If you don’t recognize Celery then you are not a human, my friend! Just kidding! It is one of the most boring or bland vegetable you could find in the supermarket (Completely based on my point of view, don’t take it personally) But as I have been surfing the internet a couple of weeks back, I found that my feed was flooded with celery juice, how to make celery juice, benefits of celery juice and similar stuffs. That rang some bells. I thought, if everyone is so much hyped about the matter, then why shouldn’t I try it as well?! After all, it’s celery! It is ought to be healthy.
But, today, a couple of weeks after I started to drink 2 cups of celery when I wake up in the morning, I am feeling a hell lot of difference. Then I thought, why should I have the benefits by myself?! Let’s share it with you guys! So, I bring you the total guide of how to make celery juice and the benefits of drinking it.
How to Make Celery Juice?
Why Eat Celery?
The question will wait a little bit. Let us see the science first. I have to tell you guys something first. Celery is a vegetable. So, if someone is not in the same table with vegies, then they will have a hard time gulping it. But once you get it suited, you will enjoy it for sure.
Yeah, yeah, I know, dieting is not something you can enjoy. But hey! If you are creative enough and do know how to play with your taste buds, then you will make this boring thing much more interesting.
Now, speaking of playing with your taste buds, there are certain ways that6 you came make yourself a ‘tasty’ celery juice. That will include some extra ingredients; but this will spice up the juice for sure.
Before digging into the recipe, you will have to know the benefits of the celery. First of Celery is a plant. Its scientific name is Apium graveolens. The plant contains a lot of nutritional factors lie vitamins, minerals and more. The main benefits of the vegetable are:
- Increases Metabolism:
Consumption of celery can increase the metabolism of your body. Metabolism is a heavy medical word. Let me simplify that for you. Metabolism is the process of breaking the food into absorbable nutrient factors which can be directly used or stored in your body. That means, when you eat something, then the whole food reaches the stomach. Then it is digested and all the goodies are extracted from the food. These goodies are the fuel for your body. The body uses this exact fuel to generate the ability to work. Many autonomous stuffs like blood flow, sleep, sensation everything is maintained by the body and the said fuel is used to conduct the tasks. But if even if you are eating sufficient food, but unfortunately your body cannot process the exact food into usable food nutrients, then you will fail to do the basic works.
So, metabolism is one of the basic tasks of the body. What celery does is that it maintains the Hydrochloric Acid inside your stomach. This hydrochloric acid deconstructs the eaten food. If you don’t have the right flow of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, you will not have the proper metabolism.
- Maintains the Cholesterol:
So, maybe one of the most heard word regarding the heath is the cholesterol level. Maybe you heard your dad complain about his cholesterol level or your mom discussing the benefits of the sunflower oil which reduces the cholesterol level.
Many of us have this misunderstanding that cholesterol is harmful for the body. If you think the same, then you will have to know this right now. The thing is, cholesterol is a vital substance of the human body. There are two types of cholesterol. The first is the Low Density Lipoprotein or commonly known as the LDL. The other is the High Density Lipoprotein or the HDL.
The balance of the LDL and the HDL is crucial for a healthy body. LDL is reportedly the ‘Bad’ cholesterol in the body. Celery comes handy in this specific part of the conversation. Celery has a compound named 3-n-butylphthalide (BuPh) which has the vital reagents to reduce the LDL count in the blood flow. So, if you are having a cholesterol imbalance or have a heredity history of cholesterol related problems, consuming celery will help you avoid the risk.
- Helps maintaining the Blood Pressure:
Blood pressure issues are the 21st century thing now. It is reported that every 1 of three person in the world has blood pressure complexity at least temporarily. In the US, almost 10 patient in an hour is admitted in the hospital due to low or high blood pressure related conditions.
So, no matter what the age we are in, we will have to think positive and try to live a stress free life. I know, having a life without stress is like asking a cold breeze in the fire. But still, at the least we can do is to eat healthy and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
As I said, maintaining a healthy diet is a must. Luckily, eating celery has been proven to ease off the nerves and maintain a balance blood pressure. That us a huge plus point for the patients who are facing blood pressure issues. All they have to do is to include celery in their regular diet and try to stay as calm and happy as possible.
- Celery Kills Cancer Cells:
Celery is full of anti-oxidants. It is proven scientifically that the cancer cells are destroyed by anti-oxidants which are often found in colorful vegetables. So, consuming celery juice in a regular basis can reduce the probability of having a cancer.
These were some of the benefits of Celery. So, now, I think you guys are all pumped up to include celery juice in your diet, right? Have no worries guys! Because I have brought some cool recipes on how to make a celery juice for you.
How to Make One for Yourself
So, take a pen and paper. Have you take it? I know you have. So, I am not saying the names of the ingredients now. List it down. So her it goes;
We will be needing:
- That’s it! We only need celery!
Yes, this is as easy as it can get! So, basically we will need a fresh, ‘straight from the fields’ quality celery. Now how to turn this celery into celery juice? Very simple!
First of all, you need break the celery branches. I personally lie to throw the leaves away because I personally don’t like the flavor of it. But you can use the whole thing anyways. The leaves are equally as nutritious as the branches.
Now you need to wash the branches properly. Especially the ground root portions. Another reason of washing greens like celery is that celery is one of the few vegies which requires a lot of pesticides in order to maintain a prosperous harvest. So, the celery which is lying on the kitchen table must contain a huge amount of pesticides which can be harmful for your health.
There is an organic celery option which will cost you a bit high from the regular ones. But in that case you will be 100% sure that these ones does not contain anything harmful.
But finding organic celery can be a hustle in the neighborhood. As the celery juice has become an instant trend here in the States. People are rushing to the markets and buying celeries. On the other hand, the prices of celery has also gone higher than usual.
You probably don’t want to get into all these. So, you will chose a safer but affordable option in the same time. Then all you have to do is, wash the damn celery properly. A good rinse with clean water for a minute or two will do the trick. Or, you can soak the braches at least an hour before the use.
Anyways, I assume that you have properly removed the dirt and the invisible pesticides by washing those properly.
Now, take a sharp knife and a kitchen chopping board. Now, take a branch or two at one and slice those into small pieces. You will probably feel the crunch or the ASMR! It is kind of ear pleasing, right!
Then I am pretty sure you have a blender in your house. Blend the celery into a paste. You can add some water if you want. After that, rinse the juice and voila! Serve it in a glass and drink the goodies first thing in the morning every day!
This was the simplest process of making yourself a healthy and full of goodies celery juice. You should drink it every day. A recent study has proved that drinking at least 2 cups of celery juice first thing in the morning can reduce almost any disease. In addition, you will have a confident and more focused mind to kick off the day with a bang!
How to Make Celery Juice Taste Better!
Let us face it guys! Celery is not at all tasty. Not at ALL! I get that, But what to do! We cannot make strawberry flavored celeries right? My little champ wants to know if I could make him a vanilla butterscotch flavored celery in our own back ground.
Anyways, jokes apart. Having a ‘not too great in taste’ celery juice first thing in the morning can be a little bit disturbing. So, rather than heading to the office with a good mood will end up starting the day with a grumpy face.
So, as always, I am the ultimate savior from this dilemma! Hold it right there, folks! Because I am not telling you to drop the bloody idea! I am going to make this juice taste better!
Yes, you heard it right! It will be going to taste good! I am mentioning my favorite 4 recipes here today that can make your boring celery juice much tastier. Spoilers Alert! These recipes are going to force you make yet another glass for you!
Recipe Number 1: Honey and Lime Celery Juice!
So, going through the ingredients real quick. In order to make yourself a Honey and Lime Celery Juice, you will need:
- 1 Table Spoon Honey
- Half of a Lime
- A pinch of Salt
So, first wash the celery, slice it into smaller pieces. Through then into the mixer. Make the mixer do a rough chop. Then, add a half of lime. Make sure that the lime has no skin and seeds. You will have to take out the seeds and cut out the skin. Add one table spoon of honey and a small pinch of sat. Trust me, this pinch of salt is going to make a huge difference. Then start the mixer. Make a fine paste. Now take a jug and place a strainer on the top. Pour all the fine paste and star stirring. The strainer will extract all the juice out of the paste.
Serve and enjoy!
Recipe Number 2: Apple and Celery
Ingredients that you will need:
- A full apple; sliced.
- 1 Table spoon honey
Take the mixer. Pour the slices of the apple and get it finely chopped. You will see some juices already coming from the chopped apple. The add slice celeries and give it another fine chopping session. The n add the honey and make a fine paste out of it. Strain the juice, serve and enjoy!
Recipe Number 3: Celery Fruit blast!
Ingredients you will be needing are:
- Mixed fruits; 250 grams
- Pinch of Salt
Slice the celery. Add the slices and the mixed fruits into the mixer. Then add a table spoon of honey. Make a fine paste. Strain, stir, serve and enjoy!
Recipe Number 4: Tango Charlie Celery!
This one is one of my creation. My el Picasa! But I do warn you guys that this version is not for the people who are against tangy and spicy flavor. On the other hand, this might not be suitable for the early first drink in the morning. I thought why not make the boring celery juice a bit fun! So, this drink might be for the afternoon parties and gatherings. So, the ingredients which you will be needing are:
- A full lemon
- 1 table spoon of honey
- 3 chilies, medium size
- Mint leaves
- One Tea spoon Black salt
First of all slice the celery. Mince the chilies, cilantros and the mint leaves. Throw all of the goodies into the mixer and give a rough three second go! Then cut the skins from the lemon. Do not forget to take out the seeds. Then add the lemon to the mixer as well. Make a fine paste. Then add some honey and black salt. Then again make a fine mix. Pour the mix into the strainer. Strain the juice out of it. Serve the drink with a cube of ice.
The amount of acidity the chilies and the mint leaves will bring, followed by the tanginess of the lemon will be complimented by the sweetness of the honey and some earthy saltiness of the black salt.
Try this particular recipe guys. I believe you will not regret it. But this is an evening day drink, I must remind you that. I do not recommend to drink this in an empty stomach. This will result in forming acidity. And you don’t want to start the day with a pain in the abdomen right?!
So, these are the four recipes of making the boring celery juice into a fun and tasty drink. Make these for yourself and do let us know about your thoughts in the comment box.
How to Make Celery Juice with Juicer
A juicer is a common kitchen appliance in our household now a days. It has some benefits of you are a juice drinker. Making celery juice in a juicer is pretty easy. All you need is to follow the steps which are described below:
- Step One: Wash the celery. I have mentioned earlier in this article about why we need to wash the celery property. So, give it a good bath and take it to the chopping board.
- Step Two: Now, all you need to do is to take out the branches and just cut it into halves.
- Step Three: Now pull out the hammer from the juicer and put the celeries inside the juicer.
- Step Four: Gently push down the hammer so that the celery chunks can reach the blades.
- Step Five: The juice will start to pour. Collect those into the jug.
- Step Six: Serve it in a glass and enjoy!
The biggest benefit of having a juicer is that you don’t have to strain the juice yourself. The juicer will do that for you. But you might find it had to wash the juicer later on.
How to Make Celery Juice without Juicer
So, here is the case. You don’t have a juicer. But you still want to have a fresh glass of celery juice. Simple! Use a blender or a nutribullet! The extra tool which you need will be a strainer. That’s about it! The process are mentioned below!
How to Make Celery Juice with Blender
So, you don’t have a juicer. That’s fine. You can get the job done with the blender which your mom got in the last Charismas. So here are the following steps to make celery juice with a blender:
- Step One: Wash the celery. I won’t say it twice!
- Step Two: Cut the celeries into small pieces.
- Step Three: Now add all the sliced celeries into the blender.
- Step Four: Add some water to help the blender get going smoothly.
- Step Five: Make a fine paste.
- Step Six: Get a strainer and place it on the jug.
- Step Seven: Pour the paste on the strainer and start stirring. The juice will come out in the Jug.
- Step Eight: Serve the juice in a glass and enjoy!
This is how you can make a glass of celery juice by using a blender.
How to Make Celery Juice with Nutribullet
A Nutribullet is a famous blending machine which has powerful blades that can blend almost anything. But we will not test its ability today by cursing my iPhone or something. We will be using this bad boy to make some celery juice today. So, the instructions are as follows:
- Step One: Wash the celery. You know why!
- Step Two: Cut those into pieces.
- Step Three: put the pieces into the bullet with some water.
- Step Five: Blend it for 5/10 seconds. Pour it on a strainer. Strain.
- Step Six: Serve it in a glass and enjoy!
This is how you can make yourself a healthy celery juice to blast off the day using a nutribullet.
Frequently Asked Question
1. Can you make celery juice in a blender?
Yes, we can! Read the article above.
2. Is drinking celery juice badly for you?
In some cases, celeries are found to be allergic. So, if you have allergies from celery, I highly recommend you to stay away from those.
3. Is drinking celery juice good for you?
Yes, it has a bunch of anti-oxidants and a whole lot of nutrients that can help your immune system to get on going a lot faster.
4. How much celery juice should you drink a day?
5. Do you have to strain celery juice?
Yes, if you don’t have a juicer. Then you will have to strain it.
So that was the way to make a celery juice. I have shared all the benefits and ways of how to make yourself a healthy juice. All you have to do is, make it and enjoy it!