YIELD:    25  Single Tablespoon-Sized Servings or 100 plus cracker toppings

INGREDIENTS:                                        AMOUNT

Italian (flat) parsley ½ bunch
Cilantro (fresh) 3 sprigs
Romaine Lettuce * 6 leaves
Walnuts (fresh shelled) 1 cup
Red sweet bell pepper 1 large
Apple cider** ¼ cup
Celery 2 stalks
Mushrooms(Cremini)*** 6
Flaxseed (ground) 1 TBsp
Green kelp powder ½ Tsp
Cinnamon ½ to 1 Tsp

ALTERNATIVES:  May add a few springs of fresh dill, substitute pecans for the walnuts.  If you use other harder nuts, you


  1. 1.    Wash and pat dry or dry in salad spinner all of the fresh ingredients.
  2. 2.    Chop red bell pepper, parsley and romaine lettuce into large pieces so they all fit easily into the blender/food processor.
  3. 3.    Add the other ingredients.
  4. 4.    Blend for less than one minute, stop and mix contents of blender so everything gets chopped.
  5. 5.    Stop blender before contents are liquefied.  You want to see tiny chunks of red bell pepper ad bright green parsley.


  1. 1.    A leaf of Belgium Endive
  2. 2.    A leaf of small romaine lettuce
  3. 3.    Whole wheat or other whole grain cracker or sturdy tortilla chip
  4. 4.    A celery log

These make great appetizers, or snacks served anytime.  Good eaten plain as an extra “side” treat.  May decorate with blueberries, in the serving dish or on individual servings.

*    May substitute 3 leaves of Kale or other leafy greens.

**   May use a different fruit juice.

*** May use 1 large portabella or other type of mushroom available.

1 Original recipe developed by Nancy Emerson Lombardo, Ph.D. following the MPN™

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