Green Smoothie in a Bowl

On days when you crave a little texture and crunch, put your smoothie in a bowl with toppings. This green smoothie is made with parsley which contains anti-inflammatory properties. By adding parsley to dishes, you can give a boost to your immune system, which can aid in the defense against many illnesses. Kale, is loaded with fiber, iron, vitamin K, C, A and calcium.  Top with berries, flax or chia seeds, and nuts for a crunchy texture.

SIZE: 2 servings

1/2 cup (packed) flat-leaf parsley
4 large kale leaves (center ribs removed)
1 cup frozen organic berries (do not thaw)
1 sliced banana
1 tsp ground flaxseed

Puree all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth.  Top with berries, flax seeds, sunflower seeds and coconut chips.

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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