Are you on a celery juice kick? If you’re not, maybe you’ve seen celebrities, such as Busy Phillips and Miranda Kerr, on your Instagram feed drinking glasses of the green stuff. Maybe you’ve overheard your cube-mate talking about incorporating it into their morning routine.
Juicing celery is hip and fantastically beneficial, but celery, especially organic celery, is a little speedy right now and will be for about two more weeks. But, we are here to help you out! The good news: Celery season is just around the corner (yes, celery is available all the time, but it grows best in California in the spring)
What’s better than juicing celery? Juicing FREE celery!
Celery and celery juice are incredibly healthy, and the benefits seem to be endless! Here are a few FAQs an FYIs for a brief overview, but we encourage you to do your own homework to learn more. For other ideas, visit our blog for recipes featuring celery.
- Juicing or blending, what’s the difference? Sure, you can throw some celery in your green smoothie, but juicing removes the fibrous pulp and concentrates its healing benefits which enhances its bioavailability, meaning its able to have a faster, active effect.
- Do I need a juicer or can I use a blender or food processor? A juicer is efficient, but it’s not the only option. You can use a blender or food processor, but need to use a fine mesh sieve to strain out the juice and toss the pulp. You can also strain the processed celery though a thin kitchen towel or folded cheese cloth, squeezing the cloth over a bowl to collect the juice.
- How much should I drink? 16 oz. is ideal. One bunch of celery typically produces 16 oz. in a juicer.
- When is the best time to drink celery juice? In the morning on an empty stomach. Wait 15 to 30 minutes before having anything else.
- What if I just can’t stand the taste? Celery juice is most beneficial on its own, but if the taste is too strong you can add a little cucumber and slowly work your way to straight celery juice. For a laugh, watch this YouTube video documenting health enthusiast Bryan Moscoso’s 7-day celery juice challenge (spoiler alert: he didn’t like the taste, but he powered through and benefitted).
- Can pregnant and breastfeeding women drink celery juice? Yes! Plus, it’s a great source of Vitamin C which is good for mom and baby. If you have any concerns, talk to a doctor before introducing the juice to your diet.
- Celery juice is a useful anti-inflammatory: Some who suffer from autoimmune conditions such as Restless Leg Syndrome, Raynaud’s, Gout, GERD, Eczema and even Psoriasis have benefitted from celery’s anti-inflammatory properties.
- It helps good bacteria thrive and enhances the immune system: Celery juice helps clean the immune system by aiding the liver and bloodstream in flushing toxins and other unmentionables out of the body.
- Celery juice eradicates viruses and bad bacteria: Celery juice has helped eradicate strep bacteria and can kill Epstein-Barr and the Shingles viruses.