Today I was making my morning smoothie pulling fruits and greens out of the fridge. I found a few stalks of celery that were about to go bad and tried to ignore them. A celery smoothie didn’t sound appealing at all, but I didn’t want it to go to waste. I don’t usually buy celery unless I have intentions of cooking with it. Just not a huge fan, I didn’t grow up eating Ants on a Log and really why else would I eat celery. But I made my One Pot Chicken Chow-Mein a few nights ago and had some leftover celery withering away in my fridge. Rather than toss the slightly rubbery vegetable in the garbage, I decided to add them to my smoothie.
Now I am telling you, I like to pretend that I can cook well or come up with recipes on my own off the top of my head. My husband can attest to the fact that he is quite often my guinea pig when it comes to cooking, and not always in a good way. Smoothies are relatively simple right? Throw in some fruit, a little juice, maybe some milk or yogurt and voila, culinary magic. Not me, I can make bad, tasteless disgusting smoothies! So I was surprised when my celery and berry smoothie turned out fantastic. I always have frozen berries on hand, now when I have left over celery I know how to use it up.
- 1 c Frozen Mixed Berries
- 3/4 c Chopped Celery
- 1/3 c Vanilla Flavored Greek Yogurt
- 2 Tbls Chia Seeds
- 1/3 c Orange Juice
Add everything to your blender, this is the one I use, and pulse until smooth. If the mixture is too thick, add Orange Juice, too thin, add some frozen fruit. What you end up with is this rich red colored smoothie that is absolutely AMMMAAAZING. The celery gives this smoothie a sweet undertone that perfectly balanced with the berries. This smoothie was so great, I may even consider buying celery just for smoothies. On second thought celery lets not push our luck.