Apple Celery Smoothie – Simple Green Smoothies

I’d like to share an apple celery smoothie recipe that’s surprisingly delicious. My favorite part of this smoothie is the fennel, a tasty herb that reminds me of black licorice. Yet, I also love that it’s low in sugar and insanely energizing as well.

My love for Good & Plenty candy led me down a plant-powered path to find a great smoothie recipe with a black licorice flavor. This recipe checks all the boxes: fun new ingredients, fresh flavor, low in sugar, and refreshing to the core.

apple celery smoothie in a glass jar with a paper straw surrounded by fresh ingredients.

In fact, I love this recipe so much I’ve included in our new meal planner called Rawk the Year. Rawk the Year features over 400 recipes, weekly meal plans, personalized shopping lists, access to all of our cleanses and more. Try it free for 14 days and see what you think!

Now…what was I going to say about celery? Ah, yes…

Table of Contents
  1. Ingredients for an Apple Celery Smoothie
  2. How to Make a Celery Smoothie
  3. Celery Smoothie FAQs
  4. More Low Sugar Options
  5. Apple Celery Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients for an Apple Celery Smoothie

ingredients for a celery smoothie including ginger root, green apple, fennel bulb, lemon, celery, spinach and water.

This refreshing beverage has a rockstar list of ingredients all designed to bring you the most nutrition possible:

Low Sugar Produce

If you’ve ever gone on the hunt for a great low carb/low sugar green smoothie, look no further. A fruit or veggie is considered a low glycemic option (low in sugar) if 1 serving has a glycemic index score of less than 55.

Check out the glycemic index of the ingredients in this apple celery smoothie recipe:

  • 1 cup spinach: less than 1
  • ¼ fennel bulb: 16
  • 1 celery stalk: 15
  • 1 green apple: 38
  • ¼ inch fresh ginger: 15
  • juice from 1 lemon: 20

My blood sugar’s doing a happy dance knowing this celery smoothie won’t raise it! This recipe can be a great afternoon pick-me-up, or even a refreshing evening treat to help stabilize the body’s blood sugar for the night.

green smoothie in glass jar surrounded by fennel and sliced lemons.

How to Make a Celery Smoothie

I find the best tasting green smoothies are blended in 2 steps. While you could just dump all the ingredients into the blender and hope for the best, blending them in 2 batches will produce the smoothest result… without any weird chunks.

  1. Start by blending the spinach, water and lemon together. You’ll know it’s done when it looks like juice. Feel free to stop and scrape down the sides of the blender as needed.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend again until smooth. Depending on the type of blender you have, grating the ginger and dicing the apple + fennel might help you get a smoother result.

This smoothie is less creamy than others since it is full of watery ingredients. If you want a creamier smoothie add in 1/2 banana or 1/4 avocado. You can also use unsweetened coconut milk instead of water for a creamier finish.

green smoothie in a glass jar topped with a lemon slice and fennel fronds.

Celery Smoothie FAQs

Are celery smoothies good for you?

They can be! I like smoothies over juices since they don’t eliminate the fiber, which your body craves and needs to process the natural sugar in these beverages. My celery smoothie recipe is loaded with vitamin C, potassium, fiber and vitamin A to give you a great jumpstart to your day.

What does a celery smoothie taste like?

My smoothie is super flavorful with the fennel and fresh ginger in it. It tastes refreshing and will help wake you up in the best way.

What are the healthiest vegetables to put in a smoothie?

Focus on whole food ingredients that are lower in natural sugar and high in fiber. You can make a variety of healthy smoothies with healthy ingredients that all taste different! There is no one right way to make one. I like this celery smoothie since it has a variety of fruits and vegetables along with fresh ginger for a whole host of healthy benefits.

More Low Sugar Options

If you’re looking for ways to decrease your sugar consumption, I’ve got you covered below! Here are a few of my other low sugar smoothie favs that also work great as smoothies for diabetics:

  • Cherry Açai Smoothie: I love the balance of flavors in this berry-filled smoothie recipe.
  • Raspberry Smoothie: Guests won’t even know this is a green smoothie, it’s pretty enough for dessert!
  • Alkaline Smoothie: This is a great smoothie for stabilizing blood sugar and getting in a variety of produce.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie: Sip away inflammation and feel better all over.
  • Red Velvet Smoothie: These don’t have to “taste healthy” in order to be healthy! Enjoy a delightfully energizing beverage with real ingredients.

Does this smoothie recipe excite you or scare you? Leave a comment + rating below letting me know if this is a make it, or pass on it for you, I’d love to know!

  • Blend spinach, water and lemon together until juice-like consistency is reached.

  • Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. 

  • Only use the white part of the fennel bulb. The green stalk and sprigs may be used as garnish.
  • Keep as much white pith on the lemon as you can for more nutrients.
  • Use at least 1 frozen ingredient for a refreshingly cool smoothie.
  • Swap the spinach for the leafy greens of your choice.
  • Swap the water with 1 cup of unsweetened coconut water for a natural electrolyte boost.
  • Add 1 serving of homemade protein powder to provide 10 more grams of protein, turning this smoothie into a meal replacement.

Calories: 275kcal, Carbohydrates: 52g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.03g, Sodium: 106mg, Potassium: 963mg, Fiber: 19g, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin A: 3206IU, Vitamin C: 83mg, Calcium: 272mg, Iron: 4mg

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