Celery has been cultivated as a vegetable since antiquity. It is an everyday vegetable with superfood properties and can be easily found in grocery stores. Although not a staple in Kenyan homes (you are not likely to find your local mama mboga selling it) because most people just don’t know what to do with the vegetable, but what most people don’t know is that celery is one underrated vegetable.
It is so easy to grow celery which also makes it quite affordable. Making Celery juice is also very easy, as you can either use a blender or a juicer (depending on the quality that will suit your palate) and you can either juice the celery alone or add other healthy ingredients to make it more potent. With juicing just the celery alone, all you will need are the celery stalks and nothing else. The leaves have a weird taste but if you can handle it then go for it! Just make sure to clean your celery well.
Still wondering why the title up there huh!? Well then, let me enlighten you on why Celery juice should replace your morning coffee for a while.
Organic coffee, taken without sugar and drunk in moderation is great for your health. But what about Celery juice drunk every morning on a empty stomach?
- It detoxifies your system.
- Contains cancer-fighting antioxidants
- It’s a powerful Anti-inflammatory and can help lower blood pressure
- It helps to strengthen bones
- It boosts energy levels
- It aids digestion
- Helps to ease bloating
- Helps reduce cholesterol in the body
- It can aid in weight loss
- It’s great for the Immune system
- Can heal acne and soothe Eczema and Psoriasis
Are the 11 reasons enough? Should I add more? Anyway, you get the point… Coffee is good (organic coffee), tea also but Celery juice might just be better for your overall health. If just plain ol’ celery juice is boring you can turn it into a flavorful health drink. Below is how you achieve that…
Celery as your base Ingredient
Green leafy veggies: Spinach, Kale, Collard Greens
One citrus fruit: Lemon, Lime, Orange, Grapefruit, Tangerine
One sweet component fruit: Apple, Pineapple, Pear, Carrot, Parsnip, Beetroot
One Flavor burst ingredient: Ginger, Turmeric, Mint, Parsley
All you need to do is pick at least one ingredient from each category and there you will have the perfect Celery green Juice . There’s no need to add honey or sweetener as the juice tastes good just as is.
Enjoy your health!