OMG! Celery ginger lemon juice is such a refreshing drink and I was blown away when my hubby made it for the first time in Vitamix. I had some idea that celery was a healthy vegetable but it was never in my shopping list a few years back.
Celery juice is definitely a very refreshing summer juice and healthy drink to remain hydrated in the heat. This green juice has become a signature non-alcoholic drink whenever we have a grilled paneer tikka with friends.
Health benefits of celery ginger lemon juice
Celery is packed with Vitamins K, A, B, and C along with phytonutrients, flavonoids, magnesium, phosphorous, calcium, and potassium. Ginger too has many of these nutrients along with zinc, niacin, riboflavin, etc. (Reference Healthline).
These nutrients are good anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory, assisting in chronic disease prevention and lowering blood pressure. All these health benefits make celery ginger lemon juice a perfect morning juice.
How to make celery juice in Vitamix?
To make celery juice in a Vitamix blender, first, chop the celery stalks into 3-4 inch pieces. Add an inch of ginger peeled or otherwise (if it is organic), some lemon juice, ice, and water. Start Vitamix on "smoothie" setting or high speed or until well blended.
What do you use to strain celery juice?
What to add to celery juice to make it taste better?
To make celery juice taste better, you can sweeten it. There are several options to replace the normal cane sugar. Vegan choices are Blue agave or a pinch of unbleached organic stevia (or a sweetener of your choice).
Blue agave has a slightly lower glycemic index as compared to sugar so it can be preferred over sugar intake (every little bit helps I guess).
For vegetarians, honey is another option. Honey has glucose and fructose but is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, has anti-oxidants, and supposed to have several health benefits.
How to drink celery juice?
You can add some fizz to the juice as well if you have a soda maker at hand.
Can you store celery ginger juice?
Juices taste best when made fresh. Keeping celery juice open for longer than a few hours can oxidize its nutrients, diminishing its benefits, and may also taste a bit stale.
What is a quick way to make celery juice?
Keeping portions of cut celery stalks and ginger in ziplock bags or the blender and storing in the fridge can be handy. You can plan ahead and help save time whenever you want to have the juice.
Here are some more refreshing juice recipes to enjoy in summer
- Fresh Watermelon Soda
- Mango lassi
- Orange Soda
- Green mango drink
- Thai iced tea
- Monk Fruit Mango Lassi from Warrior in the Kitchen
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Celery Ginger Lemon Juice
- Cut the celery stalks into 3-4 inch pieces
- In a blender or Vitamix, put the ginger piece, celery, ice cubes and water.
- Start smoothie setting or run the blender from a slow speed and gradually increase to max and blend for about 40 seconds or until well blended.
- Mix well, add a few mint leaves for a refreshing taste.