Gratifying Green Apple Mint and Parsley Smoothie

By     18-Jun 2018

Gratifying Green Apple Mint and Parsley Smoothie

Herbs- apart from their medicinal uses, are also great to make something interesting and flavorful out of it. When exhausted and need to relax your body, grab the listed items and get ready to enjoy this refreshing smoothie with incredible nutritional values.

Nutritional Values

All of you are familiar with mint as well as parsley laden with numerous nutritional values and their health benefits . Mint has antibacterial and antiseptic properties which help in relieving indigestion, germicidal properties helps to promote overall oral health, adaptogenic properties that give a boost to the body’s natural resilience and  regulates cortisol levels and also associated with better memory retention. Talking about parsley, it’s a rich natural source of antioxidants protecting cells from free radical damage, helps in cleansing kidneys, diuretic properties of it treats bloating, potent flavonoids and multiple vitamins detox the body effectively and the rich content of vitamin C, K and beta-carotene reduces pain too.

So, there are few of the benefits of mint and parsley. Now coming back to the recipe, it’s how you should follow it.

Ingredients

  • Green apple chopped- 1 medium
  • A handful of mint leaves
  • Handful of parsley
  • Lemon (squeezed)- ½
  • Rock salt (a pinch)
  • Water- 1 cup
  • Ice cubes

Calories: 63-68

Course: Breakfast

Method

  • Peel and cut the apple into small pieces.
  • Add water, apple, mint leaves, parsley, lemon juice and rock salt into the blender and blend until it gets smooth and no apple chucks are there in it.
  • Pour the smoothie in a serving glass and add ice cubes to it.

Over to you

Enjoy the summers with this amazing green apple mint and parsley smoothie while complementing your health with the benefits of mint and parsley. So, add this refreshing drink to your summer drink list and calm your body inside out just in glass. Also, comment down below what more interesting combination can be made to make your summers little more chilling at home itself.

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