If you follow my wellness account on Instagram, you have likely seen my daily stories about drinking celery juice. It’s one of the best things you can do for your body. I didn’t invent it. I am however, committed to spreading healthy living and wellness information and helping as many people in 2019 as I possibly can. To that end, and for my own accountability, I will continue to share what I can on this amazing act of self-care.
I’m not going to bother re-writing everything better said by the MEDICAL MEDIUM (whom I first learned of celery juicing from), but in Medical Medium, Anthony Williams says celery juice, "is one of the most powerful and healing juices we can drink. Just 16 ounces of fresh celery juice every morning on an empty stomach can transform your health and digestion in as little as one week." I am on a mission to create a healthy gut and microbiome and since I’m not yet a perfectly clean eater or living a toxin-free life, any promises of anti-inflammatory benefits, benefit me!
For the real deal scoop, head HERE.
Ideally, consume celery juice on an empty stomach first thing. It is recommended to have at least 16 oz and to drink immediately after juicing. It is also most effective when on it’s own. Resist the temptation to mix with something else to potentially enhance it’s flavor. If you don’t love it right away, I’m certain you will within a week. I find it incredibly refreshing and delightful.
(I don’t have a juicer any longer so these are directions for a blender but a juicer is of course, great too).
Buy organic celery (if using regular celery be sure to wash especially well prior to using).
I cut off the end and just the leaves, leaving behind as many stalk bits as otherwise exists.
rinse the stalks
cut rinsed off stalks into smaller (more blender friendly) pieces unless you have a juicer, in which case, depending on your model, you may prefer the longer stalks.
I add a little water, not much, maybe 2-4 oz just to help my blender, blend.
use either a cheesecloth or a fine strainer and bowl to strain the pulp out and push and/or squeeze it to extract as much juice from the pulp as possible.
drink and enjoy!
A FEW OF THE BENEFITS
“…benefits of celery juice for all manner of ills—mental, physical, spiritual, emotional. Celery juice is alkalizing, enzyme-rich, electrolyte-enhancing, liver-repairing, blood-sugar-balancing, antiseptic, and more.
For the full explanations (honestly way too much to distill here!) go to his site: here.