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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Parsley Lemonade

At my house when sickness is going around we make parsley lemonade.  I learned this from my hubby, who learned it from his mother.  So essentially the credit goes to my mother in law.  Parlsey is high in vitamin C & is a natural antibiotic as well.  My mother in law makes it weaker than I do & she uses sugar.  I prefer it stronger, I feel like it will work better/faster that way.  And in my own research on all things health related I have learned that sugar actually lowers the immune system.  Because of this I refuse to make mine with sugar.  Honey also has some antibacterial properties of it's own, making it great to use when you're sick.  So here is my personal version of my mother in law's parsley lemonade.  Feel free to make changes as you wish as well.

Parsley Lemonade

1 bunch parsley, well washed
2 Cups lemon &/or lime juice, freshly squeezed is preferred
10 Tablespoons raw honey
10 Tablespoons honey
5 Cups water

*place parsley in blender
*add honey
*add juice & enough water to blend well
*in a large container place the rest of the water & then strain the contents of the blender into this container
*mix well & refrigerate

Note: in the past I would sometimes "cheat" & buy bottles of lemonade from Trader Joes', I would use 1 bunch of parsley to 2 bottles of lemonade.  However, the bottles of lemonade are sweetened with sugar & they are also pasteurized & of course not "fresh" juice. 


Pretty Pauline said...

This is a treasure! Thanks for sharing this, as I love these kinds of remedies. I will be using it!

mjmanon2 said...

I LOVE THIS! My mom had a hysterectomy several years ago, and lost a lot of blood. Since she's a Jehovah's Witness and does not accept blood, she resorted to Parsley! She said it helped her re-coup fast!
I love me some Parsley!

Frau Guten Tag said...

You're very welcome, both of you.
Priscilla, that's VERY interesting about the blood loss & parsley, I'll definitely remember that.

Danielle-Marie said...

Wow, excellent tip...I too lost a lot of blood in my c-section with Hannah. This sounds delish too.