What’s the point of a healthy juice if you can’t stand drinking it?
So many of those green juices are great for you, but they taste like a liquid salad. If that’s your sort of thing, good for you! The rest of us are jealous. Me? I need some sweetness, and a juice I can actually look forward to. This celery, ginger, apple juice definitely checks all of the boxes.
Did you know, the timing of your meals throughout the day also plays into your overall health?
I’ve been making this juice for years, so I wasn’t surprised when celery juice started getting tons of national attention. Here are just a few reasons why you should drink it too:
- It may lower inflammation. Celery is loaded with antioxidants, which are thought to combat free radicals that contribute to inflammation.
- It’s good for your liver. Celery has diuretic properties, so it’s thought to help flush toxins from your body.
- It may reduce bloating and UTIs. That same diuretic effect may also help eliminate water retention, which boosts digestion, contributing to overall less bloating. Because it boosts urine production, it’s likely to also prevent urinary tract infections.
To get these benefits—and more—all you’ll need is a high-speed juicer or a blender (And strainer or cheese cloth if you want it less pulpy. But all that fiber is also good, so feel free to leave it in!)
How to make celery juice
Makes 2 servings
- 2 bunches of celery (or two hearts)
- 1 medium cucumber* (feel free to omit and replace with a 1/4 cup of water—or nothing—if your diet doesn’t allow for cucumbers)
- 2 large green apples
- 2-3 inches of ginger
- Run celery and cucumber through the juicer on low. Then switch to high and run ginger and apple through. I prefer to do the apple last since it’s juicy and can clear out the extra ginger flavor from the juicer.
- Drink right away or store in an airtight container.
Note: Need to cut the veggie flavor a bit more? Juice a half of a lemon in your blend. Or try this sweeter celery juice recipe first.
Can you make Celery Apple Ginger Juice in advance?
It is said that fresh fruit and vegetable juice begins to loose nutrients shortly after you make it, so it’s recommended to maximize your health, you drink it within an hour or two. However, if you’re rushed in the mornings, you can make it up to 24 hours in advance without much loss at all. Just store in a tightly sealed bottle or mason jar. And, juice stays delicious for up to three days in the fridge.
Also see, Also try this homemade V8 juice recipe.