Ok, so the thought of taking celery stalks and juicing them may not seem like the most appetizing thing to you.
However, if there’s something out there that could possibly benefit me (health and wellness wise), I will be the first to try it.
So, I went ahead and bought some organic celery, cleaned it with my Thieves Fruit and Veggie Soak and got to juicing.
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If you don’t have a juicer at home you can make it in a blender but typically will need to add extra water and squeeze it through a nut bag so you only get the juice and not the fibrous strands.
How to Juice Celery
- First, I took 2 stalks of organic celery and washed them.
- Then, I cut off a small piece of both of the ends.
- Next, I put the celery into a juicer (or blender). I used this juicer here.
- Drink immediately! This made about 1 cup of juice.
*You can add freshly squeezed lime or even an apple for added flavor.
Personally, I would not recommend saving any for later however if you need to, seal it in an airtight container and put it in the fridge. Try to consume it within 24-48 hours for optimum nutrition!
Benefits of Celery Juice
- Celery is filled with Vitamin K, C, and A. There is also manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and calcium.
- Celery has anti-inflammatory properties which is great for people who experience upset stomach, gout or arthritis.
- Since celery is rich in magnesium, it can help you sleep! Have a glass before bedtime to help lower blood pressure and heart rate.
- Celery juice helps with digestion and eases symptoms like bloating, indigestion and heartburn.
- Don’t like drinking water? Celery is about 95% water and celery juice is known to keep you hydrated!
If you like celery, you’ll like this juice. It honestly tastes just like that, celery!
Although the benefits of celery juice are all pretty awesome, I just don’t have enough time in the morning to make it every single day. But, this is something I can incorporate in my meal plan and enjoy once a week.
I also love to eat celery with peanut butter or hummus! Such an easy and nutritious snack. I saw a recipe here where you could spread some hummus on celery and add Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel seasoning. If you’ve been following me on Instagram (@leahferezan), you’ll know that seasoning is my new obsession.
What are some of your favorite ways to incorporate celery into your meal plans?