This article teaches you the easiest ways to make celery juice – a healthy drink that dieters and nutritionists love!
Below you will discover the steps you need to take to make this juice as well as some helpful tips and tricks to juicing celery.
If you wish to avoid juicing celery but would still very much like to enjoy the benefits that celery juice provides, you may like to try celery juice extract as a great effective alternative.
Making Celery Juice
We already know the numerous health benefits that celery juice has but how can we make sure that we get those benefits when we make our own juice?
You will need the following tools and ingredients:
- 2 to 3 stalks of celery
- A juicer
- A sharp cutting knife
The first thing you should do is to select the best quality of celery available when you shop for it. Choose those that snap easily when they are pulled apart and feel crisp when bent.
Additionally, you should watch out for stalks which are tight, compact, and are not spread out. You also have to ensure that the celery has leaves that are pale or bright green; they should not be yellow or yellow with brown spots. Your chosen celery should not have a stem that is seeded or is round-shaped in the area where smaller and more tender stalks should be in its center.
Prepare the celery stalks with the leaves on by washing them thoroughly and making sure that there is no residual dirt, mud or grime in their narrower parts. Remove the leaves from the smaller stalks and store them in airtight containers for future use. Place stalks in your juicer’s chute. You can cut the stalks into pieces if the width and depth of your juicer’s chute is smaller.
After you have placed the stalks into the chute, turn on your juicer’s power switch and then press the stalks or stalk pieces downward with the juicer’s tamper. Remember that a tamper is safer to use than using your hands because of the sharpness of the juicer blades. Tamp down more stalks until you have extracted the amount of juice that you want.
If you have a high-speed blender instead of a juicer, making celery juice is even simpler, (however I’ve mentioned in another post that this is not not my preferred method of juicing): just chop the stalks into small pieces and blend away until you get a puree. The downside is that you have to strain and filter the resulting extract afterwards and ensuring that there are no pulp and fibers left in your juice. You can use a cheese cloth or strainer for this purpose.
Tips and Tricks for Juicing Celery
Juicing celery also includes proper storage of any leftover. Store this in a tightly-sealed container and refrigerate it. Remember to consume this within the next two days.
If you think you will be unable to consume what you have prepared, use your celery juice as an additional ingredient for soups or mix some in salad dressings or add some other vegetables and fruits to it to make a smoothie.
Here are other easy-to-do tips when making celery juice which you may want to consider:
- You can keep the leaves on and juice them together with the stalks for a fuller flavor to your drink.
- Slicing the stalks into thin strips is the best way to make them fit into smaller or narrower juicer chutes.
- Use only a single celery stalk without the leaves if you prefer sweeter tasting juice or you can use several stalks and just sweeten your juice with some honey.
- If you’re making celery juice for children who may not like it plain, add naturally sweet fruits such as bananas, oranges, and apples.
- Maintain a reasonable balance between different types of ingredients. Celery is a juicing tsunami so some ginger or mint will go a long way.
- If you’re just a beginning juicer, you may have to do a lot of taste adjustments with celery more than with carrots or other sweeter veggies.
- Combining celery juice with the juice of another green vegetable may be overwhelming; start off with a few celery stalks instead of a whole bunch.
- Green juices like celery are better sweetened with peaches and apples than strawberries or other tart fruits such as blueberries and raspberries.
- A masticating juicer will give you more flexibility with more nutrient retention with vegetables like celery that are firm and have no skin to peel.
- Use coconut water instead of plain water if you want or need to dilute your celery juice, especially if you use a blender instead of a juicer.
- Never make more juice than you can consume if you include the celery leaves when juicing because these tend to spoil quickly.
Where Can I Get Celery Juice From?
There are a number of ways you can enjoy celery juice and all its health benefits. Here are four different options:
1) Make homemade blueberry juice following the guidelines given in this post above and recipes below. Of course you will need a juicer if you decide to juice from home.
2) If you want to avoid juicing altogether, then celery seed extract is a great alternative. These supplements are usually very reasonably priced and you will normally get 100+ servings out of each bottle. The Natural Factors celery seed extract sold over at Amazon for example is very popular and has received lots of positive feedback.
3) If the first two options are not for you, then the third option is to buy celery juice from your local supermarket. However it should be noted that in many cases, commercial juice is usually stacked with lots of sugar to sweeten the flavor which is not great for your health (or your waistline).
4) The last option is to use Green Juice powder and then add celery seed extract. This is a great alternative for those that don't own a juicer or would prefer saving themselves the cost of buying a specialized machine. It's also a huge time saver.
An affordable juicer that produces high quality juice and is easy to use. A little noisy though.
Omega Vrt350 HD
The best juicer on the market for juicing quality in our opinion. Powerful, quiet and very easy to use.
Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Pro
A great juicer if you are on a budget and want your juice extracted in less than a minute!
3 Celery Juice Recipes
Below you will find 3 great recipes using celery. Follow the instructions and enjoy!
- Carrot & Celery
- Sleep Well Detox
- Cellulite Killer
5 Medium Carrots
1 Celery stalk
1 inch peeled fresh ginger
Scrub the carrots and cut the tops off the carrots. Wash the celery.
Add the first 3 carrots, followed by the celery and ginger, followed by the remaining 2 carrots.
This is a cheap and simple juice that will kick start your day in a healthy way.
1 slice of lemon
1 celery stick
1 inch of fresh ginger
Add all of the ingredients in the juicer, mixing up between fruit then vegetables.
How will this help you to Detox? Apple and cucumber are amazing washing out and cleaning the system. The celery helps to flush the body of excess carbon dioxide as well as reduce acidity in the body. Ginger is a well known natural antibiotic. Finally lemon is very powerful at getting rid of harmful bacteria from your intestines. it is also fantastic at cleaning the liver and kidneys.
1/4 pink grapefruit
2 sticks of celery
Some mint leaves
Juice the apple, followed by celery, mint, pear and finally the grapefruit. It’s important to juice the grapefruit last, as this will help pick up any leftover fibre left behind from the other fruits and veggies.
Finally pour over ice and sprinkle some finely chopped mint on top for garnish.
How will it help me get rid of my cellulite? The mint and the apple in the juice will help eliminate toxins from the fat tissue. Grapefruit has high vitamin C qualities and is a fantastic cleanser for a clogged up lymphatic system.
The celery, apple and pear juice will improve kidney function.
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