You may have heard of one of the newest health crazes around, drinking celery juice. Celebrities and fitness gurus alike are touting the anti inflammatory properties, and one of it’s major claims recently has been weight loss. So after hearing a bunch of celery juice testimonials and recommendations, most of them positive, we decided to check out all about celery juice, it’s possible benefits and/or draw backs, and since we don’t own a juicer, how to make celery juice in a blender. Legal mumbo jumbo… we are not doctors or nutritionists and are simply passing along the info we have researched. (Albeit, carefully and as objectively as we can!) So if you decide to take the celery juice challenge (more on that below!) let us know in comments how it works for you! Here we go!
Why Celery Juice? Benefits and Side Effects
The celery juice craze began when Anthony Williams, who calls himself the Medical Medium, started a movement based on his opinion of the incredible health benefits of drinking pure celery juice on an empty stomach each morning. While I am not going to repeat his entire theory, basically he feels that the anti inflammatory and healing properties of celery can be properly absorbed by the system by drinking it, as opposed to just eating it. He claims celery juice can help any chronic illness caused by inflammation, from migraines to allergies to high blood pressure. The website Goop run by Gwyneth Paltrow has been one of his main supporters. Numerous celebrities including Pharell Willaims, Liv Tyler, Miranda Kerr and Robert Deniro are fans, and many claim it is a great weight loss tool and that it detoxes your entire body. Jennifer Aniston uses it daily. “In the last year, I’ve been doing celery juice first thing in the morning,” Aniston told Allure in October 2019. Want proof? Check their Instragrams. So, it’s a thing. A BIG thing. But does it work? Depends who you ask!
Is It Good for You?
The New York Times recently published an article where they interviewed numerous experts about the celery juice movement. Most agreed there was no scientific proof and no major studies had been done that celery juice has any health benefits of the type of which the Medical Medium claims. However, they also said celery juice is extremely healthy, and if you enjoy it, it’s a great thing to put in your body. They admit it does have anti inflammatory properties as well. And back in the day, “experts” told us we didn’t need a multivitamin and that garlic was an old wives tale. Now, there is scientific proof they were wrong on both counts. So, make your own decisions based on research. In the meantime, experts agree it can’t hurt to try! One caveat : If you have a sensitive digestive system, start with a smaller amount each morning. Some people have had side effects including loose stools and diarrhea, however most report that tends to pass (no pun intended!) as your body gets used to it. So let’s learn how to make celery juice!
How to Make Celery Juice in a Blender
The easiest way to make this health drink without a juicer, is to make your celery juice in a blender. You can also use a Vitamix or a NutriBullet. The Medical Medium Celery Juice Recipe is this… you take one bunch of (preferably organic) celery, chop it up and blend it at high speed in a blender until smooth. Strain and serve! Remember, his opinion states you should drink 16 ounces of celery juice on an empty stomach first thing every morning. Conveniently, one average size bunch of celery makes just about that amount.
How long does celery juice last?
According to Mr. Williams, it’s best to drink your celery juice immediately, but if you have to wait, store it in the refrigerator and drink within 24 hours.
Celery Juice Recipes
The pure celery juice recipe from Medical Medium is supposed to be the most healthful form of the drink. However, there are other recipes for those who can’t tolerate the pure celery flavor, and they can add their own health properties as well.
Carrot Celery Juice Recipe with Orange
‘Tesco‘ has a great juice recipe that you can make in a blender, that adds both carrot and orange juice to add sweetness and flavor.
Apple Celery Juice
This celery juice recipe from ‘Shoot the Cook‘ has great foods that have anti inflammatory properties, including apple, ginger and spinach. And it looks delicious, too!
Celery Juice Challenge
The celery juice challenge is simply this… Try it for a week, or a month, but stick with it for your chosen length of time. Then see for yourself how you feel and look!
So that’s it! Learn how to make celery juice in a blender, and give the challenge a shot! Then let us know what you think! Now jump on over to our posts on Should You Eat Organic? The Dirty Dozen & the Clean 15, and The Only Weight Loss Solutions You Need If You Are a Woman Over 50.