Here’s an easy, refreshing celery juice recipe that can be made in a juicer or blender. Included are the health benefits of drinking celery juice first thing in the morning to help support the gut, bolster the liver, and bring balance to the body. Video. Celery Juice Recipe and Benefits! The top TEN benefits of drinking 16 ounces of celery juice every morning to activate the gut, release toxins and heal the body! #celeryjuice #celery #juice #detox #cleanse #juicing #celeryrecipes  Imagination is the highest form of research. ~Albert Einstein

While on our annual road trip to California, I discovered something really strange. All the grocery stores were totally OUT of organic celery! What is going on here I thought?!  Where is all the celery going? There is no celery because everyone is guzzling it,  a friend later informed me. What? Why?

And then, how the universe likes to work, I began noticing that everyone was posting and sharing celery juice on social media. Health and wellness podcasts kept talking about it, singing its praises.  Celery Juice just kept popping up on my radar, over and over, until well, of course, I had to try it myself to see what all the hubbub was about.

So I’m on week three of drinking 16 ounces (2 cups) of organic celery juice first thing in the morning and just wanted to share my experience in case you are curious about it too.

Like all things on the blog- I’m not here to tell you what to eat or drink.  This may not be for everyone. Consult your doctor or trust your intuition. You know your body and what you need. I just like to share things I stumble on in case something piques your interest.

Video: Watch How to Make Celery Juice (Juicer + Blender)

What You Will Need (ingredients)

  • Celery: one bunch of celery, preferably organic, leaves and stalks.
  • Optional additions: Feel free to add a squeeze of lemon juice or lime, or juice cucumber or other vegetables, like carrots or green apple,  especially if new to celery juice or not in love with the flavor. Optimally, you want to get to the point where you can enjoy it straight, but there are no rules here.

Celery Juice and the top 10 benefits of drinking it first thing in the morning to help heal the gut, bolster the liver and support the body!

How to Make Celery Juice in a Juicer (instructions)

    1. Use 1 bunch of organic celery, cutting off the base to separate the stalks
    2. Wash them in clean water to remove any debris.
    3. Feed the celery through your juicer. Feel free to save the celery fiber to add to soups, baked goods, etc.
    4. Drink immediately.

How to make Celery Juice in a Blender (instructions)

    1. Use 1 bunch of organic celery and cut off the base to separate the stalks
    2. Wash them in clean water to remove any debris.
    3. Chop the celery stalks into 1-inch pieces and place them in the blender.
    4. Add 1/4 cup of purified water and put the lid on the blender. Blend until smooth.
    5. Place a cheesecloth over a fine mesh strainer,  or use a clean nut milk bag over the mouth of a pitcher or bowl and strain celery puree.  Squeeze the celery juice through the cloth.
    6. Drink immediately, or feel free to make enough for 2 days ( two bunches) and keep in sealed mason jar the fridge.


Celery juice in a glass

Health Benefits of Celery Juice

There seems to be a lot of research and consensus about the healing benefits of celery – but as always, please do your own research or consult your doctor, and decide for yourself. You can always try it and see how you feel.

  1. Celery Juice contains powerful anti-oxidants and cancer-fighting compounds. Celery contains a flavonoid called apigenin, which has been shown to kill cancer cells. The polyacetylenes in celery interestingly contain chemo-protective compounds that help to reduce toxicity while boosting immunity and help slow the growth of mutated cells.
  2. Celery juice may help restore hydrochloric acid, which helps us digest things, especially protein, faster and more efficiently.   Celery juice is believed to replenish depleted levels of gastric mucus that is needed in the stomach lining to heal and prevent ulcers and acid reflux.
  3. Celery Juice lowers cholesterol. Celery contains a compound called  3-n-butylphthalide (BuPh) that has been reported to have lipid-lowering action, reducing the bad cholesterol (LDL) in our bloodstream.
  4. Celery Juice is a natural anti-inflammatory. It contains Polyacetylene which reduces chronic joint pain, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis. Not only does it soothe the body, but it is also believed to soothe the nerves, with calming and relaxing properties.
  5. Celery lowers blood pressure. Research shows that celery helps lower high blood pressure by acting as a smooth muscle relaxant, improving the flow of calcium and potassium in cells, allowing blood vessels to expand and contract with greater ease.
  6. Celery juice aids the Liver. Celery juice improves liver function by increasing the production of enzymes. Studies show that celery helps reduce fat build-up in the liver. The nutrients in celery protect the liver, and actually, help the liver produce enzymes that help flush fat and toxins out.
  7. Celery juice improves digestion by increasing circulation in the intestines, getting things going and moving. It’s good for constipation, bloating, puffiness and water retention, acting as a gentle, mild, natural laxative and diuretic.
  8. Celery Juice reduces glucose levels Research shows that compounds found in celery can help reduce glucose levels with no increase in insulin.
  9. Celery Juice is alkalizing. Celery is one of the most alkaline foods you can eat! Research suggests that an alkaline diet lengthens life and prevents chronic diseases.
  10. Celery juice is highly nutritious. Celery is loaded with essential minerals and vitamins such as folate, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin K and vitamin C.  A cocktail for the skin. The luteolin in celery protects skin from the inside and prevents UV-induced damage. Some swear by celery’s skin healing properties, saying that it helped clear up skin conditions like psoriasis and acne.

Clery juice in a glass.

Celery Juice Tips

  • Make enough for two days and store the extra in the fridge, letting it come to room temperature before drinking. Less clean up this way!
  • If celery juice tastes bitter or unappealing to you, feel free to add other veggies to the juicer, to dilute the flavor. Cucumber and apple are nice. Or a squeeze of lemon.
  • If you are new to juicing or celery juice, start off conservatively with celery juice, try ¼-½ cup, and see how your tummy feels, refrigerating the rest.

Celery juice in a tall glass.

Celery Juice’s effect on me personally:

Just to be clear, I’m not advocating a big, outrageous juice cleanse here. I am more in the camp of bringing balance to the body in a gentle way by incorporating small changes and seeing how my body feels. Overall, I feel the celery juice has had positive effects, but I no longer juice with it every morning. I do enjoy it on occasion, though! I really love the taste!

  • After a period of two weeks of drinking celery juice in the morning, my digestion seems to have improved- I feel like my stomach digests things quicker and more efficiently.
  • I feel less bloated, and my stomach feels flatter which seems to last throughout the day.
  • My skin feels more hydrated and looks healthier overall.
  • I’m having less salt cravings and less sugar cravings. Perhaps the juice is feeding my good gut bacteria?
  • I feel good after I drink it- it feels nourishing, I feel healthy. I like how I feel- which makes me want to keep drinking it. I also enjoy the taste of it.
  • I feel like have more energy.
  • My joints feel less stiff and achy.

Best bet: just try it. It may or may not be for you. Read the comments below and see if anything resonates. People have experienced benefits from drinking this, but we are all different.

Celery Juice in a tall glass.

Celery Juice FAQ’S

1. Is Celery juice good for you?

Essentially, yes. Celery stalks, leaves, and celery seeds all offer nutritional benefits, but most importantly, celery contains two beneficial antioxidants: apigenin and luteolin. Research shows that apigenin and luteolin reduce inflammation and may help treat a range of inflammatory diseases.

2. When should you drink Celery Juice?

Drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach for optimal results. Wait 20-30 minutes before drinking anything else.

3. Is Celery a Superfood?

Yes, according to this article in  Pub Med: Celery, because of compounds such as caffeic acid, p-coumaric acid, ferulic acid, apigenin, luteolin, tannin, saponin, and kaempferol, has powerful antioxidant characteristics, to remove free radicals. It is clear that celery, with different compounds and diverse concentration, can have varied healing effects.” It turns out, even celery seeds are highly nutritious.

4. Can celery juice heal the gut?

According to Anthony Williams (The Medical Medium) in his book Liver Rescue“Celery Juice is one of the most powerful and healing juices we can drink. Just 16 ounces of fresh celery juice every morning on an empty stomach can transform your health and digestion in as little as one week.” He suggests drinking it straight and not adding anything to it for the maximum benefit.

5. How much Celery Juice should you drink?

Drink 16 ounces (about two cups, or a pint glass). If you feel you can’t tolerate two cups in the beginning,  start with 1 cup and gradually increase. Or perhaps if is not pleasant, it may not be what you need.

6. Does celery need to be organic?

It is preferable but not mandatory. If using non-organic celery, make sure to wash all the stock very well, to help rinse any lingering pesticides. Celery is on the list of veggies that are heavily treated with pesticides.

7. Why can’t we eat celery instead of juicing it?

You can. But, to get the full benefits that everyone is raving about, you’de have to eat the whole head (or bunch) of celery first thing in the morning. One whole head of celery ( 9-12 stalks) equals 16 ounces of juice when juiced.


I hope you love celery juice as much as I have!  If Celery Juice is calling you- just try it! See how you feel. If your body feels good after drinking it, then perhaps it will benefit you. If you feel any discomfort or no effect, perhaps it is not for you!

You’ll never know unless you try it and experience it for yourself. If it doesn’t interest you, it may not be right for you, or you just don’t need it.

We intuitively know what we need to feel our best!




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Easy Celery Juice Recipe

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  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16 ounces 1x
  • Category: drinks, juice
  • Method: blended
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Celery Juice Recipe and the top TEN benefits of drinking 16 ounces of celery juice every morning to activate the gut, release toxins and heal the body!


  • 1 bunch organic celery ( see notes)


How to Make Celery Juice in a Juicer

    1. Use 1 bunch of organic celery, cutting off the base to separate the stalks
    2. Wash them in clean water to remove any debris
    3. Feed the celery through your juicer.
    4. Drink immediately.
    5. Feel free to make enough for 2 days ( two bunches) and keep in a sealed mason jar the fridge.

How to make Clery Juice in a Blender

    1. Use 1 bunch of organic celery and cut off the base to separate the stalks
    2. Wash them in clean water to remove any debris
    3. Chop the celery stalks into 1 inch pieces and place them in the blender.
    4. Add 1/4 cup of purified water and put the lid on the blender. Blend until smooth.
    5. Place a clean nut milk bag over the mouth of a pitcher or bowl and pour the blended celery through the nut milk bag. Use your hands to squeeze the celery juice through the bag.
    6. Drink immediately, or feel free to make enough for 2 days ( two bunches) and keep in sealed mason jar the fridge.


If you can’t get organic celery- make sure to wash non-organic celery stocks really well.

Yes, of course you can add other things to celery  juice- ginger, lemon, parsley, cilantro- but it is suggested that it works best taken alone. You decide.

Drink it fresh first thing in the morning and wait 30 minutes before drinking anything else.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 65
  • Sugar: 5.4 g
  • Sodium: 323.2 mg
  • Fat: 0.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12 g
  • Fiber: 6.5 g
  • Protein: 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  1. Colld pressed celery juice has cleared up my sons very painful cystic acne . Even my son agrees it is amazing. He just has shots through out the day when ever he goes to the fridge, as i juice enough for 2-3 days. I wish other teens would try this out before going to Dr’s. During the holidays he had a week where he diddn’t have any and his skin reacted by breaking out. So we are back home and juicing again.

  2. Hey I love the info you provided. It’s the best thing I have tried I feel so so good, since I started eating a bunch of blended celery every morning. I do not seperate juice cuz I like to eat pulp and its goodness, and I like organic over non-organic.

  3. Thank you very much for this
    Information about celery juicing I tried it and gave it to my wife we love it thanks

  4. celery juice is high in oxalates, drinking 16 ounces every day can not only increase the likelihood of kidney stones, it can also lead to the formation of oxalate crystals in different parts of your body, including organs.

    1. Hi Ineke, thanks for sharing this. Do you have any research articles to support this- I’m not doubting you, just want to include it the post, so people can read and research for themselves Thanks for your help with this.

  5. Hey,
    Celery juice is best thing ever. Instead loading yourself with supplements, get it all in one shot in the morning. Helps with constipation, clears the skin, you feel lighter, happier, balances the stomach acid. Just love it and it will stay with me for the rest of my life.
    I cannot live without it. It is difficult when travelling.
    I feel no pain anywhere. Being 50 I feel like 30 years old. My brain is fresh, I do not have cravings, brain fog, tiredness. So happy.

  6. Hi, I just found your site and am enjoying it so much, thank you for all your work!

    I’m using my Vitamix to blend the celery – do we have to run it through a nut bag/strainer? What’s the benefit of drinking it after straining vs drinking it unstrained?

    Thanks for your help!

    1. Drinking it strained just allows you to drink more of the juice- feel free to include the fiber and not strain if you like.

  7. I love celery juice… It helps me overcome my acne problem and clears my skin now. And also helps comfort my stomach…

  8. Yes! I’ve been drinking celery juice in the mornings, especially in the summer. I find it’s a potent cooling tonic for the day (I’m out in the heat most of the time). It’s also at the peak of it’s freshness and vitality at that time, so there’s that bonus : )
    I also have been adding Ormus to the juice and feeling excellent results.

    Thanks for the article!

    1. Woops, I tried to post a link to the Ormus, because some folks don’t know what it is. I don’t think the link worked:

      Have a great day, everyone!

  9. Nice post and it is very informative. Benefits of celery juice and its recipe are amazing. Especially it is very effective in lowering your blood pressure.

    1. I personally have not heard that it helps with Tinnitus, but I don’t know. You can always research!

  10. Thank you Sylvia. I don’t have a juicer and never thought to use the blender and put it through a muslin bag… worked a treat! And my body felt cleansed.

  11. It’s not for everyone Pat.;) But if you read the comments you’ll see it does seem to help quite a few people. Also, I don’t believe that in order for something to be “true” or “real” it has to be proven by science. Take love for instance…

  12. Been using a approx week got results of relaxation, less stiffness. Less bloating. I’m excited for continued results

  13. My digestion improved and my haemorroids have ceased to be severe.
    The breakout on my face has visibly reduced and am now dealing with healing scars only.

  14. Hi Sylvia, I just had my first glass of celery juice and to be honest it tasted terrible, I was wondering if there was a healthy drink that does help with weight loss and joint inflammation that i can use with my juicer. Thanks, Kathryn.

    1. It’s not for everyone. I like juicing turmeric root with ginger,carrot, and orange for inflammation.

  15. Nice post

    The information seen on this site will be important to use in a new article I’m publishing. Congratulations to the authors of the page.

  16. I’ve been drinking celery juice for a couple of months. Many benefits including everything you mentioned. I like to add freshly juiced lemons then it’s really really yummy 😁

    1. That is a great question, and I haven’t seen it. I do know upscale grocery stores often have fresh celery juice refrigerated, and I have seen some at Trader Joes if you have one near you?

  17. Appreciate the time you took to actually source references to support your article, kudos on that 🙂

    There seems to be a bit

  18. I’ve been dealing with acid reflux issues for years. I’ve been drinking celery juice for a couple weeks (not even every day) and it has made my acid reflux go away! I couldn’t believe it and wondered if that is what did it. So I went online and researched and it did say it can help with that. So I have traded my morning mochas for celery juice!

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