Smoothies are an excellent way to get more vegetables (and the vitamins and minerals that come with them) into your diet. If you constantly find yourself fending off sugar cravings, but pale at the thought of greens on your plate, this celery and apple smoothie is a great way to disguise your veggies as a dessert or sweet snack. It has just the right ratio of apples to celery blended into a delicious recipe so good, you won't notice that it's packed with beneficial nutrients…
How To Make A Delicious Smoothie
Made with four ingredients, this apple smoothie recipe takes less than one minute to whip up. Simply toss all ingredients into a blender and mix thoroughly until you achieve your desired consistency.
To ensure you get a delicious, creamy smoothie, here are several tips you can try to get the texture right:
Juice Vs Smoothie: If you want juice rather than a smoothie, after you've blended the ingredients, strain the smoothie using a fine mesh strainer or a cheesecloth to remove any celery strings or unwanted chunks.
To Peel Or Not To Peel: This recipe suggests peeling the apple before blending it. That makes the smoothie smooth, however, most of the apple's nutrients are in the skin, so you might want to consider leaving the skin on when you blend it to get the maximum benefits.
This green smoothie recipe needs no alteration, but if you feel like spicing things up, you can try one of these modifications the next time you make it:
Select An Alternative Sweetener: Rather than sweeten your smoothie with white sugar, you can use a sugar-free sweetener but, if you're not concerned about calories, honey or maple syrup work. Otherwise, you can leave out the sugar entirely, using only the fruit to sweeten your smoothie.
Make It Dairy-Free: You can easily make this recipe dairy-free by swapping out regular milk for coconut milk, unsweetened almond milk, soy milk, or hemp milk.
Give It A Creamy Texture: If you want an extra-creamy smoothie, try throwing in a dollop Greek yogurt, half an avocado, or a frozen banana to give it a texture more similar to ice cream than a smoothie.
Make It Kid-Friendly: If you're feeding this to little ones, consider adding a teaspoon ground cinnamon or vanilla extract to make an apple pie smoothie, almond butter or peanut butter to make a high-protein breakfast smoothie, or caramel sauce for a caramel apple smoothie.
Make It Extra Healthy: If your goal for this smoothie is to make a healthy, sweet snack, you can throw in chia seeds, flaxseed, or chopped nuts for extra fiber and protein.
Use Any Kind of Apple
You can use whichever kind of apple you wish, including Macintosh, Fuji, Granny Smith, or Gala.
- Puree the celery and apple together with the milk in a blender. Add the sugar.
- Strain before pouring into glasses.
|Calories260Calories from Fat60|
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|Calories from Fat60|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.