Welcome to a time when celery is sold out at most groceries stores on a daily basis…and it’s all because of the Celery Juice craze! I’ve not normally been one to jump on a health trend bandwagon but I’ve been following this one for about five months from afar, and I was ready to try it out myself! I’m currently following the program so I thought I would share some of my experience on celery juice with you all today.
I first heard about celery juice from one of my favorite health/fitness influencers, Hannah Bronfman. I love her Strong is Beautiful mentality and her focus on truly feeling your best (She just had her book come out, BTW) and when she starting juicing celery in the mornings about five months ago I was like HUH? She said it gave her tons of energy and made her skin glow. Yes, please! I didn’t think about committing to it though. Then a few followers of mine on Instagram suggested I follow The Medical Medium and what he was saying about celery juice. I started following him and reading all of the testimonials from people who cured their gut issues and healed the symptoms of various illnesses mostly by starting their day with 16 oz. of fresh celery juice.
With the indulgence of the holidays, I had been looking for a way to make my daily routine more health-focused. I also had been feeling so sluggish and reliant on coffee daily. I wanted to see if I could give myself some more energy to start the day, and hopefully cut down on the caffeine.
In the morning, I take a bunch of celery (2 now that Kyle is doing it with me) and I wash it, chop it, and throw it in the blender with an inch or two of water. I blend it on high, and then strain it in a nut milk bag in to a measuring cup so I can really tell how many ounces it’s making. Then I gulp down 16 oz! It definitely tastes like celery. LOL. And very “green”. But it’s honestly pretty mild, as far as I’m concerned. According to the Medical Medium, you can’t mix the celery juice with ANYTHING, not even lemon juice! It has to be pure to be the most effective. Then you must wait 20-30 minutes before eating or drinking anything else.
From the first day I tried it, I’ve felt such a burst of energy from drinking the celery juice! I’ve even gotten to the point where I’m not consuming caffeine at all. I don’t think the caffeine free aspect will be forever, but it’s nice to know I can take a step back when I want to and not have it be torturous.
I plan on continuing the celery juice for now, and who knows– it may become a habit! I’ve already been on the celery juice bandwagon for almost two weeks! I found out the other night at dinner that one of my best friends has been low-key juicing celery every morning for a YEAR. I mean thanks for the look out, girl. LOL. She has no plans to stop, and even told me that when she went on a recent work trip to Asia and wasn’t able to juice celery she totally missed her routine and felt sluggish for the whole trip.
I’m obviously not a doctor, just doing what feels good to me, but I’m curious if you’ve tried the daily celery juice reset and what you think about it. Please share in the comments below!
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