After watching an episode of Fawlty Towers, I found myself craving a Waldorf Salad. If you haven’t seen that eponymous episode and don’t know what a Waldorf salad is, I shall explain. According to the episode, at least, it is a mix of celery, apples, grapes and walnuts in a mayonnaise dressing. According to Wikipedia, the salad was first created in the 1890’s at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City; hence the reason us Brits didn’t hear of it for a while, and still many don’t know what it is. Anyway, in the Wikipedia article, it explains that the salad is also served on a bed of lettuce. I came to the conclusion that this is quite a healthy salad if you skip out on the mayonnaise; but me being me, I had to test some other Waldorf themed recipes. I came up with this one. A Waldorf Salad smoothie. I recently made an investment and bought myself a Nutribullet Pro 900 Series. It sounds like an aircraft taking off, but sure as hell pulverises everything you put in there. So I bring you, the Waldorf Smoothie:
This recipe makes 2 smoothies, so you can share with a friend, or keep some for later.
2x Large Handfuls of Spinach
2x Pink Lady Apples
4x sticks Celery
Approx. 30x Red Grapes
400ml Water or Coconut Water
1x Small Handful of Walnuts
Chuck all the ingredients in a blender and blast that sucker until its smooth. It can get a bit lumpy with the walnuts, so add some more water or coconut water if required and carry on until you get a consistency you like.
The end result is quite a bright green coloured thick smoothie with little red flecks from the grape skin. It tastes very refreshing and sweet, with a nutty after-taste.
I have no doubt now I have a nutribullet there will be more posts to follow containing smoothie recipes. Keep your eyes peeled!
Please do let me know if you try it, and drop me some feedback. I love to hear readers opinions!