4-6 stalks celery (for enzymes and antioxidants. It’s high in folate, potassium, Vitamin B6, C, & K)
a small handful of parsley leaves (improves your immune system and digestion)
1 green apple, for sweetness (increases metabolism, Vitamin A & C)
1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled (reduces nausea, pain, and inflammation)
juice of 1 lemon (Vitamin C!)
sprinkle of hemp seeds, optional (some healthy fat & protein)
We call this smoothie “The Cold-Buster.” If you’re feeling like you need a pick-me-up, here it is in a glass!
Pop all your ingredients in your Vitamix, and add about 1 cup of water to start. Blend, using the tamper, to a nice consistency (add more water if you need to.) Taste, and adjust the sweetness (apple), spiciness (ginger) and sour (lemon) to taste. Although celery is known to have sodium, it is also super-nice to add a sprinkling of sea salt.
Because we love to garnish the smoothie, we add hemp to the top. Also, it is satisfying to “chew” on a sip…it makes us feel like we’re having a meal. If you like a “smooth smoothie,” then leave them out.