Celery, Apple, Cucumber, Lemon Smoothie

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Celery, when placed in a smoothie, can be quite fibrous, So I find it best to blend it first with water and then sieve those parts out. Keeping the slightly salty, celery juice for the smoothie base. The younger the celery the less fiber it will have, so go for baby celery or the young leaves at the center and leave outer leaf for sauces and soups. Celery is loaded with antioxidants, which combat inflammation and help fight off infection. Celery has diuretic properties which help to flush out toxins from the liver and promote kidney health. Both the cucumber and celery in this drink will eliminate water retention and help boost digestion. Best drunk before you eat your main meal. You can use either a blender or juicer, for this method we used a blender, skip the 2nd part if you use the juicer.

 

 

Celery, Apple, Cucumber, Lemon Smoothie

Serves 2

 

Ingredients
4 cups or 1 head of Celery diced 
2 cups purified water
1 Apple, peeled and diced
2 baby cucumbers, diced
1/2 lemon juice
1-inch fresh ginger root, peeled
1/4 tsp cardamon powder

1/4 tsp Chia seed sprinkle

 

Method
1. Wash all your ingredients, dry them and place them on the side.
2. Add the celery and water to a blender, pulse until smooth. Run the liquid through a sieve to get rid of the fibrous pulp. 
3. Place the liquid back into the blender and add the rest of the ingredients for 30 seconds on the highest speed and all is mixed well. Serve and drink as soon as you can to get the most nutrients, a sprinkle of chia seeds to decorate the top.

 

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