lilacs! They are the one flower that I miss from New England.)

9 thoughts on “Lemon Parsley Smoothie”

      1. Hi Kelli,
        I loved ur recipe.
        BTW Wish you Good Friday and Happy Easter!
        So what all are you preparing on Easter?

      2. Most of my household is away right now, so it will be a quiet weekend. I may do some experimenting with seitan 🙂

      3. Hi Kelli,
        It’s okay 🙂
        Seitan coated meatballs is something you can try, I love them 🙂

  1. Kelli, the reason you enjoyed the bread and other food there is because most of Europe is non-GMO and much more organic than The USA is!!! Glad you enjoyed your trip and, oh boy, I miss The Dutch bread I grew up with!!!

    1. Good point! It was sooo good… it’s probably actually a good thing that I don’t have access to it all the time 🙂

  2. Kelli, you ARE the perfect flow. My CDE had suggested smottthies as mid afternoon boost for cho/pro as i have increased strength goals. . I have never done drinks / smoothies as I love the process of chew, savor, etc. However, I purchased a bullet gadget and planned to start today. parsley lemon and ginger sound divine..may do hemp milk? thanks for the share. Much love. JGD!

    1. Glad we are in the flow, Bhakti! This is a really nice one. And even though it’s not quite spring in PA yet, this is a good way to prepare 🙂 Yes, hemp milk would be great, or adding some hemp seeds to it also.

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