If you do a hashtag search for celery juice on Instagram right now (here, I’ll do it for you: #celeryjuice) you’ll find over 58,000 posts. Celery is having a moment right now, and celebrities like Miranda Kerr and Busy Phillips are among the ones talking about its juice on their social media accounts. Kerr recently told Coveteur that she makes cold-pressed celery juice every morning at her Malibu home and has it before breakfast. For her part, Phillips posted a photo of herself drinking celery juice on her Instagram story, writing that her trainer Tracey Cunningham said we’re supposed to drink fresh celery juice every morning.
So I decided to follow the crowd and juice my own fresh celery juice, and here’s the thing: I’m not going to lie and say it tastes delicious — I mean, it’s no celery topped with creamy peanut butter — but it is hydrating, so for its health benefits, I will drink up without complaints. Want in? Here’s how to get in on the celery juice trend:
- There are two options of how to juice: you can use a juicer or a blender. With the latter, chop the celery into small pieces and make sure you add water to make it easier to blend. Strain the pulp using a wire mesh strainer or a nut bag.
- Use one bunch of celery to make about 16 ounces every morning.
- Before juicing, wash each celery stick thoroughly to get rid of dirt. We recommend using organic celery whenever possible.
- It’s preferable to drink up right after its juiced, but if you can’t, drink it within 24 hours.
- Wait 15 minutes before eating anything after drinking the juice.
- If you’re doing it for the ‘gram, throw a couple of fresh celery sticks inside your cup as garnish.