Enjoy a Green Smoothie With Celery Today!
In my personal opinion, celery is one of the most underappreciated ingredients when it comes to making green smoothie recipes. Because celery is mostly water based, it does not have much of a flavor, but it can be a great method of taming a smoothie that is too sweet. Moreover, it has a ton of nutritional benefits to offer.
The Health Benefits of Celery In green smoothie Recipes
Medical studies have found that celery contains anti inflammatory properties, which could potentially alleviate the effects of asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. Celery is also an excellent source of dietary fiber. Celery will also offer your body a great source of Vitamin A and Vitamin K. One stalk of celery will have approximately 20% of your RDA of Vitamin K. Celery also contains a small amount of calcium, as well as a natural source of sodium.
Although celery has a mild flavor, it can quickly overwhelm your green smoothie recipes if you use to much of it. Trust me. I learned this the hard way. When I’m making a batch of green smoothies, I will usually only add 1-2 large stalks of celery. I prefer to use light citrus fruits, like mango, when I’m making a green smoothie with celery. On the other hand, if like for your green smoothies to have a tart flavor, by all means, go ahead and use green apples as your fruit of choice.
Even though celery tends to have tough, fibrous stands, a high quality, high speed blender won’t have any problem making mincemeat of it. When you add celery to your green smoothie recipes, go ahead and use both the stalks and the leaves. Just make sure to wash it well first.
Here are the ingredients that you will need to try these green smoothies with celery:
- 1 small banana, peeled
- 2 medium stalk of celery, chopped
- 1 head of kale
- 2 ounces of filtered water
- 1 mango with the rind removed
- 1 cup of blueberries
Each of these ingredients should be added to your blender one at a time and blended together until smooth. This should take about 1-2 minutes. If you do not like the taste or texture of mango, then red grapes are an excellent substitute.
A single cup of this green smoothie is going to provide your body with its RDA of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, and a single cup only contains 243 calories! It will make a delicious and nutritious addition to your diet at any time of the day.