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Improving gut health, inflammation, blood pressure, and chronic acid reflux are just some of the benefits we know of eating celery. The tarty, salty taste of the raw veggie isn’t the most pleasurable for a sweet tooth, for sure. But if you know how to make celery juice with a blender, I’m positive even the kids will enjoy it. Why so?
Just like when you make fruit juice with a blender, your green recipe can have a nice combo of other healthy ingredients. So, you could add sweet fruits like apples or grapes to enhance the flavor.
That said, let’s jump to our topic and see how you should blend those celery stalks into a delicious, refreshing drink.
Facts & Health Benefits of Drinking Celery Juice
Celery juice has been a hot health trend across the globe, but most of all here in the U.S. And while not all the miracle cure-all gossips may be true, each serving of the green drink packs numerous vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that can change lives dramatically.
You can expect a single-cup serving of your Celery juice to have:
|About 43 Calories
|74% of the daily value
|16% of the daily value
|14% of the daily value
|9% of the daily value
|8% of the daily value
|7% of the daily value
|7% of the daily value
|5% of the daily value
|Other Nutrients Available
|Antioxidants, fiber, copper, zinc, luteolin, folate, Biotin, & other B vitamins
The various ways drinking celery juice can change your life include:
- Hydration: as with any other juice, it’s mostly water to hydrate the body
- Low Sugar: celery juice’s a low-sugar beverage, and the best part, all-natural
- Digestive Health: even when thinned, the veggie juice still has traces of fiber to improve gut health
- Inflammatory properties: celery has compounds luteolin and pyrroloquinoline quinone that can curb inflammation
- Curb Diabetes: Vitamins K, C, and Magnesium plays a significant role in reducing the risk of diabetes
- Blood Coagulation: Vitamin K in the celery also plays a huge role in clot formation
- Stabilize Blood Pressure: celery juice will also supplement your body with potassium and Vitamin C that can help stabilize blood pressure levels
As a natural herb, celery is usually very nutritious and body-healing. If we considered the benefits of individual nutrients, the short-term and long-term healing possibilities would be illimitable.
So, there’s every reason to start or end your day with that glass of celery juice. And the best way to meet the surplus supply will be to make your own recipes.
Making Celery Juice with a Blender vs Juicer
Technically, it’s so easy to make any fresh pure fruit/ vegetable juice at and out of the home. You only need a juicer or any blender that pulverizes the produce to a smooth consistency.
However, a dedicated juicer will be the easiest to make your celery juice. It has an integrated auger that chews on the stalks while separating the contained water and soluble nutrients from the pulp. Thus, you’ll have a smooth and thin drink that doesn’t need further straining.
If you only have a blender, you can still make a drinkable and pleasurable green juice. The tool actually brings out the natural taste of the produce better. But to achieve the thin drink, you’ll have to run your blend through a filtration device, such as a nut milk bag, cheesecloth, or strainer.
Also, the type of blender you have does determine the quality of celery juice you’ll produce. Vitamix is the overall best blender for juicing, thanks to its high power, speed, and blade design.
But again, even a cheap blender under $50 like Oster or Hamilton Beach can still deliver on the task. Only the flavor may not be as rich as the high-power model, plus the quantity will be some tablespoons less.
How to Make Celery Juice with a blender
It’s so simple to make celery juice if you already have a blender. The steps are the same as we tried to make whole-food and undiluted carrot juice in a Vitamix. Only that your mixture will blend up faster since the celery stalks are softer.
What You Need:
- A bunch (8-9 stalks) of organic celery
- Tools: a nice blender, knife, chopping board, strainer, & bowl
What to Do:
- Gather everything you need in one place. It makes the whole process easier, plus you can save time without the back-and-forth movement.
- Wash your ingredients with clean, running water to get rid of the dirt and bacteria on the surface.
- Prep the ingredients, which in this case involves chopping the celery stalks into small pieces. 3-4 inch pieces will be okay for Vitamix/ Blendtec but make them 1-2 inch sizes if using a regular blender.
FYI: The leaves are usually the most bitter part of the Celery. You’ll want to cut them off to make sure your juice will be pleasurable.
- Get the Blender Ready. You can rinse the jar with clean water (if you haven’t already) to get rid of any dirt or bacteria
- Load up the Blender Jar with the celery pieces you have just chopped down, then secure the lid.
- Start the blender and pulse the mixture a little to get everything going and prevent the motor from bogging
- Next, blend your mixture by running the machine at high speed until you achieve a smooth, mushy puree. If the blend is too thick, you can use the tamper to push the unblended ingredients on the sides into the blades.
- Now, pour the celery puree into a nut milk bag, cheesecloth, or strainer over a bowl and strain out the juice. Keep squeezing the strainer as you shift the pulp around to get out as much juice as possible.
- Finally, pour the collected celery juice into the drinking glasses and serve while still fresh.
If any of the green juice remains, you can store it in the freezer. But not for too long as the essential nutrients present usually degrade with time.
Some people happen to add water when they make celery juice with a blender. But in doing so, you’ll be just watering down your drink. And for that, you’ll not feel the “purer” celery flavor as with someone who didn’t add any (water).
Conversely, regular blenders usually require sufficient water to blend well. Thus, owning a high-power machine like Vitamix or Blendtec is always a big plus.
Can You Make Celery Juice with a Nutribullet?
Indeed, it’s all possible to make celery juice with a Nutribullet single-serve personal blender. You only would need to further chop your green stalks into smaller pieces, which the mini blades can blend more easily.
However, a bunch of celery will only produce like 16 ounces of juice, which is equivalent to some cups of personal blenders. But considering the chopped stalks occupy over three-quarters of the 64-ounce jar, the mini cups will take a much lesser amount.
So, the Nutribullet cups will be handy when you want to make a whole-food celery juice or a smoothie.
Other Flavorful Celery Juice Combos to Try
In the guide above, I’ve used a classic celery juice recipe with only the green stalks. But this doesn’t mean you’re only limited to that.
You can blend your raw celery alongside other ingredients to create different, flavorful combos. A few examples include:
|Celery Juice Flavor Combos
|Celery Cucumber Green Juice
|1 stalk of celery, 5 small Persian cucumbers, 1 apple, 1 lime, & a 1.5-inch piece of ginger
|Gina Fontana (on Healthy Little Vittles)
|Purple Grapes Celery Juice
|2 cups of red grapes, 2 cups of chopped purple cabbage, 2 stalks of celery, 2 pears, & 1 lemon
|Matthew (on Clean Eating Kitchen)
|Carotene Celery Carrot Juice
|9 stalks of celery, 6 carrots, 1 apple, 1 lemon, & a 1.5-inch of ginger
|Carrie Forest (on Clean Eating Kitchen)
|Celery Beetroot Juice
|2 stalks of celery, 1 apple, 1 small red beetroot, 2 carrots, 0.5 lemon/ lime, & 0.5-inch of ginger
|Red Berry Celery Smoothie Juice
|5 stalks of celery, 2 bananas, 1 red apple, 1 cup of raspberries, 1 cup of strawberries
|Wishful Chef (on SIDE CHEF)
|Celery Apple Orange Juice
|2 apples, 2 oranges, 2 carrots, 1 stalk of celery, 1 small beetroot, & 1cm piece of ginger
|Kate Murdoch (on Taste AU)
Recommended Product: Vitamix Pro 750 Series
The recipe for celery juice here’s based on a Vitamix Pro 750. Thanks to the high-power motor and low-profile jar, the blender’s able to pummel through the 4-inch segments of the veggie with ease. You won’t even have to add water to the mixture, thereby will enjoy the pure natural taste of your blend.
As was mentioned earlier, though, you can still use a regular blender like Oster or Ninja to make your Celery juice. But you might need to add water in this case to enhance the blending.
Here is a complete video how to make celery juice in a blender
Your Body Still Needs the Celery Fiber
As you can see, it’s so easy to make celery juice with a blender anywhere, not just at home. You only need to gather and prep your ingredients, which isn’t much unless you’re making a combo recipe.
The good thing with a celery combo juice is that you get to enjoy your favorite flavors and also the health benefits of individual ingredients.
Speaking of health, you’ll have to strain out the insoluble fiber (pulp) to produce your celery juice. And that would mean the drink will be low on fiber.
But your body still needs adequate fiber for weight management, gut health, plus controlling blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
So, in my opinion, it’ll be great to make a whole-food celery juice (a thin smoothie) once in a while. You can also chew on the fresh celery sticks and prepare your meals even though the nutrients won’t be as much.