Have heard the stories about the benefits of drinking celery juice? I decided to give it a try and wanted to share with you how to make celery juice in 3 easy steps! You may be surprised at the refreshing taste and how easy it is to incorporate fresh juice into your daily routine.
Why Should I Drink Celery Juice?
I've always been a fan of eating this vegetable. It's the perfect snack with buffalo chicken wings, veggie dip or filled with peanut butter. But, if you are looking for a natural way to reset your body, drinking rather than eating may be for you.
After a recent physical, I need to get my cholesterol in check. I figured it wouldn't hurt to add MORE vegetables into my diet, so looked into celery juice a little closer and learned a lot of things I didn't know before.
What are the Benefits of Celery Juice?
Did you know that celery is very high in calcium and silicon which help to regenerate and strengthen damaged bones? I didn’t! I always thought calcium should come from dairy and had no idea I could get so much from a vegetable!
Celery is also high in Vitamin K which protect against osteoporosis, something I pay close attention to as I age.
However, celery is probably best known to help with gut health. When this particular vegetable is juiced and consumed, it retains its nutrients to help aid the digestive tract keeping it free of inflammation and because of the high natural sodium, it can also help raise the acid in the stomach so that food digests more easily and doesn’t sit there and ferment.
Who wants fermented food sitting in their gut? Not me, that's for sure!
What else does it do? Celery is also high in Vitamin A, C, iron, and magnesium which helps to nourish the blood and helps with high blood pressure, arthritis and even has been studied as having helped with clearer skin!
How do I make Celery Juice?
Ingredients: 1 bunch of celery, washed and trimmed of leaves.
Run cleaned celery through a juicer and drink immediately. This makes about 16 oz (2 cups).
Or Chop and blend in a blender until smooth- strain and drink immediately.
For best results, drink first thing in the morning on empty stomach. If that is not doable, then anytime during day 15-30 minutes before consuming anything.
Can you Juice Celery Leaves?
You can, but your juice maybe a little bitter. You can trim off leaves and save for vegetable soup stock!
How do you make celery juice taste good?
Some folks find celery juice to be a little off-putting, especially if you juice the entire stalk with the leaves. If the taste is still not to your liking, try adding cucumber or green apple to make it a bit sweeter. Just know that to really get the full benefits of pure celery juice, you should drink straight celery juice.
How to Juice Celery Without a Juicer
I like to use our Breville Juicer. It is super easy to use and clean. If you don't have one, you can use a blender as well. I've shared my favorite options below:
How to make Celery Juice in a Ninja?
If you don't have access to a juicer, a blender will work too! I love my Ninja Blender. I bought it over 6 years ago and it is still running strong!
Follow these simple steps to make celery juice in a Ninja Blender
- Wash fresh celery and chop into 1-inch pieces.
- Place in the blender with 1/4 cup water.
- Blend on high. Strain through a mesh strainer using back of a spoon to press vegetable pulp against sides, to ensure all liquid is through.
So, to recap our steps for a juicer:
- Wash and trim 1 bunch of celery
- place in a juicer.
- Drink immediately on an empty stomach and wait 15-30 minutes before consuming anything.
- 1 bunch celery, washed and trimmed
- Run through a juicer and drink immediately.
- Or chop and blend in blender until smooth- strain and drink immediately.
Drink first thing in the morning on empty stomach. If that is not doable, then anytime during day 15-30 minutes before consuming anything.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 2mg Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 0g
One final tip: Celery is on the “Dirty Dozen” list.
If possible, try to buy organic or from your local farmer at the farmer’s market.
Have you tried Celery Juice? What did you think?