#Smoothie Saturday:: Apple, Celery, Lime and Mint Juice

Apple celery lime and mint

I woke up in a green juice mood today.  Not that I don’t love my green juices most of the time, today was especially a “green juice” day when the universe aligned in perfect order to bring together the freshest mint I have seen all winter, real limes (you wouldn’t believe how many times they try to pass of green lemons as limes where I live) and organic celery AND apples.

Now I know what you are thinking.  But this is SMOOTHIE Saturday.  The fact is, you can make this as a smoothie by adding a little water and blending in a high speed blender but today I decided I had to pay some attention to my Omega Nutrition Center  (if you really know the value of a good one and you are willing to buy it NOW, there are still five left on SALE at OpenSky) as it was really being neglected of late in favor of my much easier to deal with Blendtec High Speed Blender.  Also I am making a massive salad for dinner so I really wanted the quick mineral boost from the juice because I knew I was going to be getting the fiber from tonight’s salad.

So what’s so special about this combination?

It’s an incredibly healing blend.  Celery juice is an all around tonic rich in many minerals. { For more information on the health benefits of celery see our 5 Benefits of Celery Juice}

Mint is a powerful antioxidant and is rich in vitamin A, C, B12, thiamine, folic acid and riboflavin. Essential minerals that mint has include: manganese, copper, potassium, iron, calcium, zinc, phosphorus, fluoride and selenium.

Apples are high in pectin, and packed with a myriad of vitamins – A, C, E, K, B1, B2, B6 and Folate, so it is an excellent source of energy. Apple juice (raw apple juice please) helps to aid in detox of the liver and kidneys from harmful toxins. Apple juice prevents cholesterol from forming in the blood vessels and arteries, aids in weight loss, and even lowers the risk of dementia.

Lime is one of my favorite juices.  Less acidic (in my opinion) than lemon with a thinner peel (I scrub the lime and leave the peel on whether juicing or blending), it is incredibly alkalizing to the body, high in Vitamin C and flavonoids ( called Limonoids such as Limonin Glucoside) which have anti oxidant, anti carcinogenic, antibiotic and detoxifying properties which help healing of peptic and oral ulcers. It helps ease constipation, has a sedative effect on nerves which stops stress eating in its tracks, and is high in citric acid which cleanse the digestive tract and helps burn fat.

apple celery lime and mint juice

Ingredients

4 stalks organic celery

2 apples (preferably organic)

1 lime (scrubbed and chopped or peeled if you prefer)

Several mint leaves (I used a few handfuls)

Directions

If blending, place all ingredients in a high speed blender and add 1/2 to 1 cup of cold water.  Blend until smooth.

Alternatively, run each ingredient through a juicer.

Best served slightly chilled.

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Comments

  1. says

    I remember some years ago that a cookery expert who wrote a column in a national newspaper here in the UK saying that he didn’t like celery and didn’t know what to do with it as it was always so stringy.

    I wrote to him via the newspaper suggesting he would get a lot of health benefits from it if he juiced it. It was long before I had heard of green smoothies or blending or I would have suggested that too.

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