Layered Pineapple Parsley Smoothie

This parsley smoothie is just in time for spring! With pineapple, turmeric, lemon, and natural fresh fruit juice, you will be sure this parsley smoothie is a great natural remedy for all your allergies.

I have been lucky that I have never had to deal with allergies. But with the start of spring it seems to be taking every one down. Allow me to step on my soap box for a minute.  Allergies are not caused by Spring totally; they are usually caused by lifestyle.

All winter long we binge on comfort foods and holiday foods so naturally most of us are clogged up. This weakens our immune system. Stuffy noses and puffy eyes are all indicators of excessive mucus build up which causes inflammation. This is your body’s way of trying to cleanse itself. So I partnered with my favorite drink company Karuna in order to make this immune boosting parsley smoothie so that you can enjoy your spring allergy free!

Karuna’s New Look!

Karuna drinks has been a supporter of Vegan With Curves for awhile and I absolutely love partnering with this company because of the genuine work that they do in order to bring quality and true natural drinks to the market. I am so excited about the new look, the expansion of products (now in the Los Angeles, CA area as well as St. Louis, MO), and the new formulas! Karuna’s Whole Plant Tonic Essential Nutrition drink is the based of our allergy smoothie and for good reason. This parsley smoothie contains longan fruit which contains a high amount of vitamin C. Vitamin C is antioxidant crucial for fighting allergies.

Allergy Fighting Ingredients

Pineapples

The first layer of this parsley smoothie has pineapples. Pineapples contain an enzyme called bromelain, a great anti-inflammatory aspect for fighting allergies. Plus it is also a great source of vitamin C.

Parsley

Another immune boosting allergy fighting food due to its high levels of  vitamin C and vitamin A.

Turmeric

Turmeric is one of the best natural remedies for allergies. It reduces inflammation which is usually a top cause for allergies. The molecule curcumin, is a powerful antioxidant in turmeric that gives it it’s power.

Vegan Curve Building Ingredients

I added hemp seeds for the protien content  because we still want to build curves right? 1 serving of whole hemp seeds has 10 grams of protien PLUS it contains omega 3

Prep Tips

First blend your pineapple layer ingredients adding Karuna’s Whole Plant Tonic Essential Nutrition. Once made add that bottom layer to your glass or jar.

Next blend your parsley layer adding ingredients adding more of Karuna’s Whole Plant Tonic Essential Nutrition. Add this layer on top of your pineapple layer and serve!

Vegan Curve Building Ingredients

Now of course I had to add some extra calories to this smoothie to make it curve building friendly. Hemp seeds to the recuse! One serving of hemp seeds has 130 calories and 10 grams of protein! Plus it is packed with omega 3s.

Add  this layered pineapple parsley smoothie to your spring cleansing regimen and breath easy this season. Enjoy!

RECIPE: Layered Pineapple Parsley Smoothie

This parsley smoothie is just in time for spring! With pineapple, turmeric, lemon, and natural fresh fruit juice, you will be sure this parsley smoothie is a great natural remedy for all your allergies.

Course: Drinks/Smoothies
Cuisine: Drinks/Beverages, Plant Based, Raw Vegan, Seasonal, Vegan

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 1 smoothie
Calories: 523 cal

Ingredients

Pineapple Layer

  • Karuna Whole Tonic Juice
  • fresh or frozen pineapples
  • frozen banana
  • hemp seeds
  • turmeric powder
  • lemon juice
  • stevia sweetner

Parsley Layer

  • Karuna Whole Tonic Juice
  • fresh parsley
  • frozen banana
  • hemp seeds
  • turmeric powder
  • lemon juice
  • stevia sweetner

Instructions

  1. Grab all your pineapple layer ingredients and add to the blender. Add the juice in little by little. Start with 1/2 cup of juice and blend.
  2. You want enough juice to get the blender going but not too much in order to create the layer effect so that the parsley layet can sit on top of the pineapple layer without mixing in.
  3. Once you get your pineapple layer pour into the bottom of the jar. (You don’t have to rinse your blender after this layer unless you want too)
  4. Grab all your parsley layer ingrediants and add to the blender. Again add the juice in little by little. Start with 1/2 cup of juice and blend.
  5. Use enough juice to get the blender going but not to much so that the parsly layer can sit on top of the pineapple layer. Serve immediately. This will keep for 24 hours in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional Information Per Serving

  • Calories 523
  • Fat 11 g
  • Carbohydrates 99 g
  • Fiber 13 g
  • Sugar 30 g
  • Protein 17 g

Substitutes and Additions:

  • You don’t have to layer the smoothie if you choose not too. You can just mix all the ingredients together and blend.
  • Karuna beverages is located in the Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and St. Louis areas. Use the store locator to find it at your local stores. Soon Karuna Beverages will be available online for order!
  • If you currently don’t have access to Karuna Beverages, use natural fresh squeeze orange juice.
2018-04-17T11:30:08+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Categories: karuna recipes|

About the Author:

Gina Marie is a food photographer and food writer who loves fitness and creating vegan recipes on her food blog Vegan With Curves. She was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS) which resulted in her having a natural amputation of her fingers and toes at birth. Gina Marie focuses on balancing healthy eating and healthy body image.