Celery Juice Recipes
Celery might not be the obvious choice for juicing but with its high water and mineral content, the humble vegetable packs a powerful punch in its weight in nutrition. Readily available in all seasons, it makes for a great juicing staple and has the added bonus of being cost effective and leaving minimal waste. Here, Fika will show you exactly how to get started with our guide for celery juicing.
Advantages of celery juice
One of the greatest advantages of celery is just how many vitamins and minerals it contains for such a deceptively simple ingredient, so often found and forgotten about, tucked away at the back of the fridge. Packed with vitamins b and c plus calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur and sodium, it’s a great vegetable to consume regularly to really make sure the body is getting everything that it needs.
Reducing fluid retention
Although it might seem counterproductive to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet which are heavy in water content, these can often be the best medicine to remedy it. Vegetables such as celery and asparagus are actually natural diuretics which counter balance the bloating we often experience by reducing levels of excess salt.
When we are dehydrated our bodies cleverly retain fluids to prevent drying out, which is why when we do get enough water, our bodies will naturally remove the excess including the salt it stores.
Calming the nervous system
One of the most amazing effects on our health of consuming celery regularly, is the impact it can have on our stress levels and in helping us curb anxiety. The mineral salts found in celery are a vital ingredient for the health of our central nervous system which contributes to many ailments including mental health problems such as bipolar and depression, when neglected.
Celery Juice Recipes
Celery & Greens Power Booster
- 1 stick of celery with leaves
- 1 medium unpeeled, uncored apple – quartered
- 3 ounces of baby spinach leaves
- 1 handful of watercress
- ½ cup crushed ice
Add the apple pieces to your juicer and juice, following with the celery, watercress and spinach leaves. Stir and pour over the crushed ice to serve.
Water Retention Blaster
- 2 sticks of celery with leaves
- 2 medium green apples, unpeeled and uncored – quartered
- 3 unpeeled carrots – remove the top and bottom unless using organic
- Handful of parsley with stems still attached
Add all ingredients to your juicer, alternating the soft and hard bits for a better consistency.
Celery and Tangy Ginger Juice
- One small bunch of celery with leaves
- ½ of a large cucumber
- 1 large green apple
- ½ lemon, unpeeled
- 1 inch knob of ginger
- Using the low setting on your juicer, run the celery and cucumber through first.
- Changing it to high, add the apple, ginger, and lemon to the chute and juice. Sandwich the ginger between the lemon and apple, so it stays put and is simpler to juice.
- Drink the juice straight away, or store it into an airtight mason jar for up to 24 hours in the refrigerator.
Celery Juice Recipes FAQs
Can I use a regular juicer for celery?
With the higher water content found in celery, it’s considered one of the easiest vegetables to extract juice from, therefore you do not need a higher powered machine to get great juicing results. You can even juice celery within a blender although the process requires the additional step of straining the juice through a nut milk bag or cheesecloth.
What exactly does celery juice taste like?
Not surprisingly, given that celery has a very unique flavour, it tastes just as it does prior to being juiced. If you don’t enjoy the taste of celery however, there are plenty of ways to disguise or enhance the flavour, for example by adding carrots, apples or even a little sweetener to your juice so you shouldn’t be put off if you aren’t the greatest fan of its flavour.
Can you add different veggies and fruits to the juice?
Yes. One of the greatest parts of juicing, especially with ingredients such as celery which is so highly packed in nutrition for surprisingly little, is that you can mix it up with almost endless combinations and there really are some great additional ingredients which really combine well with its flavour. Peeled limes or green apples will add some sweetness but celery is also a great standalone juice.