P is for Parsley, the Power Herb

Who would think that this “garnish herb” would offer such an abundance of nutritional value and virtually no calories? I try to throw it into my smoothies or salads every day – here’s why:

Parsley has one of the highest concentration of flavonoids of all foods. Flavonoids are a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound that provide cardiovascular protection, cancer protection and hinders the aging process – got to love that!

Parsley is very high in iron and vitamin C, which increases the absorption of iron. It is a blood purifier and helps to kill bacteria in the body. It also helps rejuvenate the liver by cleansing it of  toxins. And because of its high enzyme content, parsley enhances digestive activity and elimination.

Better think twice about pushing off that little green garnish 🙂

Tabouli is a great way to get a whopping dose of parsley.  I have made mine even better by swapping out the traditional bulgur wheat with hemp hearts (raw shelled hemp seeds). I love the rich nutty flavor of these little seeds.

Hemp Hearts are delicious and make you look good!

Hempseeds

Hempseeds are an easily digestible plant protein. Just 3 tablespoons provides 10 grams of protein. Another bonus is that hemp is loaded with Omega 3 fats, and the minerals magnesium, zinc, iron and phosphorus, which will help your skin and hair will look beautiful!

Here is a recipe that brings you both of these power ingredients in a delicious, simple way.

 

Tabouli Salad with Hemp

Ingredients

  • 1 huge bunch of either curly parsley or flat parsley, chopped
  • ½ white onion, diced or 4 scallions
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  •  5 heaping TBS of Hempseeds Hemp Hearts
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • ¼ cup of  olive oil
  •  Himalayan or sea salt, to taste

Directions

Chop the parsley and toss it in a large bowl with the tomato, onion and hempseeds. In a blender, mix lemon, garlic, olive oil and sea salt until a smooth consistency. Pour over the salad and mix well. You’re ready to go!

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Hemp Heart Tabouli is a great way to get your parsley!

I’m addicted to this salad! So fresh and flavorful. The beauty is that it’s so easy to make and versatile – use as an appetizer, snack or in a wrap with some hummus.

Give it a try and let me know how you like it.

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