By Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN
Gazpacho is a cool and refreshing warm-weather favorite, and now you can try this tasty juice that tastes just like it! Made with fresh parsley, this juice is slightly sweet, but has a similar essence to those classic tomato-based gazpacho recipes.
You’ll enjoy a refreshing flavor, and tons of healthy nutrients and electrolytes:
Tomatoes are a source of immune-boosting vitamin C and also a great source of electrolyte-potassium that not only can help to promote healthy blood pressure, but also can be used to replenished electrolytes such as potassium lost through sweat.
Celery is also a good source of natural electrolytes including sodium, which is also an electrolyte that may be lost through sweat.
Pears contain a small amount of the nutrient quercetin that acts as an antioxidant and that may play a role in maintaining the health of arteries and may also play a role in preventing Alzheimer’s. Pears are also a source of hydroxycinnamic acid, a nutrient that may help prevent stomach cancer, and a great source of pectin that may help to promote healthy digestion.
Parsley is a mild yet delicious herb added to this juice for extra flavor and nutrients. Parsley contains nutrients lutein and zeaxanthin that have been shown to provide protection against macular degeneration and to promote eye health. It’s traditionally been used for its benefit to kidney and urinary tract and also for it’s potential benefits in relieving constipation.
To mix it up try swapping the pear for watermelon, or try adding fresh or dried basil (fresh through the juicer, and dried as a garnish). Adding pepper as a garnish will also make the juice slightly spicier.
If you like the sound of this juice, you may also want to try our Pineapple Gazpacho Juice.
1. Wash and prepare all produce.
2. Add ingredients including fresh parsley through juicer; save dried parsley for garnish.
3. Serve juice and add dried parsley as garnish if fresh parsley is not used.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Serving Size: 16 - 18 oz (500 mls)