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).
Click here to Learn how to make your own Applesauce
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.