Celery Smoothie

Here’s how to make the best celery smoothie! It’s full of irresistible flavor and healthy ingredients like apple, banana and fresh ginger.

Celery smoothie

Here’s a smoothie that’s so full of irresistible flavor, you’ll forget that it’s good for you. Meet the perfect Celery Smoothie! We know what you’re thinking: a celery smoothie? Yes, and it will be come a favorite in no time. It’s packed with sweet flavor from green apple and banana, and the way the celery melds with fresh ginger gives it an intriguing brightness. Our 3 year old kept begging for more of this healthy green smoothie: which makes it a big winner in our book. Here are all our secrets!

Why make this celery smoothie recipe?

This celery smoothie is nothing like what you’d imagine. There’s no bitterness or stringiness: just healthy ingredients and beautiful flavor. Here’s why to make this celery smoothie:

  • It’s got pure, sweet tart flavor. Really, you won’t be able to stop drinking it! The green apple and banana sweeten it just enough with no added sweetener.
  • It’s full of healthy ingredients. No sugary juices needed! This one is all whole foods.
  • It’s plant-based. This one’s a naturally vegan smoothie that’s a great way to eat lots of nutrient-dense ingredients.
How to make a celery smoothie

Ingredients for this celery smoothie

This celery smoothie has a short list of ingredients. Here’s all you need:

  • Celery: A great way to use up leftover celery! You’ll need 3/4 cup chopped.
  • Green apple: The flavor maker! Apple brings naturally sweet tart flavor.
  • Banana: Banana is the other key to a great celery smoothie! It makes for the perfect creamy texture with no dairy required.
  • Spinach: You can use either baby spinach or standard. If you use standard, chop it into pieces first.
  • Fresh ginger: A must! Grab some fresh ginger root at the store. The way it combines with the celery flavor is perfection.
  • Lemon juice: Citrus brings a brightness that’s lacking without it. Another must!
  • Ice & water: Ice and water combine into just the right frothy texture.

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Celery smoothie

Tips for how to peel & mince ginger

Ginger root can be challenging to work with, so we’ve got a few tips for you! Pick up some in the produce section of your grocery to use for this celery smoothie. (Use the rest for some killer fried rice!) It can be tricky to peel, so we’ve got some tips for you:

  • Peel with a spoon! This works much better than a vegetable peeler! Use the edge of a spoon to peel off the skin of the ginger.
  • Grate it: Then use a grater or microplane to grate the ginger into a pulp.
  • Or mince it: If you don’t have a grater, use a large chef’s knife to slice thin slices in one direction, then chop in the other direction until the ginger is minced into small pieces.
Celery smoothie

Amp up the protein

As is, this celery smoothie is mostly fruit, veggies and liquid. But are you looking for a smoothie that’s packed with protein for breakfast or a snack? Here are some ideas to add protein:

  • Greek yogurt: Make a creamy celery smoothie! Yogurt adds quite a bit of protein, and probiotics for a healthy gut. Add 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup, to taste. If necessary, add a few splashes of water to get it to blend.
  • Nut butter. Add almond butter or cashew butter to the mix! Start with 1 tablespoon, and add more as desired. It will change the color and flavor a bit, so make sure to add it to taste.
Best celery smoothie

Smoothie storage

Smoothies are best eaten immediately. But this spinach smoothie actually lasts 1 day refrigerated, stored in a sealed container or a mason jar with the lid on. It may separate, which is perfectly natural. Just shake it up and you’re good to go! After 1 day it starts to lose flavor.

This celery smoothie recipe is…

Vegetarian, gluten-free, plant-based, dairy-free, and vegan.

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Celery smoothie

Perfect Celery Smoothie


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 small smoothies 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Here’s how to make the best celery smoothie! It’s full of irresistible flavor and healthy ingredients like apple, banana and fresh ginger.


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Ingredients

  • 4 medium stalks celery (3/4 cup chopped)
  • 1 large green apple
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 teaspoon peeled and grated ginger (from fresh ginger root)
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 10 ice cubes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice (1/2 lemon)

Instructions

  1. Roughly chop the celery. Chop the apple into chunks, leaving the peel on. Break the banana into pieces. Peel and grate or mince the ginger.
  2. Place everything in a blender and blend until smooth, stopping and scrapping as necessary. Drink immediately or store for up to 1 day.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Smoothie

Keywords: Celery Smoothie, How to make a celery smoothie

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

2 Comments

  • Reply
    Shari
    November 13, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    This smoothie is AMAZING!!! Just made it and want to make another it was so good. THANK YOU!!!

    • Reply
      Alex Overhiser
      November 13, 2020 at 7:34 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it!

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