Green Smoothie – Blueberry Celery Smoothie with Coconut Water

As promised, here’s another Green Smoothie recipe. This is one of my all-time favorites, not only for its beautiful color but it also tastes delicious. The celery flavor is noticeable, but subtle enough to not overpower the berries. One whole banana adds a creamy texture.

Celery is an excellent source of Vitamin C, Potassium, and Fiber. Moreover it provides plenty of Vitamin K and is said to have cholesterol-lowering benefits. The first time I had a celery smoothie, I was somewhat skeptical of the flavor. Now I buy a big bunch of celery every time I go to the market. This is one of the smoothies I make for friends who have never tried a green smoothie before. If you want to convince your friends or family this might help to sway them. Even Women’s Health Magazine agrees and just featured my recipe on their homepage!

Blueberry Celery Smoothie Recipe

  • 1-2 bananas, fresh or frozen
  • 1-2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 4-6 stalks celery (I use 6 or more)
  • 10-16 ounces coconut water

    Add all ingredients to blender (for the best tasting smoothie use a powerful one like Blendtec or Vitamix). Blend on high until smooth.

    Total Time: 10 minutes
    Yield: 4 cups
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    21 Responses to “Green Smoothie – Blueberry Celery Smoothie with Coconut Water”

    1. Siobhan Landis September 7, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

      OK – I’m sold. I happen to have coconut water (I made chocolate pudding with dates, cocoa, and young thai coconut meat a few days ago) just waiting to be used, and bananas & blueberries in the freezer. And I always have celery lying around. I would typically make this with parsley instead of celery (gram-for-gram, I’d put parsley up against pretty much any other leafy green – which is why I grow so much of it in my garden), but I haven’t tried celery yet, and I HAVE been reading about it.

      • Barb September 7, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

        Hey Siobhan, that’s awesome! Parsley is one of my favorite greens in smoothies actually. But definitely give this celery smoothie a shot, it’s super tasty. And I agree, I always have celery lying around as well and it’s nice to use it for something different.

    2. Siobhan Landis September 9, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

      Hmm – today’s smoothie includes a bunch of kale and a stalk of celery – I think it may take me a while to get used to the celery flavor. Of course, it also took me a while to get used to spinach, kale, and parsley, and now I love them all.

      • Barb September 9, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

        Yeah I know what you mean. Some greens take longer to get used to. Although for me, celery was one that I liked immediately.

    3. AshleyJ January 24, 2012 at 10:02 am #

      I used an avocado in place of the banana and the flavor was definitely missed. After adding two scoops of my Hammer Recoverite in chocolate (I did weight training today, so I needed the extra protein boost) it made it very good!

      • Barb January 24, 2012 at 11:06 am #

        Thanks for the feedback, Ashley! Glad you were able to salvage the smoothie 🙂

    4. elissa April 12, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

      I have a cheap blender. Any tips on how to not get the stringy celery bits??

      • Barb April 12, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

        Hi Elissa – I know, having a high-speed blender helps if you drink green smoothies 🙁 But I had this same problem at my mom’s. What I did was blend the mixture on the highest speed and a bit longer than I would with my BlendTec. I still had stringy celery bits, so I poured about 1/2 of it through a sieve and drank it with some ice. Hope this helps!

      • Ted October 14, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

        Break the Celery in half before cutting it. The stringy bits will still connect the two halves. So you can peel it away. Then onece the string is gone start chopping.

    5. Rebecca April 29, 2012 at 2:32 am #

      I am in love with your smoothies!! My 8 yr. old boy has both autoimmune disease and autism and many food allergies and hates veggies!! Smoothies, canned tomatoes on pizza, and sweet potato fries are the only way to get them into him. This is a great way to get more potassium into kids with low muscle tone, which makes them stronger!!
      I am going to show him the recipes and see if he will make them with me, and hopefully not faint in the process. the photos are beautiful and make the smoothies appealing. thanks!

      • Barb April 29, 2012 at 10:27 am #

        Thanks so much for the nice comment, Rebecca! I think green smoothies are the perfect way for your boy to get the veggies and vitamins he needs into his diet. This blueberry celery smoothie is a great start because it’s not as ‘green’ tasting. Keep me posted and glad you love the recipes 🙂

    6. Leslie May 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

      This smoothie was great for a beginner green smoothie eater. My 2 year old son loved it, and it made great popsicles! Thank you!

      • Barb May 21, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

        That’s great, Leslie! Cool idea using this recipe to make popsicles…will try that out soon 🙂

        • Leslie June 5, 2012 at 12:26 am #

          I forgot to say that I only used 2 stalks of celery because I wasn’t sure if it would be too strong for a beginner. Loved it, and I am trying more new smoothies all the time!

          • Barb June 5, 2012 at 10:06 am #

            Awesome! That’s really great to hear. Let me know if you have any requests 🙂

    7. Amber May 21, 2012 at 10:58 am #

      Thank you for the recipe. I learned some new things about celery, such an under appreciated vegetable, I think. That being said, this is not a great beginner green smoothie. I think that spinach-banana-mango is a great beginning combo. This tastes like celery in a cup! The longer it sits the more the blueberry flavor comes through, but it is too strong for us in the celery flavor.

      • Barb May 21, 2012 at 2:03 pm #

        Hi Amber – Thanks for trying this out! It’s one of our favorite smoothies, so for green smoothie beginners I would suggest adding a stalk at a time and add more fruit if you want more sweetness. And I agree, a spinach-banana-mango smoothie is a great beginner combo. Another good combo is simply a spinach and banana smoothie:

    8. Rebecca July 17, 2012 at 1:23 am #

      Yum! I love the use of banana and coconut water – how great for electrolyte balance! what a wonderful smoothie can’t wait for breakfast tomorrow now!

      • Barb July 17, 2012 at 9:40 am #

        Thanks, Rebecca! Having this smoothie right now, but with blackberries 🙂

    9. Yoli February 9, 2013 at 10:51 am #

      my husband says I can never follow a recipe and he’s right. I tried this recipes with strawberries instead of blueberries and since I need to have two vegetables in my smoothies I added baby carrots. I put half the amount of coconut water and substituted the rest with regular water. this was my first celery smoothie but it was delicious. I definitely will be making this again.

      • Barb February 9, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

        Hi Yoli – Thanks so much for your comment. Sounds great, I’ll have to try adding baby carrots next time!

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