Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Juices & Smoothies || Almond Banana & Apple Celery

As I've recently posted, I am a big fan of juicing. I am also a big fan of smoothies. There are plenty of less-than-tasty things that GREATLY aid in health that can be "smuggled" into a smoothie (i.e. cottage cheese, cod liver oil...) Saturday, while I was at Sam's, I saw a book called, "100 Best Smoothies and Juices" for $4.99. Umm...YES! I had to buy it and I have already made one smoothie and one juice from its list that I will now HAPPILY share with you!

Almond-Banana Smoothie

1 cup of almonds
2 1/2 cups of milk (recipe calls for dairy-free)
2 ripe bananas
1 tsp Vanilla extract
dash of ground cinnamon

Put the almonds into a food processor or blender and process until very finely chopped. Add the milk, bananas, and vanilla and blend until very smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Serves 3-4 (you can also freeze what you don't use for later use!)

Almonds are a rich source of vitamin E, calcium, zinc, iron and magnesium. They are also high in folic acid, which makes it great during pregnancy. They are good for the brain, the heart, the skin, regulate cholesterol and blood pressure, helps fight cancer and diabetes, and it's an energy booster! WOW!

Bananas are high in potassium, vitamin B, iron (which makes it great for Anemia), fiber, and they help the body fight off depression, heartburn, and even morning sickness! They are good for the kidneys and they help our body absorb calcium.

Apple-Celery Juice

2 apples
2 sticks of celery

Using your juicer, juice both the apple and the celery and enjoy!


finely dice both the apple and the celery
add 1 1/4 cups of milk
a pinch of sugar
a pinch of salt

Put all the above ingredients into your blender or food processor and blend until thoroughly combined. Pour into glass, add ice, and enjoy!

Apples regulate blood sugar and are good for bone health, asthma aid, and they fight lung cancer, breast cancer, liver cancer, colon cancer, and supply galacturonic acid to the body which lowers the body's need for insulin.

Celery is known to contain at least eight families of "anti-cancer compounds," one of which is acetylenics which has been shown to stop the growth of tumor cells. Celery helps break up gall bladder stones and fight inflammation, along with promoting healthy kidney function.

1 comment:

HIS daughter said...

Your last post on juicing inspired me and I LOVE IT! The apple/carrot is UH-MAZING and now I can hardly wait to try this one :) Thanks for sharing!


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