This Pineapple Parsley Drink is something I came up with to help my family have better health by enjoying a drink that is high in trace minerals. Parsley has everything you need for great nutrition; Omega-3, all vitamins and all minerals, and protein. And, it will help to heal your kidneys and thyroid as well as the rest of the body.
Parsley will cleanse your kidneys for you. If you drink a lot at once, you may notice some pain in your lower back on both sides of your spine. This is a good hurt though that will result in better functioning and cleaner kidneys.
Many people today have a trouble with their thyroid called hypothyroidism. They need to get more iodine in their diet to strengthen the thyroid gland of the neck. The parsley in this drink is rich in iodine.
Pineapples are also good sources for iodine and they are one fruit that digests well with vegetables and greens. Pineapples and parsley don’t really have to be organic, bugs can’t get to the pineapples with their tough skin that gets taken off anyway and parsley is a really strong tasting plant that they don’t care for either. Although iodine needs to be in the soil so organic might be more iodine rich since rich soil is necessary for organic foods to resist bugs.
My daughter Rachel called for this recipe last night, so I am posting this for her and everyone else who can benefit. She always loved this drink as she was growing up. It tastes wonderful and is so good for you.
Pineapple Parsley Drink by Janet Hailstone
- 1 gallon of water
- 1 bunch of fresh parsley
- 1 12 oz. can of 100% unsweetened pineapple juice concentrate or 1/2 gallon of unsweetened pineapple juice
- 1 tray of ice cubes
Put the whole bunch of parsley in a good blender and only cover with water to the top of the parsley.
If you have a regular cheap blender, you will have a few more steps to follow; blend the parsley to liquefy it, then pour the dark green liquid through a colander into a gallon sized pitcher. Grab the pulp and squeeze the remaining juice out of it and return it to the blender with only enough water to cover the pulp and blend. Repeat this process until the pulp is the size of a golf ball. You can got ahead and add the remaining pulp to the drink or not, it depends on if you care about drinking some high-fiber pulp or not.
If you have a strong blender like Vitamix or Blendtec, you will blend it up in one step and the pulp will become very small particles and the mix will be very liquefied.
Add the frozen juice concentrate to the mix and stir well until dissolved, then add the ice and water to make one gallon. Normally, adding water to the juice concentrate will result in 2 quarts or less of juice. But it’s important to add twice the amount of liquid so that it is not so concentrated in fruit sugar. This will help your insulin to be in better control.
Variations: I think you could try apple or any other juice concentrate with this recipe since fruit and leaves digest well together. You can also try this recipe with cilantro instead of parsley. The cilantro will help your body to eliminate any toxic mercury as well as contribute trace minerals and super nutrition.
I know the juice concentrate isn’t the most nutritious thing around since it is cooked. But, at least it is natural and helps you get the super nutrition of the leaves. If you can find a raw, freeze dried pineapple powder that tastes equally good, that would be even better.
I’ve tried fresh pineapple and it wasn’t concentrated enough for good taste, but it was OK. If you have a juicer, it may make sweet, delicious, raw pineapple juice for this recipe. If you try a juicer, add the core and peelings of the pineapple. That is where most of the nutrition of the pineapple is anyway.
Enjoy your drink! I think it tastes great. And knowing I am getting trace minerals and super nutrition for health is a big benefit.