Celery juice is getting more popular and for a good reason. It’s very beneficial on many layers, and if you haven’t started drinking it yet, you should.
I know, its taste may not be the best out there. If this is an issue you face, I’ve got some recipes that’ll help you get used to the taste of celery juice gradually.
What’s the Difference between Eating Celery and Juicing It?
While eating celery stalks is still healthy and important, it’s not as effective as drinking pure celery juice.
When you juice celery, you remove the pulp (fiber). This enhances its healing benefits, especially for those suffering from chronic illness.
Moreover, by drinking celery instead of eating it, you’ll be able to consume larger amounts and consequently get more nutritional value.
Recipes to Make Celery Juice Taste Better
Celery and Carrot
Adding carrots can help sweeten your celery juice. It also increases the nutritional value of your juice.
Celery and carrot juice recipe
- 4 Celery stalks
- 4 Carrots
- ½ Lemon
- ½ Apple
Celery and Ginger Juice
Adding ginger to anything makes it taste better, and celery juice is no exception.
It gives your drink more flavor, spice, and a nice flavor.
Celery and Ginger Juice
- 1 bunch of celery
- 2 inch of ginger
You can start with 2 inches of ginger and then, later on, use more if you want your drink to be spicier or reduce the amount if you want it milder.
Fresh Celery Juice
To taste as fresh as possible, you should use fresh celery. Adding cucumber and lemon gives it a light and refreshing taste.
- 5 stalks of celery
- 1 cucumber
- ½ lemon
Tips for Making Celery Juice
To get the most benefits in a delicious way, here are some tips you should use when you’re making celery juice
Always Wash It
Like any vegetable or fruit, celery usually gets mud stuck to the bottom where the stalks meet the base. That’s why you should wash your celery stalks very well.
Get Organic Celery
It’s always better if you buy organic, even if it’s a little more expensive.
Organic vegetables are 20-40% higher in antioxidants than non-organic ones, so they give you more nutritional value.
Moreover, it spares you the risk of getting exposed to any chemicals that may be potentially harmful.
Use When Fresh
Juice your celery after the first few days you buy it when it’s crunchy and fresh.
This gives you the most juice as well as nutrients. Besides, celery tastes better when it’s fresh.
How to Make Celery Juice
You can make celery juice using two methods: a juicer or a blender.
Making Celery in a Juicer
If you’re using a juicer, run one or two bunches of celery stalks through the juicer. The best part about juicers is that they extract the fiber and deliver just the juice.
To get about 16 ounces of juice, you should use 2 packs of celery hearts.
Making Celery in a Blender
Blend the celery until it resembles a smoothie. If you feel like it needs it, add a splash of water.
Although you should avoid it as much as you can so you don’t dilute the juice.
Pour the blended celery juice into a nut-milk bag to remove the pulp and enjoy your juice.
Benefits of Celery Juice
Pure celery juice can help heal several conditions, and it’s generally very healthy.
If the taste is too strong for you, however, you can add cucumbers, apples, and lemons.
And the more you get used to the taste, the more you should increase the amount of celery or cut back on other ingredients to make the juice as pure as possible.
This is in order to maximize your benefit from it. And these benefits include:
Since celery contains a high amount of antioxidants (such as caffeic acid, ferulic acid, and quercetin), it’s very effective when it comes to fighting free radical damage that contributes to inflammation.
Celery seed contains antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, so they’re the perfect way to protect yourself against infections. Celery helps prohibit bacterial growth and strengthen the immune system.
Preventing Liver Disease
The diuretic properties of celery help flush toxins from the body and enhance kidney and liver health.
Moreover, it eliminates water retention and boosts digestion, which leads to less bloating.
And thanks to its reduction of uric acid and enhancement of urine production, it’s effective for preventing urinary tract infections.
Lowering cholesterol and Blood Pressure
The unique compound called 3-n-butylphthalide (BuPh) found in celery is proven to lower cholesterol and help with hypertension.