Turns out Mr. Celery had your back all along. He’s boring unless stuffed with peanut butter or cream cheese or bobbing around in a Bloody Mary. But, while researching the Skinny Green Smoothie book, I found a lot of information about celery that made me respect it. Strange. After all these years, I break for celery.
Let’s talk about what it does before it makes you poop. Celery has a completely safe, natural salt that even the most fragile of cardiac patients can eat. Celery lowers cholesterol, helps lower internal acidity to restore healthy pH levels, is full of phytochemical coumarins that help prevent the formation of stomach and colon cancer. Celery is a diuretic, getting out all your excess water and bloat. Yeah, you’ll pee and poop.
This isn’t in the Skinny Green Smoothie book. It’s a special one for you. To help you, you know…..
SKINNY GREEN SMOOTHIE BECAUSE EVERYBODY DOES IT
This should be a sweet green smoothie because the salty nature of celery will make it even more delicious.
2 stalks celery, including leaves, washed, ends trimmed and roughly chopped
1 cup spinach
Water, as needed
1 cup strawberries, washed and hulled
Honey to taste
1. Put the celery and spinach in the blender and cover with water. Process until the ingredients are broken down.
2. Add the strawberries and honey and, with the motor running, drop the ice through the blender top. Serve