Power-smoothie pick-me-up recipe:

Green power smoothie with flat-leaf parsley and dates

Making this vitalizing and tasty green breakfast treat is fast and easy:

Serves 1 for a full “meal” or two as part of your breakfast


  • 200 ml soy or rice milk (or real milk)
  • 1 large handful of flat-leaf parsley, rinsed and coarse stems removed
  • 2-3 large dates, stones removed.
  • 6 ice cubes

How to make the green power smoothie:

Combine all the ingredients in a good, strong blender (I use the Kitchenaid blender but there’s a wide variety of blenders to choose from). Blend to a smooth, soft texture. Serve in large tumblers and enjoy!


The drier the dates the more intense the taste. If you use very dry dates you might want to soak them in warm water for a while before mixing. Don’t forget to blend until the dates have disintegrated completely to make an even and drinkable smoothie.

Add a pinch of vanilla powder (ground dried vanilla pods – not the artificial vanilla sugar) to your smoothie for a sweeter and more complex taste.

To enjoy this smoothie as a thirst quencher add water ( 100-200 ml) to the smoothie. Add more ice cubes when serving.

Try replacing the flat-leaf parsley with fresh spinach. The taste is a bit more iron-y and adding 1/2 banana balances the spinach smoothie well.


You might enjoy these few words on how this smoothie and the cardamom infused coffee helps me stay on track in the morning.