yields about 2-3 servings, depending on the size of the glasses
inspired by Seamus Mullen's Hero Food
The first time I made this juice, I followed the recipe to the letter, adding only an apple, lemon juice, honey, water, ice and fresh grated ginger to the parsley. Although I really liked the tartness of the juice (my main problem with most juices is that they can be sickly sweet), both the Greek and my mother were mutinous, drinking it with pained looks on their faces and calling for more honey and, in general, more sweet things. I decided to be accommodating the second time around and revamped the recipe, adding more natural sweeteners and holding the ginger (mainly because I forgot to add it). As with most recipes, this one can be endlessly played with. I've wondered what a half-parsley, half-kale smoothie would taste like, what the addition of frozen/fresh raspberries or blueberries would do to it. Even different types of apples would affect the flavor; I used a Gala, but a Pink Lady or a Granny Smith might bring back the tartness in a really pleasurable way.
1 bunch fresh Italian parsley, stems trimmed ever so slightly
1 apple, cored and cut into quarters
1 frozen banana
a handful of fresh (or frozen) strawberries
juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup water + a few ice cubes (plus a few extra cubes for serving)
-Clean the parsley, rinsing it under cold water, and then shake the excess water off. Trim the stems (I would suggest cutting off only an inch or two of the stems).
-Add the parsley, apple, banana, strawberries, lemon juice, honey, water and ice to a blender.
-Process until all the ingredients are mixed well and relatively smooth (as I mentioned, the juice may be quite pulpy, having more the texture of a smoothie than juice).
-Pour into serving glasses and, if desired, add a few extra ice cubes.