Drinking Celery Juice Daily is a fantastic way to decrease inflammation & sooth the gut. 16oz of pure Celery Juice daily can detox the liver & blood stream.
Hi everyone! I mentioned in my carrot cake oatmeal post that I’ve been juicing a lot. So today I want to talk to you about celery juice. Celery juice is a newish trend in the health & wellness community that has been getting a lot press on social media. I’m not sure really when celery juice being a “thing” but I KNOW many people are just thinking it’s another fad. What I also didn’t know, is that drinking celery juice daily, can have amazing benefits for people who suffer from inflammation, chronic illnesses, & digestion issues.
If you have read some of my other posts, I have mentioned that I really struggle almost daily with gut issues. PAINFUL gut issues. As well as, muscle inflammation & pain. Due to me experiencing these & other symptoms for close to four years now, I am always searching for healing methods. I first heard of celery juicing from a blog called The Balanced Blonde, written by Jordan Younger. Jordan suffers from Lyme Disease & drinking celery juice daily is actually part of her Lyme protocol.
I then read on Lauren Scruggs Kennedy’s blog, that she noticed huge benefits in regards to her digestion, bloating, & leaky gut once she began celery juicing daily. Side note, the two women I just mentioned have incredible stories. Lauren Scruggs Kennedy suffered a horrific accident where she lost her eye & her arm in a helicopter propeller accident. If you ever need an uplift, read her story! Her outlook on life is truly inspiring!
Anyways, after reading their two stories & their thoughts on celery juice, I decided to dig further & do some research on my own. I was honestly shocked to read about how many benefits there are in relation to drinking celery juice daily! I couldn’t wait to start.
Problem. I don’t have a juicer. A juicer is definitely on my list of things to get once I return back to the states. BUT I have the next best thing. My beloved Vitamix. I love that thing. I seriously use it 2x a day, sometimes more. So yes, you can absolutely “juice” in a Vitamix BUT you are left with the pulp. Cheesecloth is one of the most popular ways to strain pulp out of a liquid such as if you make a nut milk with actual nuts or if you juice. I have cheesecloth here in Canada. So I used it the first time I juiced.
A literal mess.
Maybe I didn’t use a big enough piece of cloth but it was gross & I was over it. SO next best thing. I used a fine hand-held strainer from William & Sonoma, which Devin’s mom, so kindly gave me when I told her I didn’t have a small strainer. It works perfect. I pour the “juice” into the strainer, which I place over a mason jar & use the back of a spoon to press the juice from the pulp.
If I’m being honest, it’s a labor of love.
It takes about 10 minutes altogether which isn’t horrible…it just takes some patience. I have been using 3 stalks of celery in my daily juice. You can leave the leaves on the stalks if you like, I personally don’t. I cut the rough end off of both sides of the three stalks. From what I’ve read, the amount of celery you use, really depends. I’ve seen people juice 1 stick & I’ve also seen people juice an entire bunch of celery. I think that 3 stalks works well for me, but I may adjust once I start using an actual juicer.
So since I’m not using a juicer, I have been adding a little water to my Vitamix to help the process of blending. I actually like doing this because it’s a great way to drink water in the mornings. Especially if you’re like me & have a really hard time consuming water consistently. You also can add ice to the juice, even though it isn’t preferred. Just stick to the pure celery juice instead. The first few times drinking it, I had to add ice. If I drink something I almost always prefer if it’s really really cold. So I worked my way up to drinking it room temp, which I now don’t mind.
You will get used to the taste, I promise! Even if you’re not a green juice type of gal. It just tastes & smells like celery. I went to kiss Devin goodbye before he left for practice Monday morning & he said “oh hello there celery breath” LOL!
Like I mentioned above, I’ve been consistently drinking a mason jar portion of celery juice every morning on an empty stomach. To reap the full benefits of the juice, it’s preferred to drink 16oz daily. The mason jar is about 14oz give or take, but I’ve been doing well with that. I also read that people have had to work their way up to drinking the full amount. It’s recommended to start at around 8oz.
How I Make My Daily Celery Juice
- I scrub three stalks of celery with my Fruit & Veg Cloth from Norwex & cut the rough ends & leaves off. It’s really important to thoroughly wash the celery, especially if you aren’t buying organic!
- I then put the chopped celery into my Vitamix & add about a 3/4 cup of water to help with blending. (Obviously if you have a juicer, just juice it!)
- I then strain the pureed celery into a mason jar, using the back of a spoon to squeeze all of the juice from the pulp.
You’ll want to enjoy your celery juice right away to get the maximum amount of nutrients!
Now I briefly mentioned in the beginning of this post how drinking celery juice daily can really offer assistance to anyone experiencing inflammation, chronic illness, & a variety of gut issues. But that’s just the start. There really isn’t anyone that can’t benefit from drinking celery juice, unless you’re allergic to celery, LOL! Check out the benefits below!
Benefits of Drinking Celery Juice Daily
- Anti-inflammatory due to it’s ability to starve the pathogens within the body that cause inflammation, disease, & chronic illnesses, & then proceed to flush them out of the body. Awesome for anyone who has an autoimmune disease!!!!!
- Detoxes the kidneys & adrenals
- Balances pH levels
- Supports the central nervous system due to the mineral salts found within the celery
- Those mineral salts also kill diseases & help the body function normally
- Decreases bloating or digestion uncomfortability due to it’s ability to heal & seal the lining of the stomach (great for someone suffering from IBS or Crohns, for the purpose of soothing the digestive tract)
- Raises levels of hydrochloric acid within the gut, making digestion easier
- Strengthens bones
- Boosts immune functions
- Purifies the blood stream
- May help to reduce blood pressure
- Promotes a healthy weight management
- Boosts mineral levels found within the body
- Rich in Vitamin A, C, Iron, & Magnesium
- Really great for the skin & breakouts
- Can help curb sugar cravings
- Promotes a healthy urine flow to assist with flushing out the toxins
For more information regarding the benefits of celery juice, feel free to check out the blog, Medical Medium. That’s where I gathered the necessary research in order to write this post. It’s a fantastic source of information!
So in summary, drinking pure celery juice on an empty stomach is an incredible way to flush your body of toxins. Celery juice is not meant to be a meal replacement in the mornings, so follow the juice with a proper breakfast. I’ve heard waiting anywhere between 15 minutes to an hour after drinking it. I usually wait about 30 minutes or so. Just listen to your body & do what feels right.
There are a ton of trends that circulate social media & the health & wellness world. Some may work for you & some may not. I don’t think celery juice is a trend. I think it can be a wonderful healing tool if you allow it to be. Personally, I do notice a difference in the way I feel after drinking it. I’ve been juicing since I got to Canada…so quickly approaching four weeks. And I’m not stopping any time soon.
Have you tried drinking celery juice?