A few week ago, while making our green juice my hubby asked for his to be just celery. That was different. I looked at him curiously and he elaborated about this new celery juice trend and all the touted benefits. I looked it up and was intrigued and we decided to try it together. What I learned surprised me.
Juicing has been a part of my regimen for 8 years or so with celery being one of the ingredients in my staple juice. So, going into it I was skeptical that celery alone could outweigh the nutritional benefits of my regular green juice.
The celery juice movement was started by Anthony Williams, the medical medium and is endorsed by numerous celebrities. He provides specific directions on how to consume it which is 16 oz of organic fresh celery juice on an empty stomach first thing in the morning and without combining it with any other ingredients. I also read some where to drink it within 10 minutes of making it.
“Drinking celery juice is the simplest of measures, so simple that people often write it off as too easy to make a difference in how they feel. They figure that adding several other ingredients to their green juice will add that many more nutrients. While green juice blends can be very healing, there is nothing that equals the simple power of pure celery juice. It is as healing, transformational, and life-changing as it gets—and that’s due to its complex nutritional makeup, which needs to be left undisturbed to work its magic.” – Anthony William, Medical Medium
We dove right in and started with 16 oz. from day one. You can use a blender or juicer although the juicer is much easier and quicker. We have a Breville Juice Fountain Plus. I highly recommend this one if you’re in the market for a juicer. It’s reasonably priced ($145 on Amazon). We’ve had ours for about five or six years now and use it all the time with no issues. The best part is that its easy to clean. All the parts are dishwasher safe or I prefer to hand wash it which only takes a few minutes.
We did two heads of celery each day which typically produced between 30 and 32 oz of juice for the two of us. Rinsing the celery, juicing it and cleaning up after took no more than 10 minutes.
Here’s how it went.
Day 1. Hubby felt fine all day. I had a massive detox headache. Wasn’t fun and I felt a little nauseous all day. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to drink an entire 16 oz the next day and thought maybe I should’ve eased into it.
Day 2. We both did 16 oz. each and felt fine with no noticeable changes to report.
The remaining days pretty much went the same way. There were no unusual spikes in energy, better skin, flat tummy or better sleep (it’s 3am as I write this) to report by day 7 even.
I’m guessing juicing just celery didn’t have that big of an impact on us given that we were already green juicing.
The REAL benefit
Juicing fruits and vegetables supplies micro-nutrients your body needs, removes toxins, improves mental clarity, increases your energy levels and elevates your body’s power to heal.
The biggest problem we face is sticking with it. With this, the simplicity of it being just one ingredient helps incorporate it into almost any lifestyle long term. It’s inexpensive and easily available with minimal work in prepping, juicing and cleaning up.
The genius of the simplicity and the wide scale promotion by the medical medium and celebrities to encourage more people to turn to juicing is admirable. Raw foods and vegetables can help heal and protect our minds and bodies. For this reason, the Global Celery Juice Movement is a definite win in my book and I pray it revolutionizes our collective health.
If you haven’t already I hope you join the celery juice movement. Maybe ease into it with 8 oz. the first day and build up to the 16 oz. You may want to go longer than 7 days and even try a month or six.
I’d love to hear your thoughts or experience with this. Peace, Love and Celery 🙂