When I made the PW's Chicken Salad this week, I needed a way to use up the leftover celery. I'm not a huge fan, other than the crunch it adds to salads (chicken salad, tuna ring-noodle salad, etc.) And I really can't stand it when it's mushy (like in soup...bleh). A couple weeks ago I bought a new recipe book - 100 Best Smoothies & Juices, and while looking through it I came across a recipe with celery as one of the ingredients. I decided to test it out:
APPLE & CELERY REVITALIZER (Smoothie Book)
1 sweet apple, peeled, cored, and diced
1 c. chopped celery
1 1/4 c. milk
pinch of sugar
pinch of salt
Place apple, celery, and milk in food processor or blender and blend away until smooth. Add a pinch of salt and sugar if desired. Pour into chilled glasses and serve. Makes 2 servings.
Bleh. Bleh, bleh, bleh. My dislike for celery was not cured with this drink - I could not even finish it. Thank goodness I only made half a recipe. Maybe I just hoped too much that the milk and apple would sweeten things up and mask the taste of the celery a bit. Not so, I could barely taste anything other than celery. I'll just have to eat Ants on a Log to use the rest up. I will never make this again. Sorry celery-lovers out there, I rated this BAD.