This easy Celery Juice Recipe will show you how to make celery juice in a blender and in a juicer.  Drinking celery juice is refreshing, hydrating and rich with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants.

glasses of celery juice

When we juice celery, most of the fiber is removed, so drinking celery juice can pack more nutrients per serving than consuming whole celery stalks. 

stalks of celery

Celery Rib vs Stalk

A stalk of celery (sometimes called a “bunch” of celery) refers to the “whole” of the celery with all of its ribs (or branches). Sometimes we mistakenly use the word stalk when we’re referring to a single “rib”, “stick” or “branch” of celery

Ingredients

  • 1 whole stalk of celery

Variations

If you find the taste of celery juice to be a tad bitter, you can try adding any of these other ingredients to the mix. I personally find that just by adding ice to my glass of celery juice gives it a refreshing perk and it dilutes the celery juice making it much more enjoyable to drink.  

  • lemon juice
  • carrot
  • parsley 
  • ginger (I like to add a little grated ginger to make ginger celery juice)

How to make celery juice in a juicer

  • Rinse and chop.  Separate the ribs of celery from the stalk and rinse under cold water, removing any dirt. Chop the celery into 1-inch pieces.
  • Juice.  Feed the celery through the juicer. 
  • Enjoy.  Serve over ice with slices of fruit.
  • Store.  Pour leftover celery juice in a mason jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.

How to make celery juice in a blender

  • Rinse and chop.  Separate the ribs of celery from the stalk and rinse under cold water, removing any dirt. Chop the celery into 1-inch pieces.
  • Blend.  Add the chopped pieces of celery with about 1/4 cup of water to help blend the celery.
  • Strain.  Pour the celery juice into a container through a strainer. Pressing down on the compost to get all of the juice into the container.
  • Enjoy.  Serve over ice with slices of fruit.
  • Store.  Pour leftover celery juice in a mason jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.

stalks of celery

Celery juice benefits

There’s a lot of hype out there about celery juice benefits claiming to be a cure-all for many diseases.  Many of these claims are unsupported by science and are in need of further studies.  However, whether you consume nutrient dense fruits and vegetables whole, blended or juiced, incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet helps promote wellness.  
  • Antioxidants. Celery juice is rich with vitamin C, beta-carotene and flavonoids. The phytonutrients found in celery include phenolic acids, luteolin, quercetin and kaempferol.  Antioxidants help protect cells, blood vessels, and organs from oxidative damage.  Antioxidant rich diets may contribute to decreased rates of chronic illness, such as heart disease and diabetes.  (1)
  • Anti-inflammatory properties. Celery juice is rich with anti-inflammatory properties.  Inflammation has been linked to many chronic diseases.
  • Aids digestion.  Celery juice is is an alkaline food and a good source of pectin-based polysaccharides which may help strengthen the lining of the stomach and reduce the risk of stomach ulcers. The flavonoids found in celery may also help stop the growth of gut bacteria that may cause inflammation.
  • Cardiovascular. Rich with magnesium and potassium, celery may help reduce blood pressure.
  • Vitamins and minerals.  Celery is a good source of folate, potassium, zinc, vitamin A and vitamin C. Celery is low in calories, fat, cholesterol and carbohydrates.

Benefits of celery juice on empty stomach

According to Anthony Williams (best-selling author known as Medical Medium) who started the celery juice craze, in order to reap the most of celery juice benefits, he recommends drinking 16 ounces (2 cups) of celery juice on empty stomach first thing in the morning.  He also suggests waiting 20-30 minutes before eating or drinking other foods.

My personal experience with celery juice

The first time I drank celery juice I found it to be a little bitter. But then I added some ice and a squeeze of lemon and prettied my drink up with some fruit.  Adding ice dilutes the juice a bit, which makes it much more pleasant for me to drink. I’ve been drinking celery juice for a couple of weeks and it has now become routine for me.  I feel like I have more energy and my skin feels plump and looks healthier.  

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Celery juice nutrition

According to Healthline, one cup of celery juice provides: 

  • Calories: 42.5
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 9.5 grams
  • Sugar: 5 grams
  • Calcium: 8% of the Daily Value 
  • Magnesium: 7% of the Daily Value
  • Potassium: 14% of the Daily Value
  • Vitamin A: 7% of the Daily Value
  • Vitamin C: 16% of the Daily Value
  • Vitamin K: 74% of the Daily Value

glass of celery juice

Can you eat celery leaves?

You sure can!  The leaves are nutrient-dense and where most of the calcium, potassium and vitamin C is found. I personally like to chop celery leaves to add to soups and stews like you would parsley. It adds a lot of flavor!

Storing celery 

When choosing celery at the market, you want to make sure the celery stalks are firm and the leaves fresh, green and sturdy.  It’s best to store celery whole and intact in the refrigerator. Only rinse and chop the celery just before using so you don’t lose any of the nutrients. Celery will stay fresh for about 5-7 days in the refrigerator, then it starts to wilt and lose nutrients. Celery juice stays fresh in the refrigerator for about 1 day.

glasses of celery juice

Healthy Juice Recipes

glasses of celery juice
Yield: 1 serving

Celery Juice Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

This easy Celery Juice Recipe will show you how to make celery juice in a blender and in a juicer.  Drinking celery juice is refreshing, hydrating and rich with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants.

Ingredients

  • 1 stalk (bunch) organic celery

Instructions

How to make celery juice in a juicer

  1. Separate the ribs of celery from the stalk and rinse under cold water, removing any dirt. Chop the celery in thirds keeping the leaves.
  2. Feed the celery through the juicer. 
  3. Serve over ice with slices of fruit.
  4. Pour leftover celery juice in a mason jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.

How to make celery juice in a blender

  1. Separate the ribs of celery from the stalk and rinse under cold water, removing any dirt. Chop the celery into 1-inch pieces.
  2. Add the chopped pieces of celery to a blender. Blend and while the motor is running, add up to 1/4 cup of water to help blend.
  3. Pour the celery juice into a container through a strainer. Pressing down on the compost to get all of the juice into the container.
  4. Serve over ice with slices of fruit.
  5. Pour leftover celery juice in a mason jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.

Notes

Variations

If you find the taste of celery juice to be a tad bitter, you can try adding any of these other ingredients to the mix. I personally find that just by adding ice to my glass of celery juice gives it a refreshing perk and it dilutes the celery juice making it much more enjoyable to drink.  

  • lemon juice
  • carrot
  • parsley 
  • ginger (I like to add a little grated ginger to make ginger celery juice)

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 6Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

theharvestkitchen.com attempts to provide accurate information, however, this nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. The nutritional information provided comes from online sources and calculations.