RECIPE: Apple-licious Smoothie


If you are trying to ‘go green’ and ‘eat clean’, this is the smoothie for you!

In a blender combine:

1/2 cup green grapes frozen (could add 2-3 cubes of ice if your grapes aren’t frozen) 

1/2 -1 apple (green apple is best for waist line)

1 celery stick

juice from 1/2 lime




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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

6 thoughts on “RECIPE: Apple-licious Smoothie

    1. Oh good! Glad you like! Do you have an apple tree? Orchard? Or Just like apples!?

      This week I’ve been all about Granny Smiths (which supposedly have the lowest glycemic index of the apples) and almond butter!


      1. Our house sits in the middle of an old apple orchard, but the trees no longer produce anything worthwhile. However, we eat a LOT of apples at our house (An apple a day… well, you know the rest). I prefer Honeycrisp apples, while my wife prefers Red Delicious. Funny, my usual afternoon snack is a Honeycrsip apple and almond butter!

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