Saturday, January 12, 2013

Smoothie Saturday #6 - Celery 'n Applesauce

Celery'n Applesauce Smoothie, by Angie Ouellette-Tower for

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).

Celery'n Applesauce Smoothie, by Angie Ouellette-Tower for

1/2 orange (peeled and slices separated)
1/3 banana (peeled)
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.

Celery'n Applesauce Smoothie, by Angie Ouellette-Tower for



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  1. Hi Angie!
    I'm your new GFC follower from the Meet & Greet blog hop. Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier. I Love your blog too! I'm excited to try out your smoothie recipes.
    See you around blog land :-)
    ~ Tammy

  2. --- LOVE THIS IDEA!
    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

  3. Interesting. Does the celery get pureed enough not to seem "stringy"? Sounds very healthy!

    1. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Angie, you have my mouth watering!!! I want to taste that smoothie!!! =0)
    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.

  6. 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!

    Thanks for sharing and for participating in the Healthy Tuesday Blog Hop!

    Kerry from Country Living On A Hill

  7. YUMMY! Sounds good and so healthy! Thanks for sharing at A Humble Bumble :)


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