Smoothie Saturday #6 - Celery 'n Applesauce
A while ago I bought - The "NutriBullet". Since then I have been creating many smoothie creations.
Today is the sixth "Smoothie Saturday" where I will share one of my smoothie experimentation.
In this recipe two of the main ingredients are Celery & Applesauce.
Celery - high in vitamin B6 & C, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and many amino acids. The fiber part of celery aids in digestion. It is said to help lower blood pressure, could help prevent cancer and may lower cholesterol. (again - I'm not a doctor - please see my "disclaimer" at the bottom of this post).
Applesauce - I know that the whole point of a "Smoothie" is to have fresh fruits & vegetables but I noticed that because of the drought that we had last summer - apples are sparse &/or extremely expensive! That is why we are using Applesauce instead of fresh apples. You may not know this but both fresh apples & applesauce contain good amounts of fiber and vitamin C. (again - I'm not a doctor - please see my "disclaimer" at the bottom of this post).
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1/2 orange (peeled and slices separated)
1/3 banana (peeled)
1/4 cup applesauce (I used my home canned cinnamon applesauce)
1 celery stalk (washed & cut into large chunks)
1 tablespoons pecans
1 teaspoon flax seeds
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
1/4 cup kefir (or yogurt)
1/4 cup water (if it is too thick)
extra cinnamon (optional)
Begin with the smaller "NutriBullet" container and use the "nut & seed" blade to blend & chop the pecans & flax seeds. Now place the remaining ingredients (including the processed seeds & nuts from the first step) into the larger "NutriBullet" container and use the "smoothie" blade. Blend for about 30 seconds (or until fully blended).
IMPORTANT: All of my smoothie recipes on this blog are measured for the "NutriBullet" and are a single serving - if you have a different kind of blender that has a larger capacity then you may increase the amount of ingredients according to your desired smoothie needs. The ingredients in this recipe measure close to the max line of the NutriBullet.
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--- LOVE THIS IDEA!ReplyDelete
I have been thinking of ways to bring in more veggies to my shakes but this smoothie Rocks…
I think this is going to add a powerful boost to my day!
Thanks for sharing
Interesting. Does the celery get pureed enough not to seem "stringy"? Sounds very healthy!ReplyDelete
I actually "de-string" the celery before putting into the NutriBullet. Even so - Sometimes there is a string but for the most part it is smooth and yummy.Delete
Yum!! My father-in-law got a nutri-bullet for Christmas and he made us a bunch of smoothies. I was a little wary when he said he added celery to it, but it was actually quite delicious.ReplyDelete
Angie, you have my mouth watering!!! I want to taste that smoothie!!! =0)ReplyDelete
I remember you talking about the NutriBullet, and I remember trying to look back and find the post...After seeing this smoothie, I really, really WANT one now!
PS - Thanks for joining the Meet & Greet Hop again this week.
I have been meaning to try some smoothies and just haven't gotten around to it. My sister makes one with spinach that she says is really good. I just never seem to have all the ingredients on hand. I think I need to make a list and make sure I buy the ingredients for some next time cause this one looks very yummy!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing and for participating in the Healthy Tuesday Blog Hop!
Kerry from Country Living On A Hill
YUMMY! Sounds good and so healthy! Thanks for sharing at A Humble Bumble :)ReplyDelete