Today it is a trend to have something festive in a glass. There was a point in my life where soft drinks (pepsi, portello, fanta etc) as we call it in Sri lanka was a definite must! What with all that heat! But after moving to Sweden Non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverages are a total no no for me.
Even so, I found a way to keep myself hydrated with fresh and healthy green juicing during summer. They are full of flavour without unnecessary side effects. So next time you visit the groceries, reach for the greens!
6-10 parsley leaves with the stems
A bunch of kale leaves
Water as needed
Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend well and you’re done!
Here’s what I found out on Wikipedia and other sources.
Apples are noted for its phtyto-nutrients, and anti-oxidants. They are essential for optimal growth, development, and overall wellness. They are low in calories. They, have no saturated fats or cholesterol. It is is rich in dietary fiber, which helps prevent absorption of dietary-LDL or bad cholesterol in the gut. They have vitamin C and beta-carotene. It is a good source of vitamin B-6 and minerals.
Carrots are a good source of vitamin A, K and B.
Parsley contains antioxidants, folic acid, vitamin K, C and A. But pregnant women should be careful about the excessive use of this herb.
Kale is very high on beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C and rich in calcium. Kale is a source of indole-3- carbinol which helps in DNA repair in cells and blocks the growth of cancer cells. It lowers cholesterol and decreases the absorption of dietary fats.
I say this is a good bargain when it is your health you are bargaining for!!
Hope you like this post and any feedbacks or tips are highly appreciated.