Healthy Snacks: Celery Banana Smoothie

July 24, 2015

Okay, I know celery and banana sounds really insane for a smoothie. I actually cannot stand celery on it’s own, and would lick off the peanut butter and raisins in kindergarten when they made us “ants on a log” at snack time. I got this recipe from one of the moderators at the Bananagirl Challenge Facebook page, Ana Mustafa (who is lovely, kind, and knowledgeable). I wanted to boost my calcium intake and she suggested I try blending celery and bananas together. In addition to calcium and magnesium, celery is rich in vitamin K and potassium, and have significant anti-inflammatory benefits.

I started out with 3 stalks of celery to about 7 bananas, and quickly added 4 more stalks because it tastes AMAZING. Now, I’ll stick a whole head of celery in with about 7-8 bananas. It’s refreshing, delicious and satisfying. I also really enjoy Banana romaine smoothies as well– they feel so hydrating (I sometimes add some strawberries in it too–so good!). Green smoothies are not gross, as I had mistakenly believed for years and I really hope more people will try them!
Healthy Snacks: Celery Banana Smoothie

Celery Banana Smoothie


1 Head of celery

7-8 bananas, peeled and frozen in chunks


1. Chop the celery and blend with water to remove any chunkiness or stringy bits you may get otherwise.

2. Add the bananas! Blend and add more water if necessary.

That’s it! The flavor hits the salty sweet category and you can always add less celery and more bananas to adjust to your liking.

Also see: Anti Inflammatory Smoothie

Almond Mint Carrot Smoothie

4 Sultry Summer Smoothies

Beet Carrot Ginger Protein Smoothie



Photo: Jessica Ferguson

Jessica Ferguson
Jessi is an American expat living in India with her husband, child, and animal companions. She has been vegan for close to a decade and cares for sick and injured freely roaming animals with her husband. If she's not chasing after dogs or a toddler, Jessi can usually be found snuggling local cows, doing yoga, or meditating. For glow-ups of cute free roaming animals, check out @Karunya4animals on twitter!


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