I made my green drink from parsley, spinach and cranberry juice mix (all juice, but not all cranberry).
fresh parsley (about 1 oz), containing
- 1 g fiber
- 47% RDA Vitamin A
- 62% RDA Vitamin C
- 10% RDA Iron
- 4% RDA Calcium
fresh spinach (about 6 oz) containing
- 4 g fiber
- 220% RDA Vitamin A
- 80% RDA Vitamin C
- 30% RDA Iron
- 16% RDA Calcium
Langer’s Cranberry Plus juice (1 cup) containing
- 20% RDA Vitamin A
- 100% RDA Vitamin C
- 10% RDA Calcium
Everyone knows cranberry juice and spinach are good for you. Man, can you believe the nutritionals on fresh spinach? No wonder Popeye was so buff. But I was surprised what I learned about parsley. It is supposed to be anticarcinogenic (prevent cancer), purify the blood and stimulate the digestive system (which is why it became commonly used as a garnish!). Good on ya, parsley.
So, total in the final product:
- 5 g fiber
- 287% RDA Vitamin A
- 142% RDA Vitamin C
- 40% RDA Iron
- 30% RDA Calcium
I bet with some yogurt in there, we could have topped the 50% mark on iron and calcium. Hm.
Blending it up made it very foamy, and you can really smell the parsley.
It tastes…very green. Sweet, and a little crunchy—that might mean I didn’t blend it enough, I’m not sure. Not bad, but I’ll be honest, it was crunchy enough I didn’t finish it. Maybe it’s an acquired taste.