Homemade celery juice designed for hydration and good digestion made with cucumber, orange, and lemon. This powerfully nutritious celery juice is great for restoring digestive balance, preventing sickness, and replenishing electrolytes.
I’ve been reading about the benefits of celery juice on digestive health over the last few months and figured it was high time I make it myself at home. I had been purchasing store-bought green juice that contained celery but wanted to try a higher concentration of it to observe the full health benefits.
As it turns out, when celery juice is consumed alone, it has some powerful healing properties. I provide a recipe at the end of the post which includes other ingredients, but do keep in mind to unlock celery juice’s full benefits, you will want to consume straight celery juice.
Before we dive into my good digestion celery juice recipe, let’s discuss the science-y stuff.
Health Benefits of Celery Juice
- Increases natural production of stomach acid to help you digest food.
- Celery juice is a natural antibiotic and anti-parasitic. For those of you who struggle with candida, SIBO, and/or leaky gut, regularly drinking celery juice each morning on an empty stomach can help kill off unwanted visitors.
- Great source of Vitamins A, C, and K.
- Contains electrolytes, magnesium and potassium, making it a very hydrating beverage.
- Contains beta carotene, iron, and calcium.
- Studies show celery juice may help lower blood pressure.
- A natural antioxidant, celery juice helps prevent oxidative stress and may help reduce the harmful effects of chemotherapy.
- The flavanoids in celery juice help act as a natural anti-inflammatory.
- Celery juice may help lower cholesterol.
- May help balance blood sugar (assuming you aren’t consuming lots of carbs and sugar in your diet).
- Helps relieve constipation and therefore protects against digestive disorders when consumed regularly.
- Makes your skin nice and glowy.
(Note: The above information was sourced from here and here)
Putting it all together, celery juice is a nutrient-rich, very hydrating and potentially healing beverage, that helps your body achieve a good acid-base balance, replenishes vitamins and electrolytes that nourish your body and keep your digestive system running smoothly. How’s that for a celery juice testimonial?
We often overlook the importance of electrolytes, but our body needs them for so many different functions, including the natural ability to detox our liver, proper digestion, hormonal balance, quality sleep, and more. The fact that celery juice has a natural anti-microbial benefit makes it attractive to those with chronic gut conditions.
Does this mean celery juice will cure all your woes? Nay. It means it is one tool you can put in your wellness arsenal to help you along the way.
What Type of Juicer to Use
Before setting out on my juicing adventure, I did a bit of research on the best type of juicer to use. From what I gathered, you want to use a quality masticating juicer that can handle hearty vegetables like celery, carrots and beets, and can also handle fibrous leafy greens.
Which leads me to my next point:
Champion graciously sent me their Elite 4000 series juicer, which includes two types of augers so that you can juice fruit, vegetables, greens, and also make nut butter, frozen smoothie (kinda like nice cream), soups, sauces, and more. The juicer is super efficient and versatile!
I’m amazed at how well the juicer operated given the amount of produce I put through it in one juicing session. I definitely recommend it, whether you’re a juicing newbie or a seasoned juicer extraordinare.
SO now that we know the ins and outs of celery juice, let’s talk about this particular juice recipe. Remember, celery juice’s health properties are best observed when consumed alone so you can 200% JUST juice celery; however, I wanted to provide a simple recipe for a juice I’ve been making that tastes great, has natural anti-parasitic qualities, and is also beneficial for your health. In addition to celery, I like using cucumber, an orange, and half a lemon.
All things considered, this elixir wins you a gut-healthy beverage that aids your liver and also tastes very pleasant! And this is coming from someone who does not love the taste of green juice.
- Be sure you use all organic produce every time you juice. If you use produce that is not organic, you’ll be drinking a heavy concentration of pesticides, which messes with your gut health, hormones, and overall immune system, as they are toxic to your body.
- Soak your organic produce in an apple cider vinegar bath for at least 15 minutes before juicing it. This will kill any parasites or bad bugs that may be dwelling on the produce.
- For those of you with digestive issues, keep your juices as low in sugar as possible. Sugar, even coming from fruit and vegetables, feeds bacteria of all types, and this includes your bad bacteria. Don’t go crazy with apples, as they produce some mega tasty food for any parasites or bad bacteria living in your digestive system.
- Make a big batch! Juicing is time-consuming, so make an evening of it! Buy more produce than you need so that you can make a huge batch and freeze what you won’t be drinking within a 5-day window.
- If you have IBS, start by drinking only a small amount of celery juice (4 to 6 ounces), as large quantities could cause a flair – celery is high in fermentable carbohydrate and although the fiber is removed, it can still cause tummy troubles for those who are sensitive to FODMAPs.
You can get creative with you juice add-ins. I have also added a few carrots and a 2-inch nub of ginger to the recipe below for added flavor and health benefits. If you’re looking to detox, you can add fresh parsley and turmeric for a powerful detoxification elixir.
If you’re looking for more healthy juice recipes, check out my Beet Juice and Carrot Apple Ginger Juice
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Good Digestion Celery Juice
Celery juice has been touted as fabulous for gut health and is naturally hydrating.
- 2 pounds organic celery, washed, soaked, and chopped
- 2 large organic cucumbers, washed, soaked, and chopped
- 1 large navel orange, washed, soaked, and chopped
- 1/2 lemon
- Soak all ingredients in a bath of apple cider vinegar and water for 15 minutes prior to juicing. (I use about 1/2 cup of cider vinegar per 1 gallon of water when I soak my vegetables).
- Follow the instructions according to your specific juicer (I use a Champion juicer). Once all ingredients are juiced, strain the juice through a fine-mesh strainer to remove the pulp. Drink immediately or store in an air-tight jar in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Nutrition InformationYield 32 Serving Size 8 ounces
Amount Per Serving Calories 96Total Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 22gFiber 4gSugar 16gProtein 3g
Friday 26th of May 2023
I got diagnosed with SIBO about 6 months ago, I have gone under 1 round of antibiotics that did literally nothing. I am going through another round and I am pretty much done with it. I feel the same, maybe even worse. I have had these stomach problems for over 3 years now. It has gotten so bad to the point where I can't eat anything that doesn't hurt my stomach. I also have been on the verge of fainting fairly often (probably because I am now malnourished). I am really young and I can't live through 80 years of this! I have massive headaches everyday and brain fog which seems to be getting a lot worse. The doctor said no sugar, but how is that even possible? Everything has sugar in it and everything I eat hurts. It doesn't matter if I eat a salad, it will still hurt my stomach. I am wondering if you can give me some suggestions because the doctor isn't really helping me. Thank you so much.
Wednesday 31st of May 2023
Hi Ambrielle! First and foremost, my heart goes out to you! I know dealing with chronic digestive issues is so frustrating. My first recommendation is to find a functional medicine doctor who will run comprehensive tests (like the GI Map), which Western medicine doctors don't run. This will point to the specific problem if there is a bacterial or parasitic overgrowth so that the practitioner can take a targeted approach. It will also rule out any issues as many people are misdiagnosed with SIBO so your gut issues could potentially be from something else. The woman I worked with is Dena Norton (backtothebooknutrition.com) who sees patients remotely. You will probably be able to find other amazing functional medical practitioners in your area, so I would do some googling. In the meantime, I would recommend trying a low-FODMAP diet if you haven't already just to ease your symptoms. Low-FODMAP diets aren't meant to be used long-term, but it can certainly make you feel better while you uncover what's going on. I will also point you to my blog post on how I healed my gut: https://www.theroastedroot.net/how-i-healed-my-gut-part-one-my-gut-healing-protocol/ I hope this is helpful!
Saturday 27th of May 2023
@Ambrielle, Do you have a Food Marble ($200 USD +/-)? This is a device that allows you to breath test at home and breaks down the levels of hydrogen and methane in your breath. You can use it after any meal to see how your gut bugs reacted to the meal. After doing 1 round of anti-biotics, my SIBO became methane-dominant and changed my SIBO's behavior and response to all foods. Methanogens are difficult to kill with antibiotics, so in my case, the hydrogen-causing bacteria were killed off, allowing the methane-causing bacteria to flourish and dominate in my gut. I would say the treatment, overall, did more harm than good. Google The SIBO Doctor and see if her healing plan works for you. She also has a SIBO/Histamine Bi-Phasic diet that might be helpful. Juicing may be helpful for you to get nutrients into your system, as your body doesn't have to digest the fiber in fruits and veggies (make sure you strain your juice with a fine mesh strainer). For me, daily celery juice did not help my SIBO directly, but it DID give me a noticeable energy boost and helped me feel better overall (and didn't seem to do any harm). I'm finding my body prefers a plant-based diet. I'm not vegetarian or vegan, but eating less meat and more plants has helped me. Cutting out all pasta and breads also helped. I don't think mainstream docs understand SIBO. You may have better luck with a homeopath or nutritionist that understands the concept of food as medicine. I'm not a doctor, just a patient like you. I think some people probably respond well to a round or two of antibiotics, so if it the "easy way" has failed you, you are now on a journey to discover what is going to heal your gut. Good luck!
Wednesday 16th of March 2022
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Tuesday 25th of August 2020
Help.... This gut topic is quite overwhelming. My son had SIBO a year ago. The first so called GI doc. (paid handsomely) missed it altogether. The second one found it and did the traditional 2 rounds of antibiotics.
He did the at home breath test and shows SIBO is most probably gone. However, now he has some leaky gut issues . Luckily, he is a smart young man who is reading and doing his beat to heal himself. Due to COVID, he works from home and I see that despite eating "low fodmap" weight gain is not happening. I am worried sick. Reading the posts above. Is celery juice good or not? Much of the info. seems contradictory. What's good for one persons gut might be the kiss of death for another. Any one out there that can offer clear suggestions. I would be very grateful. Thank you. Warm regards, Worried Mama
Tuesday 25th of August 2020
First off, my heart goes out to you and your son! I would strongly recommend avoiding anything raw until his gut issues are resolved. Fiber feeds all bacteria (both good and bad), and raw fruit and vegetables contain bacteria and parasites. While a normally functioning immune system can often irradicate the bad bugs, it exacerbates the gut issues in people who have some sort of overgrowth. This to say, do not give him celery juice. I also recommend you read this post: https://www.theroastedroot.net/how-i-healed-my-gut-part-one-my-gut-healing-protocol/ as it provides a list of supplements I take in order to heal leaky gut. I also highly recommend getting in touch with Dena (the RD I work with) if the issues continue to persist, as she will know what labs to run and also how to address any underlying issues. Either way, I hope your son is able to find relief from his symptoms!! Let me know if you have any other questions! Best of luck and much love! xoxoxox
Tuesday 21st of July 2020
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Thursday 6th of August 2020
I’m so confused should I mix collagen with my celery juicing or not. I’m reading a lot of articles saying do not mix collagen with celery? Says it feeds the purpose of the celery. Please let me know my wife has stomach issues.
Sunday 27th of October 2019
According to the Medical Medium, the purpose of juicing the celery is to get the benefits of the sodium cluster salts, and to get the best results you’re not supposed to drink anything but pure juice of the celery with nothing added to it, and on an empty stomach - you’re not supposed to mix in other fruit and vegetables. This recipe would still obvs be beneficial, but the above is not the Medical Medium protocol, as you’re not getting the full benefits of the sodium cluster salts by including other produce.