I would recommend this Arugula, Parsley Green Juice for any newbie green drinker! You are getting a power punch of nutrients with a delicious mild taste!
Don’t let the name get you friends, this green juice is so refreshing! I wish I could tell you I mapped out this recipe, that it was planned but it wasn’t at all. I made it up entirely after visiting the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota back in July. I was getting tested for just about everything this Summer and I needed to make some green juices for “on the go” since the Mayo Clinic looked like a huge college campus. Lots of walking and lots of time spent “on campus”. I HAD to have a green juice! Especially since most of my appointments were at 7:45am! So my mom and I went to the People’s Co-op, which was considered their one and only market. First i’ll just say, it puts Whole Foods to shame! This was the best market I have ever been to. They had every allergy, and every intolerance covered. The amount of organic foods and gluten-free foods that were healthy was astonishing. Everything was so easy to find! I had a blast at that market. I went down every single aisle. Who doesn’t love a market that they can easily navigate?
So I found a type of green there that I have never seen before. They were called Arugula Micro Greens. They looked like Arugula sprouts. I was definitely intrigued! Up until that day, I couldn’t bear to add Arugula into my smoothies or juices because I felt they were way to strong and way too spicy. Even just a small amount would overpower any drink I made.
I have seen so many other bloggers loving Arugula, and I just couldn’t get there. One day I thought…
Well that day came when I found the Arugula Micro Greens.
From there I grabbed some Italian Parsley, as Parsley was a new add back into my diet after it being a food sensitivity for over a year. And I had to grab some lime which was another newbie add, and Grapefruit, because any green juice tastes amazing when cut with Grapefruit.
Since we were staying in a hotel I only had access to a bathroom sink, sans kitchen supplies. So I bought one of those tin turkey basting pans at the market to wash my greens in, and plenty of paper towels. I always travel with my Nutribullet, and a nut-milk bag for making homemade milks and juices so I had those items, and lucky for me my mom happened to have a 1/4 cup measuring cup that went with her dry gluten-free Oatmeal, so I had that to work with. I was really roughing it! Ha! : )
I used my magical eye to gauge the amounts of the greens. I used an overly large handful of the Italian Parsley (no stems), and then a smaller handful of the Arugula Micro greens, already knowing that green was a stronger green, about 2 large wedges of the grapefruit and a thick wedge of the lime.
Ahhh. My masterpiece was TOO strong. Darn strong Arugula! What to do? What to add? I grabbed my Hemp seeds that I never travel without and added 2 Tablespoons and voila! Masterpiece.
The second time I made this masterpiece, I added 1 small donut peach with the skin for my company that preferred this drink a little sweeter.
And the third time I made it, I went all green with NO fruit.
The hemp seeds really cut the flavor and turned the juice a milky green color. The hemp seeds actually made all the difference. My mom, who is not the biggest green juice fan fell in love with this juice, as did I. And I owe it all to the hemp seeds. Hemp seeds provide a light nutty-flavor and also create milkier juices that can balance out flavors. They are considered a superfood boost because hemp offers a complete source of plant based protein, essential fatty acids, iron and many minerals. Hemp is also among the most alkaline-forming of all nuts and seeds, and used as an anti-inflammatory food.
Parsley on the other hand has more vitamin C then an entire citrus fruit! Just a small sprig of Parsley provides all the vitamin C you need per daily serving. You know those small sprigs that are used as a garnish on dishes? Well those babes are loaded with vitamin C. Also rich in Vitamin A and used as a liver detoxifier.
So I’d say Parsley is pretty rad, wouldn’t you?
Like many of the other greens out there, Arugula often gets lost in the shuffle somewhere between Spinach and Kale. If you check out all juice bars, Arugula is rarely on the menu. But Arugula is a rocket green, and provides you with a power punch of Vitamin C, A, K and plant based Calcium and Iron. Sprouts are contain a lucrative amount of digestive enzymes. What does that mean? It means they digest themselves, allowing your body to concentrate on digesting other foods without overload.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
1 medium size handful of micro-arugula sprouted greens
1 large size handful of Italian Parsley
2 medium size grapefruit wedges (no rind)
1/4 wedge of a whole lime (no rind)
2 Tablespoons Hemp Seeds
2 1/2 cups water
1 handful ice
Sweet additional option: 1 small donut peach with skin
Blend all ingredients together except the ice in a high speed blender or Nutribullet till well blended.
Using a Nut-bag over a large bowl, pour the mixture through the nut-bag and “milk” the juice into the bowl.
Discard pulp in bag.
Add ice and serve.
Serves 2 large drinks or 3 small ones
- 1 medium size handful of micro-arugula sprouted greens
- 1 large size handful of Italian Parsley
- 2 medium size grapefruit wedges (no rind)
- ¼ wedge of a whole lime (no rind)
- 2 Tablespoons Hemp Seeds
- 2½ cups water
- 1 handful ice
- Sweet additional option: 1 small donut peach with skin
- Blend all ingredients together except the ice in a high speed blender or Nutribullet till well blended.
- Using a Nut-bag over a large bowl, pour the mixture through the nut-bag and "milk" the juice into the bowl.
- Discard pulp in bag.
- Add ice and serve.
- Tips: add ice to the bowl when milking the juice through the nut bag, so the juice is already cold once it hits the glass.
Love and Green Juice!